This year’s E3 showed off a lot of big-name sequels, highly-anticipated new IPs, the newest 3D technology, and even live luchadore wrestling. But one unexpected genre that seemed to draw a lot of interest was the motion-controlled dancing game. Yes, that’s right…dancing game.E3 introduced four such titles: Dance Central, Dance Masters, Just Dance 2, and Singstar+Dance. These titles didn’t just offer Simon-Sez foot movements that make the player look as if he or she was playing a really fast game of hopscotch, a la the Dance Dance Revolution series. No, the aim of these titles was to create movements that actually resembled real dancing.
So did any of them actually work? And for which one should the wannabe “So You Think You Can Dance?” contestant keep an eye out?