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POSTED 23/10/12


DANCESTAR PARTY HITS

Sony
PS3/PSN

No-no. No-no-no-no. No-no-no-no. No-no... Just no.

When the first DanceStar Party hit it worked, but there were some daft missed opportunities. It’s in stunned mullet mode (that’s not an Aussie Depeche cover band, BTW) that we must report straight up (now tell me do ya really want to... etc) that not one’s been sorted. Wow.

Unlike most other dance games – and at last check the figure was nudging China’s population count - DanceStar includes original music videos for the 40 on-disc choons supplied to shake limbs at in modes ranging from solo to 20-strong throng, DIY choreography to workout. It also features lyrics. So, you’d think that the discs would work with the thing’s sister game, SingStar, yeah? Nope. We’re shittin’ you, right? Nope. Even stranger when they're relaunching that with a huge push.

If that’s not dumber than a multitudinous mass of Homer Simpsons piggybacking Peter Griffins in a Farrelly Brothers flick, the DanceStar peeps have actually downed the ante by not allowing you to pop in your DanceStar Party disc when playing DanceStar Party Hits to access those other 40 songs... Pause for incredulousness to abate... Waiting... Waiting... Waiting... Nope, you’ve gotta play the two separately – unless we missed something, and we stabbed at button combos that even the DualShock and Move designers may not know exist.

Last time we thought the song list was too modern skewed. It was a veritable variety cornucopia comparatively. Only about a quarter of the songs here were released before around last week, so if you’re not a seven-year-old then you’ll want DLC. It’s even exxier now than before! A$3.45 per song, when the game disc costs A$39.95 for 40 songs, meaning they’re approximately .09875 cents each. Bit of a discrepancy there...

In a competitive field, you have to compete. It appears that the DanceStar people just couldn’t be arsed.

take me back to the start...

 



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