MTV's Dance Central represents everything that makes me wince about Microsoft's Kinect launch line-up. It's garish, child-friendly, audience-friendly, acid-Technicolor, merrymaking nonsense. It's also tediously traditional in premise; an undemanding warm-up for a piece of technology crying out for a knackering, industry-shaking workout.
But - and this is all-important - it's frighteningly accurate and shockingly responsive. And here's the big bombshell: The same can be said for all of the Kinect debut titles.