Dance Dance Revolution
I love this franchise, but I’m not about to get into the argument over which one of these titles is the best. They are, for the most part, all good. Their core gameplay is really what makes them memorable. There are four simple squares, arranged in compass directions, that player stomp on according to the beat. The music is great, but the dancers are a spectacle. Being great at the game doesn’t just mean getting high scores. In my book, the truly great players are operating both pads and flipping over the handlebars and whatnot. I once saw a kid eat a grande combo from Taco Bell before doing a long set. His score was great, but his relationship with the mall janitor took a serious hit that day when he threw up next to the Marvel vs Capcom 2 machine.