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  • Broken Base:
    • Dance Central Spotlight: Pick any change made, the new songs having recycled moves, the game launching as a digital only title instead of a full release, being exclusive to Xbox One and not releasing on Xbox 360, the limited character selection, or not having any disc imports available. The glitches in the game also did not help things. Other fans praise the improved detection, having eight routines instead of just four, and the long extended value for unlocking flashcards. The list goes on.
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    • Dance Central VR: Whether its the new art style, the fact that you are dancing with a headset on, or the many other changes to the game, someone is complaining about it. Some fans do support it, and praise the forward thinking of Harmonix.
  • Follow the Leader: Made after the runaway success of Just Dance.
  • Fandom Rivalry: With the Just Dance series. DC fans accuse JD of routines being too repetitive and slow, and JD fans accuse DC of robotic animation and Harder Than Hard dances. However, if the fanbases did their research, they would know that Just Dance has been pushing for more lively and harder routines, by incorporating “Extreme” and alternate dances, and Dance Central actually has multiple levels of difficulty. Both sides just can’t seem to get along.
  • Fashion-Victim Villain: The Glitterati's Haute Blooded outfit from the third game. Aside from the excessive make-up, the overall outfit would look better for ice-skating rather than street dancing.
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  • Genius Bonus: Since a group of crows is called a "Murder", you should know what the acronym M.O.C. stands for.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Gearbox Software and Harmonix made a special trailer released in June 2014 for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! that has the game's characters dancing. Nine months later, Nisha and Claptrap were added in Dance Central Spotlight for free.
  • Relationship Writing Fumble: The way Jaryn and Kerith are written is very close for siblings. Word of God tried to explain it away by stating they're twins with a superiority complex. However, a decent amount of their interactions can be interpreted differently, including the fact that their arms are always interlocked. Some fans also pointed out several of The Glitterati's songs - such as Bad Romance and S&M among others - have subject matter that most people wouldn't be comfortable dancing to with their sibling.
  • That One Attack:
    • Spinning is That One Dance Move, especially in faster songs. It's bad enough that the song may ask you to do a 360-degree spin in less than a second, but sometimes you may have to do several spins in a row quickly, or do a half-spin then dance when your back is facing the sensor. Talk about Fake Difficulty...
    • The Toe Tapper move from "OMG". Even the best dancers in this game might only manage to get a "Nice".
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: The backgrounds for each dance. The crown definitely goes towards Dance Central Spotlight, where it sometimes looks like the avatar is literally dancing within the universe itself.

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