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POSTED 5/3/17


JUST DANCE 2017

Ubisoft



This is your heart: BADOOMP... BADOOMP... BADOOMP... BADOOMP...

This is your heart on Just Dance 2017: DOOF! DOOF! 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 involved 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 Hatsune Miku!

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.

BADOOMP...BDOOMP... BDMP! BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP...

Ooh, that's bad!

take me back to the start...

 



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