Country Dance 2 (Wii)

January 28, 2012 4 Min Read

Review by: Fusion3600

Plot: What’s it about?

The Wii is home to some terrific dance games and now, fans of country music can join in on the fun. Country Dance 2 brings over 30 of the genre’s hits to the table, each with a unique dance routine to master. The basic experience is similar to other Wii dance titles, as you simply match the gestures shown on screen. The closer you are and the faster you respond, the higher your score will be at the song’s conclusion. The scale for judging your moves is fair and the game feels responsive, so you shouldn’t have trouble putting up some impressive numbers. While the Wii can’t match the kind of full body dance experience like the Kinect can, the methods used in Country Dance 2 still provide great entertainment. If you’re like most players, you’ll be freestyling in your own moves as well, so you’ll get quite the workout here.

While getting a workout is being discussed, Country Dance 2 lets you track your exercise. That means once you’ve finished up your dance marathons, you can see how many calories have been burned. This is a wonderful addition that reminds us that while Country Dance 2 is a lot of fun, it can also be part of an effective exercise routine. I was pleased to find Partner Dances have added in as well, which lets a second player jump in and strut their stuff. These kind of games are usually more fun in social environments, so adding in a friend is an appreciated inclusion. The set list is quite good, with Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, and numerous other country music stars. And with over 30 songs to dance to, you’ll never get bored with the same old tunes over and again. Country Dance 2 is proof that exercise can indeed be fun and if you enjoy dance games, this game is well worth checking out.

Video: How does it look?

The Wii isn’t known for being a graphics powerhouse, so the visuals here aren’t that remarkable. But as far as the Wii goes, the game looks solid and shows no graphical issues. The dancers are well designed and animated, so you can pick up the moves from their routines with ease. The screen lights up with your scores in colorful flashes, so you’ll know how you did without ever having to break your concentration. So while the Wii limits the visuals somewhat, Country Dance 2 still provides a bright, pleasant visual design to dance to.

Audio: How does it sound?

The country tunes sound great here, loud and clear from top to bottom. So you crank up the volume and cut loose, which is crucial for dance games like this one. There are some ambient sound effects such as score alerts and such, but they never distract you from the main attraction, the music. And since the music is well presented, there isn’t much more to talk about in this department.

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