Summary: Living rooms will transform into nightclubs to let budding beat chemists, singing sensations and all of their friends party together by firing up two turntable controllers and a microphone to experience their favorite music as they've never heard it before in DJ Hero 2.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Developers have realized that music and rhythm games mean big business. There’s no great joy than listening to your favorite song while strumming away on a plastic guitar or finding your mojo on a set of colored drums.
Summary: Should you give this hip hop centric game a spin?
Pros: Expansive soundtrack will satisfy hip hop, rap, and club music fans; great party and multiplayer features; fun new play mechanics encourage creativity; new empire mode gives single player better focus.
Cons: Far weaker and less varied soundtrack than the original; singing along is not fun; DJ battles against the CPU feel cheap.
Summary: While DJ Hero 2 still has the turntable and the intimidating notation, don't let that put you off. If you've always dreamed of being a superhero master of the wheels of steel, DJ Hero 2 is your dream realized.
Pros: While the addicting core gameplay is the same, everything else has gotten an impressive facelift, Freestyle sections add extra fun in both single player and multiplayer battles, Great track list and ability to play sets is amazing
Cons: The vocals are completely worthless, The fact that you can tie a computer in a DJ battle is completely baffling, You can lose an online battle, even if you hit 100% of the notes
Excerpt: was a huge surprise to me. Activision, infamous for running Guitar Hero into the ground (the latest entry in the long-in-the-tooth series made me want to chuck the disc out the window), actually managed to release a fun, innovative, and truly excellent music game.
Excerpt: We all know now how the guitar hero craze was rocking the gaming world even going so far as prompting the makers of South Park to dedicate an episode to it. All well and good then but what about the...
Conclusion: It's all about money, as usual. When a new DJ Hero comes out, it's with few real news since they are really only needed to be able to put a "2" at the end of the title. It would have been enough with just releasing new mashups in the online store.