Just Dance is very much the new Guitar Hero. It's got plenty of spin-offs (Dance On Broadway, Just Dance Kids), some of these spin-offs are artist-specific (Michael Jackson: The Experience and the upcoming Black Eyed Peas and ABBA versions) and its core gameplay is so successful that very few changes are made for fear of losing what it is people love about it.
This remains very much the case for Just Dance 3, the eighth Wii game to use the Just Dance engine.
It's business as usual here with around 50 new tracks for you to groove to by following the movements of the on-screen dancer.
These range from newer songs like Forget You by Cee Lo Green, Dynamite by Taio Cruz and Price Tag by Jessie J to older dance gems like Da Funk by Daft Punk, Take On Me by A-Ha, Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles and, the single greatest song in the collection, No Limit by 2 Unlimited.
Get Your Mojo Working
There's actually a sense of progression in the game this time, thanks to the Mojo meter. The more you dance, the more Mojo you gather and the more modes you unlock. It's essentially a fancy name for a levelling-up system and it at least gives you a reason to play more.
The game actually looks a lot better now too, with fancy 3D backgrounds helping distract you from those weird cel-shaded dancers.
The only other real change to the gameplay is the fact that the Remote now vibrates if you perform a move particularly well which will please those who are trying to be the next Beyonce.
What's In It For The Cynic
Of course the cynics will know that the inaccurate controls mean that you don't need to swing those arms to get a buzz but the enjoyment you get out of Just Dance really depends on the amount of effort you put into it.
Of course if you're one of those who aren't willing to let themselves go, you'll struggle to enjoy any Just Dance game so if you hate the concept and get frustrated at the inaccurate controls there's nothing here that will change your mind.
If, however, you don't care about that sort of thing, just like dancing in front of the telly, enjoyed the previous Ubisoft dance games and want more of the same, Just Dance 3's 50 or so new tracks will give you plenty to jig along to.