Conclusion: DJ Hero is new, and therefore scary for many customers. That’s understandable. I’ve played it for the last week on both the Xbox 360 and PS3, and I can say without a doubt that like Guitar Hero, it has an appeal to it that cannot be denied.
Excerpt: Just about everyone in the world has at some point attempted to play a guitar, bashed around on some drums, or at the very least sung along to their favourite song. The same cannot be said for vinyl decks; and it was this I was most worried would prove to be DJ Hero's Achilles heel. I was wrong.
Excerpt: Music games have become big business nowadays. With the success of Guitar Hero and Rock Band , most people seem to forget the games that came nearly a decade before, like Dance Dance Revolution and Beatmania .
Excerpt: DJ Hero Developed By: FreeStyleGames Published by: Activision Released: October 2009 ESRB rated T Released for: PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360 Pros: Fresh, fun game play; lots of songs Cons: Swearing and suggestive lyrics, price Just when I’m starting to get sick of all the music games coming out,...
Conclusion: DJ Hero is a nice shot in the arm to the fading Guitar Hero lifeline, because it feels like a whole new experience rather than clone. The DJ turntable controller is cooler than the GH guitars by a landslide, and scratching, while not authentic, feels smooth and is fun.
Excerpt: With the runaway success of Activision’s Guitar Hero franchise, and murmurs over the years of the ‘Hero’ franchise spreading out to other instruments (above and beyond the ‘standard’ guitar, drum and microphone combination), enthusiast press bloggers and industry commentators soon took up the call...
Summary: DJ Hero expands Guitar Hero's signature social gaming to all-new consumers with the addition of diverse music genres including hip-hop, R&B, Motown, electronica and dance. An all-new turntable controller transforms players into DJs by creating original mixes of popular songs and music from the...
Summary: Let’s face it; the rhythm genre hasn’t seen a whole lot of innovation in the last couple years. DJ Hero may not be perfect and it certainly has a high cover charge, but it has the most fresh approach to the genre seen in a long time.
Conclusion: DJ Hero is the ace up Activision's sleeve, simultaneously reinvigorating their music game slate while opening up a whole new genre to the mix (pardon the pun). And unlike the assembly line feeling of the Guitar Hero sequels, DJ Hero really does give a fresh spin (I can't help it with the puns!
Excerpt: Ok, three Guitar Hero controllers, one Rock Band guitar, two drum sets, and two USB microphones. Let's face it, I have too many instrument controllers. Now with DJ Hero coming out, am I even going to have enough room for a new turntable controller? Especially one that retails for $120?