I got to play DJ Hero over the past weekend at my local GameStop. After just playing 2 songs, I immediately knew that this game would be an instant hit. This game hit my musical heart and made me very happy. It’s a bit like the iPhone‘s Tap Tap Revenge, but with “scratching” and use of a crossfader. The game is extremly easy to pick up. The only learning curve is the crossfader. I could see a lot of people getting hung up on that aspect of the game, but just like any other rythem game out in the market, all it takes is a little practice.
I really can’t wait for this game to come out. I’m most excited about the track list of the game. You see, I’m a huge fan of mash-ups and rhythm games. If you’re like me, you’ll definitely be getting this game. But, there are some people that are already giving it a thumbs down, like monkeymanD from reddit:
If I could sum it up in one thought, it would be this. Playing DJ Hero felt like playing some new fancy digital form of Bop It. It felt too much like you were just juggling a few different odd actions rather than actually coordinating your actions to accomplish an end. A toy, good for a short burst of amusement, but it will never even get close to the success of that good ol’ plastic guitar.
I could see his point of it being another “digital form of Bop It.” But I think the huge difference, to me, is the track list. I doubt Bop It will ever have a Daft Punk track on it. So, readers, did you get a chance to play it over the weekend? If so, will you be pre-ordering or buying it?