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  • Summary: Dance Central Spotlight is a rhythm-and-dance simulation game in which players perform dance steps by following the movements of on-screen characters.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. X-ONE Magazine UK
    Oct 11, 2014
    90
    This is just about the dancing. [Issue#116, p.81]
  2. Sep 13, 2014
    82
    Harmonix proves once again that they are the masters of Kinect: The movement recognition is almost flawless. The decision to shrink everything down to downloadable snack size is not that convincing though. Nonetheless this is still worth to sink your teeth in.
  3. Sep 10, 2014
    80
    The game also scales in difficulty, making it the ultimate casual party game while also allowing the dedicated to master complicated dance routines, all while providing a proper workout.
  4. Sep 24, 2014
    74
    Though it feels like it moves a step back in the series’ multiplayer potential, the hundreds of dance moves, great progression between difficulties, and the more realized Fitness mode pick up the slack.
  5. Oct 9, 2014
    70
    If you have an Xbox 360 and a Kinect handy, you'd be better off just picking up prior Dance Central games on the cheap and reaping the benefits of an extended library, better multiplayer, and more game modes. But for everyone else who bought an Xbox One and has a Kinect collecting dust, it's a great way to bring some life to your next party.
  6. Sep 29, 2014
    70
    With a low entry price but very few songs included Dance Central tries a new way to find success. Just as the previous Dance Central games the core gameplay in Spotlight shines, even though it doesn’t really bring anything new to the table. If you want a good Kinect game, this is the one to get.
  7. Sep 10, 2014
    60
    When you’re dancing Spotlight is fun, but it is easily the weakest game in the Dance Central series.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Oct 28, 2016
    10
    I use this game as my personal trainee. From the beginning it was not much fun, just exercises. But when i learned movements and developersI use this game as my personal trainee. From the beginning it was not much fun, just exercises. But when i learned movements and developers made special mode for training i have enough excitement to keep training regularly and with fun. Awesome. Expand
  2. Jan 10, 2015
    10
    First of all, this is not a conventional dance game. “Just Dance 2015” is a conventional dance game or party dance game, you name it. JustFirst of all, this is not a conventional dance game. “Just Dance 2015” is a conventional dance game or party dance game, you name it. Just goofing around, nothing more. “Dance Central Spotlight” is more of a dance simulator, dance tutorial, your personal dance trainer. And an excellent one.

    As of today, I’ve played for almost three months in a row and I can honestly say that this game is perfect for me. There’s nothing unnecessary in the game. Just songs, routines and dance moves. Kinect 2.0 works really great. It’s unbelievable. I always thought it was for party games and staff like that. You know, just for fun, nothing more. Nowadays technology gives excellent precision in reading your moves, so if you doing something wrong, game’ll let you know. It’s on par with training in a real dance studio. That’s my honest opinion. And after almost a hundred routines I still stand by it. Routines, learning curve, motion-capturing of dance moves are top-notch. You can slow down at any time and practice any particular move. You want to learn to dance from scratch, you can do that. You want to get in shape, nothing is better then dancing. If you have some experience, like me, you’ll improve your techniques and arsenal of dance moves. Real dance moves that you can use on a dance floor in the club. Of course there are some hitches, like sometimes Kinect loses you with no apparent reason, some of your moves are not counted as «Flawless» and you have no idea why, or song selection screen updating for 3-5 minutes when you start a game. But that’s nothing.

    I recommend this game to everyone.
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  3. Sep 23, 2014
    10
    My lovely kinect game :З With it I learned to dance! Incredeble treks, cool motion, beautiful cherecter and kinect works very good!) feel freeMy lovely kinect game :З With it I learned to dance! Incredeble treks, cool motion, beautiful cherecter and kinect works very good!) feel free to buy) Expand
  4. Oct 1, 2014
    7
    Easily the best game that utilizes Kinect technology, Dance Central Spotlight is both excellent and a bit cumbersome as a rhythmic dance game.Easily the best game that utilizes Kinect technology, Dance Central Spotlight is both excellent and a bit cumbersome as a rhythmic dance game. It's $10 price tag will easily make it worth a gamble investment. The game is definitely meant for families and friends since there's little to reward or engage individual players (other than mastering the material). The promise of expansive DLC that will be available for $2 per track (unless special sales hit the DCS store) is great since you can customize the game soundtrack without paying $50 for a playlist that you may love/hate. Still, $2 a song is a bit steep since you're not getting much. There isn't quite enough DLC at launch to merit a purchase from myself, so the hope that the store explodes quickly is definitely in play for me. Expand
  5. Jun 21, 2018
    6
    This game is not especially fun but I still enjoy it more than other methods of moderate/high intensity exercise, so I end up playing it a lotThis game is not especially fun but I still enjoy it more than other methods of moderate/high intensity exercise, so I end up playing it a lot regardless.

    The good:

    1. We can customize almost the entire library.

    2. There are multiple routines per song, giving us more choices if we love the song but don’t like the moves for some of the routines.

    3. The character I select becomes the default and stays that way until I change it, even after turning off the system.

    The bad:

    1. Many of the new dance moves are awkward and annoying to perform.

    2. We still have annoying moves that involve turning around in a circle. It’s not fair because it’s hard to master a move when I don’t see the screen part of the time.

    3. For practice mode, I want the ability to bulk select and practice only the moves I haven’t passed, as well as the ability to collect moves in it.

    4. I would like the ability to hide particular songs I own, like if I get tired of them, didn’t like them in the first place, or if my list of songs is getting too cluttered.

    5. I think the game should immediately open up to the list of songs I already have, without there being the current starting menu or featured songs getting in the way to the left.

    6. Fitness mode is almost pointless.
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  6. Jan 2, 2018
    6
    Hikaye = 0
    Oynanış = 6
    Grafikler = 5
    Sesler = 7
    Keyif = 8
    Atmosfer = 8
    Süre = 7
  7. Sep 21, 2014
    1
    save your money and run! don't look back! kinect AGAIN? crappy MUSIC? same game...every..time. its gone to far! SAVE YOURSELF! itssave your money and run! don't look back! kinect AGAIN? crappy MUSIC? same game...every..time. its gone to far! SAVE YOURSELF! its just...every year it seems like..its the COD of kinect...a game not worthy of being named A GAME AT ALL! save your money by putting music on while watching muted gameplay and watch how the character in the gameplay dances and copy it! Expand

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