Excerpt: Just Dance has been an amazing craze. You probably read the news story we recently published that Just Dance 2 has sold more than five million copies on the Wii. It is only the eighth game to achieve that number on that system. Ubisoft knows a winning formula and they are applying it wherever they can. I initially thought Just Dance Summer Party might be an attempt to cash in on that success. I was worried that they had gone to the well once too often.
Excerpt: So there I was at E3 2012. I just sent Sam to take a break. The music was thumping, people everywhere, games everywhere, and I was in the Disney Interactive Studios floorspace for our appointment. And I saw something that stopped me dead in my tracks. What did I see? Just Dance Disney Party. Both Ubisoft and Disney had me check out this wonderful family friendly title.
Excerpt: What is with music video games? It seems that every major player in the genre is just repeating the same mistakes; multiple games, countless expansions and rapid fire sequels are just some of the burdens that fans of music and rhythm games must endure. Dance Dance Revolution did it, Guitar Hero did it (and then some) and now, on the eve of its first expansion track pack, the same questions that plagued those series are being asked of the Just Dance series.
Conclusion: Will forever be shunned by the hardcore Rock Band fan but Just Dance was never intended for this audience in the first place. If you prefer a more casual dancing experience to enjoy with friends, this will suffice and entertain.
Summary: Just Dance is a horrible and shallow game that barely functions in the manner it is supposed to. The motion detection only works about a third of the time, and the instructions at the bottom for what move you are supposed to do next are often out of sync with the large dancer you are supposed to mirror or are completely different altogether.
Excerpt: Dancing games. Who'd want to review one of them? Not me, but then beggars can't be choosers, and when a game topples Modern Warfare 2 in the All Formats video game chart, it deserves some attention. Just Dance has been a mega hit for publisher Ubisoft, and surely the thousands of UK gamers currently bopping along to the likes of Calvin Harris and Katy Perry can't all be wrong. Just Dance must have something going for it. And, to my great surprise, it kind of does.
Popular dance game with a Magic Kingdom twist -- for kids.
Common Sense Media
18 August 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Just Dance: Disney Party is a music dance game specifically made for younger Disney fans and particularly dedicated adult fans. As in the other Just Dance games, players mimic the moves of onscreen dancers -- and can play against each other in the same room. One song mentions alcohol briefly and kids might be drawn to the commercial aspects of the game, but there is no real objectionable content.
Fun collection of dance songs from previous games.
Common Sense Media
18 August 2010
Summary: Parents need to know Just Dance: Greatest Hits is a dance game featuring a few songs with mild sexy language and on-screen dancers doing suggestive movements like grinding hips, touching one's body, and pretending to smack buttocks. But this is of the E10+ variety, not those found in "T" rated dance games.