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Reviewed: DJ Hero 2
Author: Michael Ahlf       Date: December 19th, 2010
Page: 2

Final Breakdown

Gameplay:

It's intended to be a party game, but DJing isn't a "everyone trade off and play" party activity. Sad to say, this is one of those game lines destined likely never to escape a niche market.

Graphics:

The graphical setup works, including trading directions on the "turntable" visual line if switched around between left-handed and right-handed play. Unfortunately, it's amazingly busy even on medium difficulty settings.

Sound and Music:

The guy doing the training sequences is a little hokey - imagine Crocodile Dundee trying to do the training modes for a video game. On the other hand, the music's good, but only in a very defined niche - if you're looking for something outside the house music/DJ circuit, well, you're just not going to find anything to enjoy.

Difficulty:

Learning the game isn't hard, but managing to figure out how to use everything can be.

Controls and Interface:

Adding a microphone was a nice touch - but the controller itself, the DJ Hero turntable, is still as carpal-tunnel-inducing as ever. Take frequent breaks if you value your wrists.

Overall:

Sad to say, but every true - DJ Hero 2 follows its predecessor as a much more niche title than its older, and more illustrious, brethren in the Guitar Hero/Band Hero/Rock Band line.

 


Added:  Monday, December 20, 2010
Reviewer:  Michael Ahlf
Score:
Page: 2/2

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