Just Dance 2019 is a great game to pass the time if you're a casual player, likes parties or to have fun with friends and family. The musical variety in this new entry is great, however, the lack of innovative features and the removal of Smartphones as a controller option hurts the title.
The game offers all the fun of Just Dance. Although it does not innovate and the mobile compatibility has been removed on Switch, the variety of songs and the possibility of taking the dance floor wherever you want make it a good ingredient for any party.
Just Dance 2019 is exactly like Just Dance 2018, 2017, and so on. In other words, it's extremely fun… but it also feels like a cash-grab, since it doesn't try anything new. Also, the 400+ long song list, arguably the bulk of the experience, remains hidden behind a subscription… albeit, a reasonably priced one.
Just Dance 2019 arrives just in time for another holiday season and it shows that it's still the best dance game on the market. It also has very little to offer that is new or innovative and while its musical catalogue keeps growing and the game allows the players to have access to this ever bigger legacy, there are no new game modes or anything that would make a veteran discover something new. Orthodoxy notwithstanding, it's still a fun game and welcoming for newcomers.
For a Just Dance fan that has been playing the games on the Just Dance franchise for almost half a decade, Just Dance 2019 brought to the table the same rhythm game dancing formula that has been use for a full decade with 40 songs already in its base game, the game has good menus which I actually was excited to see, a more Spotify-like style menu, bunch of great songs that I personally like it from greatest hits in the year 2018, to some hits in the past (but unfortunately covered because yeah, third party).
The game is however extremely beneficial with the songs that I like from previous games, and yes I was talking about Just Dance Unlimited. Being the fourth Just Dance game in the series to use the subscription based service and is still great with the total of 400+ songs to dance to with that service. And there is actually over 400 songs with the addition of Just Dance 2018 added to the catalogue meaning that it would take you so many hours just to dance to every song at least once (i suggest don't do that because the Just Dance Kids songs **** in my opinion). And if you want to be very competitive online, yes we still got World Dance Floor and apparently it is just the same as Just Dance 2018. So really, give that a go at some stage. The game is at its best online, so you of course need an internet connection and a strong one. And yes, for Switch owners (like me and anyone with a Switch), these online features requires the Nintendo Switch Online which is like Nintendo's variant of X-Box's Live Service. So if you haven't done that yet, then you have to do that because games that requires the online feature would most definitely fall for that feature, so get a subscription.
Speaking of subscription, Just Dance 2019 includes a free one-month trial for using Just Dance Unlimited, which compare to its other three games that uses it which had three-month trial for using that same feature, it kind of questions what Just Dance is doing to that service because one month goes quickly at this time of year, so my recommendations is to buy a three month or a year subscription so that you don't miss out on the new songs they add in between now and potentially the next Just Dance game. Just Dance 2019 is a great game on all the 7th and 8th Gen consoles with the exception of PS3 due to possibly the fact that the market for that console is a bit lack lustered with more players playing the game on the better console. Just Dance 2019 has a playlist tab full of recommendations for songs in a playlist to play to though it **** that we don't have the feature for making our playlists. So my favorites playlist is way too big for me to even dance to, but the themed ones is pretty good. The Gift Machine returns with similar properties to its predecessor but dispenses artworks, new routines (excluding Extreme variants because you unlock them in a different way), and of course avatars. Another feature they added to Dancer Cards which provides a good touch is titles which gives you nicknames with many that are unlocked with different ways. I like it how I get to see the collections for Avatars and Artwork, showing secrets to how this game was made like only two coaches in this game are not actually humans (ie. that jelly guy and that explorer guy which I have little time to explain). And one unique tab I use the most is the search tab which is great for finding songs based on its name, artist, genre and even the game it is from. No longer are the days where you have to go through the Just Dance Unlimited catalogue to just find one song you want to dance to which took minutes. (giggles a little) Those were only a few years old.
So in summary, this is a great Just Dance game, like yeah, I say that to every Just Dance game since Just Dance 2016. The menus are great with its Spotify-like style and the tabs which are very useful, the Kids Mode is meh. The Just Dance Unlimited is still great and is required to get the most out of Just Dance, World Dance Floor is still a thing, and for once I'm actually doing a lot better in dancing myself. So yeah, my Metacritic score reflects that. Now we just have to wait and see what Just Dance adds in next.
I play dancing games to burn calories, this game pauses in between the songs and advertises "Just Dance Unlimited", and forces you to click continue in your playlist of songs. If you don't have Unlimited, you will be paying for that if you want it, and also the Nintendo switch online fee. Why pay for songs when games like Beat Saber do not charge you for songs, or interrupt you game-play with annoying advertisements.
Just Dance 2019 for me is annoying, generic, and uninteresting. The unlimited mode is something I don’t want to talk about, and honestly, I think you’ll have more fun playing the previous games. I suggest JD 2014.
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