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A career mode and better reward system would be welcome additions to the series and the way dance moves are registered and scored still has its flaw but at its core Just Dance 2015 is a fun, energetic party title with a great variety of songs that will keep you and your friends entertained for hours as you dazzle each other with world class moves that even JT himself would be proud of or would have him rolling on the floor laughing.
This year's edition of the Just Dance series lifts the game beyond its former releases thanks to its focus on treating players to various extras the more they play and integrating the online component so smoothly into the regular play. There will always be a tendency to jiggle the Wii Remote randomly in the hope of getting a good score, but that is the player's fault, not that of the game. Just Dance 2015 on Wii U is as close to perfection in the genre as possible, also allowing for extra points to be accrued by singing along via the GamePad's microphone for good measure.
All in all, Just Dance 2015 is a worthy title for next generation consoles that until now have been somewhat lacking in the game library department. Whether you are a series lifer who has been waiting for this version for months, or a newbie like me who wanted to just see what the hype is all about, you won't be disappointed when you fire up the game and stand at the ready to match new moves with new tracks and new high scores in the process. Just be forewarned—it took less than twenty minutes as a casual player to build up a sweat, so make sure you plan your wardrobe and company accordingly.
Just Dance 2015 is a pretty admirable improvement over Just Dance 2014. Ubisoft have done a lot of work in making sure that not only the set list has not only been refreshed but that there’s multiple new modes to attempt, including a great variety of both active and passive multiplayer.
Just Dance 2015 is a polished and enjoyable product, and whilst it's potentially still behind the Dance Central series in a few key areas, including the way it monitors player actions, it makes up for this with its trademark styling, a strong collection of songs and intuitive online features. Who knows, it might even teach you a few moves to use on a Saturday night.
Just Dance 2015 is easily one of the best dancing games available and sure, it doesn't add much to genre but when a game is this good, there's not really a lot to change or add. With exceptional graphics, decent gameplay thanks to the Kinect 2 and a truly pumping track list, Just Dance 2015 is definitely a must have title if you love singing, dancing or both… so grab your friends and get ready to have the best dance off of 2014. Recommended!
With over 50 million copies of Just Dance games sold around the world there is no question Ubisoft has found a winning formula with the franchise. Just like other yearly releases, Just Dance 2015 doesn't reinvent the wheel but instead take the safe route with the "if it ain't broke, then don't fix" approach.
They say if it ain't broke, don't fix it, and Just Dance is a series that remains the same at its very core simply because it works. It's a fun party game. It's simple and gets you right into the music and playing the game without a complicated mess of menus. It lets you just dance without any other worry. In some respects, that simplicity is a great thing. In others, it almost feels like a blind eye is being turned on some additional features and aspects that could really help to elevate the series. Even simple things like difficulty ratings are left out. Despite these misgivings, Just Dance 2015 does what it aims to do with a flourish in its step, and if the dancing is good, do we really need much else?
If you're in the mood to shake some grooves, Just Dance 2015 provides a lot of fun and entertainment for players both solo and in groups. It's still, however, basically a retread of Just Dance 2014 with a few new additions that are neat, but not earth-shattering. Still, if you like the previous entries in this series, you'll probably love this one, too.
An overall enjoyable rhythm/dance game with a large variety of songs and game modes both local and online. Not much has changed from the previous release, but when a product isn't broken, it may not need fixing. The game won't make you the best dancer in the world, but it will provide you with hours on hours of moving around in front of your TV.
Overall, Just Dance 2015 is much like its predecessors, but in the struggle to do something 'new' with the game, Ubisoft has added a lot of features that are not really worth your bother. Luckily these don't interfere with your enjoyment from the very entertaining main game, and as long as you've got some good friends and enough self-confidence, Just Dance 2015 could well give you the licence to be the dancing buffoon you always wanted to be.
Those that love the limelight will relish acting out the role of the pop superstar in their very own music videos, while others may enjoy the rush of conquering the worldwide leaderboard.. Don't let a few trite mega-hits dissuade you from picking up your Wii remote and having a spooky good time dancing the night away. Please, just remember to give poor ol' Hotchener the GamePad once in a while, he's only inhuman after all.
The new Just Dance 2015 brings what the audience expects: a large musical assortment, along with fun and creative choreographies. Where this game does not stand out is on its variety, as it lacks significant improvements and additions to its experience, possibly as a consequence of a release policy that produces one Just Dance title per year.
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Of my own preferences regarding the music genre, dancing remains somewhere out of the lead when it comes to interacting with sound and visuals, though Just Dance 2015 hits on every requirement I have from anything asking me to move my feet without a pad to stomp on.
Overall, Just Dance 2015 is much like its predecessors, but in the struggle to do something 'new' with the game, Ubisoft has added a lot of features that are not really worth bothering with. Luckily, these don't interfere with your enjoyment of the very entertaining main game, and as long as you've got some good friends and enough self-confidence, this title could well give you the licence to be the dancing buffoon that you've always wanted to be.
Just Dance 2015 is definitely fun to play, especially with family and friends, but the inconsistency of the scoring system brings into question whether it actually does track your moves accurately.
Just Dance is a series that's hard to hate as it genuinely wants players to have a good time, but 2015 is a misstep. Hardly anything has changed and practically nothing has for those who don't partake in the online functionality, some features are missing and the interface has become too basic.
It would be nice to see Just Dance further innovate as a series, or it runs the risk of becoming incredibly repetitive going forward. Some new features provide interesting wrinkles in the existing formula, but it feels like the series has plateaued and is in need of a few new moves before the next inevitable release.