Video game review number one hundred and fourteen in my 365 Games in 365 Days project is"Just Dance".
I rented this from Gamefly (it was rated really high on a lot of people's lists) and it turned out to be a pretty fun party game. Just Dance is a Wii game that isn't really like the other dance games I've played before. Unlike Dance Dance Revolution, it's not just about what you're doing with your feet, instead....you're supposed to mimic what the character is doing onscreen with their entire body.
Heather and I had just finished spending most of the day doing some spring cleaning, so she was sitting on the couch with the cats when I put this game in to try it out. Although she initially said that she just wanted to watch, three songs in, she wanted her turn. I handed the WiiMote over to her and she tried to beat some of my scores. After she'd played for awhile, I grabbed another controller and we played six or seven rounds together. She beat me in all but one.
The scoring isn't what I'd call "accurate" or "predictable" by any means, but unlike Rock Band, you don't seem to be able to fail out of a song, so that's good. Still, we were kind of frustrated by the bad scores we were getting at first, so I visited youtube to see what other people were doing. I didn't see one tutorial on how to score well....instead, it mostly just people having a good time. We decided to do the same.
Overall Score? I'd say this one is an 8/10 as far as fun goes. I think I'll need to buy this in case we want to play it at a party or something again.
Achievements? No...it's a Wii game, so there are none.
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