Product Type: Ubisoft Wii games
Newest Review: ... now I'd have gone for a pre owned one to cut costs though. As the title would suggest the game involves lots of dancing. To play you hold ... more
Samba,Hip-Hop, Modern, or.. a bit of Dad's shoulder dancing
Just Dance (Wii)
Member Name: marshall1993
Just Dance (Wii)
Advantages: Fun, good songs, Full use of Wii Remote
Disadvantages: Game doesn't always respond to Wii remote
You use the Wii remote to make dance moves i time to the music by using the timeline that runs across the bottom of the screen. The arrow flashes and a move you have to do will appear, performed by a stick figure. Carrying out the moves well is alot to do with timing. Along side this is a brightly colours "professional" dancer. You have to attempt to copy the dancer in the right timing by follwing it like a mirror image.
How well you do depends on how much you match the moves of the on screen dancer.
The more effort you put into your moves, the more you are rewarded. As you gain points, they will collect in a points gauge, whoever has the most point wins first place.
I was brought this game for a birthday present. After doing a little research, the game cost around £22, but i know that it retails for a little cheaper now, as it was released a while back, and jJust Dance 2 is out (which i can say hasn't received the best reviews that i have read!)
You can play the game from one to four players, so everyone can get involed, providing you have the remotes. But even if you don't, it's still the kind of game that people can dance along with without the remote, being registered by the Wii doesnt matter, i find its just funny to have a lot of people doing the same goofy moves.
When turning on the game, you find that it is very easy to navigate through the menus, and that there isn's any faffing about ( for want of a more technical term). You tend to just click through a few manus, and then your on the song selection, it's very simple to get started. On the song selection, you can choose between dancing to the full version of the song, or just to dance along to the shortened version. If you just want a quick dance there is also a quick mode.
There is a good choice and mix of songs, from classics and golden oldies, to popular current chart toppers. Over all there are 30 songs, covering a range of genrea to suit any taste. Some songs include, MC Hammer, U Can't Touch This, and Gorillaz, with Dare, just to name a couple.
However i do have one gripe, sometimes when playing, the game doesnt respond to the movements of the Wii remote. At first i though it was my dad blaming his rubbish timing and bad dancing on the remote, but after trying it myself, and myself being a brilliant dancer with excellent timing, it does tend to only pick up player one, and not so much player two, Player 2s remote never seems to register on screen as well as player ones does, which i don't think is fair, but doesnt take away too much from the fun of things.
A plus with this game is it is actually quite good exercise, when i play i become genuinely tired (maybe im a couch potato) but i do feel my heart beating and increased Breathing rate. Also with this is that because your'e having so much fun, it doesn't matter that you're tiring, you just keep going to try and get the highest score. The fact that you know how long the dance will be, it pushes you to finish, it sort of gives you a goal to achieve. Really great!
This game is such a simple idea in theory, but it has been done really well in the form of this game. The makers of the game haven't tried to overcomplicate things, and has kept it simple, and as close to the initial idea as possible, making it very original and fun. The game makes full use of the wii remote, which i always like in Wii games, i always hate it when they try to crowbar the Wii remote into the functioning of a game and it just doesn't work. This is the perfect sort of game for the Wii, and has longevity in it. The silhouette of the dancer makes the moves easy to follow, the moves are individual anf unique to each song, and you will no doubt develop your favorite routines.
I would reccomend this game for certain. If you like a bit of a boogie, but aren't quite sure of what moves to bust, this game is probably a good start :).
5 Stars from me.
Summary: Good Game, Original, simple and fun.
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