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Dance Central 2 has been released on 360 Kinect and been provided for us to preview/review by the publisher.
Believe it or not we are still playing it. Here are some extracts of what we made of it in chronological order:
"my challenge this week, should i choose to accept it, or not, was to push back the sofa, move the rug aside, put on my dancing shoes and get on point with Dance Central 2 for Kinect. and the level of clich√© in that opening sentence should instantly give you an idea of just how tired of life it has left me. on a scale of one to protest-suicide, i'm at about a 7.8 right now..."
- Tired Gamer (Fri, 16 Nov 2012)
"At the risk of sounding like an infomercial I'm going to say the Dance Central Odyssey just gets better and better. It's a pop Odyssey that speaks to the masses -- if you're brave enough to enter the arena for an online challenge..."
- Odyssey Gamer (Thu, 12 Apr 2012)
Dance Central 2 bolsters it's technical perfection with proper two player mode, more characters and better post-dance feedback.
Dance Central 2 looks to set straight some omissions from the launch title's line up as well as include another very strong set of tracks.
First of the new modes is It's Party Time that lets you team up with friends to dance the new simultaneous multiplayer features. Two players can drop in or out at any point, something that families and tired limbed enthusiasts will no doubt appreciate.
In addition to the 40 tracks on the disk Dance Central 2 provides a new in-game Music Store to enable you to expand your dance collection as you wish. This also means you can import songs from Dance Central 1 - so the total number of tracks available at launch are over 100.
This is rounded off by some new dance characters. While these veer more towards the funky than sexy, younger players may still need to be steered toward the body-image conscious Just Dance 3 characters.
Finally, Dance Central 2 further establishes itself as the dance technician's Kinect game of choice with detailed feedback after each dance and voice commands to ease the practice process.
Dance Central 2 is released on Kinect on 21 October 2011.
Dance Central 2 includes the following songs:
Dance Central 2 can import the following tracks from the first Dance Central game:
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