Excerpt: Activision never ceases to amaze me. They come up with some of the most fantastic ideas. I would have never thought a DJ turn table gaming peripheral could work. Yet Activision pulled it off. Not only did they pull it off, but there is a sequel - DJ Hero 2.
Conclusion: If you were disappointed in the original DJ Hero’s lack of creative spinning freedom, there’s not much that’s going to change your mind with DJ Hero 2. But with the improvements to freestyling and a more “spin-off” competitive approach to multiplayer battles if you can get behind the Guitar...
Conclusion: Multiplayer was the star of the DJ Hero 2 show on our visit to LA, but solo gamers won't necessarily be left out. A brand new Empire mode will allow gamers to experience the journey of an up and coming DJ.
Impressive DJ game with occasionally contentious lyrics.
Common Sense Media
11 December 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that DJ Hero 2 contains some suggestive lyrics that refer to sex, drugs, and some other potentially sensitive themes, such as the line "sometimes I think I'm going insane, I swear I might hijack a plane" in Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five's "The Message.
Excerpt: One year after the release of the original, DJ Hero 2 has been unleashed into the wild. It now seems that the rhythm game has become yet another perennial franchise. This usually is a cause for concern as the aggressive development cycles tend to result in lackluster polish.
Excerpt: As noted by fellow reviewer Trevor H, last year's DJ Hero hit the scene with new music, a new turntable peripheral, and a new interactive music experience. I was glad to see the game come to the market as it was something different and it provided anyone who tried it with something they had not...
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.