A better looking Just Dance, but not a better game
posted by JMichaud (BETHESDA, MD) Aug 5, 2012
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It seems like everyone wants to be just like Just Dance (when it comes to dancing games on the Wii): Take a Wiimote and swing it about in the fashion shown on screen and at the right time. Pull off these maneuvers and I am dancing – even if I wasn’t using my left hand or either one of my feet.
But what Let’s Dance does, and does well, is show off some impressive graphics. The host, Mel B, looks great as she dishes out her opinion of your routine or introduces you to the next dance.
Even the dancers in this game look much better here than the overly rough looking dancers in all the Just Dance games.
But when I got past the great graphics, the game just doesn’t deliver anything new to the dancing games. You get 28 songs to dance to solo or against one other person.
There’s a survival mode where you try to keep the meter from emptying four times, but the presentation in that mode is bland and forgettable.
Or you can play a tournament where up to 8 dancers face off in pairs to see which one dancer gets the most points.
But the tournament mode is flawed – there’s an easy way to win the round. Some of the songs let you score a lot of points while others don’t. If you pick the right song, and your opponent picks the wrong song, you can’t lose – even if you perform badly and the other dancer does perfectly.
Even with a whole lot of awards to unlock, Let’s Dance doesn’t raise the bar for dancing games – it just tries to cash in on the Just Dance phenomenon. RENT IT.