JUST DANCE 2015
Because I’m h- not now Pharell, we’re busy!
An annual event
for a while now, Ubisoft’s Just Dance is to Xbox exclusive
Dance Central what Homer Simpson is to Fred Astaire. That
may sound like an insult. It isn’t.
Because I’m ha- not now
Pharell, we’re busy!!!
JD, which, for the
uninitiated (really?) is a hypercoloured game where you and one, two
or three friends/housemates/acquaintances/home invaders flail about
in front of your PS4 camera (or bust a Move), vaguely emulating
incredibly coordinated onscreen avatar-types to a variety of songs,
scoring more points the better you jiggle. Although we stress that
we use the word “variety” loosely.
Because I’m hap- NOT NOW
PHARELL, WE’RE BUSY!
While odd classics like Run DMC and
Aerosmith’s rap/rock collision ‘Walk this Way’, the best Stock,
Aitken and Watering can track in Dead or Alive’s ‘You Spin Me Round’
and the Tetris theme (oh
yeah!) made us smile, numerous Nobodys feat Whosiwhatsits induced
yawning. Otherwise, the 45 core songs feature usual suspects like
Katy, Rihanna, Gaga, Miley and Will.I.am, as well as, inevitably,
Because I’m happ- seriously? Come on dude...
As the modern way seems to be sharing everything from the biggest
milestone to the smallest botty burp, online’s a large component of
JD15. You can challenge anybody worldwide, join community
remixes (get votes and your footage may be interspliced with others
globally) and maybe even be a world beater. Like somehow we beat
five others on ‘Bad Romance’, and we’ve all the rhythmic chops of
week-old porridge. Suck that, Sweden!
Our key series bugbear
remains, which is the inability to import previous release tracks
you own, and while better than
JD14, the track list’s
still genrely myopic.
Because we’re... oh fuck it. Despite
odd grumpfs, with JD15’s easy accessibility we sported a
goofy grin lolloping about our lounge. We guess we’re... HAPPY?!