DJ Hero II (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii)
Rock Band 3 (Xbox 360, PS3)
Dance Central (Xbox 360)
For the past few years, the rhythm/music genre has really blown up. Guitar Hero ushered in a new way to play music inspired video games. We were lucky enough to see Rock Band come out with a new peripheral this past year, the keyboard. We also saw a game come out where you can actually dance without a dance pad with Dance Central. DJ Hero II improved on every aspect of the original giving us a nice musical selection to choose from. This past year was truly a remarkable year for the rhythm/music fan.
The Gameslave Award winner for Best Rhythm/Music Game goes to Dance Central (Xbox 360). This was a hard decision to make. When debating who would win such a high honor, I actually had, at one time, picked all three of them to win it. But I eventually decided on Dance Central. Where Dance Central edged the other two nominees is the lack of a new peripheral. When playing Dance Central, you don’t need anything to play it, just yourself shaking what your mama gave you. It is extremely fun to cut a rug and even better to watch yourself during your “freestyle” sections. When you have a gaming party, be sure to pull out Dance Central. Everybody will get a good laugh and you just might accidently burn of some calories!