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Just Dance 2 (Wii)
Member Name: rosaliecullen
Just Dance 2 (Wii)
Advantages: Good for exercise
Disadvantages: Limited songs
Just Dance 2 is a game for the Nintendo Wii which is the sequel to Just Dance. The game retailed at around £20 when it was first released but I notice at the time of writing, it is available at Amazon for £12. Bargain!!
The game itself is essentially a dancing game, you have to hold the Wii controller in your hand and the Wii recognises where you are. On the screen you have a selection of choices, more than the original Just Dance if memory serves me correctly. You can choose to challenge (so getting as many points as possible), dance-off (so you are battling it out with a partner to get as many points as possible) or sweat-it-out (so trying to use the game for exercise purposes).
I mainly use the game on my own for exercise purposes. There are a range of songs, fast and slow, old and new. Each song has a different dance routine and the choreography and the cardio-intensity is rated on each so you can build up from easier routines to more difficult routines quite easily. In my opinion, this is really good, particularly from an exercise point of view.
Basically if the character on screen raises its arm, you raise your arm, if it swings its arm, you swing your arm and so on. Depending on your timing and accuracy, the game gives you a score for each move.
The game is lots of fun for a party, especially if you have people who are up for a laugh there. I would say it needs quite a lot of space, particularly if there are two people in a dance-off. There are around 30 different routines, you can buy extra songs from the Wii Store but I have never managed to get this working so sometimes the songs can become repetitive - although practice does make perfect!
In my opinion it would be great to have more songs and as some of them are quite old, perhaps children wouldn't know them so well as some of the more recent stuff. There is stuff from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s in there but even I don't know some of the songs and I'm nearly 30.
I would love a Ministry of Sound version!....only me then? LOL
Also will be posted on Ciao as Rosaliecullen6 (c)
Summary: Give it a go for £12