DoofiestDoofz
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Honestly, is it any good?
I've been looking at it, wondering if I should get it, but I'm not going to waste all that money to say it sucks.

EDIT: I should've put this in Music Games. Mods, do whatever you want.
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Dog said:
Why come some person named WMG keeps taking my Rock Band videos down?

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MungoloidJr
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it's good, but DJ Hero 2 is where it's at.
D3MON EYES KY0
Lord of the Strings
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I really like it but then again I don't mind that kind of music. I know you live in canada, but here, DJ hero 2 with the turntable only costs 25 bucks so that's not bad at all I think.

In terms of music, if you like club music then both games got a great soundtrack (DJ hero 1 has some rock mash ups if thats more your thing) and even songs you might not like under normal circumstances, might be seen in a different light since all the songs are mixed usually with another song and it sounds different. DJ hero 1 has artists like Black eyed peas, Queen, RUN DMC, Foo fighters, Daft punk, DJ shadow, Beastie boys, and some others that Icant think of at the moment but DJ hero 2's soundtrack for me is the better one. You have artists like Deadmause, Kanye west, Drake, Eminem, DJ tiesto, Daft punk still, DJ shadow as well, RZA, Major Lazer, Lada Gaga, etc.

In terms of gameplay, again I think its really funn and takes alot of multi tasking. Idk how much your into the DJ scene but it amounts to hitting three buttons like you would in a guitar hero/ Rock band game, theres the platter where you might need to hold one of the buttons down and scratch up and down. On Easy to hard the game just tells you for how long to scratchand it really doesn't matter how you do it but on Expert they tell you how to scratch exactly. Then theres the cross fader which when left in the middle you can hear both songs played at the same time but when switched to the left, you hear one song only and when you switch to the right you only hear the second song in the mix so the game has you alternating depending on how the song goes and yea this pops up on medium and only gets harder the harder the difficulty. Then theres an effects knob that you don't really need since it doesn't penalize you for not hitting them but they do double your current score multiplier. Basically you will see a yellow half circle over one of the lines and you just twist the knob to alter the sound effect like you can add Echo, Distortion, and all that good stuff. Lastly theres free style sections where the game lets you add in your own bit of creativity with the scratching, sampling, and how you use the cross fader.

Multiplayer in DJ hero 1 exists but good luck finding people on that game without personally asking a friend to play it lol. DJ hero 2 has people all the time though and theres many different modes to play, In particular, theres a DJ battle mode which gives you access to like 10 or 12 more songs exclusive to this mode only. The empire mode (career) Isn't anything revolutionary but it gives you something to do at first and lets you practice of course.

Again, if you love music games, Like this kind of music, and are pretty good at multi tasking (I have seen you drum lol you are) I suggest getting it especially if its as cheap over there as it is here.
DoofiestDoofz
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Believe it or not, I was at the EB Games (Canada's GameStop) and they actually had a turntable for $15. I was sad when they didn't have any for xbox, just ps3. I like getting into music, and I saw some of the songs played, and I like the whole classic/modern music mashups, so I was debating getting it. (thanks for the comment on my drumming lol)

Another thing, I hate playing anything that's not on expert, because it always feels empty, so I'm playing expert everything, at all times, no matter what instrument I'm playing. If I were to pick up DJ Hero, is the learning curve small enough I'd be able to pick it up on expert in a matter of, say, one day of playing?
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Dog said:
Why come some person named WMG keeps taking my Rock Band videos down?

D3MON EYES KY0
Lord of the Strings
675 Posts
In this game I don't think hard is "empty" so you might want to start on that at least for a couple songs till you get the hang of cross fading and scratching which is really the hardest part of the game (For me its especially the scratching) but I mean DJ hero sadly has a no fail mode on permanently so if you wanna just jump right in you can since you can't fail.
DoofiestDoofz
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I'll try and find myself a turntable for a low price in the next month or so, it seems like a pretty good idea for a music game, but a lot of good idea games have huge flaws, so I didn't know if it was worth it.
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Dog said:
Why come some person named WMG keeps taking my Rock Band videos down?

D3MON EYES KY0
Lord of the Strings
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Really good game IMO, I mean it captures the essence of actual DJing more so then the plastic guitars of Rock band/Guitar hero lol. Actually, sometimes I will have friends over and we will just sit here and drink sometimes eat shit and what have you, and I'll turn on DJ hero 2 and leave it on party mode which essentially just plays the game's soundtrack for you while you watch the cinematics which are really nice and you can just jump whenever you want if you feel like playing it. We just jam while hanging out occasionally jumping in if a good song pops up or sometimes we are just entranced by the visuals lol. When you get the game I'll play multiplayer with you for sure, I still need to get to rank 50 lol I'm only halfway there.
DoofiestDoofz
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Guitar Hero, I think starting from 5, had the party mode, but yeah, when I pick it up, I'll let you know.
I'll look on kijiji/craigslist or ebay first, see if I could find it cheap. I'll let you know.
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Dog said:
Why come some person named WMG keeps taking my Rock Band videos down?

Xtreme Nights
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Move upon request. Though, I didn't find it that bad after playing DJ Hero 2 after getting a bundle for Christmas. Target had it for $23 on clearance. I can only really play medium, but it is pretty fun if you are into rap.
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DoofiestDoofz
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I can't stand rap, but mashups are neat, IMHO.
Also, thanks for the move.
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Dog said:
Why come some person named WMG keeps taking my Rock Band videos down?

Xtreme Nights
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I don't mind ABC by Jackson 5 mixed with this one song. It's actually one of my favorite mixes in the game, it sounds cool. XD
Also, you're welcome for the move.
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RBAddict666
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I picked up DJ Hero 1 & 2 with the Turntable all for 15 a few years ago. Both games are lots of fun. I started playing on Medium at first to get used to the Turntable. Now I can play on Expert. I even managed to 5* Galvanize in DJH2! :D
Bryan2Blazed
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Big Lots had the DJ Hero 2 party (2 turntables) and regular (1 turntable) bundle for all systems for 25$ around christmas.
DoofiestDoofz
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Just picked it up yesterday, I'll be playing that for awhile

turntable: $20
game: $6
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Dog said:
Why come some person named WMG keeps taking my Rock Band videos down?

toymachine
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If you have DJH2 for 360 bug animecow for a Tiesto code lol
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texx1986 said:
go listen to elton john then pantera kicks even gods ass
DoofiestDoofz
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I'll pick up DJH2 as soon as I go to wal-mart next. They have it cheap there, like $15.
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Dog said:
Why come some person named WMG keeps taking my Rock Band videos down?

ordealbyfire
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They have it cheap there, like $15.


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toymachine
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texx1986 said:
go listen to elton john then pantera kicks even gods ass
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