Not sure if Dance Central will manage to “Keep your body movin’?” I’ll explain why it will!
I don’t even know where to begin to highlighting “The” Kinect title for 2010! At PAX Prime, I personally had an opportunity to finally get into zone of a game we know as Dance Central.
Dance Central felt like the official 2.0 version of Dance Dance Revolution. There was a short selection of tracks to choose from, but a huge feel to move from every one of them. At PAX, the most played songs were “Keep on Dancing” by No Doubt, “Poison” by Bell Biv Devoe, “Body Movin’ (Fatboy Slim Remix)” by Beastie Boys, and “Poker Face” by Lady Gaga.
The Kinect itself as we know is a camera with a built-in motion capture. For Dance Central, every move you make will be captured and shown on screen next to the dance set list that you follow. If you are a bit off, the motion sensor detects it and drops your rating from Flawless to Great and so forth. Luckily, with Dance Central being set as a Family title, it’s all about having fun. Failing out of song will not be possible; simply rocking it out and receiving your final score (ranged from 1 to 5 stars) will be your overall judgement of the performance.
No matter what song was being played, I always felt the urge to dance. This game will quickly become the in-house party game for friends and families across the world. Harmonix continues to dominate the music genre for gaming consoles, as they not only plan to release Dance Central on November 4th, 2010, but also have RockBand 3 on their slate October 26th.