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Reviewed: DJ Hero
Author: Michael Ahlf       Date: November 30th, 2009
Page: 2

Final Breakdown

Gameplay:

What you have here is really your average rhythm game setup, with a couple of "doesn't affect score" or "you'll never use it" additions.

Graphics:

Take Guitar Hero, curve the track sideways a bit... yeah.

Sound and Music:

If you're really into house music, DJ's, and mixes, this might be for you. Fair warning, there's a good amount of just plain bad music to suffer through.

Difficulty:

I'll give them this; it is HARD to play this game. On even the middle difficulty levels, the button and slider and scratch tempo is frenetic.

Controls and Interface:

I'm not a big fan of the controller. The inside button is hard to press and still "scratch" the turntable correctly, it's very easy to overshoot when putting the mix slider to center, and the "rewind" mechanic is just cumbersome. Add to that the ease of losing your combo when trying to activate "Euphoria", and you've got control issues.

Overall:

The problem with reviewing a title like this is that it's obviously not targeted at me - or some might say, at anyone with any semblance of musical taste. Setting aside objections to the music itself, there's still the controller issue and the lack of "party game" potential to the title, which doesn't recommend it well compared to the other titles in the rhythm-game genre.

 


Added:  Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Reviewer:  Michael Ahlf
Score:
Page: 3/3

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