New York iPhone Games Examiner Patrick Hickey Jr. breaks down the gameplay of Sega's new iOS dancing game "Go Dance," following an exclusive hands-on in New York City. "
"Go Dance" is set for a release date later this fall.
Console Quality Gameplay: If you were to just take a passing look at "Go Dance," you'd swear it was a console dance game. The graphical look mirrors games the likes of "Dance Central" and "Just Dance" on the 360 and PS3. As a result, you'll instantly feel comfortable playing it.
Uber Social Gameplay: After you've finished a song, sharing your work on the game's online leaderboards and on Facebook is a synch. Much like "Draw Something" or "Words With Friends," "Go Dance" makes it easy to play with friends.
Some Customization Options: Although it may not seem like much, the ability to customize your avatar is an element not seen in any other dancing game. Kudos to Sega for thinking of it first.
The Game Isn't Exactly 'Portable': During the launch event, the iPads were connected to big-screen TVs and wet enlaced in stands. For gamers to play "Go Dance," they'll most likely need a place to put their device or a friend to hold it.
Only Four Songs Available at Launch: The small song library and the "promise" of a new track every few weeks hurts the game's replayability.
Although "Go Dance" plays well and has the polish Sega fans expect from the company's software titles, the lacking song library makes it difficult to recommend right now. Regardless, it's a title you'll remember simply for the ease of gameplay and the options it provides. You may have never wanted to dance in front of your iOS device before, but you will now.