Game based learning platforms
Developed by the music masterminds at Harmonix, who are best known for creating Guitar Hero and Rock Band, Dance Central VR is an Oculus exclusive that will have you busting out advanced choreography in no time. It features a licensed soundtrack filled with memorable songs such as “Sorry” by Justin Bieber and Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble,” and even more tracks are available as paid downloadable content. Like the non-VR versions of the game, there are multiple difficulty settings, so you can learn to dance over time. Dance Central vr is exclusive to Oculus Rift and Quest. The game is currently available on the Oculus Store.
I’ve played just Dance 3. I’ve tried Dance Central 1 & 2. I’ve played this one and although I feel there is a big limitation of songs on this game – the dancing just feels “right”. Rather than copying static cards – this game actually shows you on screen what to do. So you trace the lines with your hands, hit the bubbles, etc. I love this way of dancing – it’s easier to follow than static cards. However, these movements won’t really teach you any cool dance moves. You might look a bit special but it’s fun and to me, that’s what’s important. What might bother people is the music selection. There is club, r&b, pop & para para. None of them are top hits. I think they were just from Konami’s music library but in my opinion they are a lot of fun – I would love it if they used top hits you can dance to but the music isn’t bad. There also isn’t many of them. There’s about 20-25 of them. People who are familiar with Japanese anime & manga would recognise the kinda genre that is para para. If you usually like anime intros and outros – then I think you would like this genre.
Dance central is essentially a better version of Just Dance for a more advanced crowd. The interface and songs offer a bit more variety, which is great since harmonix, who also made rock band, developed this. Related: Oculus Quest: 10 best games to play while dance moves are only tracked by one hand in just dance, the Xbox 360’s Kinect camera captures the whole body in this, making one have to work a little harder. Since this series has been Xbox exclusive for the two Kinect cameras, it may be a little harder to get into now.
Dance Central is a dancing rhythm game packed with an eclectic mix of music and dance moves from the artists, it hopes to redefine the way we play dance games. Dance Central is among the most visually polished of the Kinect launch titles. Gamers stand in front of their television and mimic the on-screen dancer as they dance to the choreographed moves rolling up the side of the screen. Motion, timing and a sense of rhythm are all vital. Too bad you can only teach people two of those things.
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