Excerpt: My average week at work involves peddling drugs, murdering prostitutes, stabbing random people in the street and sending entire platoons to a certain death just to hear their screams. No, I haven't written that after snorting a really long line of cocaine. That's essentially all that I'm expected to do while reviewing video games for a living.
Excerpt: The dancing genre has been around since Dance Dance Revolution. In recent years franchises like Just Dance have come to dominate the entire market. If we look at just the Xbox 360 Kinect games then the best selling is the Dance Central. Or so the front case of Dance Central 3 tells us. I verified it with a little research. Just Dance dominates when we talk all systems, and Dance Central wins on the Xbox 360 Kinect alone.
Conclusion: In the story mode, you will be subjected to some awful (again, LMFAO) songs, but as it deals in past and present music, there’s a lot of quality hidden in there. Several of the terrible songs so have good moves they put you through to even things out (Nicki Minaj’s Starships). There’s a lot of cheese, but it’s glorious cheese (Backstreet’s Back, Ice Ice Baby, The Hustle) and even some pleasant surprises (Daft Punk’s Around the World, 2NE1’s I am the Best).
Excerpt: Harmonix know a thing or two about making rhythm games. Not just that, this is their third attempt at making a dancing game specifically for the Kinect. Both of these facts are clear in this latest installment of their Dance Central franchise, and it also reeks of their creativity all over the place with a bizarre story mode in what seems at face value to be another incremental dancing game, which is honestly the best use of Kinect besides the voice commands you can use...
Excerpt: More or less, Dance Central 3 gives us more of what we love with a couple of new game modes to kept the party pumping. The variety of the music definitely makes this one stand out more than the other two entries and the additional multiplayer modes will definitely help the friends who can’t really dance enjoy the game as much as those who can pick up choreography easily.
Fun and active dancing game for groups, now with story mode.
Common Sense Media
23 October 2012
Summary: Parents need to know that Dance Central 3 is a dance simulation game that teaches players authentic dance moves and then evaluates their performance. It encourages social interactivity in group play modes and facilitates plenty of healthy activity (players will be sweating after just a couple of songs). Parents should be aware, though, that an undercurrent of sexuality permeates many of the dance moves and can be heard through song lyrics.
Summary: A terrific new party mode and other smart additions to the franchise make Dance Central 3 the best way yet to get groovy with your Kinect.
Pros: Excellent dance routines can appeal to beginners and experts alike, New Party Time mode is fantastic fun at get-togethers, Soundtrack and story draw on decades of dance hits, Improved Rehearse mode makes it easier to master tough moves, N/A
Conclusion: The number one Kinect dance franchise is still going strong. As Vanilla Ice once said: will it ever stop? I don’t know. What I do know is that Dance Central 3 has some new moves to show you, including a few from Rob Van Winkle himself. To the extreme then, let’s wax a chump like a candle (whatever that means) and see what Harmonix has brought us.
Summary: Aux commandes du jeu de danse le plus vendu pour Kinect, Harmonix semble bien décidé à nous gratifier d’un nouvel épisode chaque année, et ce n’est pas le concurrent d’Ubisoft Just Dance qui semble leur faire peur. Après s’être enrichi d’un mode deux joueurs l’année dernière, Dance Central 3 revient une nouvelle fois user nos parquets avec son lot de nouveautés.
Pros: Gameplay toujours solide, De nouveaux modes multijoueurs conviviaux, Mode Histoire rigolo, Le SmartGlass, gadget plutôt utile, Playlist très grand public...
Cons: ...mais sans grande prise de risques, Toujours limité à deux joueurs en simultané