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DJMax Respect — Game Review

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Get ready to groove to the beats of DJMax Respect, the freshest and possibly the ultimate gem in the iconic DJMax series. Released back in July 2017 and published by the renowned Neowiz (formerly known as Pentavision), this installment is a true delight for music game enthusiasts.

With a whopping 146 tracks in the base game alone, DJMax Respect seamlessly blends cherished classics from DJMax Portable and Portable 2 with electrifying new compositions designed exclusively for this edition.

But wait, there’s more! Brace yourself for future DLC updates that promise to pump up the volume and expand the game’s already impressive music library. Get your headphones on and prepare for a rhythm-filled journey like no other!

DJMax Respect stays true to its roots by retaining the beloved gameplay modes that have captured the hearts of fans. Prepare to dive into the Arcade mode, which brings back its captivating online ranking system, injecting a competitive thrill into every song you play.

For those seeking a collaborative experience, the Freestyle mode is here to deliver, allowing you and a friend to embark on an exciting two-player journey together. Brace yourself for the Mission mode, where thrilling challenges await, offering a gateway to unlocking a plethora of rewards, from captivating images and notes to stylish skins and avatars that let you personalize your profile. And let’s not forget the Online mode, where the real excitement begins as you compete against fellow players in exhilarating multiplayer battles. DJMax Respect keeps the essence of the series alive while offering new adventures to embark on.

Although the core gameplay mechanics remain intact, it’s important to mention that there have been some tweaks made to certain elements. In the past, skins, notes, and photos were used to offer bonus stats to enhance gameplay.

However, in DJMax Respect, these items have undergone a transformation and now solely serve as visual enhancements. They grant players the chance to fully customize their experience and showcase their unique style throughout the game. So while the functionality may have changed, the opportunity for personal expression remains as vibrant as ever in DJMax Respect.

DJMax Respect is a captivating addition to the series, combining the nostalgic appeal of beloved tracks from previous titles with fresh content and an engaging online component. Whether you’re a long-time fan or new to the franchise, DJMax Respect offers an immersive and enjoyable rhythm game experience that will keep you entertained for hours on end.

Not a hardcore DJMax player but I love this game

I was introduced to the DJMax series when an old friend kindly lent me her PSP, and I spent weeks immersed in the enjoyable gameplay of Portable 1 and Portable 3. Curiosity got the best of me, and I couldn’t resist trying out other titles on my brother’s PSP, including Hot Tunes and Black Square.

When I reminisce about Black Square, my recollections are a bit fuzzy, but one thing remains crystal clear—the exhilarating and formidable challenges of its Mission mode.

Several years down the road, DJMax Technika Arcade made its debut, revolutionizing the gameplay with its innovative touch-screen feature. I couldn’t contain my excitement when I realized they included some of the cherished songs from the PSP versions. Among the standout tracks, it’s a tough call to determine whether the ultimate banger is La Campanella Nu Rave or D3. Both tunes are ridiculously catchy and injected a surge of thrill into my gaming sessions.

Nevertheless, I must confess that the community surrounding the game fell short of expectations. Some players exhibited excessive competitiveness and displayed discourteous behavior toward newcomers, which somewhat dampened the overall experience.

In hindsight, I can’t help but have a slight pang of regret for not getting myself a Platinum Crew card as a treasured keepsake. The designs of those cards were absolutely stunning, and having one would have been an incredible memento to commemorate my journey in the mesmerizing DJMax universe.

To wrap up DJMax Respect

Returning to the game itself, DJMax Respect has already released five significant DLC packs, and these are the ones I’ve acquired thus far. However, I have plans to obtain the remaining DLC packs in the near future:

  • Trilogy DLC Pack
  • Metro Project DLC Pack 1: Clazziquai
  • Metro Project DLC Pack 2: Technika 1

DJMax Respect caters to both seasoned players and newcomers alike, offering an enjoyable gaming experience despite the occasional challenge posed by certain songs or the Mission mode.

Looking ahead, I eagerly anticipate the possibility of a DJMax Global team releasing a plethora of songs from previous titles, ensuring a constant stream of updates. Exciting news has reached me that Technika Q is scheduled to launch in March 2019.