fascinating how our brains work. Hearing a song that you associate
with a particular time in your life can shoom you right back there –
even if it was yonks ago and you’d consumed enough snakebite to be a
poofteenth away from clinical death.
What’s that got to do with this dancing game? Europe, 1993.
Everywhere – EVERYWHERE - we went one song pursued us: the
extraordinary Eurocheese brilliance of Haddaway’s ‘What is Love’
BABY DON’T HUUUUUUUUUUUURT ME! Ahem, sorry. Anyway, it’s in Dance
Central 2, and it brought mists of reminiscence flowing back
just like that snakebite did when we hit the floor.
The latter of which is the aim here, but obviously not in the
passed-out sense. Yep, Harmonix have taken their ace stomper and
tweaked its nipples. Generally fairly subtly though, so there’s not
much to say that we didn’t here
– hence our introductory space-absorbing wafflegasm.
Yay for a higher song count – we totted-up 44. Unfortunately,
however, they’ve still been selected by somebody into both kinds of
music – dance and dance. The first incarnation was as guilty; you
can actually shake, shimmy and such to most every other musical
style, so howsabout including some of them for fuck’s sake?
Just Dance 3 absolutely
Two players can now go at it as friends or adversaries, whilst those
embarrassing freestyle bits can be nixed. Playlists are go, voice
control’s happening (although whenever we shrieked “Xbox dance!” our
console remained motionless... BAM!) and for a fee (naturellement)
you can import the first game’s 32 songs. Training, or ‘break it
down’ mode, is more fiddle-with-able, and those submitting
themselves to the fitness mode will find it prettied up. Save for
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