Release Date: June 26th, 2012
Platform: [Reviewed: Xbox 360], PlayStation 3, Wii
Rated: E for Everyone
Just Dance is definitely the number one dancing game worldwide! It all started by capturing the attention of Wii owners. No matter if it was Just Dance, Summer Hits, Kids Edition or even The Smurfs, Ubisoft have kept gamers all alike dancing to the music.
When its launch trailers transitioned from selling the game to highlighting fans of the series, the title practically began to sell itself. Players began to record themselves perform the dance routines and post them to Youtube, Facebook and every other social media outlet available.
With such an outpour and shortly after the release of PlayStation Move and Kinect for XBOX 360, Just Dance 3 and Just Dance Kids 2 reached the more popular platforms, continuing the success of the Just Dance franchise.
With the release of Just Dance 4 and Just Dance Disney releasing this fall, Ubisoft have decided to keep the party going with the release of Just Dance Greatest Hits; providing dancers with some of the popular titles through the spread of Just Dance 1-3.
You can choose to Just Dance or Just Create. If you’re unfamiliar with Just Dance, which is humanly impossible if you’re a gamer, Just Dance delivers a number of options. You can find songs and follow the dance steps, create a personal playlist to keep the music going, enjoy a bit of Simon Says and Medley Solo/Duos.
Simon Says lets you play your favorite song with a small twist. During the choreography you’ll receive specific instructions that you need to perform. It may be as simple as clapping or simply stop dancing. Comply to the icons and pick up some extra points for your final performance score.
Medley solo and duo’s are mixes of the Just Dance soundtrack where you perform portions of multiple tracks.
There’s no complaint as far as song selections, as Just Dance Greatest Hits highlights earlier tracks unreleased on XBOX 360 and PlayStation 3. If you have a Wii, it’s not much of a buy as you have Just Dance and Just Dance 2 at your disposal.
So if you’re looking for a bit more fun and a couple of new songs to “Just Dance” to, it may be worth your while.
Overall Rating: 3.5/5