Hello friends! It has been over a month since I started working out with the fine trainers of Advanced Wellness, and you’re probably wondering if I’ve gotten all Buffy the Vampire Slayer up over here. I’m definitely getting stronger, but I’m not quite ready to fight zombies or vampires. In addition to all the gym-going, I have been supplementing my workouts with some fun at-home exercise in the form of living room dance parties – currently facilitated by the latest in Ubisoft’s Just Dance series – Just Dance 2014.
Okay, so the photo above isn’t me. It’s the sister. That’s the great thing about this game. It’s for everyone, and sometimes I’ll try to talk her into stopping over by suggesting that she come play the game. When that doesn’t work, cute Sasha and Sergio pictures seem to do the trick too.
It’s a game for dancers and non-dancers alike. It gets you up and moving, and sometimes it really does make you sweat. Sometimes I wish there was a mirror installed behind the television, so I could see if I’m doing anything resembling the dance moves on the screen, but for the most part, I just roll with it. It’s fun, and nobody’s judging.
I’m no stranger to Just Dance. Last year, when Psy’s Gangnam Style was the song of the season, I was obsessed with wanting to “learn” the dance moves. That’s really how I fell into this Just Dance black hole. It was a downward spiral that I could not avoid. I also had a chance to preview the game at a friend’s house. It’s one of our favorite activities after dinner parties at his house.
So how does the latest version of Just Dance compare? In Just Dance 2014, they finally have Lady Gaga songs! Hooray for making monster hands. Still no Beyonce though. I don’t think I’ll ever tire of the game with new songs coming out all the time. In addition to the dancing, there’s a karaoke option if you have a microphone to plug into the Wii. While I don’t have a microphone for this (*HINT HINT* – Hi Ryan), I often catch myself singing along even when most of my attention is focused on the little pictures on the bottom right hand corner showing the next dance moves. There is also an option to compete with other dancers around the world, so it’s a more interactive experience than the previous version. If you don’t have friends or your sister coming over to dance with you, you can dance with strangers across the globe.
Overall, this version does not disappoint. I think there are still a few bugs in the game though. I’ve had it crash on me several times already. Hopefully an update comes out to fix the glitch, so I can dance uninterrupted.
Ryan has an XBOX One coming in about a week or so. My obsession with the game might mean I’ll have to save up and buy the XBOX One version… Or perhaps the next incarnation of the game when it comes out! We shall see. I kinda like that the Wii only takes into account my hand movements. If they could see how uncoordinated I am (like the Kinect can), I would probably score much lower. Lower score = sad panda.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own. Also, many thanks to the sister for being a willing subject of fun dancing photos!