Just Dance 2014
|Just Dance 2014|
the Wii version of the game
|Platform(s)||PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One|
PlayStation 3, Wii, Wii U, and Xbox 360|
|Mode(s)||Single-player video game|
Just Dance 2014 is a dance video game developed by Ubisoft Paris, in collaboration with Ubisoft Milan, Ubisoft Reflections, Ubisoft Bucharest, Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Montpellier. The fifth main installment in the franchise, it was officially announced at Ubisoft's E3 2013 press event, and released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, and Wii U on 9 October 2013, and for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as launch titles on 15 November and 22 November 2013 respectively. A sequel, Just Dance 2015 was released in October 2014.
The game introduced several new features to the franchise, including expanded second screen support for Wii U and Xbox platforms, the ability to record and share video clips of gameplay on supported platforms, and online multiplayer through the "World Dance Floor" mode.
As in previous installments, players must mimic the routine of an on-screen dancer to a chosen song, scoring points based on their accuracy.
Selected songs now feature "On Stage" modes—routines in which one player dances in a lead role while others perform as backup dancers. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions also include routines that can be played by up to six players at once. The "AutoDance" feature allows users to record footage of their gameplay, which can then be uploaded to the Just Dance website or shared on social networks. If a microphone is available, players can also earn bonus "Mojo" points for singing along with the song.
Online multiplayer was added by means of a ghost data system, as well a new mode known as "World Dance Floor"—in which players compete against others simultaneously on the same song in a massively multiplayer setting. Players can join in at any time, compare their performance against other players during and after each song, and increase their level by playing more often. Occasionally, players can vote to decide on the next song.
Additional second screen features are available on the Wii U and Xbox versions of the game using a Wii U GamePad or Xbox SmartGlass; users can manage playlists, and manipulate gameplay and routines in the "Party Master" mode. The GamePad's camera can also be used to record AutoDance footage and serve as a microphone for karaoke.
Also, there was a mode called Just Dance DJ, which allowed you to switch to the next song without going to the menu. However, it was removed for unknown reasons.
There are a total of 50 songs in the main soundtrack.
Additional songs and routines for Just Dance 2014 were released as downloadable content. Some DLC songs were re-issues of songs released as DLC for previous editions.
The game offers downloadable content songs for the player to download. One of them is free of charge.
|"Roar" (FDLC)||Katy Perry||2013||1 October 2013|
|"Pound the Alarm" ("Extreme" alternate routine)||Nicki Minaj||2012||1 October 2013|
|"Can't Hold Us"||Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton||2012||1 October 2013|
|"Wake Me Up"||Avicii featuring Aloe Blacc||2013||1 October 2013|
|"What About Love"||Austin Mahone||2013||26 November 2013|
|"American Girl"||Bonnie McKee||2013||26 November 2013|
|"One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)"||One Direction||2013||26 November 2013|
|"Sexy and I Know It"||LMFAO||2011||26 November 2013|
|"Blurred Lines" ("Extreme" alternate routine)||Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell Williams||2013||26 November 2013|
|"The Other Side"[a] (PAL)||Jason Derulo||2013||26 November 2013|
|"We Can't Stop" (X)||Miley Cyrus||2013||26 November 2013|
|"Dançando" (PAL)||Ivete Sangalo||2013||17 December 2013|
|"Don't You Worry Child"||Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin||2012||17 December 2013|
|"I Need Your Love"||Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding||2013||17 December 2013|
|"Can't Get Enough"||Becky G featuring Pitbull||2013||17 December 2013|
|"My Main Girl"||MainStreet||2013||17 December 2013|
|"Gangnam Style" (JD4DLC)||PSY||2012||17 December 2013 (JD4 re-release)|
|"Applause" ("Official Choreography" alternate routine)||Lady Gaga||2013||17 December 2013|
|"#thatPOWER" ("On Stage" routine)||will.i.am featuring Justin Bieber||2013||17 December 2013|
|"Timber"||Pitbull featuring Ke$ha||2013||11 February 2014|
|"Just Dance" ("Sweat" routine)||Lady Gaga featuring Colby O'Donis||2008||11 February 2014|
|"Die Young" (JD4DLC)||Ke$ha||2012||11 February 2014|
|"Rock N Roll"||Avril Lavigne||2013||11 February 2014|
|"Die Young" (JD4DLC)||Ke$ha||2012||11 February 2014 (JD4 re-release)|
|"Funhouse" (JD4DLC)||Pink||2009||11 February 2014 (JD4 re-release)|
|"Part of Me" (JD4DLC)||Katy Perry||2012||27 March 2014 (JD4 re-release)|
|"Moves Like Jagger" (JD4)||Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera||2011||22 April 2014 (JD4 re-release)|
|"Beauty and a Beat" (JD4)||Justin Bieber featuring Nicki Minaj||2012||22 April 2014 (JD4 re-release)|
|"We R Who We R" (JD4DLC)||Ke$ha||2010||22 April 2014 (JD4 re-release)|
|"One Thing" (JD4DLC)||One Direction||2012||22 April 2014 (JD4 re-release)|
|"Waking Up in Vegas"||Katy Perry||2009||22 April 2014|
|"The World Is Ours"[d]||David Correy featuring Monobloco||2014||9 May 2014|
- (PAL) means that it is only a DLC for PAL versions
- (JD4) means that it is a song in the original track list of Just Dance 4
- (JD4DLC) means it is also a DLC for Just Dance 4
- (FDLC) means that it is a free DLC
- (X) means that the song has been removed from the game, and appeared later in Just Dance 2015 as DLC.
- PAL regions only
- NTSC regions only. Available as DLC for PAL regions.
- Requires unlock code obtained through sponsored promotion
- Coca-Cola promotional song, unavailable inside of United States and Canada
IGN praised Just Dance 2014's continued focus on being a casual party game in comparison to the more sophisticated nature of Dance Central, acknowledging its "accessible, silly, and endearingly creative" routines, the "On Stage" routines providing "a stage for particularly ostentatious dancers to shine" that "[brims] with sexual tension, an essential element of any classic party game from Truth or Dare to Twister", and increasing production values over previous installments, but also noting that its soundtrack was skewed more towards recent music. It was also noted that the World Dance Floor mode could help players who cannot decide on a song due to the game's large soundtrack. In conclusion, giving the game a 7.9 out of 10, IGN explained that "Just Dance 2014 exerts no pressure, and demands no skill. It just invites you to have fun with it, whoever you are and whatever music you like. It’s wildly silly, creative and colourful, relying on daft, characterful choreography and to evoke a party atmosphere that puts everyone at ease."
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