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.
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.
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: 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.
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: 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.