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  • Summary: Get ready to groove it to any tune you want because the global dance video game phenomena is about to undergo a revolution. Any music CD, any track – the ultimate dance game that generates dance movies from your own music CDs. Dance Factory's unique feature: the game can take any track from any music CD in your entire collection, play it and automatically generate incredible dance routines, played out on-screen for you to groove to on the mat. Superseding previous dance mat games that have had pre-set play lists limited to the licensed tracks on the game disc, Dance Factory offers infinite variety. With Dance Factory, there is no limit to the tunes you can dance to, since any and every CD in your personal collection can be used with the game to create a series of dance steps. You choose the tunes, Dance Factory creates the moves and the party is what you make it – be it Hip Hop, Rock, Disco, whatever. [Codemasters] Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 22
  2. Negative: 8 out of 22
  1. This is a game that’s all about innovation, and this is the only way in which Konami’s dancing games could be bettered. Dance Factory is a superb product that deserves to be noticed, and as such Codemasters should be commended. [Oct 2006, p.115]
  2. The visuals are a bit spartan. [Oct 2006, p.79]
  3. A clever idea that's a laugh with the right kind of music, but is too random to be anything other than an occasional curiosity. [Oct 2006, p.95]
  4. Despite Dance Factory's innovative concept, Codies' flawed execution and iffy beat recognition make this somewhat of a missed opportunity to knock Konami's "Dancing Stage" from the top spot.
  5. Dance Factory's main feature is the ability to generate dance steps to your own music CDs. There's just one problem: It doesn't really work.
  6. 20
    There is no joy to be found within the data contained on this disc. Only crushing disappointment, suffering, and weak shin muscles.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
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  1. Mar 8, 2014
    If you like rhythm action games but get bored of their limited and cliched choice of.licensed music, this game is made for you. It works well with most CDs but stumbles on a few, and its a shame there's no online aspect, but you can put in your own dances and swap them with friends who own the same disc, or CDR, so it has great replayability. Every CD you own or get later is effectively an expansion pack for Dance Factory. Expand
  2. JenniferP.
    Jan 2, 2007
    Good idea..but it doesn't work. Maybe the makers or DDR will come up with a good version.
  3. Aug 22, 2012
    Have you played Audiosurf? This game was the Audiosurf of dancing games, years before Audiosurf. Same strength -- you could dance to any song you had! But I remember it having the same weaknesses too -- the step sequences felt generic and often didn't sync up viscerally with the music. Plus, in the PS2 days, uploading your music and waiting for the game to generate levels was a slow and clunky process. Seems like a good example of a game that was a bit ahead of its technological time -- it'd be great to see someone have another go at the concept. But, in the age of DLC, it's probably too much to hope for, right?

    3 points for the gameplay experience and 3 for the ambitious and - at the time - new concept.