Just Dance has quietly released across multiple platforms over the years as one of the only rhythm games available since the Dance Dance Revolution essentially fell off the map and into obscurity. However, Just Dance has been the reliable rhythm game released every single year since the original game debuted in 2009. In fact, it’s been so reliable that there were even spin-offs of the main series such as Just Dance: Disney Party and Michael Jackson: The Experience.
Now, Just Dance 2020 is here and, despite also getting released on the outdated Nintendo Wii, has been relatively well-received by gamers. That’s surprising for a game that’s released as often as a sports game, and we all know how hit-or-miss FIFA and Madden can be. Let’s take a look at a quick review of the Just Dance 2020 game for the Nintendo Switch.
Just Dance 2020 Is Not Terribly Different From Just Dance 2019
There’s a certain formula the Just Dance series follows that’s been working since the original game debuted in 2009. There’s no point in fixing what isn’t broken. You open up a song, you try to hit some killer moves, enjoy the music being played, and get a decent workout at the same time. Just make sure you have plenty of space to wildly swing your arms around with the Switch’s Joy-Cons.
However, if you’ve recently played Just Dance 2019 and made the Switch to Just Dance 2020, you would be hard-pressed to see much of a difference until the songs started popping up.
Just Dance 2020 also brings back the World Dance Floor mode which allows you to compete with other players from around the world, but other than that, there’s nothing really groundbreaking or revolutionary about the title that caps off a decade for the series.
Move On From Just Dance 2019 For The Songs
If you own Just Dance 2019 and want a reason to upgrade to the 2020 version, it’s for the track list. Not only does Just Dance 2020 bring in some new titles, but it sets itself apart from Just Dance 2019 by including an All-Stars mode which brings back to best songs of the last decade. There’s nothing quite like dancing to Katy Perry’s “California Girls” again like we did when we were teenagers.
Of course, if you’re a parent, then you’re going to have to suffer through your kid playing, and now dancing to, Baby Shark for hours on end. Fortunately, for fans of current music, you’re finally going to get to officially dance to Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” or the “Old Town Road” remix by Lil Nas X with Billy Ray Cyrus. There won’t be a really successful World Dance Floor mode if there weren’t songs for everybody. Look for some international music like K-POP music from 2NE1 or BLACKPINK.
There’s nothing groundbreaking or revolutionary about Just Dance 2020, so it’s definitely something you should pick up if it’s on sale. Fans of the series might grab it while it’s full price, or even pick up its subscription “Just Dance Unlimited” if they haven’t already, but it’s something worth waiting on a price reduction for if you’re not in a hurry to play the current track list because there’s just nothing really setting Just Dance 2020 apart from Just Dance 2019.It’s hard to justify picking up Just Dance 2020 if you already own Just Dance 2019 but many casual fans skip a year or two of the Just Dance series. If the last Just Dance game you own is before 2017 or even 2018, then it might be worth heading down to the store and picking up Just Dance 2020 to jam out to today.