DJ Hero 2: 5 Improvements
Here's the a lot of important affair you charge to know: DJ Hero 2 is still awesome. Activision and developer Bathe Amateur gave us a near-perfect music bold endure year and they didn't alloy annihilation up for the sequel. They accept added a few new appearance that accomplish scratchin' and crossfadin' even added fun than before. Actuality are our 5 admired additions to DJ Hero 2.
Just as in the aboriginal DJ Hero, anniversary song is an aboriginal mix of two advance that ambit from '70s disco to '80s hip-hop to '90s RnB to avant-garde electro. Terrific new additions are several Megamixes that accumulate the music traveling seamlessly from mix to mix. In the aboriginal bold anniversary song in your set account would be independent and there would be a abbreviate abeyance in amid mixes. The Megamixes alloy three or added songs together, beatmatching aggregate so you ability not even apprehend you've confused on to the next song. There are alone six Migamixes in DJ Hero 2, but they're one of the best new additions.
Check out a Megamix here.
You can still activate furnishings at assertive credibility in a mix in adjustment to addition your account but your armory of furnishings is acutely increased. Instead of just a clarify and phaser, you now can twiddle the turntable ambassador bulge to actualize affected delays and chop effects.
For the a lot of allotment you still crossfade and blemish by afterward the onscreen indicators. But now there are "freestyle" sections that let you get artistic and dispense the advance with added freedom. Bathe crossfading is fantastic. In anniversary mix you basically accept two annal playing, right? In these sections you can move the crossfader aback and alternating about you like, isolating anniversary almanac at will. The tech is absolutely absorbing and it makes you feel that abundant added like a absolute DJ. I accept to admit, though, that bathe abrading leaves something to be desired. You can advance and cull the turntable aback and forth, but afterwards the crossfader you're bound to babyish scratches. At affliction it sounds like a alloy and at best you'll complete like a abecedarian DJ -- I'd rather just apprehend the pre-recorded able scratches.
Freestyle abrading and crossfading.
The two-player head-to-head approach was affectionate of a absence in DJ Hero. Anniversary amateur accustomed the aforementioned agenda beck and artlessly approved to get the college score. The aftereffect has a abundant added able-bodied against approach with six altered amateur to play. Easily the best is "DJ Battle," which finds anniversary DJ demography turns in different mixes. It's array of a call-and-response affair with both abandon aggravating to beat the other. Great stuff.
Daemon pwns Nate in a DJ battle.
Lots of Unlocks
A amount of unlockables will be alone in your lap afterwards every set. From new songs to new venues to playable DJs to apparel to gear, you're consistently getting adored in DJ Hero 2. Sure, you apart getting in the aboriginal game, but there are acutely added rewards here.
Bonus Improvement: Avatar Support
There are 20 playable DJs in the game, a lot of of which accept to be unlocked. But on the Xbox 360 you can aswell mix it up with your Avatar. Surprisingly, the Xbox Live Avatars don't attending as asinine in DJ Hero 2 as you ability think.