It’s that time of year again, chums; ridiculous high-budget John Lewis adverts make the news, Strictly Come Dancing peppers staff room TVs, and Ubisoft’s long-running salsa series returns to sweat a pound or two off our pre-Christmas waistlines. Is this year’s edition a Brendan Cole masterclass or a Dad-dancing disaster? Let’s find out!
Has much changed since last year? Are we being ripped off?
As with any series that’s done the rounds, not a huge amount has been altered, and perhaps for good reason. The presentation doesn’t need changing, as it really works, so it honestly comes down to song selection. The problem here is that outside of the 50-odd included on the disc, everything else is hidden behind the Just Dance Unlimited membership.
Ubisoft has been good enough to include a free 3-month pass here, but after that you’re looking at £25-30 a year depending on your platform of choice. Not a completely horrendous price point, but certainly something to think about for the amateur jive-ist.
With that in mind, would you recommend it?
For us, this is a cracking Christmas party game, especially if you can find it at sub £20. You don’t need to shell out on expensive controllers, as your friends/family/enemies can use their phones, the Just Dance TV footage is both hilarious and cringeworthy, and, honestly, even for an oft-cynical shit like myself, it’s just bloody good fun.