Summary: Do you love pop music? Does the beat of popular music fuel your iTunes, Spotify, or SoundCloud playlists? Do acts like One Direction, Nicki Minaj, or Lady Gaga feature in your YouTube or VEVO history? They do in mine. Seriously, here's the current mish-mash of music I listen to on a daily basis.
Excerpt: Dancing games are all the rage right now, especially amongst the teenage and older gamers who like to shake their groove things along with their favorite pop bands. It seems every time my daughter has one or more of her friends over, I hear the thumping of bass and the cackles of teenagers as the...
Excerpt: I have never been a huge fan of dancing games because I believe that I’m not a very good dancer, but that all changed when Just Dance arrived at home and I gave it a try – now I consider myself a dancing superstar.
Excerpt: Dance games must still be selling like hotcakes, because the folks at Ubisoft have seen fit to release yet another round in the Just Dance series with Just Dance 2014. The fifth release for the Just Dance series, Just Dance 2014 is little more than an annual music update to the wildly popular...
Summary: Parents need to know that Just Dance Kids 2014 is a kid-friendly dancing game with songs that don't contain any racy dance moves or inappropriate content, with the exception of one rum reference in the lyrics.
Excerpt: While dance based games have been popular for some time now, the arrival of Kinect has ushered in a new wave of dance game experiences. The full body motion sensor tracking changed the landscape, since your entire arsenal dance moves could now be judged, not just your feet or hand movements.
Excerpt: In Just Dance Kids 2014, the popular dance series lets younger players groove like a champion. Thanks to Kinect’s innovative tech, Just Dance Kids 2014 can get players up and dancing like never before.
Excerpt: To our surprise, Just Dance 2014 marks the first time we’ve actually been impressed by the color-drenched, purposely nonsensical franchise. Sure, we’ve enjoyed the mindless fun of the previous incarnations, but JD2014 ’s incorporation of online multiplayer, karaoke, and a stronger fitness angle...
Pros: + Thoughtful inclusion of new features like online multiplayer and karaoke., + Alternative choreography can both surprise and challenge.
Cons: ? Did the game’s dancers really wear those animal costumes?
Conclusion: Just Dance 2014 exerts no pressure, and demands no skill. It just invites you to have fun with it, whoever you are and whatever music you like. It’s wildly silly, creative and colourful, relying on daft, characterful choreography and to evoke a party atmosphere that puts everyone at ease.
Pros: Daft, accessible choreography, Cool extra Wii U features, Modern pop-heavy soundtrack
Summary: Just Dance 2014 will feel immediately familiar to fans of the series, but there are quite a few new options to explore when one jumps into the game. Unfortunately most of these modes only equate to slight variations upon the theme, rather than really adding much extra variety.