I was really excited when I was offered to review the new Wii video game, Just Dance 2. You guys should know by now that I'm not a sell out and would never give a dishonest review just because I was provided something without charge. My reputation is worth more than a $40 game! But in the effort of covering my butt:
While Ubisoft provided me with this game to review, the opinions I've expressed here are solely my own and represent my honest viewpoint. Ubisoft, Clever Girls Collective and I promote Blog With Integrity.
Now that's out of the way:
This week has been less structured with my workouts as it's a recovery week. What a perfect time to try some new activities! I added some evening walking with the pup to my routine, and then got to try this game out.
Can I just say? SO MUCH FREAKIN' FUN.
I love to dance. I'll have a dance party with myself if I feel inclined. Not a great dancer, but I love shaking my stuff nonetheless.
I've not had great luck at finding Wii games that really kept me interested. Our Wii has been unplugged for the past 4 months because there wasn't anything either hubs or I wanted to play. The first night I tried this game, I played for 45 minutes and overcooked my spaghetti squash. I was sweating all over and could not believe how much fun I had.
For those who don't know of Just Dance or Just Dance 2, the premise is simple: you follow the animated characters on the screen doing the dances to popular songs. You earn points based on how well you do the moves.
Tonight, I played for about 38 minutes (until my spaghetti squash timer went off). I was wearing my BodyMedia FIT and took a gander at how many calories I had burned during these approximately 38 minutes:
Even if you don't want to monitor your calories burned like I do, there is a mode that I think will become my favorite, called “Just Sweat” where it's all focused on the burn! There is a sweat meter and everything. Can't wait to play with this feature more.
There are tons of options for multiple players, including team modes where you can have up to 8 people. I can see playing this like crazy when the nieces and in-laws all come over. I think it's something that people of all ages can enjoy. Although most of the music is newer (like the songs in the video I have below, including my unofficial anthem “Big Girl” by Mika), there are some classics like The Jackson Five, James Brown, and WHAM! (yes, I just called WHAM a classic 🙂
Even my husband, a total NON-DANCER, watched me play the first night for about 30 minutes and was entertained. I think he secretly wants to try it, but won't admit it.
Anyway, what good is a review without showing the product? Thus I present to you, this fat but fit white girl shaking her stuff. If you like what you see afterwards (the game itself, not my dancing), you can pick up Just Dance 2 here. Or you can just watch the video again for your own amusement, and my complete embarrassment. You decide.