Review: DJ Hero 2
We’ve already reviewed 2 music games today so why not make it a third? DJ Hero 2 is the latest in a franchise that started just a year ago. The first one was a very unique music game and had a lot to offer in terms of tracks and gameplay. The sequel promises to add a lot more with tons of new mixes and now adding the microphone to the list of features.
For the most part DJ Hero 2 is very similar to the first, which is a very good thing. The game plays the same and incorporates a couple new gameplay/scratch mechanics here and there. One new feature is the Battle Mix mode where you can battle DJs as you work your way to the top. It’s pretty fun and is very similar to the Face-Off mode in Guitar Hero. The track list in DJ Hero 2 is pretty formidable including tracks from artists such as Snow, Naughty by Nature, Deadmau5, Eminem, and lots more. But I felt like there wasn’t a whole lot of innovation over the first game. Sure you can use a microphone and there were a couple new modes, but there weren’t any improvements to the turn table and I actually preferred the track list from the first one.
Overall DJ Hero 2 is a decent follow-up to a great game. The original was a fun and unique entry into the music game genre and the sequel just feels like more of the same without the pizazz.
DJ Hero 2 gets a 7.4/10