Just Dance 2018
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It's starting to feel pointless to review Just Dance titles since it's hard to grasp what exactly Ubisoft is trying to accomplish with them at this point, but darn it I've come this far and I'm going to see this through, even if it takes until Just Dance 2049.
Just Dance 2018 is an unremarkable addition to a tired series with little to entice returning players back into the fold. It's a shame such a large portion of the game is hidden behind a pay wall, but newcomers will nevertheless find plenty here to be getting on with for a while, particularly if you play in a party environment with friends and family.
Besides the lack of a proper tutorial, there is a lot to love if you enjoy dancing. Just use a camera instead of the smartphone if you want to not cheat your way through.
Just Dance 2018 does the job it intends to do on its annual basis. The minor additions don't really warrant a full purchase as the Just Dance Unlimited feature is starting to make the rest of the content feel a little redundant. However, it's a great little party burner and the kids seem to love it.
Just Dance is still one of the best family games out there, unfortunately it's pretty hard to notice any changes with the annual release but I really appreciate adding new modes like kids and dance lab. Having Nintendo switch is also an advantage with the beat vibrations and double rumble mode which is quite good use of joy-cons.
Review in Arabic | Read full review
Just Dance 2018 is an update to the popular Ubisoft franchise with more songs as its main attraction. The gameplay has not changed much and although we appreciate add-ons such as Kid and Double Rumble modes, you will not find new mechanics that transform the gameplay we all know.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
A few solid new additions and strong reiteration of past mechanics make for an enjoyable experience, even if it is largely similar to what we've already seen from past Just Dance games.
Just Dance 2018 features a varied list of songs and its gameplay mechanics are still competent and fun to entertain groups at parties. The lack of new game modes, however, demonstrates that the series urgently needs innovation.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
In a strange twist for a series that you would expect to be built around drawing in new consumers, Just Dance 2018 feels like a perfect match for those who already love the games and are really serious about their dancing, yet does nothing to draw in newcomers. In some ways, this year's edition feels like it is almost a ‘greatest hits' for its hardcore fans – the one entry that you'll always fall back to just to play through the best stuff. Yet with such a hefty cost needed to access all of the game's content, only the most serious will get true enjoyment here.
Pretty much the same, boringly dependable Just Dance experience at heart, but the addition of a kid friendly mode, and a much-needed subscription service in Just Dance Unlimited, make this far more worthy a purchase for front room dance fans than the last few iterations.