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Dance Central VS Dance Masters: The Tale of Two Radically Different Dance Games

Game Podunker Masteroftheclaw writes, "Whether you are a fan of it or not, the Kinect for Xbox 360 is out and selling quite well. There are multiple reasons behind this but that is not the point of this article. I come to you today to discuss the strange reality of how two Kinect launch titles based around the same principle (dancing) can be so very different. Dance Central comes to us from Harmonix of Rock Band and Guitar Hero fame. Dance Masters comes to us from Konami who have brought us the venerable Dance Dance Revolution series, among many other rhythm and music titles. Both of these games use Kinect's body tracking ability to craft a game where you must move as the game directs you. Both of these games are dancing games and to simply glance at them they appear to be basically the same entity. Yet, they are not and simply standing up and playing one song from each demonstrates this clearly..."

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awiseman2581d ago (Edited 2581d ago )

Dance Central is a one(and the only) true praisworthy Kinect game.

EVILDEAD3602581d ago

Dance Central is the 'truth'..Harmonix rules for this gem..

soljah2580d ago

and so it begins kinect 15 different dance games, 12 different mini sports games,10 different exercise games and throw in a animal petting game for good measure. sheesh

EVILDEAD3602580d ago (Edited 2580d ago )

Are you talking bad about the Wii again?

ShadesMoolah2581d ago

Couldn't agree more with this article, and I bet those who played DC, just jumped right in to play DM and found that it just didn't work in the same way.

In DM unless you practice hard, you're not supposed to follow the dancers exact moves, in never tells you to do this. However, striking the right poses, doing the hand gestures and keeping to the beat with your own groove is how it's supposed to be played. With that in mind, it makes DM the far more accessible game of the two.

Bigpappy2580d ago

Dance central has a great training mode and an easy mode to boot. DC is just better in every way. But I do respect your view and understand why you said what you said.

wenaldy2580d ago

Remember Konami Press Conference on E3 2010?

PtRoLLFacE2580d ago

one question? does anyone know if dance central has "Stereo Love" as a dance song?