I was at a Halloween party this past weekend, and I noticed that the hosts of the party had purchased Activision’s DJ Hero. They own a number of other major music games, so it wasn’t a totally surprise to see that they had picked up the record spinning simulator. However, the sight of the box in that party atmosphere got me wondering about the…well…party potential of DJ Hero compared to other rhythm-based music games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero. Given that DJs are typically lone figures, holding sway over the physical movements of club goers, it doesn’t seem like a game about DJ-ing would be well suited for the kind of group play that modern music games encourage.
So I figured I'd turn to you, dear readers, to see how DJ Hero players are actually playing the game (alone vs. with friends)? Do you think you’ll ever host DJ Hero parties the way people have Guitar Hero parties? The other big thing I’m curious about is how people feel about the game now that it’s been out for a week or so, and you've had a chance to put the game through its paces. Assuming you’ve been able to sink in a healthy amount of time into the game, what are your impressions so far? What kind of staying power do you think the game has given the number of high profile titles set to be released over the coming weeks that will be vying for gamers’ time and money?