Summary: I’ll say up front that reviewing DJ Hero threw me for a loop. I went in expecting another derivative entry in Activision’s seemingly endless musical “hero” stable, similar to the numerous and tiresome Guitar Hero single band spin-offs. I got something altogether different.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.