Conclusion: Dance Evolution doit souffrir d'une concurrence poussée dans le genre. Malgré tout, le titre de Konami s'en sort suffisamment pour permettre à une poignée de joueurs d'y trouver leur compte. L'absence de vrais morceaux connus par le grand public est sans aucun doute son principal défaut, celui qui l'empêchera de compter parmi les meilleurs.
Pros: Une bande son différente, L'intégration de votre image à l'écran pour ceux qui aiment s'admirer danser, Une prise en main très simple
Cons: Manque de contenu, Beaucoup de morceaux inconnus, Des ratés parfois dans la reconnaissance de mouvements, L'intégration de l'image pas forcément réussie
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Having had the pleasure of recently playing Dance Central for Kinect, I was intrigued to find another dance game heading towards the Xbox 360 in the shape of Dance Evolution (also known as DanceMasters). Having played through the game, I can say it certainly isn’t anywhere as polished as Dance Central, and will be heading to the gaming discount bin sooner than you think.
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Excerpt: Developers please note... this is how to use the KINECT technology! Dance Evolution is one of the best games available for the Kinect and Konami have created the perfect dancing game. With shades of Space Channel 5, Dance Evolution requires the player to mimic the dance moves displayed on the screen and then use their body to replicate them.
Conclusion: Dance Evolution is not necessarily a bad game – at the very least it’s functional and as a progression for the Dance Dance Revolution series it’s certainly heading in the right direction. Unfortunately, in light of quality offer by its main competitor – namely Dance Central – Dance Evolution’s attempts come off as somewhat shallow in comparison and unless you have a particular yearning for the style of music and dance routines featured, Harmonix’s take on motion-dancing...
Summary: The dance mat allowed for gamers to move their feet onto the corresponding pads as instructed. Available as a peripheral for the house or even in your local arcade, it was ideal for the casual games market, with titles such as Konami’s Dance Dance Revolution proving popular. However, with the ever-developing technology, the need for a dance mat was removed with the introduction of Kinect, and with it came Konami’s Dance Evolution.
Pros: Good attempt at utilising the Kinect technology, Great detail on the 3D dancers, Enjoyable casual gaming experience
Cons: Poor track list, Lacking in game modes, Better rhythm-action games on the market
Conclusion: It’s music like this that’s probably responsible for aliens refusing to make contact, but we’re not really here to judge the disgusting beats – rather the actual dance mechanics that, for what they are, work but just not in a way that makes you feel like you are dancing. Dance Central wins, and if you really need more body moving fun you could always just go to a club or something. It’s cheaper, too.
Conclusion: Think of dance games, and what comes to mind? There’s a fair chance that Konami figures quite prominently. From arcades to homes, their heritage in rhythm action (and dancing titles in particular) is long-standing. It’s no surprise then, now that dance mats have arguably had their day, to see Konami quickly adopting Kinect as the natural platform for what many consider as their genre.
Excerpt: Pour Konami, l’histoire ressemble à un éternel recommencement. L’inventeur du genre musical, mythique au Japon, peine à se faire une place en Occident. Dance Evolution peut-il changer la donne ? Comme Guitar Freaks qui fut complètement éclipsé par Guitar Hero et Dance Dance Revolution qui ne peut prétendre égaler la popularité de Just Dance, Dance Evolution restera dans l’ombre de Dance Central.
Pros: - Joli à regarder, - Jouable à 2
Cons: - Pas besoin de danser, - Reconnaissance imprécise, - Bande-son peu motivante, - Interface peu engageante