Just Dance 2018 continues to provide the great content that has made the franchise so successful. Most of the tracks included are from the past two years so if you’ve been a fan of music lately, then it’s worth the purchase. Personally I preferred what was offered on Just Dance Unlimited as it included lots of old favorites and a wonderful collection of Halloween-themed songs that my kids thoroughly enjoyed. No matter the reason you enjoy Just Dance, whether it’s on the on go or in the privacy of your own home, you’re likely to enjoy the 2018 version in any environment.
Just Dance 2018 does not offer much new, but it truly does not have to at this point. The things it does offer adds to the already great experience in unexpected ways. The mojo gashapon adds yet another addictive component to the mixture of feel-good-hormones the game has offered for ages in a way that is obviously clever once explained. What players are here for, though, is the fun and addictive dance gameplay, which is as strong as ever with the ever growing Unlimited library. This makes Just Dance 2018 well worth a go for fans and newcomers alike.
This game is a dancing game do I need to say more? yes of course. Just Dance is probably the best dancing game series in the world however if you are looking to buy a Just Dance game I do recommend getting one of the newer entries like Just Dance 2021.
Just Dance 2018 keeps its predecessors' gameplay mechanics, which work wonders at parties and other gatherings and the track list is varied enough to provide some entertainment during several gaming sessions. This does not mean, however, that it does not need some innovation, preferably in the form of new game modes.
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.
It’s hard to fathom what Ubisoft plans for this series going forward, but they should figure it out sooner rather than later, because continuing to release the core game for the Wii and ignoring the potential of the streaming service seems like a sign of regression. As for the core game itself, there’s an innovative new mode on the Nintendo Switch version, the interface is easier to navigate and the song list is decent enough, if typically underwhelming. There’s hints of Ubisoft doing the right thing, like throwing in a song or two from an unknown artist and trying out new modes, but they never see it all the way through. Frankly, it’s time for a reboot if Unlimited isn’t the future of Just Dance.
An excellent game that combines fun controls, incredible track selection, and lots of unlockables to provide a strong feeling of progression. Online play is icing on the cake which will keep you dancing into the new year. Love it.
Suddenly, during the quarantine this game that I bought 3 years ago became my #1 played game of the month :)
The content - 8/10:
* The song selection is great (they have Jamiroquai!). Thought the choreography itself varies from meh to just good. For comparison, Just Dance 2020 have much funnier & enjoyable moves and combos (though less catchy songs).
* I did actually enjoy Dance Lab. It's underdeveloped. But still a great gym.
* The collectables are meh (repetitive avatars and stickers I didn't ask for).
The interface - 6/10:
* Main problem of the game. It's not user-friendly whatsoever: gift machine is slow af, no video previews for songs, browsing library is painful, connection to Just Dance unlimited fails after Switch goes to sleep mode). This is especially frustrating compared to JD2020 where they fixed almost all of this.
* Joy-Con movement tracking accuracy is mostly ok. Not great, though.
Just Dance Unlimited - 8/10:
* In a sense, that's main value-prop of the game. And it's great. Many-many-many great songs. There are problems, though.
* Again, it gets disconnected for no reason after Switch wakes up.
* The movement tracking accuracy **** for older songs (for JD games with numbers in the title and not years)
* W/o pre-defined playlists the search is a pain.
We bought this for our 5 year old kids, for PS4, the camera detection is absolutely awful, left our kids crying and frustrated because it was not working most of the time. It could detect adults instantly but not kids. We moved camera around and tried everything and no improvement.
SummaryNo matter where you come from, how old you are, if you are a panda or a carrot: turn up the volume and get ready to unleash your inner dancer, because Just Dance 2018 brings out the dancer in everyone. Whether you are a party starter, a young dancer in the making or a pro dancer looking for new challenges, it's never been so easy to Just...