Product Type: Activision PS3 games
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DJ Hero - Turntable Kit (PS3)
Member Name: suavilous
DJ Hero - Turntable Kit (PS3)
Advantages: Great gameplay, easy to use, great tracks
Disadvantages: Size of turntable and buttons quite close
This is the latest installment of the Activision publishers and its great fun.
They first came to the scene with there guitar hero (which was endless hours of fun and rocking out!!!), band hero (which i'm sure is good) and also published games like Call of Duty, Crash Bandicoot which i didnt know about until now. This lastest edition without a doubt is another to add to the long list of great games.
Well first off when buying the game for around £90 (yes £90), you are given a box. In that box contains the game and your new turntable and a connection socket.
Setting up this game like all the other versions of this poplar franchise is easy. All you do is plug in the connection socket to the PS3 via usb, press the PS3 sign on your turntable, insert disc and your off your way. O if only connecting real turntables was this easy!
First off the actual device. It comes with a turntable, cross fader and effects dial. it also comes with the 'euphoria' button. Unlike in guitar hero you can shake your decks to gain this mode so they have a button for it. It also has a simple 3 buttons instead of the 5 of guitar hero. I'm guessing this is to save abit of space or make it abit easier. You'll have to ask them. Thats about it for the turntable.
Now that i'm connected i'm off the play to the height of my DJ'in in the biggest venue, my living room! First off you have to go through a tutorial. The background looks like your in your bedroom, all messy and wires all over the place.
Its starts off with the basics and an optional advanced tutorial. From pressing the buttons on time, scratching (hold the button used and let go when finished), to using the fader on time and the effects dial to your advantage. it firsts shows you with a little picture on your decks and a hand and gives you a demo and what happening. Its then your turn. If you do well, it will say excellent or well done and you can proceed to the next tutorial, if you dont then you'll have to do it again. it then talks about how you get into euphoria mode and how to use it. You simply press the button WHEN its flashing which next to the effect dial. It also shows you when to use your shout outs (where the DJ usually says sometinhg during his set like 'CHECK THIS OUT'). When your done with the basic tutorial you can proceed to advance tutorial and leave and go striaght to the game. I opted for that option.
You can choose from a number of options. Single player, career, multiplayer (you against your mates to see whos the best). there are also 10 specifically made tracks so you can bring on the guitar into aswell if you want which i'm going to try very soon. There also an option for a mic but it doesnt gain any points. i guess they just put it there for the sake of it.
When you select where you want to play, you can then proceed to picking your character. the game starts off with four but you can unlock more when you gain a certain amount of stars. You then can pick his/her clothing, the type of headphones they use, the turntable of your choice and even the style too. You can also choose your type of shout out you want to. You then proceed to you game.
You will usually play 3 sets. Before you start you are asked which way you prefer to mix, towards the left or right. The setup of the game is the same as the other versions of the game. The three streams are in the middle and are very easy to follow. Your points bar is on the right hand side along with what looks like lightbulbs on the top part. When these light up you will gain stars. You can gain a max of 5 for each set you do. Try get as many as you can so you can unlock more things for your DJ and unlock more venues and different gigs. The points mutliplier is on the right hand side of the stream and the euphoria status is on the left hand side of the stream. There is also a rewind symbol on the top part of the mutiplier and will turn green when you can rewind.
All in all this is great. Everything is really simple to navigate and use. The tunes and the mixes are really cool and some are up to date tunes which i really like. I get into proper DJ mode and feel like i'm part of it when scratching up the big tunes. The only nag i have with this is that IN my opinion the turntable is abit small and so everything is pretty close together. I now and again have abit of a problem scratching the button closest to the middle of the turntable but that can be down to my not having a proper DJ finger. But all in all a verty very good game.
You can buy this on all the current platforms (PS3, PS2, Wii, Xbox) and prices vary from £84 (Tesco) to about £150 (Renegade version for Xbox). I would recommend this to all and for those guitar hero fans a must for the collection.
Summary: Top DJ game, hours of fun