You've heard of Dance Dance Revolution, right? I love that game. Perhaps because I used to be a bit of a dancer back in the day. I took ballet for quite a few years (and even did the whole bloody-toes on pointe shoes thing...). In high school, I performed as one of the lead dancers in "Oklahoma," "My Fair Lady," and "Guys & Dolls." See? You learn something new about me all of the time...
Anyway, DDR is fun...BUT I'm not a big fan of the music and the scantily-clad dancers in the background (one of the reasons we don't have it in our home).
Well, I recently discovered that there is another option. Dance Praise by Digital Praise is a DDR-style game with inspirational music and a positive backdrop. It's pretty much the exact same game, but with a more family-friendly make-up.
You can choose between 52 songs and several different modes (Dance, Exercise, Arcade, etc.). There's even an extra-slow mode for young kids. It's a nice way for moms to squeeze in a little extra fitness while having fun at the same time!
You don't even need a gaming system to play. You just hook it up to your computer and start dancing. That is a positive thing for people who don't have a PS3, XBox, or Wii...but it's not such a good thing for people who do have those gaming systems. Hopefully, Digital Praise will expand their offerings to those other markets in the future.
My biggest critique of the game is that I wish it were more "competitive"...like a game. I'd like to be able to advance from level to level as I increase my dancin' skillz. And it would be fun to switch back-and-forth from player-to-player in tournament fashion.
Actually, maybe that wouldn't be such a good thing because Tim can seriously bust some moves on that dance pad.
BUY IT! Now through January 31st only...enter discount code EXERCISE to get $50 off your purchase of Dance Praise 2 and the Super Deluxe Pad.
WIN IT! One winner will receive a copy of Dance Praise 2: The Remix ($29.95) and a Super Deluxe Dance Pad ($69.95) by Digital Praise. To enter, leave any topic-related comment on this post prior to Wednesday, January 27th at 11:59 p.m. (Don’t forget to follow the rules…all generic comments like “Enter me!,” “Love it,” and “Cool stuff!” will be disqualified.).
* I received a product sample for review purposes.
*UPDATE* The winner is #35 Chrissy N. Congratulations!