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7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 24
  2. Negative: 5 out of 24

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  1. Dec 9, 2012
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. To put it short, this game is just as good as any game of this series, if not better, and that is pretty much all it need. Now, to put it long. This game is, in my opinion, is not only decent, but one of the best Wii games of 2012. Although it isn't a huge of an achievement for a console that most people count off as "dead", I must say that this is one of the games I played more than any other Wii game with a couple of exceptions. First of all, the graphics. They are indeed nice, and pretty fabulous for the Wii. Although not an area hugely improved from the previous games in the series, it still remains a good point on this game. The dancers are detailed, the backgrounds are pretty fun, and best of all, lots of attention for details. Like the dancer you are to follow in a song sometimes starts to sing on the main part of the song, or some songs include tiny cameos from other songs. Overall, the graphics are really good. Next, the game-play, probably the quality in a video game most people enjoy. In Just Dance 4, it is great. It managed to make a couch potato style geek not only start dancing, but also I got my groove on such songs I never even cared about. It is absolutely mind blowing that I sometimes start to dance so much I don't even notice that I just went through 13 or so songs sequentially. Next, the songs. Another great aspect of the game, the songs are perfect. At first I thought that this game is going to star mostly modern pop songs. To my enjoyment, there is a huge variety of songs: from Elvis, to Flo Rida, to *shudders* Bieber, from Skrillex to P!nk to Selena Gomez to Rick Astley. Yes. This game has Rick Astley. The God of all internet trolls, the Never Gonna Give You Up is in this game. This alone is incredible. Replayability, it is huge. Not only this game gives 2X Mojo (experience in Just Dance 4) for playing different songs, but this game also has different achievements for different songs but also has different difficulty levels. Also, playing the songs with your friends is super fun. It loses at least half of the charm if you play it alone. The control. This is where the game falls short. Although the slow movement is registered correctly, it just doesn't feel right. Some of the actions, even when performed correctly, are not registered. It is quite frustrating to get a lower score just because the Wii didn't count it. Also, the game doesn't use neither Wii Motion Plus and neither the nunchuck. If both of these would be used, the control not only would be better, but also your smarter friends would not be able to cheat just by waving one of the arms (while the rest of the body only performs basic actions, it is because the game registers only the right hand's movement). Summing it all, the game fulfilled 4 out of 5 most basic criteria, so it is fair to give this game 8/10. If the next game the controls would be better and if they would get rid of Bieber and Minaj, the game would be near perfect. Expand
  2. Oct 29, 2012
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I think it's fun, and I love that it has Selena Gomez and more teen artists. My only complaints would be, Nicki Minaj, and one direction. I mean, as a tween/younger teen game, you'd think they would not put songs like super bass. But I just don't want them turning all mainstream on us. I loved the songs in just dance 2 and 3, and the look was way less confusing. But, as for the game, if you're mainstream and love Nicki Minaj, Justin bieber, and one direction, this game is for you. But if not, I would just rent it. I have all the other games, and my friend rented it to play, but it kinda sucked. I'm a little disappointed by ubisoft. :/ Expand
  3. Oct 29, 2012
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Well, actually, Just Dance 4 is a very good game for wii, you can purchase it without fear.

    **Pros:
    -- The musics and the choreographs are perfect for teens.
    -- It's a good game to play with friends and cousins, it got very funny when a lot of people are playing.

    **Cons:
    -- It actually just have this popular musics, different from JD 1,2 and 3.
    -- Some choreographs are a little bit difficult and some ones are a little bit repetitive.

    Some people are saying that in the song "What Makes you Beautiful" there are just 4 members, and this is wrong. Actually, we need to look at it from the ubisoft point. You can play only with 4 controls, so it would be strange 5 people dancing in the song, this isn't a mistake :)

    Other thing that I would like to see again is the points system presented on JD 2. It got a lot more easier to see the differences between the players during the music.

    I got a little bit sad with the cons, but the game still a good game to play, specially with friends.
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Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Oct 15, 2012
    60
    Wii controls continue to disappoint.
  2. Oct 12, 2012
    75
    No big change for Just Dance 4 that offers enough new things to push players to buy it. and enjoy it with its girlfriend. With 40 new songs to dance on and the introduction of a new Battle mode, Just Dance 4 is THE game to insert in your console when you want to spend a good evening with your friends.
  3. Oct 11, 2012
    80
    The controls (at least for the Wii) still need some tightening, but Ubisoft is doing a great job with each installment, adding some new modes, adjusting things that may not have succeeded in the past, and delivering a consistently fun rhythm game in a genre that seems ready to be put out to pasture.