posted by GoddessGrimzi (PHOENIX, AZ) Oct 26, 2011
Member since Oct 2011
Ive played all the other Just dance games, even the smurf dance party game, admittedly i'm addicted to them, but this one completely and utterly disappointed me. The song selection was alright, just alright. The dance moves were really lacking in comparison to the other games and over all I spent about 30 minuets playing it where Ive spent several hours on the others. I felt like a lot of the dance moves were robotic and out of place for the songs. If you like the game series I would advise looking up some videos on youtube before you rent or buy this game and see for yourself what I mean.
I rented this game for my kids at work (ages 9-12). Most of them enjoyed it greatly; I thought the "Simon Says" mode was pretty cool, too. My kids alternate between the Wii and Xbox Kinect & I got this game as a change from Dance Central & Dance Central 2, which is what they're used to playing. One of the major differenes between the two that I've noticed is that Just Dance seems to be very much targeted towards a female audience, which didn't go over too well with the boys in my group. Even the majority of what I would consider the "guy songs" have quite... feminine moves. I also didn't like that my kids were catching on that the game only tracks your right hand; I felt bad when students that were dancing their hearts out would notice that someone who was standing still was beating them at the game. Unfortunately, that is the fatal flaw of the Nintendo Wii & not the game developer's fault.
I did enjoy the creative costumes & backgrounds and the "Simon Says" mode, like I previously stated; I only wish this game had more mass appeal, like the Dance Central franchise.