I had my review copy from Ubisoft in a few days ago, came home from work to find it so I decided to have a quick go on it that night. I was lying in bed. And after 3 songs had earned 4 trophies without even busting a move.
I don’t own a Playstation Camera, I have the Playstation Eye and Move controller but the Move is only compatible with the new camera as the Eye doesn’t work on the PS4 which we all (should) know. So after popping in the disc to install it and then running through the quick profile set up the typical getting started cards appeared and, to my surprise, one mentioned playing via your mobile phone.
Singstar and Just Dance have a number of similarities, the 2 main ones being the fact you can play with your mobile if you don’t have or can’t be bothered to haul the bits ‘n’ bobs out. Secondly, as I found whilst lying in my bed and waving my arm around like an over-caffeinated flight controller it’s quite easy to “cheat”. Singstar allowed you to mumble or say other words but as long as the pitch was similar you’d score points. Here, you can dance the night away by just waving your arm around like a loon. But where’s the fun in that?
Naturally, like Singstar and other games of their ilk, these are party games with much fun to be had with family and friends. At the time of writing this little preview, I haven’t had a chance to do that yet but my first impressions are that this game seems like the perfect means of entertainment if you have a few friends round or a family night. Whether I will be saying this after the kids try their hand at it and end up dropping my Galaxy S6 or getting too hyperactive due to the lucid colours and dancing pandas is yet to be determined.
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