Amazing Interactive DJ Hero 2 Trailer Launched

Despite seemingly suffering from disappointing sales initially, Activision must have a considerable amount of confidence in DJ Hero 2, as the publisher has launched a stunning new trailer for Freestyle Games’ latest title. In fact, while it may be proposed as a trailer, this new video plays-out more like a demo version of the game.

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Redempteur2851d ago

intresting choice for a demo..i don't like how you lose focus if the mouse isn't ON the tiny windows but oh well it seems to work

funktion_d2851d ago (Edited 2851d ago )

I'm not surprised this package is not selling well. It doesn't capture traditionally what djing is about.

Is there even scratching/turntablism used in these synth/pop/vocal tracks? I'm thinking no. I mean, why the simulation of scratching, to cheese pop/synth/trance? ...

traditional DJing came from hiphop as an improvisation and turned into a whole style/genre itself... Does this game even consider hiphop/funk/jungle/dnb/dubstep /reggae/dub ? ... I doubt it even includes techno or house. (and i mean real techno and house - not some more cheese) I'm pretty sure the answer is no based on everything I've seen of this title, so instead they stick with pop culture crap..

I'm not surprised it hasn't sold well.. I think they've totally failed to capture the audience that spawned the entire movement.

It's like coming out with "cooking hero" with a knife and board... except your primary task is to boil a potatoes and stream rice in the game.

kevco332851d ago

The thing is, what would be the point of going after the market you describe? Surely, if that's where it originates, all those type of people would turn their noses up at DJ Hero, in the same way that skilled guitar players turn their nose up at Guitar Hero. It's not designed for them, it's designed for ravers, clubbers and fans of pop trends. The kind of people that think pressing buttons on a spinning plastic disc is actually fairly close to actually DJing.

funktion_d2851d ago (Edited 2851d ago )

Actually i do agree with you. I just think it's sad all around. (which is why i think it hasn't sold well)

funktion_d2851d ago (Edited 2851d ago )

What i'm saying though is that it comes down to the translation.

With guitar hero at least they played rock music, and the buttons on the guitar symbolically made sense..

In the case of DJ hero, they emphasize scratching yet it's cheese pop music where there clearly is no scratching involved. it doesn't translate at all.

Not only does it not translate, but they don't seem to include any music where it does translate well.

Also turntablism is about creating music from music... not about just playing a track... In the case of dj hero again. it's just one track... zero translation. Playing one track on a turntable obviously just involves picking up a needle and placing it down.. The equivalent of pressing Play on a CD table.. Big excitement there.

They could have at least tried... It's a horribly designed product.

iceman062850d ago

I hear what you are saying...and for the most are telling the truth. However, what you are missing is that there is a disconnect between the target audience and the roots of turntablism in hip-hop and it's transition into mainstream (dance/trance/pop music). Therefore, they are just selling to a common denominator. DJ Hero is NOT the ultimate DJ tutorial. It DOES try to incorporate some of the elements of the DJ. There is work with a crossfading mechanic. There are samples that can be picked up and there is scratching. This second one has actually tried a bit harder to be more realistic by allowing freestyle crossfading at certain parts in the mix (i.e. playing music with music) and freestyle scratching (limited to the sounds that can be reproduced in the track). As a simulator, it truly misses the mark. But, it is still a pretty fun title and some of the mixes are actually decent.

2851d ago