Moero! Nekketsu Rhythm Damashii Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 2 / Nintendo DS : 5 of 5
As you may know, I have plenty of Nintendo DS games waiting for me to play, but since rhythm games will always be my favorite, I had to make the time to play this sequel to one of the best games ever, Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan! This new version of the Japanese game includes all of the cool features that were added when the game was Americanized into Elite Beat Agents, such as the incredibly important skip feature (which lets you keep trying to pass a stage without having to listen to the song intro over and over!). In addition to the regular Ouendan characters in their black uniforms, there's also a rival squad in blue uniforms - they divide up the city to help various people, and of course join forces for the big finale. I'd say the easy mode may be a little too easy, since I passed every song all the way to the end on the first try, and since then I've finished the medium and half of the hard mode. The song choices are cool, as usual, including some Jpop that I already knew, plus lots of great songs that I want to check out now! I thought it was cool that Sambomaster's Sekai wa Sore o Ai to Yobundaze is the final song - hearing it so many times as the closing theme of Densha Otoko really helped! The manga-style introductions to each stage are really funny, but unfortunately not as entertaining as the first version (although I thought the bedwetting stage was a total riot!). They could release a new version of the game every month and I would obediently buy it and enjoy it - it's just that good!