» Reviews: Just Dance 4

Nathan Schwartz

|    Monday, November 5, 2012

  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platform: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, Wii U
  • Players: 1-4
  • Rating: E10+
  • Genre: Dance

Just Dance 4 manifests differently depending on the people playing it. You have those who have never played it but are enthusiastic and are comfortable making fools of themselves. You have those who are too shy and anxious to make fools of themselves. And you have those who are pros at the game who are the equivalent of boss battles to those intermediate and below.

When you mix them together, at first, there’s a vibe that’s a combination of excitement and awkwardness. Some people are playing enthusiastically, while others sit quietly, avoiding eye contact so to not be picked to play next. But wait a half an hour, and a dozen or so shots of (fill in the blank), and the dynamic shifts entirely.

Now everyone is into it. Everyone is grooving to the music, competition is fierce, and there is this general air of fun.

The music in the game is a mix of top 40 stuff (of which I am not fond) and more classic dance songs. But, regardless of how much or little you like the variety of music, once the game pulls you in, you’re going to be dancing like nobody is watching.

 

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