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DJ Hero £49 (click & collect) or £54 delivered @ Tesco [PS3/Xbox 360/Wii Games]

Jonathan Lester
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DJ Hero £49 (click & collect) or £54 delivered @ Tesco [PS3/Xbox 360/Wii Games]

DJ Hero received solid critical reviews, but didn't really cause a splash when it was released last October. 2009 was a dark time for the rhythm genre, and gamers were unwilling to part with over a ton for an unfamiliar new peripheral during the tail end of the recession. The price has been steadily falling- and now it's finally dipped under the £50 mark. Tesco are charging £49 when you reserve and collect instore, or £54 with their standard delivery. It's still £11 less than Gameplay (the nearest competitor) even if you shell out the extra fiver for postage and packing.

DJ Hero may have bombed thanks to Activision's over-saturation of the market, but it didn't really deserve to. It's a capable and imaginative new IP that combines the stagnating Guitar Hero formula with a fresh new musical genre. Three buttons on the 'record' emulate the familiar colour matching mechanic that we all know and love, but a set of fader switches adds a thoughtful new dimension into the mix (no pun intended). A strong collection of dance and electronica tracks provide a suitably epic canvas for your scratching, mixing and crossfading.

The build quality of the turntable peripheral is top notch- in fact, I was surprised at how reassuringly solid it feels. The disc buttons are a little close together for my liking, but it's a nifty piece of kit nonetheless.

DJ Hero's main stumbling block is that it's a fairly lonely experience. Riotous drunken multiplayer has always been the cornerstone of the Guitar Hero games, but the chance of finding a mate with another turntable is fairly low. Even if you do, there's only support for two players and the guitar peripheral support for certain songs is criminally underused. Still; if you've been sitting on the fence, this price might well convince you to swap your shredding iron for a set of decks.

Thanks to davver99 at Hot UK Deals

Add a comment3 comments
Matty Plant  Feb. 15, 2010 at 17:06

Still gonna wait for that extra tenner to come off lol, Ill stick to my Technics and Virtual DJ for now lol

LanceVance  Feb. 15, 2010 at 19:29

I traded 4 dualshock 3's for this when it first came out and i'm glad i did.
Its a great little game and the turntable is really well built. The tracks
are overused a bit but some of the mixes are bangin'.

LanceVance  Feb. 15, 2010 at 19:30

P.s the dualshock 3's were all buggered in one way or another. lolz.


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