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Xbox 360's Dance Central is exhilarating, and its accuracy using the Kinect sensor is unprecedented in dance games. Its soundtrack is compelling and varied, and its graphics, though limited, are attractive and well-rendered. While not recommended in a multi-player setting, this game is great for a beginning dancer who wants to be enormously entertained, learn a few moves, and get into shape doing so. The first step is, as promised by Kinect developers, getting off the couch. The second is running to the store to pick up this game. The third is the Merengue.
Serious dancers, not me. But while I wouldn't have minded a bit more MC Hammer, Dance Central has managed to get me to wave my hands in the air like I just don't care. No mean feat. And it keeps the wife laughing, and whatever makes her happy, makes me happy. Sort of.
Yeah, my complaints about Dance Central are almost niggling -- while I see ample room for improvement, nothing else will have your living room packed full of people dropping it like it's hot. You can even learn a lot of dance moves you wouldn't mind busting out in an actual dance club. I've never played anything quite like it, and I think I'm ready to retire my DDR dance pads permanently, because this is the real revolution.
Dance Central is as close to a killer-app that Kinect has to date and Harmonix has gone and proven that they’re not a one trick pony. If you’re looking for an excuse to get Kinect, ladies and gents, may I present to you, Dance Central.
Minimale e ben programmato, con un rilevamento pressochè perfetto, questo titolo si è rivelato molto divertente anche per uno che non pensava gli potesse piacere il ballo pop! (mi sono preso come metro di paragone in questo caso!) Con oltre 650 mosse differenti (create da veri coreografi) e delle ottime tracce (sempre in aggiornamento tramite DLC) questo titolo è un’altro party game che ha fatto centro nella rosa dei titoli di lancio per Kinect. Peccato per la parte mutiplayer poco sviluppata e la parte online assente, che avrebbe valso al titolo il mezzo punto che gli manca per l’eccellenza. Nonostante venga più apprezzato (e certamente meglio interpretato) dal pubblico femminile, questo gioco è divertente per tutti, l’importante è lanciarsi e farsi trascinare dalla musica!!!
The Video Game Critic
Dance Central is a well-constructed game, and Harmonix is probably the first third-party publisher to effectively harness the Kinect technology.
Harmonix frappe une nouvelle fois très fort avec ce jeu de danse qui exploite de manière idéale les possibilités de Kinect. Dance Central s'impose donc sans problème comme la référence en la matière puisqu'il plaira aussi bien aux néophytes qui apprendront tranquillement de nouveaux pas de danse, qu'aux habitués des dance-floors qui pourront frimer devant leurs amis.
Pour peu que vous ayez un peu d’espace chez vous et l’envie de bouger, Dance Central est un titre idéal pour ce lancement Kinect. La réalisation très convenable et le gameplay aux petits oignons en font un jeu bien solide. On aurait quand même bien aimé avoir plus de modes de jeu différents et de morceaux plutôt que d’avoir un DLC dès la sortie du titre, espérons qu’Harmonix en tienne compte.
Dance Central has shown us what is possible with Kinect beyond the inevitable onslaught of Wii Sports clones and tired minigame compendiums. With a little time and polish, its next iteration is sure to build upon the strong foundations that have been laid here. If you’re an early adopter in search of some real innovation, I can gladly recommend you give it a try, but bear in mind that the platform is still in its infancy. See you on the dance floor!