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