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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: Just Dance has proved to be one of the most successful titles on the Nintendo Wii. Launching in November 2009, the series went from strength-to-strength with Just Dance 2 becoming the best-selling third party Wii game to date.
Pros: Brilliant track list, 'Just Create' mode, Great fun to play
Cons: Poor menu navigation, Difficulties with multiplayer, Achievements are quite cruel