From the research I have done on DJ Hero, I was excited to hear it was coming out late (28th) October. The DJ Hero peripheral seems to feature 3 main activities – Scratching, cross-fading, and sampling. When I first learned about the simplicity of this (also how it centralizes around 3 buttons), my initial thoughts were “this just cannot be as good as Beatmania was” – but after seeing Screwattack’s DJ Hero “Out of the Box” and some previews on GT, I was hooked. One thing that seemed to get me was the music – it wasn’t the usual Eurotrash music you hear in Beatmania – there were mixes of modern songs including hits from Daft Punk and Benny Benassi (they are mainstream for a reason). The peripheral seemed both simple and corny but when I attempted to ‘air-DJ’ it (after learning how to play it from Out of the Box), it really did feel like a lot of fun.
It’s like when the Drums came out for Rock Band/Guitar Hero World Tour and people were saying how “it really feels like I am playing the drums” – this will be the opposite; I do not see it feeling anything like the real thing yet it looks like lots of fun.
So what now? Hunt for prices, ofcourse.
Very overpriced in my opinion. Especially since my Guitar Hero: World Tour (Game, Drums, Microphone and Guitar set) costed about $200.00 AUD.
Wait for prices to drop. It just isn’t worth it to spend so much on a game focusing on Music. Especially at the end of the year when game releases are occurring everyday. Besides, you still have to buy Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 2 if you haven’t pre-ordered it yet, right?.