Just Dance 2018 is a rhythm game featuring some of the most popular songs from artists such as Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, and several more.
Pro Great selection of pop songs to dance to
Just Dance 2018 has a really good list of 40 songs you can pick. The music isn't only from the year 2018--the songs here actually span across decades, though most of them are quite recent. Some of the tracks include hits like "Naughty Girl" by Beyoncé, "24K Magic" by Bruno Mars, "Slumber Party" by Britney Spears ft. Tinashe, "John Wayne" by Lady Gaga, "Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen, "Make it Jingle" by Big Freedia, and many more. If you're into pop music, then you'll more than likely find some of your favorites here.
Pro Local co-op and online competitions are available
You can play with a group of friends together in one room, or you can go online to have a dance-off against a single opponent.
For local co-op, all you need to do is register how many players you have--up to four total--and then the songs you pick show the choreography moves that each individual person has to pull off. Even though you're dancing at the same time, the moves you do are still tailor-made for a synchronized group working in harmony. Meanwhile, online play is as simple as connecting against a random player and dancing well enough to get a better score at the end.
Playing alone isn't your only option with this game, since you might have more fun dancing with your friends and family or against someone online.
Pro Optional streaming service gives you access to the full Just Dance library of music
There's a streaming service that opens up hundreds more songs for you to dance to. It includes every single song from the long-running Just Dance franchise, letting you play through them without owning the older games in the series. While it does require an internet connection and a paid subscription, Just Dance 2018 comes with a free trial that lets you try it out to see if it'd work for you. If you want more than the initial 40 songs that the game offers, this is the perfect way to expand your library.
Pro Accessible for people of all ages
Anyone can enjoy Just Dance 2018 as long as they want to try it out. All you have to do is follow the prompts on-screen that show a silhouette of a person moving their legs, arms, or hips in a certain way or direction in-time with the beat. Whether you're thinking of getting the game for your kids or your older family members, they'll be able to learn the rules and jump right into the game.
Con You can't use a traditional controller; you have to physically dance
It's not possible to use a controller for button inputs like in other games. You have to set up your system's peripheral camera so that it faces you while you stand in an open space, and then you have to physically act out the choreography of the dances on-screen. If you're not a skilled dancer, then you may worry that you end up looking ridiculous trying to follow along to the moves. It can be fun when you just want to goof off with your friends and family for a party, though.
Con Not really worth it if you already own previous Just Dance titles
If you already have Just Dance 2017 or any of the earlier games, then there isn't much of a reason for you to get this latest one. Sure, there are a few more songs and the option to stream the franchise library, but if you're more interested in new features instead, there isn't anything new here for you. This is sadly one of those yearly franchise games that doesn't offer many improvements from title to title aside from the standard fare.