What are some alternatives?
When comparing StepMania and Frets on Fire, you can also consider the following products
Osu - Osu is Music, Rhythm, Single and Multiplayer video game developed by Dean Herbert.
Rocksmith - Rocksmith builds off of the fundamentals of music games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero by offering fundamental lessons in actually playing guitar.
Clone Hero - Clone Hero is a free rhythm game, which can be played with any 5 or 6 button guitar controller...
Audiosurf - Audiosurf is a music-adapting puzzle racer where you use your own music to create your own experience.
Incredibox - Express your musicality, pump it up and chill
Rez Infinite - The ultimate version of Sega's psychodelic rail-shooter adventure Rez, fully remastered and evolved, including VR support and additional new content, all by members of the original development team.