Summary: Dance Masters has better multi-player, with 2 player co-op on a single console & versus over Xbox live. But Dance Central has a better Single Player and a more mainstream music selection. While Dance Masters is more DDR (J-pop) type songs. There are a few different types of "arrows" u have to hit at the certain times. it's a fun game.
Summary: Such a nice game! I have been excited for a long time waiting for the kinect. I ordered both dance central and dance master since I like dancing game so much! It turns out that these two games didn't dispoint me at all. The dance central is definitly something as a hipop dance style and combing different styles hit songs. The break down system is help us to learn the dance, but I do thing it should slow down a little more since I am a slow learner for dancing steps.
Summary: Dance Masters has good music for those of us who are into Eurobeat or Bemani style games. There are several older ParaPara songs with dances that are true to the actual routines. And there are some songs that are also on DDR, Pump It Up, or ITG (A Geisha's Dream and Kimono Princess). I wouldn't say it's the best dance game as far as design or playability, but it definately has my favorite music.
Summary: This game has moves that are too difficult for people who don't have a dancing background. My daughters have a very difficult time keeping up with the changes. It obviously wasn't meant as a family fun game. Just Dance 3 works well for children because the moves aren't as complex.
Summary: Honestly I dont like this game. Probably because I think that most people who buy dance games want to listen to new music. All of these songs are 80's song if not older. I've never heard any of these songs until I played this game. Ever heard of a song called A Geisha's Dream or Night of Fire. If you're from this generation probably not. You'd be better off getting Just Dance 3 or Dance Central.
Summary: I know Dance Central is much more appealing to the mass audience due to its much bigger and more familiar library of songs on top of being much easier to jump into BUT those looking for a work out and a more legit dancing game would find DanceMasters to be a better fit. Sure on the easier difficulties you can cheat on the moves and don't technically have to dance, but even going to standard (and obviously Extreme, Stealth and Master) requires you to do the dance.