Kinect Dance Central Review: Disappointing Features And Unlocks

By Peter Chubb - Nov 4, 2010

Micrsoft’s Kinect device launched in the early hours of the morning, which we discussed in a recent post. There are only a few games available at this moment, and one of those is Dance Central. This is the first dance game where you can truly be yourself and dance like a pro – or idiot in my case.

There are two things that you need before you attempt to play this game, dancing skills or pure bravery. Whatever way you look at it, this has to be one of the best party games yet. How many times have been asked to dance against someone else and then ask who was the best? Well the the Xbox 360 game will let you know who the winner was.

IGN has now had some time with Dance Central for the Kinect, and in their review of the game said that “Central isn’t a perfect experience.” However, Ryan Clements from the website still said that it was worth the investment. The point of the game is to follow a set of dance moves, which you are then scored on. There are over 30 songs for you to dance too, but I am certain that more will follow in way of a DLC.

Before you visit IGN for their Review of Dance Central, their final verdict of the game was generally good, but the lack of features and unlocks was disappointing to them. However, the fun factor and accuracy of the Kinect system more than makes up for these shortcomings. Did you agree to the new terms, allowing Microsoft to monitor you? More on this here.

Have you tried out Dance Central, what are your thoughts?

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  • Anna

    I think one of the coolest things is that it actually teaches you to do something. Not how to use a controller, but how to actually dance. I have in the privacy of my living room mastered some awesome dance routines and gotten feedback… you have to hire a dance coach to do that for you! The Zumba game is much harder to get into, way too advanced for me!

  • alok dayanand

    Dance Central is like one of the best kinect games ever!!
    it combines a lot of stuff like workouts learning new moves and best of all you get to dance to some of your favorite songs.

  • kim taylor

    Make dace central for all game system

  • Elisa

    I Like it a lot, its great, big respect for the ones that created it . im waiting for a new part with new routines because this ones have been unlocked:))))).

  • Kelly

    Hoping there will be new song downloads available soon….getting tired of hearing the same songs.

  • Jasen

    Look on the bright side…if Dance Central doesn't do it for you you can always pet the tiger or jump in a raft or work out. . . . . . . . .

    • fet

      Yes I suppose it's a lot more than the PS3 Move can do and is getting much better reviews so yer ignore the articles silly headline and just play the games.

      • Randall

        Actually it's significantly LESS than Move can do. Move can work with any game type, Kinect can only work with a small handful of game types. Check your facts before posting kneejerk ignorance.

        Ars Technica have a great review of Kinect up that really puts the facts straight. Educate yourself a little.

      • Jasen

        …actually I was being completely sarcastic…

  • pea

    8/10 and impressive is an excellent score. can't wait to get this now.

  • Joe

    Way to choose your title… considering that their conclusion was "worth the investment"

  • Abdul

    I really don't know why negative headline grabbing is needed on a game that has reviwed so well?.

    The normal headline Dance central review news –
    Kinect Dance Central Review:
    "Dance Central is great fun, it gets you moving, and it's absolutely perfect for parties.
    the accuracy of the Kinect implementation is what makes Dance Central worth a look."

    "8 and Impressive" s a great score for this type of game and IGN sum up their review perfectly –

    "Dancing is one of my favorite things besides video games, and Dance Central combines those two pastimes beautifully.".