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1UP: DJ Hero Review

DJ Hero attempts to mold turntablism into a mainstream medium. It succeeds, but stumbles along the way. 1UP didn't experience the sensation of scratching and mixing, until they turned it up to Expert difficulty. Beginner is way too easy, and Hard is lackluster. Expert difficulty, however, mimics the actions of a DJ, especially on songs like Scratch Perverts' "Beats and Pieces," DJ Hero's equivalent of Guitar Hero's "Dragonforce," and Paul van Dyk vs. Sandy Rivera's "Nothing but You/I Can't Stop" remix, whose note layout is one of the most impressive and interesting in the game. But those songs are buried at end-game, which is too late. DJ Hero's debut is noteworthy, but there's much work to be done for the follow-up.

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