Excerpt: Dance games have become all the rage in recent years. Just Dance has gotten people off the couch and dancing around. THQ does not want to be left out of the party so they have released Dance Paradise on the Xbox 360. This dance game uses Kinect. Which is much more accurate than holding a Wii Remote. That also means it is a lot less forgiving. After seeing some of the dance moves in Dance Paradise you may be asking how do they do that?
Conclusion: Well, you can forget about that if you get a bunch on the dreaded right side (red). My wife can't even complete it and she is really good at dance games. In multiplayer you need a football field for space. The game can't distinguish between you and your partner. My wife have mastered Bad Romance individually but in syncro mode it's like we are beginners.
Summary: Parents need to know that Dance Paradise is a dancing game for the Xbox 360 that uses the Kinect motion capture controller. Players can learn a variety of dance moves, but the music has some lyrics that might be objectionable, and the music videos might be too mature for young players. There are, however, other "Teen"-rated games that push the envelope much further.
Conclusion: Conclusion: If the three current titles are Goldilocks bears then this is the baby bear version of dance kinect games for me as a achievement collector where Dance evolution/masters is a little too hard(core) and the Dance Central is soft because it requires alot of time and a fair amount of memory skill coupled with alot of hand holding.
Excerpt: My first experience with Dance Paradise was at a demo booth in a Best Buy several months ago. At the time, it was almost enough to convince my partner and I not to even bother getting a Kinect. Thankfully, my experience with many other Kinect games has proven it to be a good investment since then, but Dance Paradise is still not one of those games.
Conclusion: The biggest fault of the game is that it can become extremely repetitive if you are working through the career mode alone. It's also not specifically a game that will teach you to dance. It's more of a casual game that's worth bringing out for parties, especially those that are new to the Kinect. However, the cute Wii-like design and the song selection seem to be at odds with easy other.
Excerpt: Boasting artists such as Taio Cruz, 50 Cent, and the Pussycat Dolls, Dance Paradise’s playlist sounds like a Dance Central fan’s dream come true: 40 extra songs, both contemporary and old favorites, that you can show off to. Except Paradise isn’t exactly a dance game. Instead, Paradise hosts an even milder dance experience than Dance Masters or a dance pad–based title.
Pros: + Good song selection featuring contemporary and classic hits; generous Gamerscore., + Simple moves that are easy to figure out.
Cons: - Long load times; poor movement recognition; lack of choreography., ? Is it bad if we’re continually reminded of Rock Band and Guitar Hero when we play?
Excerpt: With the release of the Kinect there has been an onslaught of dancing games and even more coming in the future. Dance Paradise is the latest dance genre game to be released and had me wondering how it stacks up against its competitors. As Gwen Stefani sings, “What You Waiting For?” – Let’s get our dancing shoes on and find out.