Friday, March 25, 2011

Dance Central: The Babble Review

 So I Have recently been obsessed with Dance Central which is a music video game for the Xbox360 that utilizes the Kinect camera, which is some of the most insane technology i have seen for a game in ages. The game was developed by Harmonix dont know em? sure you do they are the creators of the Guitar Hero and the Rock Band franchises, and is the first launch title for Kinect. It was released in North America on November 4, 2010. so i hooked it up and man oh man, do i burn more calories at home than i ever have lifting weight and jumping jacks in my small ass room. now u do need a good space, to shake that ass, and if ur butt is as big as mine, you will need even more space, so try a living room, cause if you ase greedy and have your set-up in ur room, you most likely will be playing it alone. 

Now this game has different modes. Gameplay involves the player performing given dance moves which are tracked by Kinect and represented on the screen by one of eight in-game avatars. The game features over 650 different dance moves spanning over 90 dance routines. There are five modes available: Perform It: The regular single-player gameplay mode, in which the objective is to complete these dance routines to earn a high score. Workout Mode: An extension to regular mode in which the number of calories burned are also tracked, along with the workout time. Dance Battle: Two players compete in a head-to head dance routine battle. The person with the highest score is the winner. In the rare event there is a tie in the score, the player who passed more moves wins. Challenge Mode: Once four songs in each category have at least four stars on each one, a challenge based on the difficulty is unlocked. This mode increases the difficulty of the game by having four songs combined into one, thus mixing up the dance moves. All challenges must be completed with four stars on each challenge in order to unlock the final challenge. Break it Down: A practice mode that allows beginners to learn more advanced dance moves in a step-by-step process This isnt ur basic WII recognition system, so if ur used to just moving ur arms to get through it, hasta la vista, cause this is like having a true coreographer breathing down ur back. it knows skeletal movements so it knows what ur up to. dont hate the player hate the game.

The game received favorable reviews from critics, garnering an average score of 82 out of 100 on Metacritic, based on 53 reviews. The game received a rating of 8/10 from IGN and a rating of 8.5/10 from GameSpot. Popzara's Brittany Vincent praised the game, saying "Dance Central may be the best game of its type ever made. It sashays out of the gate swinging with slick presentation, fantastically responsive controls, a shakin' set list, and the innovative edge of hands-free control. As a party game, a workout option, or even a private break down, it just works; it's the next evolution for dance games." Video game talk show Good Game gave the game an 8 out of 10 calling it the best launch game for the Kinect and a step forward for dance games. They said workout mode was a nice addition which will definitely give you a workout and the Dance Battles would be a big hit at parties. Nintendo of Americas President, in an interview told that "Dance Central is, by far, the best Kinect game"

Bottom line: GET THIS GAME: cause its a great first game for the Kinect. and its great for groups.

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