Dance Central 3 is an addictive dancing game that offers a fantastic music listing and satisfying gameplay.
Using the Xbox 360’s Kinect motion-sensing device, Dance Central 3 incorporates full-body movement to match dancing moves with on-screen prompts.
It takes a few hours to really grasp how to perfect those prompts, but once you do you’ll find the experience to be very rewarding.
The game somehow makes its nonsensical story feel relevant: as a secret agent for Dance Central Intelligence, you travel through time to learn the ways of music crazes and stop an oppressive regime from taking over the art of dance.
The story makes no sense but that's to be expected. It offers just the right amount of silliness, and the game mainly focuses on Dance Central 3's awesome choreography.
There’s a fantastic range of music to dance through in Dance Central 3. Its variety easily trumps that of its predecessors', which were perhaps a little too focused on contemporary music.
This time round there isn’t quite as much Lady Gaga, not that her inclusion in previous games was a bad thing. A little more diversity this time around certainly hasn't gone unnoticed.
This iteration offers a little something for everyone, with classics from the '70s through to the '00s.
It’s really the first Dance Central game that is open to a wider audience, and the first in the series that players in their 20s and 30s can appreciate.
The only obvious problem with this game is that it seems a little too restricted by its story. You can’t play through it until you’ve mastered all of the tracks in the game, so those wanting to unlock all of its in-game rewards will have to grind through the hard way.
The plus side of this structure is that most songs are available from the moment you start the game up, making it an appealing option for parties.
The experience really thrives on the multiplayer front, where the game offers its best party-like experience.
Two teams of up to four people battle it out on the dance floor with a bunch of enjoyable minigames and great tracks to dance through.
Dance Central 3 continues the series’ fantastic track record on Kinect. It offers challenging gameplay, a fantastic multiplayer offering that’s perfect for parties, and a great variety of music that should appeal to dancers of all ages.