Lots of Fun if You Don't Take Yourself too Seriously!
May 10, 2010
This Wii game is a lot of fun but you can't be self-conscious or you'll feel out of place doing it.
There is a list of songs to choose from and two options for each song - short version and long version. As each song plays, it counts down to the start of the dancing at which time you are to start mirror imaging the person on the screen. The dancer on screen is a simplified faceless person taken from real video. I kind of wish they left the actual person there.
As the song plays, there is a visual cue as to what move to do next and well as a status bar showing how well you are staying in sync. Your success is based on your timing and movement in conjunction with the onscreen dancer. You can have up to four dancers at a time in a dance contest or you can do it by yourself.
The variety of songs is OK offering a little of everything. It is the original artists singing. Each song has a difficulty rating based on how hard it is to do the dancing and how much effort you have to put into it. The one thing that is a little annoying is that the movement is recorded based on the Wii remote being in your right hand. That makes your right hand do more work. After awhile, my right arm gets tired from all that swinging around and I'd like to be able switch to my left hand for a break. I guess there is nothing stopping me.
We have a lot of fun and don't mind looking like idiots trying to act like a puppy in Who Let the Dogs Out. My 6 year old daughter especially loves it and it's something we can do together while getting some exercise. After half an hour of dancing, you are sweating. If you aren't, you're not putting enough into it!
I bought this game at the suggestion of my daughter. She saw the commercial on TV and thought it would be fun - especially to learn all the "old" dances her Mom might know. As soon as we received it from Amazon, she immediately opened it and played. I have to admit that I was hesitant to try it out for fear of making a fool of myself. Luckily in the safety of my home, I could choose to dance in private. My daughter was immediately hooked and it was an obvious game to play … more
The Wii Gaming System is a perfect alternative for rainy day exercise and sports simulation. When I saw "Just Dance" offered by UBI, I excitedly envisioned myself moving and grooving to a wide spectrum of music that would provide me with an alternative exercise option. Unfortunately, after playing this game for over an hour, I found that the limited playlist cut the action for me. Instead of moving from song to song, I found myself surfing for something that moved me to dance. … more
Pros: Fun, good song mix, funny characters, real dance moves, solo or challenge, simple rules Cons: Only 30 songs, graphics aren't great, scoring is iffy, doesn't save stats The Bottom Line: Just Dance for Nintendo Wii is so simple to plat that it's great for kids on up. A good song mix and some great dance moves override its flaws. I love dance DVDs and find that I get a great cardio workout when I do them. Since … more
In Just Dance players learn real dance moves to songs they know and love across a wide genre of music over the past sixty years. Requiring only one Wii Remote per player, up to four people can break it down at a time, as they follow on-screen choreographed moves set to classic dance tracks, covering a wide variety of musical genres and bringing everyone to the dance floor. The game includes more than 30 chart-topping and foot stomping hits designed to get players moving right out of the box.
Key Game Features:
One of the best dance mixes around: Just Dance features more than 30 licensed tracks, ranging from iconic dance hits such as "You Can’t Touch This" by MC Hammer to modern day pop with "Hot N Cold" by Katy Perry.
Scrolling lyrics lines so players can sing along to the beat.
Real dance moves: step to the beat and learn real-life dance moves from music spanning the 80’s, 90’s, Disco, Rock and more.
Start the party right: raise the roof with anyone and everyone you know via fun 4 player party modes – with simple controls, anyone can pick-up and play.
Workout in disguise: burn calories, stay fit, and enjoy a fun workout all while having a blast with your favorite songs.