Excerpt: It’s pretty safe to say that most people are getting a little burnt out on ’Hero’ games, and with a ton of releases in the Guitar Hero franchise this year you can’t blame the average gamer. So when DJ Hero was announced it was ’oh boy, here we go again’, but wait, it’s not that bad. DJ Hero is a little bit of freshness in the ’Hero’ stable and like it’s Guitar and Band brethren can be played not only by the more casual gamers but also the hardcore crowd.
Excerpt: As I sit here and start to write this review it has become clear to me that Activision has bombarded the gaming public with a large number of interactive music games. Heck, some could even say they have released so many music games that they are keeping the interest in music alive. There have been many Guitar Hero games released over the past five years or so, but finally something new has come along and it is aptly titled DJ Hero.
Fun, tricky music mash-up game with turntable controller.
Common Sense Media
7 November 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that DJ Hero -- much like Guitar Hero -- is a game that focuses on music, rhythm, and having fun with friends. There are some minor word and phrases that might offend which referr to drugs or sex. And some female characters dance in a sexy way and wear revealing clothes.
Excerpt: Have you ever wished that you could be a DJ? Do you even know what a DJ does? There's a new video game out now that will have you playing like a DJ in no time. With 93 different mixed tracks of R&B, pop, rock, hip-hop, rap and eletronic, DJ Hero has a collection of tunes that promise to please nearly everyone.
Excerpt: This holiday season, it seems that Activision will be shilling plastic as if they were heavily invested in Oil Futures. DJ Hero is one of those games with a plastic toy, which comes in the form of a vinyl turntable and primitive mixer. But rest assured; it is worth finding a place in your cluttered closet to store DJ Hero, because it has turned out to be a challenging and fine rhythm game.
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 world's most exciting artists and DJs.
Excerpt: It was inevitable that Activision would look to expand its rhythm genre empire and DJ Hero is a noteworthy addition to its arsenal. However, it isn't nearly as accessible nor as polished as its current bread and butter franchise, Guitar Hero. Still, it has potential and the music is good enough that it should convince enough gamers to step up to the ones and twos; we're also certain it will warrant a sequel, which we hope will fix some of the issues that bog down an...
Pros: The music is good enough that I'd boot up the game just hear it; some tracks let you play along with a guitar, which is a nice bonus.
Excerpt: The Guitar Hero series has more or less reached saturation point now. Though undeniably fantastic, the recently-released Guitar Hero 5 demonstrates that there's only so much you can do with a plastic guitar. It's for this reason that we're actually surprised DJ Hero took so long to appear, since it provides a much-needed breath of fresh air to a series that's been threatening to go stale for a long time.