posted by F0ldsAtHom (SANTA MARIA, CA) Apr 24, 2012
Member since Jun 2008
Parents of young children need to try this out with your kids.
My kids (3 and 5) loved this game.
It keeps them entertained and burns off excess energy from the day that they would otherwise use destroying their bedrooms.
Other than a slew of new songs and dances, I can't really notice much difference between this one and the predecessors.
It does however, have "Let's Go To the Mall" from that episode of "How I Met Your Mother". If you're a fan of the show then you'll appreciate it too.
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.