The best Party Dance Game on any system... period!
posted by damianrock (DULUTH, GA) Jan 30, 2011
Member since Nov 2007
gamers (90%) found this review helpful
Sitting here reading reviews, I have to laugh. Little kids don't know the songs, or it doesn't compare to Kinnect, lol.
First off, I own all 3 systems and have played all the dancing games on them, using Kinnect and Move. Just Dance on the Wii is the only one that offers 4 player party action... period. And for no additional money, and without needing a football field of space to move in.
It also offers music that will appeal to grandparents, parents, and kids.
This means it is a PARTY dance game, not "my girlfriend and I want to mimic going to the club" game. For that you would want Dance Central, which is the best solo/dual player game, on the better motion system.
This game is perfect for its own purpose. Pop it in at Christmas when the whole family is there and everyone, even Grandpa with a bad hip, will get in the action!
posted by CityCat818 (GILBERTSVILLE, PA) Apr 1, 2011
Member since Apr 2011
gamers (89%) found this review helpful
I bought the original Just Dance game for my niece for her birthday last year and after playing it, my sisters and I were addicted to it. We loved the concept that Nintendo had with it.
When Just Dance 2 came out, we all went out to buy it on the day it was released and I can honestly say, as an owner of a 360 as well, nothing compares to this game. I see people complaining about the song choices - most of these songs are legitimate dance songs probably before their time. Not to mention that JD2 also allows downloading new songs of your own taste into the game. Then there's the issue of the controller...I'm sorry, but if i wanted to dance without holding a controller, I'd do it on my own time. I wouldn't buy a game for it. JD2 keeps the feel of a video game while allowing to have fun because you're holding a controller and you know that you're still playing a game. Considering the factor that Microsoft ripped off the game ideas for the Kinect from the Wii, I'd say that the original is way better ;)
gamers (81%) found this review helpful
When Just Dance came out, it was a smash hit because it gave many players the opportunity to look like fools while dancing to several hit songs from several eras. All the players had to do is copy the movements of a dancer on screen to score big points.
Now, Just Dance 2 comes out with exactly the same idea (why mess with something that is not broken?), but with a few new twists.
First off, the song list of 44 songs can be sorted by song name, difficulty, points scored in previous tries, or duets/solos. This makes it easier for players to dial in the songs they want to dance to.
And the game also gives you the choice of randomly playing bits of songs in a mixed mode, which can be fun or cause great confusion depending on the player.
The multiplayer aspect is also changed; you can dance like you do in single player, play Simon Says (where the game will ask you to stop dancing or clap your hands), or have a race to see who gets to 4000 points first. These games can be played one player versus one player, or with two teams each consisting of two to four players.
Still, the biggest problem with Just Dance shows up here; the solo player mode lacks; if you play this game, you play it with several other people.
And the secondary problem also shows up; there’s nothing to unlock (even if there is an option to download more songs).
Still, Just Dance 2 takes everything that made the original great, and added a few wrinkles and a new set of songs that will delight many players. But it‘s one game not to play solo. RENT IT.