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Great fun, good exercise, though not perfect
on 6 April 2008
This is a fun game and great exercise.
The mat is decent, the sensitivity is good and it's large enough and durable enough to jump around on. It's a standard mat and a second mat will only cost a tenner- we've just ordered a second mat, as the game will definitely be more fun with two players, and our living room is just about big enough.
The game is straightforward. The menu system is slightly long-winded but it's easy enough to get set up and you only have to spend a few seconds before you can be getting on with the dancing.
Gameplay is nicely thought out- each song has four difficulty levels, beginner basic intermediate and advanced. Beginner is a good way of learning the game, basic is actually quite challenging for a couch potato like me. Intermediate looks very difficult and anybody who can successfully complete the highest difficulty level is on steroids, or has four legs.
There is a 'workout mode' where you can dance for fun and the game will count the time spent dancing, good if you know you want to do 15 minutes of jumping etc. Once you get above the basic level you can definitely get a sweat on with this game.
The hand controls are a problem- I can't get them to work properly, I'm not sure whether they're just very difficult to master or if they don't work properly. Luckily you can turn off the hand controls, put the Wii remote down and play entirely with your feet, which is what we'll be doing at least for now.
The music is mostly Europop cover versions of some pop and urban hits. If you're a shoegazing indie fan for whom the words "Eurovision song contest" start you shaking in sheer disgust, then for your own health don't buy this game. Yes it's fun but it's certainly not musically credible. I would have liked to have had a few more tracks to choose from, I think it won't be long before I'm bored of some of the tunes that're included.
There's a very annoying American voice that shouts "this is awesome!" and "this music is almighty!" at you during the game but luckily you can turn this awful noise off.
We bought the Wii for fun rather than serious gameplay and this is going to be one of my favourite Wii games for sure.