Dance Central Review

Article originally posted on This Is My Joystick 16/12/10

When you mention Harmonix you think of plastic guitars, shameful karaoke and scaled down drum kits. You certainly don’t think of flailing your arms and legs around your living room to the latest and greatest club tunes. That’s right, Harmonix has decided to take a slightly different route and has opted to jump feet first into the creation of Dance Central, one of the most exciting and hotly anticipated titles for Kinect, a game that claims to be able to teach you how to dance. This is of course not a guarantee, and if you have two left feet and no sense of rhythm whatsoever, do not expect miracles.

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Dragon Quest IX; Sentinels of the Starry Skies

Anyone who has heard of the Dragon Quest franchise will know that even a small mention will send the entire population of Japan into complete shutdown. With each new instalment comes a new craze for the Japanese, but we only got our first glimpse at this back in 2006 when Dragon Quest VIII; Journey of the Cursed King was released on the PS2, and it was definitely an experience I will never forget.

Since then we have seen a port of Dragon Quest IV and Dragon Quest V on the Nintendo DS, and this year we were finally blessed with the release of Dragon Quest IX; Sentinels of the Starry Skies, the first true sequel since DQ VIII.

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Naughty Bear Xbox 360 Review

If you go down to the woods today, you had better wear a bullet proof vest. That is if you don’t want to be brutally savaged and maimed by the world’s naughtiest bear.

Poor old Naughty Bear is upset about not being invited to a birthday party, and even though he attempts to atone for his evil ways by presenting a birthday present to the guest of honour, he is still shunned by his fellow bears on the island of Paradise. Sick of being excluded and ridiculed for his naughtiness he decides to take action, encouraged by an evil voice in his head.

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