The lights are on
We got word about a DJ Hero sequel from Activision head Bobby Kotick back in January, but news about the game has been hard to come by since then. Thank goodness for Twitter. Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA made a few tweets that make it seem extremely likely that he’ll be in DJ Hero 2.
As Gamespot points out, in his first tweet, posted last Friday, RZA mentioned the company by name. “Just finished mocap work at Activision - great team of guys who really appreciate hip-hop. Genuinely effected by the loss of Guru.
“I'm delighted to see that some people in Corp America who are benefittin $$ from hip-hop are really fans of our work. Big ups Activision!” he said in a follow-up tweet.Unless Activision is inexplicably planning to revive the PSOne Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style fighting game, our money is on that mo-cap session being for DJ Hero 2. We shall see.
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Wow, there was always a part of me that desperately hoped this game would never be made, but I guess those hopes have been shattered. Really disliked the first DJ hero.
You know why people say that rap isn't real music? It's because the hip hop genre usually waaaaaaay more successful than your average Alt Rock band.
You say rap isn't real music? I say Metal isn't real music. Why? Because for the most part, those dorks can't sing a lick. Half the time, they can't play the songs they supposedly wrote live. I've been to enough concerts on both sides to know that.
Can't metalheads and rap/hip-hop fans just get along? I'm personally not a big fan of rap music, but I wouldn't say that it isn't music. I actually prefer experimental music, music that blends genres successfully (Nine Inch Nails is a good example).
I do feel that we are experiencing an over-saturation of these music games though, I wish so many wouldn't be released in a single year :(
First off DJ Hero is awesome! Not that it matters, nor confirms, but there is a reason GI gave it a rating of 9.0 out of 10. If you haven't tried it, don't knock it. It's very fun, and all my party guests love to come over and play--especially the ladies.
2nd ... R.I.P. Guru
3rd ... I welcome RZA into the world of DJ Hero. I would love to see some Biggie and a lot of more modern music out. Sadly, Drake and Weezy would help sell a lot of copies for DJH2. I'm hoping for some Wu.
4th .... The turntable needs a bit of work with the cross-fader. It's still difficult to tell where the heck the center is at when switching back and forth between tracks.
5th .... CAN WE PLEASE GET SOME MORE TECHNO/TRANCE mixes!?! It's not all about hip-hop/Rap/R&B now. Tiesto is a good place to start but I've ranted on this topic elsewhere and do not feel like listing artists that should be common knowledge or at least info that the game developers should be aware of.
6th .... DJ Hero got best game soundtrack (not music game--game) at the Spike VGA and was nominated for others awards. I can rock the party play on it and not touch the turntable, but it's very difficult to resist.
Lastly, EVERY person that has tried the game has loved it. They come to my crib, turn on the Xbox, crank up the stereo and jam out. Some mixes are insane and very hard, but all in all it's a great game and a giant intoxicating breath of air into the repetitive music game genre. DJ Hero 2 will be vastly improved and come 7 months from now, you will see what I'm talking about. So do yourselves a favor, if you haven't played ... try it, either at a friend's house or Best Buy. It's very addicting and a blast to play!
RZA aint nutin ta F' wit. Although I would rather see ghostface killah or GZA/Genius make it onto DJ Hero. All good though.
As much as I'm looking forward to DJ Hero 2 (and I am), I'm personally looking forward to that new Guitar game which will include a real guitar and you will be taught to play it for real. Very exciting stuff.
Plus, thank God Activision is only making two music games this year!!