JUST DANCE 4
Wii (also on PS3/PSN, Xbox 360/Kinect, Wii U)
Dance. Dance, dance, dance, dance, dance! Hang on – 1, 2,3... uh,
that must be Just Dance 6. Give it a couple of years.
But out of respect for Chic we’re gonna say it anyway – Yowsah!
Yowsah! Yowsah! Now that’s out of the way, we probably should
attempt to blurt something vaguely relevant to this year’s model of
Just Dance – 4, which you’d know if you’re paying
attention - upon the page. Well, screen. It’s just plain white when
we’re doing this, not pretty green (you know you’re soaking in it)
like you see it. You lucky buggers!
Anyway, essentially JD4 is more of the same – another
selection of songs, although not quite as adventurous as
JD3. OK, so there’s They
Might Be Giants’ ‘Instanbul (Not Constantinople)’, The B-52’s’ (YARGH,
we’re in apostrophe hell!) ‘Rock Lobster’ and the official funkiest
song in the history of everything, Stevie Wonder’s ‘Superstition’,
but otherwise save for a bit of Rickrolling and the surprise assault
of Europe’s ‘The Final Countdown’ it’s mainly standard chart
boing-boing-boing-yo-buttocks dance fluff. Oh, and there’s some boy
band called One Dimension or summat. Woo.
As usual, you follow various brightly-hued silhouettish beings about
the screen – or more to the point you try to. The better you
emulate, the more pointies you get. The more pointies you get, the
more profit you get. Hang on, that’s underpants gnomes theory...
There are new dance battles – if you ever wanted to let Skrillex
loose on Ricky Martin with a wubwubwub battering then here’s your
chance - plus missions for each song and some alternate routines.
Meanwhile, the ‘Just Sweat’ exercise mode has been tweaked a tad.
Curiously you still can’t import tracks from any other JD or
its many variants, a potential cash-spinner that Ubisoft seem
somehow oblivious to.
JD4’s about as innovative as, ooh, most any modern chart
song. But don’t the kids love it!