Originally Posted by bryansj
The reviews on Amazon are horrible, read them. Nothing like being told to spin around, but doing so logs you out.
Yeah, I read the reviews. They have the average spectrum of expectations. I learned to trust my own experiences rather than listen to random people. A great way to do this is through a service like Gamefly.
I read that they just released a patch for the game. I don't know if this is true or not since I don't have the game yet.
My brother thought Dance Central was broken until I showed him all his mistakes in his techniques. Like on the hip swaying motions, I saw his hips weren't moving. That gave him a bunch more points once he started to move them. If he had reviewed it, he said he would've given it 2 stars. But after realizing that it was him not doing the move correctly, he would've raised the rating. This is what I thought when I saw the reviews slamming the difficult UI. The UI for Zumba doesn't look hard at all. Sure, it's clunky. But it's not impossible to navigate. She seemed to be doing fine in the video.
And from reading all the reviews (a sample size of 24), it appears the high reviews came from people who already had experience with Zumba classes while the low reviews came from people expecting to learn dances or expecting it to be a game. From the bulk of reviews, I would say that the tutorial section is bad. I've read enough detail about it to agree.
I've read a couple website reviews and they liked it. But then again, just because the reviewer is a professional doesn't mean he is any more legitimate than the reviewers on Amazon. But because it's his job, you have hope that he spent more time with it.
As for the logging out upon spinning around, that would be bad. I don't have Kinect ID enabled (because I need to play online through my bro's account). maybe that was the issue. While Kinect ID is spot on awesome, I can't use it.
For me, it's almost an easy buy. I'll definitely pick it up in a few months. But I have the entire DDR series on the PS2 and Xbox. I have Dance Central. I have the Michael Jackson game for the Wii. Way way down the line, I'll get Dance Masters (after I pick up Dance Paradise which has received a number of good reviews).