Just Dance 2014 Leaves you Breathless.
Published: Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 22:10
Just Dance 2014 is overall better than the previous three installments of the video game, but it does come with a few flaws.
In general the game had a cleaner set up than the previous ones in the series. The graphics are much cleaner and the set up is clean.
The player is immediately introduced with the three ways to play: the normal way, on the World Stage or Just Sweat.
In playing in the normal version of the game you see all the song selections. It was a disappointment when the difficulty of the song wasn’t listed on the main screen, like it had been in Just Dance 1-3. Instead the player had to click on the song then hover over the square of the song to find out the difficulty.
Overall the dances were more difficult, but this was good. It meant that the dances didn’t favor one side of the player’s body. In Just Dance 1-3 the dance movements would be more angled toward the hand that the Wii remote was in. This left the player with a sore arm and irritated; in Just Dance 2014 the dance is choreographed as if the player weren’t holding a remote.
There were also more selections once a song was chosen. You could play the classic way, on stage or battle mode.
The new on stage mode is interesting to say the least. It is set up as if the player were performing as the main singer of the song. When selecting which avatar you are playing as, choose wisely. If you pick the main singer you won’t be dancing as much, where if you pick the back-up dancer you will be dancing a lot.
The battle mode has the original choreography to the song you picked as well as choreography from another Just Dance song mashed in.
The World stage mode is the best thing that Ubisoft added to this game. In playing in this mode you can compete against other dancers from all over the world who are playing at the same time as you. As you are dancing you are shown your rank, and flags pop up on the screen showing how many people from that area are playing.
It is a great use of technology and adds more competition to the game.
The censorship in the game is imbalanced. Several of the songs have words bleeped out that just don’t make sense. In “I Kissed a Girl,” by Katy Perry, the word “cherry” in the line “cherry chapstick” was blurred out. On the other hand during the song “Blurred Lines,” by Robin Thicke which is an extremely suggestive song, one of the moves is suggestive of smacking someone’s butt.
The Ubisoft video game used on the Wii console was a blast to play, and definitely leaves the players exhausted and happy.
I give this video game a 3.5 out of 5 paws because they took out things they shouldn’t have.