Excerpt: The march towards Christmas always brings out some of the biggest titles of the year. Case in point - Just Dance 3. That is right Ubisoft has grown this series into its third iteration. Family Friendly Gaming is so happy to have received a reviewable copy on the Xbox 360 (this game is also on the Wii and Playstation 3). It is fantastic to see this franchise move from a Wii exclusive to the Kinect and Move as well.
Social game encourages exercise, but mild cussing in lyrics.
Common Sense Media
28 November 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Just Dance 3 is a dancing game and one of the better picks for kids. Not only does it promote exercise and social interaction, but it also teaches kids to appreciate both music and dance. Some lyrics have mild cussing and sexual themes. Parents should know, however, the Xbox 360 version's online mode might expose users to unrated user-generated content.
Excerpt: With DDR going the way of the dodo and me being a sucker for rhythm games, I thought I’d give the Just Dance series a try. This is the first time I’ve played a Just Dance game so I can’t say how much better or worse it is compared to the others. I liked the song selection in this title and had a blast playing it with my kids. Many of the dances are fun to do, but a few of them make me look like a bigger dork than I already am.
Conclusion: I JUST WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODYVaried Tracks to Boogie on Down - Right off the bat, when you pop in Just Dance 3, 40 songs are already unlocked to dance your little heart out to. The songs are from a variety of music genres ranging from top 40’s, regional and disco. JD3 has a bit of everything which is nice to have. The songs also range from duets to a four person group with each person given their own dance moves depending on the song.
Excerpt: Letting go of your inhibitions can often be difficult--just ask a sober person at a karaoke bar--but doing so is a requisite for getting the most out of Just Dance 3. Its hilarious and often downright insane routines have you doing the jive bunny, playing air guitar, and jumping around like a complete loon to an eclectic selection of songs that are guaranteed to get you dancing.
Pros: Great selection of songs, Inspired choreography, Sharp visuals make it easy to follow dancers, Recording your own routines is hilarious, Lots of unlockable content
Summary: There may be no lack of dance games on shelves but there has yet to be one as polished, approachable and with such joie de vivre as Just Dance 3. Those who have previously checked their inhibitions with the coats to be sucked in by the franchise's plucky, happy-go-lucky attitude will find a delightful reason to return to the floor, and for non-believers Just Dance 3 just may be the perfect place to start.