Thursday, January 21, 2010
Photos - Just Dance (Wii)
I had to snap a photo of my high scores on Just Dance. Once you've won those crowns, you've earned some bragging rights. You win gold borders for breaking 10,000 points - breaking your score beaker in the process, a nice touch - and you win crowns for breaking 15,000. So for traditional gamers, you do have goals to reach for.
Note the scoring breakdown from the song. With a little practice and steady reflexes, you can see scores like this. When I began playing, the breakdown was tilted pretty heavily towards the X. Now those X's are down to 10% or less, and I'm more than happy with that. I enjoy that Just Dance doesn't punish me for missing my timing on the moves; it just quietly grades you, and I learn to perfect my moves while having a blast dancing around the living room.
As I've written before, the game judges momentum, not spacial placement. There are many times when my moves are backwards, right-left instead of left-right, and I still score points. The scoring is very precise and very strict much of the time, and I have had my moments of frustration like everybody else. But it's nothing you can't improve upon.
Just Dance is currently my most-played Wii game. It has proven to be an excellent workout (my arms and shoulders are toning up nicely). It's just a terrific amount of fun, always tempting you to get up for one more go, just one more song. The word-of-mouth success of this game is well and justly deserved.