Dance Central 3 is hitting store shelves soon for the Xbox 360. Gameplay remains relatively unchanged to Dance Central 3, but new additions and enhancements to the formula create a new experience. Let's take a quick look at the features and additions to Dance Central 3 and compare them to the previous installment, Dance Central 2.
Dance Central 2
Dance Central 3
Dance Central 2 contains various new features, including voice control, simultaneous two player gameplay (in competitive and cooperative modes), drop-in/drop-out functionality for local players, improved and expanded fitness mode, and a more in-depth and customizable "Break it Down" mode, which allows players to practice specific moves in a dance routine.
New features in Dance Central 3 include the Crew Throwdown mode, where two teams of up to four players go head to head, Keep the Beat minigame which allows the player to track rhythm in songs, Make your Move minigame which has players compete in drafting up routines on the fly, and Beginner Mode, which is a great introductory mode for players new the series.
Dance Central 2 includes 16 characters, they appear in the game with their respective crews. Nine are brand new to Dance Central 2 while seven return from the original installment. Community milestones unlocked two new crews and two new outfits.
Dance Central 3 contains two new characters, Rasa and Lima, with all other characters returning from previous installments. The dance crews in this game are divided by generation, and each of the characters is donned in a style that reflects their era.
Dance Central 2 contains 44 songs, of various genres and years. Big pop songs such as Bad Romanace by Lady Gaga and Satellite by Lena. Other songs include classics like Venus by Bananarama, the Breaks by Kurtis Blow, and electronic songs like Sandstorm by Darude.
Dance Central 3 includes 46 songs, of various genres and years. Big pop songs such as Boyfriend by Justin Beiber, Firework by Katy Perry, and Starships by Nicki Minaj. Other songs include classics like The Hustle by Van McCoy and Turn the Beat Around by Vicki Sue Robinson. Electronic songs such as Around the World by Daft Punk are also included.
Dance Central 2 does not have it's own cohesive story, though dance crews and their members make an appearance, including Riptide, Flash4wrd, Lu$h Crew, and Hi-Def. Older crews that do not make a repeat appearance in Dance Central 3 include Ninja Crew, Icon Crew, Tan Industries, and D-Cypher.
The player is invited to an exclusive, underground dance party. Once the player proves himself in the ways of dance moves, Rasa and Lima will welcome them into the DCI Crew. Dr. Tran plans for Project Lockstep, and to defeat the mad doctor the dance crew must go back in time and learn old dance moves to use against him.