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- Featuring another killer soundtrack.
- New simultaneous multiplayer.
- All-new dance crews.
- As real as it gets. Dance Central 2 provides detailed feedback for each player and, for the first time, enables voice commands within the practice process!
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Get ready for the sequel to the best-selling dance game for Kinect for Xbox 360. Dance Central 2 keeps the wildly addictive Dance Central experience going with a new focus on simultaneous multiplayer. Friends can now team up in Perform It or go head-to-head in a simultaneous dance off within Dance Battle. Additionally, players can seamlessly drop in or out at any point during a song, so the party never has to stop!
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Get ready for the best-selling dance game on Kinect! With another killer soundtrack, the best routines and all-new multiplayer features, Dance Central 2 is sure to get your party started!
- It's Party Time! Team up with your friends to dance collaboratively with all-new simultaneous multiplayer features. Players can drop in or out at any point during a song, so the party never has to stop!
- Pump up the Volume! Dance Central 2 features an unparalleled soundtrack of more than 40 new dance hits and classics. The new, fully integrated in-game Music Store will allow players to expand their song library by importing their Dance Central song list for Dance Central 2, bringing the number of songs available at launch to more than 100 tracks!
- Kick it with the Crews! Dance Central 2 features a variety of new characters and fan favorites paired up as dance crews, each with custom outfits, backup dancers and signature venues.
- As Real as It Gets. Dance Central 2 provides detailed feedback for each player and, for the first time, enables voice commands within the practice process!
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I will detail what my friends and I have found that we love and probably isn't covered by most reviews. Had a DC2 party last night and everyone loved it so much more than DC1 (though they loved DC1 way back in the day).
The best new feature to them was the fact that you can sign into 4 profiles and you can rotate through profiles easily (had each of them go through KinectID so that there was facial recognition). Just step up and bam, the Kinect recognizes the person and provides scoring for that unique individual. In DC1, everyone pretty much played under 1 profile. You can also set up different difficulty levels for different people so the great dancer doesn't have to do easy steps or the average dancer doesn't have to feel under duress with difficult steps.
The soundtrack is just awesome this time. They all mentioned how they liked this soundtrack more and I agree. Did the song import as well so people like all your Dance Central songs in one place, using 1 disc.
The other great new feature they liked but caused us minor problems some time was the automatic drop-in/drop-out feature. If there are 2 people playing and one person sits down, he drops out and there's only single player dancing. If a second player stands in the frame, he joins in and the players are dancing side by side on the screen. But in the beginning (since this was a new game to us), when we had people switching, we weren't quick in switching people so it would drop to single player and then back to multiplayer. That was a little disorienting on the screen so this time we made sure people didn't drop out during a song or we made sure people switched fast (no indecisiveness!).
And the tutorials section is better as well. Now you can practice just the moves you are having problems with, without having to go through the entire tutorial.
For those interested in dancing as exercise, now you can set up playlists and have nonstop dancing. This was a weakness of DC1 because in DC1, you had to pick a song after each song was completed so there was a downtime of about a minute between songs (choosing the song, the difficulty, etc.).
You can also now record videos and upload pics/videos to the Net. In DC1, it took pictures of your dancing but it stayed on your Xbox.
There's just so much that makes DC2 truly superior to all dance games out there to cover. I get excited just thinking of the fun I've had in the brief time I've had the game. Now I can conquer the steps for all my DC songs and then can go back to DC1 to finish it and get all the achievements for that game (now that you can tailor your tutorials completely).
And just one more tidbit to finish this off:
The most crazy thing is one of my friends never plays video games. His aunt bought him a PS2 way back in the day when it was well over $200, and it sat under his bed until his friend found it. He then sold it to his friend for something like $100 (when it was still hot and going for over $200). He bought a Wii since everyone else got one but he never used it.
And now, he's going to pick up a 360 with Kinect after playing around with DC2, DC1, KS2, KS1, and Lips. He's big into rapping so he'll probably get Def Jam Rapstar as well. This might be the first system that he actually plays and enjoys. The cool thing is I made zero sales pitch because I knew he didn't play video games, but he got excited anyway and plans to pick up a system, just because of Dance Central 2 (well, also because of Lips and Kinect Sports 1 and 2).
- 2 player option
- new moves, new songs
- can record you during the "break it down" session, so you can compare what you are actually doing to what the character is doing
- lots of voice activated xbox commands, like "slow it down" and "speed it up" during the "break it down" sessions, and "pause" during a "perform it" if you have to step away. Much much much easier than having to stand there holding your arm out, waiting for the options to show up like in the original one.
- "scrolling" is extremely sensitive; sometimes it's difficult to select the option you want because even the slightest up or down of your hand can send the selector bar scrolling that way.
- Cannot select 1 or 2 players, so it's always defaulted to a 2-player setup (2nd player side just grayed out). Not really a problem, but I wish they had given the option to select 1 or 2 players
- There's no way to change difficulty (or switch back to "break it down") after a "perform it" session; same problem as the last one. You have to go back to "New Song" and select the song again to have that menu.
All in all, a great way to get up and burn some calories while having fun on your own or with friends.
But I really like this game!
I'm in my 50s - and if someone told me a year ago that I would be listening (and dancing) almost daily to Rap tunes, Lady Gaga, and many contemporary dance songs, I would have given them a really funny look.
Funny how things turn out.
I've never been much of a dancer (my wife would agree with that), and I don't care, I don't plan on hitting the clubs any time soon, if ever.
All I know is that this game has got me doing a minimum of 30 minutes of fast activity a day, more if I can fit it in. I actually look forward to my dance/workout time.
I've lost weight, I've had to buy some new clothes, and I feel great.
Plus my wife gets the giggles watching the old, uncoordinated Caucasian (me) doing Hip-Hop. Laughter in a marriage is good.
I ended up buying Dance Central 1 just to get all the songs to vary my workout - plus I've bought several online (Hey Harmonix, how about putting some more James Brown up there for us old guys?)
Couple of things I've learned
-The Kinnect seems to track better if I'm wearing light-colored clothes.
- If your game area is carpeted (like mine) you might have trouble with some of the steps - steps that require a twisting motion on your body or legs. After a little trial and error I finally put down a couple of the plastic mats used to keep office chairs from wearing out the carpet. I also wear shoes that give me just enough grip to keep me from slipping around, but allow for twisting motion without being hard on my knees.
If you're looking for a fun workout, this might be for you. I can't wait to get my hands on the new version!