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Dance Central 3

Dance Central 3

  • Publisher
  • Developer
    Harmonix Music Systems
  • Release date
    16 Oct 2012

Dance Central 3 is the third installment in the popular Dance Central game for the Kinect on the Xbox 360.

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AGM score 84%
GameSpot 8.5
Metacritic 86
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About Dance Central 3

Dance Central 3 is released by Microsoft in 16 Oct 2012. The game is designed by Harmonix Music Systems. Dance Central 3 is a typical representative of the Music genre. Playing Dance Central 3 is a pleasure. It does not matter whether it is the first or a millionth hour in Music, there will always be room for something new and interesting. Thrilling levels and gameplay Dance Central 3 will not leave anyone indifferent. The complexity of gameplay increases with each new level and does not let any player get bored.

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Dance Central 3 is versatile and does not stand still, but it is never too late to start playing. The game, like many Music games has a full immersion in gaming. AllGame staff continues to play it.

Dance Central 3 is perfect for playing alone or with friends.

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Dance Central 3 - Analysis

Author: Juan Garcรญa
Date: 2020-07-30 23:03:08
Before Dance Central 3 we have danced in front of the screen in a thousand and one different ways. I still remember the slight waddling to the tune of my favorite Wipeout tunes. Nor can I forget the afternoons on the Dance Dance Revolution mat - until my roommate loaded the peripheral when falling on it. But nevertheless, if I look back, it is with Dance Central with the game that I have most enjoyed moving the skeleton in front of the screen. Yes, I confess, I have had other girlfriends in these events -Just Dance 3 and 4 without going any further-, but only Harmonix knows how to make me enjoy ...

Harmonix has been winning my favor for two years now when it comes to dance games, and according to what we have seen, it seems that this year he will also take the cat to the water. And this despite the fact that its tricks are almost the same as always, without excessive surprises that manage to extend the useful life of the game. Perhaps the most remarkable novelty of Dance Central 3 is its new story mode, which takes us on a delirious journey back in time from the 70s to today, learning the dances and choreography of some of the best-known songs of each decade.

We can't expect big plot twists - by God, the bad guy wants to dominate the dance floors of the entire story. A somewhat absurd objective - but it serves as an excuse to frame a somewhat poorly adjusted advance in terms of the difficulty curve. And it is that we began to dance with a complicated song as a litmus test, and then lower the bar to the slowest dances of the 70s. After them we will gradually learn the rhythm and movements until we reach the fastest songs and Current - we love Usher's Scream and Daft Punk's Around the World.

However, Harmonix does not expect us to jump into the individual campaign as soon as we connect Dance Central 3 , but it wants us to first experience the songs that we like the most (mostly open from the beginning), learn the movements and the mechanics of the game and we dive fully into the flow of this simple title, which seeks to make us get the best possible score. That is why it has populated the game with tutorials here and there, so that from the first time we put the game on our Xbox 360 we know what each thing is on the screen and the possibilities we have. And that our only concern is to dance. Dancing as if life were in it or as if they were going to ban it.

Because that is the great virtue of the Harmonix title, which is tremendously fun and intuitive to play. The one who subscribes here is not exactly a dancing machine, and after a few hours of playing I felt able to emulate the best disco gogos. That ability to excite is what sets Dance Central 3 apart. Much of the blame lies with the excellent selection of songs, which as we have already said goes from the 70s to the present -passing the Macarena- making a total of 40 songs that are fun and different from each other. The rest of the credit goes to the choreographies, simple at first but devilishly complex as we go along, also making us feel that "one more little song and we remove it" that distinguishes great games from simply correct ones.

However, this is something that the previous franchise installments already had. And it is that the biggest sin of Dance Central 3 is to repeat the formula of the success of its predecessors almost at face value, only adding very subtle touches -too much- and some game modes. That is why the veterans of the franchise will sometimes feel a certain feeling of weariness and of having already lived through the situations that are proposed - which does not make this title worse, but simply unoriginal.

And shaking the skeleton we continue to unravel the secrets of Dance Central 3.

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