JUST DANCE 2017
This is your heart: BADOOMP... BADOOMP... BADOOMP... BADOOMP...
This is your heart on Just Dance 2017: DOOF! DOOF!
Yes, just when you thought the BPM might abate,
Ubisoft find more to jam into this latest iteration of their
mega-dance extravaganza that doesn’t involve washed-up nobodies
posing as ‘celebrities’.
There are some 40 songs, and as
always some will be over the moon with the choice, while others will
mumble and grumble and fondly remember the days when music was good.
Like us. Shakira, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, David Guetta? Whatever.
The Weeknd? We guess that’s a gag about dropping an ‘e’. Still,
Queen’s ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ is here, and a few choice other cuts
marred somewhat by being covers. Ooh, there’s also vocaloid queen
So, it would seem that Just Dance 2017
is cursed. Ooh, that’s bad. But! There’s always the ‘Just Dance
Unlimited’ subscription service, allowing access to some 200 other
songs, featuring many good ones from previous releases and
otherwise. That’s good! But it’s also cursed, as there’s no ‘Night
Boat to Cairo’, and you only get a three month sub before you have
to start paying, or learn to love the on-board songs. That’s bad.
As we would hope, there’s mode overload. Generic ‘Just Dance’,
the ‘Sweat’ workouts, ‘Just Dance TV’ where you get to laugh at
others like they’d laugh at you, three-part ‘Dance Quests’, the
extrovert’s fave ‘World Dance Floor’ and a weird trip around the
world’s dance styles as you power up an alien spaceship (really) in
‘Just Dance Machine’.
The Switch JoyCons work a treat for up
to six players (assuming you can afford that many), saving you from using your mobile (which is still
an option) or having ungainly camera setups like some other formats.
Music selection gripes aside,
JD remains super fun. Get into it and it will certainly get
your heart pumping.
Ooh, that's bad!