Freestyle abilities, control improvements, and a better soundtrack cement DJ Hero 2 as a must-have rhythm game experience.
Last year when I first went hands-on with DJ Hero, I walked away impressed with what I had experienced. While there were still some small issues, overall the game was an enjoyable, fresh experience that did a great job differentiating itself from its brethren series, Guitar Hero. Apparently the series was successful enough for Activision because it is back for a second round, and this time it has fixed a number of issues and incorporated a more impressive soundtrack along with some brand new moves.
Does the new turntable controller and musical direction hold up?
Since the initial Guitar Hero title back on the PlayStation 2, peripheral-based rhythm titles have become some of the best selling games in the industry. While the games started on the guitar, they have more recently branched out to both Drums and vocals, but never further than the standard band setup. The music has also mostly been rock-centric - until now that is. DJ Hero introduces both a new controller and a totally new soundtrack with music tailored to the controller and the experience.
All Gamestops across the United States will be hosting a DJ Hero event this upcoming Sunday, October 11.
Gamers who just can't wait to get their hands on Activision's upcoming title, DJ Hero, will be able to stop into their local Gamestop store this Sunday, October 11 for a hands-on preview.
DJs are already talking about how Activision has contacted them for next year's version. Also, the DJ Hero turntables won't work with anything else.
Gamesindustry.biz is reporting that Activision is already recruiting new talent for a sequel and downloadable content for DJ Hero, which hits stores on October 27. Award-winning DJ Qbert has apparently been contacted by Activision as they reportedly plan to annualize the franchise.