For some reason that Kotick and Co. are yet to fathom but that everyone else seems to have worked out, DJ Hero really didn't sell as well as it was expected to. Ripping through a bunch of classic rock songs with three of your mates was the big highlight of games such as Rock Band and Guitar Hero World Tour, and somehow the thought of sitting in a dark corner playing with an expensive plastic peripheral all on your lonesome wasn't quite as commercially appealling.
Not at the starting price anyway.
You see, the fact of the matter is that DJ Hero is actually an excellent game hampered by an initially extortionate price point. But now, you can pick up the game for around £40, and we're about to tell you how. First you need to hit the link below and add DJ Hero to your basket, then you need to buy a bunch of batteries for £1.79 (or alternatively a microwave dinner for £1), taking your total to just over £50, and then, when you arrive at the checkout, you need to enter in the voucher code TDX-GD55. This will knock £10 off of the price, meaning that you can get DJ Hero along with replacement batteries for just £40.79.
From the tutorial voiced by Grandmaster Flash to the impressive mash-up setlist featuring guest spots from big names such as Daft Punk, DJ AM and DJ Shadow, it's clear that there's been a lot of work and energy poured into this game. The new peripheral offers a fairly familiar experience - three coloured buttons to mash in time with the music, although there are four new mechanics - crossfades, effects, scratching and Euphoria (Star Power) - to add into the mix.
Yes it's single-player, but DJ Hero actually proves to be a really nifty party piece. It could have done with a Freestyle mode, and the somewhat slippery peripheral can take some getting used to, but as you progress up to the higher difficulty levels the synchronicity between your movements and sounds coming out of the speakers falls perfectly into place.
Thanks to OnTheBallCity at HUKD