Excerpt: It’s Like… …playing Guitar Hero for the first time again. Don’t get me wrong, I still dig the Guitar Hero franchise, Rock Band too, but we’re up to the fifth installment of the former, the second for the latter, and that’s not including all the track packs, band-centric expansions and spin-offs that...
Conclusion: And, as always with the "Hero" series, it's nearly impossible to get a full 1000 GS (or platinum trophies) with "5 Star Every Song" achievements like Legendary Status and Turntable Perfection. If the game sounds like fun to you, it probably will be.
Excerpt: Apart from that one time we got drunk at a party and kept trying to play Erasure on iTunes, none of us in the office ever really had much experience DJing. Certainly not the kind that involves turntables, cross-faders and a near infinite number of beguiling yet utterly inexplicable twinkling knobs.
Conclusion: A great package with a fantastic peripheral, diverse track list and addictive gameplay mechanics. The only hurdle you may have to overcome is justifying the fairly high price tag, otherwise, it’s a must buy.
Excerpt: Just about everyone in the world has at some point attempted to play a guitar, bashed around on some drums, or at the very least sung along to their favourite song. The same cannot be said for vinyl decks; and it was this I was most worried would prove to be DJ Hero's Achilles heel. I was wrong.
Excerpt: The music gaming genre has exploded over the past few years. There have been over a dozen new games, each title adding something different to the genre including new instruments, new game styles, and of course new music.
Summary: There's a plethora of music games for the consoles now from various companies but to keep it fresh you need something different. Activision thinks it has the next big thing though with DJ Hero and after seeing it at E3 I thought this could be a fun game.
Summary: Activision gets a lot of grief for releasing what often feels like dozens of Guitar Hero games each year. Thanks to games like Band Hero, Guitar Hero: Van Halen and Guitar Hero Smash Hits, even a stalwart fan of the series like me is starting to lose interest.
Summary: DJ Hero is a successful first attempt at developing Activison's Hero franchise and gives you high production values, a decent track listing and a lot of tracks to get through. It's a lot of fun, but it's not a total triumph as once you've played through each of the mixes, you might not go back to...