Being a former DJ, this game appealed before I even opened the box.
I was lucky enough to get the first and second game plus the turntable for less than 60 quid.
I was a little skeptical at first but as I was doing the tutorial (and listening to fellow Kiwi Zane Lowe) I got to grips with the new controls and wow... I honestly was like OMG! Although I'm not one for trying to rap or sing whilst trying to scratch and crossfade, I find out that you can actually do this in this version!!! Whatever next?
After the tutorial, I did a few quick plays and the first thing that came to mind was how creative some of the songs and mixing them was?!? One of my favourites is Rihanna - Rude boy vs Iyaz - Replay... or Kanye - Love Lockdown vs Donna Summer - Bad Girls... You could easily release some of these mash ups!
Like any of the Hero games, the idea is to get as many perfect sections as possible and in this you can get to a EUPHORIA stage where you can earn more points.
This also has a rewind option which is best used on busy sections of songs to earn even more points and get more EUPHORIA sections, earning more points.
I'm currently doing a Empire which is where you bring a DJ from the start (Ibiza) and up through different cities and clubs across the globe. As you earn more "Stars" you unlock items such as appearance items like headphones or outfits, even your deck (CDJ or turntable). The only annoying thing for me is that I'm not huge on house music, I prefer the RnB/Hip Hop mixes so it's just baring with music you may not like (even though the house songs are normally easier to perfect). As you work through the cities though, you get to battle real life DJ's such as RZA and David Guetta - but dont think you're the man if you beat one of them (because it's just a game).
Online play, you can battle other players across the world in different modes; whether its a single track or a mixture of up to 5 (i think). Once you agree on a song/s, you play each other and the highest number of perfect sections, obviously, wins. Please note: you can battle anyone of any skill level. The higher their level, the more points they potentially earn and, well, you have your ass handed to you.
To me, it is the game I am addicted to at the moment, although the turntable and crossfader can be a little loud; so trying to play when the wife is sleeping can go against you sometimes (trust me).
Great game! Much improved from the first game.