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POSTED 15/9/14


DANCE CENTRAL SPOTLIGHT

Harmonix



Happy, happy, happy. Everybody’s happy...

Yes! Ever since Dance Central ceased being a glint in Harmonix’s eye and became a real toy, we’ve bemoaned the lack of song variety, for usually if it’s performed by some inconsequential poppet who nobody will remember next week it’s been deified, at the expense of sampling the vast history of music that’s both danceable and not shit.

Hmm, we’ll be ordering you to get off our lawn next...

Anyway, good news (everyone) is that this disc-defying downloadable incarnation of Kinect-validator DC has gone all minimalist and experimental, with a Philip Glass – nah, we can’t keep this up. Still, It does feature a song called ‘Happy’ – we’ll give you no prize for guessing who it’s by.

Despite only ten songs featuring, they’re all ultra-current. While we nanna-whine about this, we’re sure today’s chart-worshipping bunnies will be hopping and bopping with joy. Obviously the idea is that you buy more, more, more songs. At least if you purchased DLC for previous DC it’ll be free if and when it’s converted. None of the disc-based songs are planned though – at least to our understanding - so those fees you paid for export were a scam. Well, unless you’re still juggling Kinects and packing 360 heat.

The story? Erm, there isn’t one this time. There’s just dancing or exercising. It all looks familiar, and not particularly now-gen, but there’s no denying the power DC has of tractor-beaming even the most ham-footed klutzes into flailing about your lounge, waving their arms like they just don’t care (about breaking all your shit).

In new news, you collect nailed-move flashcards (what a feeling!), and each song has eight routines to eventually not suck at.

DC remains the most technically proficient dance outing for Kinect, but our annoyance at myopic music style options – despite mucho DLC - lingers.

Because we’re crabby... Crabby, crabby, crabby, crabby.

take me back to the start...

 



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