Excerpt: We hit the final pose of Missy Elliott’s “Get Ur Freak On” with a satisfied, but sweaty, grin. One of the most difficult songs in Dance Central 2 is a prime example of why this series is so successful: interesting and challenging choreography that’s still fun, a familiar Top 40 release performed by the original artist and a responsive gameplay system that lets you know when your limbs are horribly off-beat and are making you look like a complete douche.
Pros: Even better choreography than the original, True 2-player multiplayer modes, Great song selection
Cons: Paying for DLC, Having to repeat voice commands, Being reminded that you’ll never be a backup dancer for (insert pop star here)
Excerpt: Falling in love with somebody that doesn't exist is one of the most soul-crushing feelings in the world. Like when you meet a girl in a dream, and you're totally going to get married and make babies and stuff, and then you wake up. It's torturous. This is very much like what has happened to me with Dance Central 2 and the mesmerising Miss Aubrey. She was in the first game too, but didn't have quite the same impact on me then.
Conclusion: Written by me on Gamerheadquarters.com this game is just like the first but with a lot more options. if you need to work on a move, all you have to do is select it instead of playing the whole "Break It Down" routine, very helpful and time saving. also, i got to keep all my songs from DC1 and the new songs are great. also, the voice commands and genius and so very helpful. i like that i can do playlsits and keep track of my workouts.
Exciting Kinect dance game keeps the party going strong.
Common Sense Media
16 December 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Dance Central 2 is the follow-up to one of 2010's most popular Kinect for Xbox 360 games, with a focus on teaching players contemporary dance moves. Some of those moves might be a bit too suggestive for young players -- just as some of the song lyrics will walk the line with parents. More offensive lines (such as those in Lady Gaga "Bad Romance") have been edited out, though.
Excerpt: The rhythm genre, for the most part, has been over-saturated these past few years. After the sucess of titles like Gitaroo Man, PaRappa the Rapper , and DDR , the market started to flood with Guitar Hero after Guitar Hero iteration, until finally, it imploded , with basically only Harmonix Music Systems remaining. Thankfully, Harmonix kept things fresh with the much needed keyboard instrument, and of course, the Dance Central franchise, which took the country by storm.
Conclusion: Recommended for 8+, simply due to the moves required to get a decent score, even on easy. There are some questionable lyrics but nothing you won’t, or haven’t, heard unbleeped on the radio.
Summary: Dance Central 2 is the best reason to own a Kinect. Dance Central 2 makes substantial improvements over the original, and if you don’t mind the feminine dance routines the game is a lot of fun to play. Dance Central 2 is the most fun while playing multiplayer, so be sure to find some friends willing to bust a groove with you while you play. You won’t regret it. Dance Central 2 is by no means perfect, but it’s easily the best dance game on the market.
Summary: This dance game is ess-central to your collection
Pros: Great selection of music; improved "Break it Down" instructions; ability to use Kinect voice commands; two-players can dance simultaneously with hardly an issue; dance battles are clever and fun; non-stop dance choreography when "Free-style" mode disabled for new songs; owners of original DC can use XBL code to download all content from original game into DC2; story-mode of sorts for the dance teams within the game.
Cons: Non-stop choreography not possible for original DC songs and DLC; jump-in dance feature automatically sets to current player's difficulty; using loud volume while playing will confuse voice commands; Break it Down may freeze when using "Xbox Previous" command during last move in sequence; having to pay for DLC from original Dance Central.