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  • Summary: Being the pioneer of the franchise that started the dance game craze Konami introduces a brand new way to experience music and rhythm. The next generation in full body dancing is finally here! DanceMasters (also known as "Dance Evolution") utilizes Microsoft Natal to give gamers the ultimate dance club right in their living rooms, with no peripherals required! Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 30
  2. Negative: 4 out of 30
  1. Jan 4, 2011
    Anyone can jump in and enjoy DanceMasters instantly, but those looking to truly master the game will find a long, rewarding process ahead of them.
  2. Dec 20, 2010
    A great dancing game, a very direct and frantic arcade which will entertain us since the very beginning, without having to learn complicated choreographies.
  3. Dec 15, 2010
    If you like the music, DanceMasters is a great companion game to Dance Central.
  4. Dec 20, 2010
    As far as Kinect dancing games go, Dance Central is still the better ticket, but if Dance Masters' distinct Japanese feel and set list move you, it may be worth a look.
  5. Dec 27, 2010
    Dance Evolution is not a bad game, but if you only want a single dancing Kinect title, forget this one immediately and buy Dance Central.
  6. Dec 20, 2010
    Though the novel camera feature fuels some goofy fun, DanceMasters only holds lasting appeal for dedicated dance fiends.
  7. Jan 2, 2011
    A game only DDR fans can appreciate; for the rest of us there's Dance Central.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Nov 16, 2010
    This is the best dancing game for the Kinect as far as I am concerned. Dance Masters, the true sequel to Dance Dance Revolution. The game is very easy to jump in and play, starting with the easy difficulty you basically just match some of the poses, as you do this keep an eye on the main dancer because eventually you will have to mimic most of their moves. I found the extreme mode to be the most fun mode in the game, it is so fun trying to follow all the moves the onscreen character does.

    The Music in the game is what you would expect from a Dance Dance Revolution game, so if you like the music there, you will like the music here as well.

    I feel the graphics and animation is top notch, some of the best animated dancing in a video game I have ever seen.

    There is also a tutorial that will teach you the basics of the game.

    I give this game a 9 out of 10 for being the best dancing game I have ever played.
  2. Feb 9, 2012
    I know Dance Central is much more appealing to the mass audience due to its much bigger and more familiar library of songs on top of being much easier to jump into BUT those looking for a work out and a more legit dancing game would find DanceMasters to be a better fit. Sure on the easier difficulties you can cheat on the moves and don't technically have to dance, but even going to standard (and obviously Extreme, Stealth and Master) requires you to do the dance. The visuals are great and I like out the markers add some flare to the game you're playing. Now let's get to the meat, the dancing. I'm a dancer and comparing both DanceMasters and Dance Central's choreo, I highly prefer DanceMasters, one reason being the the hardest routine I learned on Dance Central was not that challenging for me, while I've yet to master the most difficult routine on DanceMasters. The routines are much more realistic (these are dances you'd most likely see in music videos and such) and for the most part the music is great and very catchy. There are some odd balls (like this one very slow R&B) but the variety of music and styles make this a much better dancing game than most people give it credit for. I await the sequel. Expand
  3. Jul 8, 2012
    This game has moves that are too difficult for people who don't have a dancing background. My daughters have a very difficult time keeping up with the changes. It obviously wasn't meant as a family fun game. Just Dance 3 works well for children because the moves aren't as complex. Expand