Dance Sensation! is a new video game which features dance routines that you can create and preform. I personally found this game to be under stimulating and very childish, especially for the range of other games you can play on the Wii gaming console. However, my honest opinion on the game is that it is an excellent dancing game for little girls. This combines the appeal of Barbie and Bratz with the popular reality dancing genre TV shows such as Dancing With the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance making this game a sensation, just as it claims.
You play Dance Sensation! on the Wii using it’s hand held remote controllers, making this a very active game, which beats sitting on the couch all day. Wii games have become very popular for this fact and a great way to have some fun while getting exercise or keeping your kids fit.
Dance Sensation! is jam packed with pop culture and features various artists such as Aly & AJ, Demi Lovato and Hilary Duff. I had to wait a few days to get my hands on a copy of this game to try it out for myself and wasn’t really impressed. However it does live up to it’s title and is all about the dancing.
Although, dancing isn’t the only aspect of this game. I was able to choose my own dancer, and create my own avatar to suit my style. By this I mean, sitting in front of the dressing room mirror, I could change my hair color and style. I could also change my wardrobe and dress my character up in different costumes, which seemed to suit different styles of dancing.
After the dressing room, I hit the dance floor. My character looked pretty fancy in a flamingo style dress, even though I was in my jogging pants. Once dancing, I was actually surprised at the quality of the dances as all the dance steps are actual dance moves and if you wanted to learn how to dance. This would be more than a suitable teacher, which greatly improved my opinion on this game and I would even buy it for a younger cousin or family friend for Christmas or a birthday gift.
You can choose from 4 different dance styles including ballet, hip-hop, jazz and Latin. You can also find yourself preforming from anywhere to the beach, a mall or some exotic landscape as once you get more popular in the game, you begin to travel, along with gaining the rights to travel you can also unlock new stages, costumes and hairstyles.
You don’t have to play alone though! This game is much funner with a friend or two. You can play multi-player and have dance-offs or work together as a coop dance team to try to stay in sync as if you were real dancers sharing a stage together.
Creating your own dances is possible too in a workshop setting in the game, letting you come up with brand new dances. Who knows maybe you will be the next big dance sensation?
I think Majestco Entertainment and Alpine Studios did a great job with real time dancing video game and would suggest it for any young ladies. Although this won’t be a game I add to my personal collection, I still recommend it.
This game is rated E for everyone and you can purchase Dance Sensation! for your Wii platform in retails stores near you or online at Best Buy for only $19.99. Click here to visit Best Buy now to see this amazing deal for yourself.
By the end of the afternoon, I was having a pretty good time. So whether you are a little girl with big aspiring dancing dreams or just a couple of ladies being silly with a bottle of wine, this game can really bring a good workout, some laughs and an all around fun time. As for the guys… unless you are a young Baryshnikov I think Dance Sensation! is better left to the girls.