Critic & User Reviews
Y hate on simple fun game
posted by KJeezie (GREENSBORO, NC) Oct 19, 2010
Member since Sep 2007
6 out of 7 gamers (86%) found this review helpful
Only issue is I l wish they left the Guitar vs. Turntable battles from first one game.
Game also has some sick mixes that would have never thought of and with an upcoming patch you will be able to use mixes from first version in second version.
posted by zanderps3 (POMONA, CA) Oct 20, 2012
Member since Oct 2012
DJ Hero 2
posted by sovereignslink (GARY, IN) Sep 28, 2011
Member since Aug 2011
A step up from the original!
posted by Arkenium12 (NEWBURY PARK, CA) Aug 23, 2011
Member since Aug 2011
I loved the first one but felt it was lacking a little in user interface. Thankfully, they have implemented new in-game features such as freestyle scratch and crossfade sections that let you put a personal touch on the song. The mixes in this game are awesome and the inclusion of mega popular DJ's as playable avatars, such as David Guetta, The RZA, Tiesto, and my favorite Deadmau5, was REALLY cool.
If you're a seasoned player when it comes to rhythm games, start on hard difficulty because, for me, it was pretty fun playing on a higher level. I've watched people play lower than that and it was a snooze-fest so I guess that it's difficulty ranges to include all players, not just the hardcore rhythm gamers. The only issue I had with difficulty was the jump from hard to expert. It's really fun for someone who is versed in rhythm games to play on hard, but playing on expert can be really frustrating and takes away from the experience. Since you're too busy concentrating on hitting each sample, crossfade, and scratch, you're not enjoying the music and having fun.
Overall, I really enjoyed the game and recommend it to any fan of the original or somebody looking to experience a new twist on the rhythm game genre. Thumbs up Activision!
Dj Hero 2 :)
posted by Rawkinshawn (SANTA ANA, CA) Aug 15, 2011
Member since Aug 2011
good track list, for the most part
posted by YPS1987 (MAHOPAC, NY) May 2, 2011
Member since Jul 2010
but there are still songs that i can't imagine anyone enjoying.. let alone playing, imo this should have had more hip hop on it, since hip hop is what birthed the DJ craft.. but this game still seems centered on the house / rave crowed. but other then that, i approve. looking forward to more improvements in DJ Hero 3.
Same Fun Factor That DJ Hero Had
posted by SSOutPhase (AUSTIN, TX) Mar 27, 2011
Member since Mar 2011
I ended up buying the game from gamefly simply because I love DJ Hero that much. If you do too then DJ Hero 2 is a must try, maybe even a buy.
Music Got Awful
posted by officeninj (GAINESVILLE, FL) Feb 21, 2011
Member since Sep 2009
posted by XMANIA (PORTLAND, OR) Jan 14, 2011
Member since Dec 2010
I AM A DJ MYSELF
posted by MR2TALL35 (YAZOO CITY, MS) Nov 19, 2010
Member since Nov 2010
I never though i would find myself here...
posted by Aragorn225 (FREDERICK, MD) Oct 26, 2010
Member since Nov 2006
Gameplay: Nothing much different from the first game, but i did get a better feel when playing this time around. DJH1 actually bored me to the point where i wanted to throw it out my window and flame it with an imaginary flamethrower...
Sound/Graphics: Improved Sound over DJH1, so i was pleased. Graphics remain typically the same, but ruled out over my picky Graphic tastes...
Storyline: DJH1 was pretty linear; start out as a mere DJ-ist (did i say that right?) and work your way up to stardom, what music videogame doesn't go like that? DJH2 does the same thing, but this time, i really felt progress, which i can't say for DJH1 when i endlessly drudged through songs while grunting.
Controls: When i played DJH1, i felt stiff with every movement, and i grew tired of those annoying hand cramps i frequentely got after playing songs such as Poke Face (ugh... Lady Gaga...). Not with DJH2! The controls of the board moved very quickly and i was able to slide my fingers across it quickly without giving myself a burning pain.
Conclusion: DJH2 rises up above the first game, and actually made it to my "Videogames that are OK" List (which isn't easy!). But, here's the catch: just like previous music videogames, you have to buy the whole freaking set to be able to play. That's right, not only will you have to fork out a few bucks to buy the set, but you'lle have to find some inconvienient hiding place for the set to stay in (Good luck with that!) Lucky for me, i have a friend who owns the thing (Suckers!)
Great Game, Still Missing Stuff
posted by Sperethiel (FLORENCE, AL) Oct 23, 2010
Member since Oct 2010
DJ Hero is a good standout in the Music and Rhythm game industry because of it's unique step in a different direction of music. Where most people could care less if they added jazz to Rock Band (except me) this gives a fresh take on a different genre of music and creates a great controller for it.
Here's my take on the new game.
Gameplay is still very forgiving and really has no penalty for playing badly. You can always finish a song, but you may stink and make the music less enjoyable. This may or may not be your thing. For mme , its a casual experience amongst my other more difficult games. SSo I enjoy the change of pace. Taps, scratching, and crossfading is all back but now they have added some new gameplay features that change and improve the overall experience. Adding freestyle scratching, crossfading, and taps create an aura of awesomeness for the user when they get to contribute something themselves and not be guided on rails for an entire song. Eliminating essentially the "freestyle soundbites" of Flava Flav was the best thing they did. Be sure to download the free demo or rent if you want to see everything.
Graphically, it looks slightly better. New characters show some more detail than the older game, however it doesn't feel like a leap of improvement here.
Overall presentation of the game feels smoother with new UI and a cleaner and more updated art scheme.
Multiplayer is a blast, and the game has several different modes including a much needed overhaul to the singleplayer now called Empire Mode.
Most importantly the music in this game is great. EDM is in full effect but some non-mashups or non-remixes would be nice.
The game still feels like its missing stuff. It needs some creation tools. Character creation and the like. Customizing your own club would be fun as well. Maybe in DJ Hero 3. :)