DJ Hero Hands on Impressions
DualShockers had the opportunity to get some hands on time with DJ Hero. While strolling around the mall I came across the GameStop and Xbox 360 DJ Hero Demo Day, so I decided to get my Grandmaster Flash on. At first my thoughts were that this would be pretty difficult to pick up so I put the game on Easy and decided to see what I had, the notes came down in a similar fashion to other rhythm games, but there is a bit of a difference as the notes are limited to three.
There is a red, green and blue button on the turntable that coincides to the notes on the screen and you can play these without moving the turntable. The turntable only comes into play on certain notes that you can consider similar to the “whammy” notes of Guitar Hero, these are longer notes where you scratch while holding down the corresponding color. I stumbled through my first song on Easy, but was determined to get this down. So my buddy bumped it up to Medium and I watched him play and we quickly figured things out. On Medium you not only have to scratch and play the three notes but also handle the fader. The fader lets you switch between records or you can keep the fader in the central position to hear both records. To hear the left record you slide the fader to the left. To switch to the right record, slide the fader to the right. Sounds simple enough but mixing that with some scratching and more notes does get challenging and quite fun.
We will keep you posted once we get the full title and review this one for you.