Just Dance 2015 is the sixth iteration of the best selling dancing franchise from Ubisoft. The first title came out in 2009 and every year since they have been adding iterations of their games with new songs in each one as well as new features making it one of the best dance games on the market. Ubisoft is best known for some of their franchises that have just gotten bigger with time such as: Assassins Creed, Far Cry, Splinter Cell, Rayman, Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon, Prince of Persia, and of course Just Dance.
Just Dance 2015 is a get off the couch type of game where all kinds of songs can be danced to as well as song karaoke style. The in game tracking is spot on, while using the Kinect with the Xbox One it feels that it picks up the moves very well. Dance Moves are easy to pick up and still can be challenging at times to get the whole routine down. After completing a routine or getting gold stars from a song, other routines will open with new moves and new visuals to dance to. Dancing can be done with multiple players and in some songs they also can have a complete different routine depending on what character they choose for example in Lady Gaga – Bad Romance there are 3 separate dancers with 3 different routines which makes for a very fun time. Just dance also has the ability to record what the user is dancing to and puts clips altogether and can be viewed at the end of the video and effects can be added such as funny faces and different backgrounds this can be shared on social media such as Facebook.
The game urges creativity while making videos, so use props or wear a costume and it has already been seen on the featured video’s in game. Speaking of the user recording themselves in game a new feature added to Just Dance 2015 it’s called Community Remix its where the game has a featured song for a limited time and they have users record their moves in song and then the community votes on all the video’s submitted. The best 15 to 30 clips will be featured in a new remix once it comes out, with all of their moves mixed into one mix. It’s incredibly addicting and fun to see all the videos from all around.
Another great feature added this year is Challenger mode, where friends online can challenge your score to a song and they can go head to head with you. While competing in challenger mode the user will perform against a past performance of the challenger. The user can then attempt to beat the challenger and post the highest score on the global online leaderboards. Each user in Just Dance has a profile where they have their videos for other users to view as well as their premiere dance moves as well as their avatar. Avatars or Stickers in game are received by completing different songs and different routines.
World Dance Floor is Just Dance online multiplayer where the user can dance with other players from around the world to see who is the best. They also can compete in teams as well for some routines. Online is really fun and can be very addicting because of the competition between players for the highest score. As with all Dance and Rhythm based games the game has to have a good soundtrack or no one is going to come back and play it. The following is the tracklist or Just Dance 2015 not including DLC:
- Maps- Maroon 5
- Bang Bang- Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj
- Black Widow- Iggy Azalea, Ft. Rita Ora
- She Looks So Perfect- 5 Seconds of Summer
- Problem- Ariana Grande, Ft. Iggy Azalea and Big Sean
- ‘Till I Find You- Austin Mahone
- Best Song Ever- One Direction
- Let It Go- Disney’s Frozen
- Birthday- Katy Perry
- Bad Romance- Lady Gaga
- 4×4- Miley Cyrus
- Me and My Broken Heart- Rixton
- Bailando- Enrique Iglesias, Ft. Descemer Bueno and Gente De Zona
- Summer- Calvin Harris
- Addicted To You- Avicii
- Diamonds- Rihanna
- I Love It- Icona Pop, Ft. Charli XCX
- Burn- Ellie Goulding
- Happy- Pharrell Williams
- Love Me Again- John Newman
- Walk This Way- Run-DMC and Aerosmith
- Built For This- Becky G
- Holding Out For A Hero- Bonnie Tyler
- Ain’t No Mountain High Enough- Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
- The Fox(What Does The Fox Say?)- YLVIS
- It’s My Birthday- WILL.I.AM, Ft. Cody Wise
- Xmas Tree- Bollywood Santa
- Fatima- Cheb Salama
- Tetris- Dancing Bros
- You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)- Dead or Alive
- Get Low- Dillon Francis and DJ Snake
- Mahna Mahna- Frankie Bostello
- Never Can Say Goodbye- Gloria Gaynor
- You’re On My Mind- Imposs, Ft. J. Perry
- Speedy Gonzalez- Los Pimientos Locos
- Only You (And You Alone)- Love Letter
- Don’t Worry Be Happy- The Bench Men
- Epic Sirtaki- The Bouzouki’s
- Macarena- The Girly Team
- Love Is All- The Sunlight Shakers
Just Dance 2015 is the best dancing game that can be found on the market, with the game there is a ton of features that other dance and rhythm games don’t have as well as and amazing soundtrack. The Just Dance community is getting bigger and they have great feedback for the game as well. It will be supported constantly, with new DLC being added to the game quite frequently and the community can also request songs via Uplay that they would like see added to the game.
Overall Score: 9/10
RGN Rating: Gold Game
Developer(s): Ubisoft Paris and Ubisoft Milan
Available on: PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | Xbox 360 | Wii U | Wii
Played on: Microsoft Xbox One
Review copy info: A physical copy of this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this review.
Editor’s Note: RealGamerNewZ has moved web servers, some older posts can no longer be commented on and have been preserved without their images. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. This article was written by Josh Ehresmann on 20141026 and was last modified on 20141028 .