A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
No swearing, but some of the songs have sexy lyrics.
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It's worth noting that there is special equipment needed, and this is part of a franchise of games. Plus, some of the songs feature actual videos (and their performers), which could encourage your kids to buy the music.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this title not only gets kids off the couch, but it's a social game that may be best enjoyed when played with friends or families. There is a workout mode that keeps tracks of calories burned -- so parents, don't be shy about taking your turn! This title is appropriate for all ages, though children under 8 may lack the coordination, or the size, to work the large dance pad.
Is It Any Good?
You can play DDR Max 2 alone, but it may be best enjoyed with friends and family. You'll be amazed at the fun you have laughing at yourself and each other, plus it may help kids (and shy adults) break free from some of their silly self-consciousness about dancing in public. Word to the wise: Start off with the "Lesson Mode." This will help your precision, and it will also teach you to look like you are actually dancing, instead of just stomping out of control all over the living room.
If you are considering using this as a fitness tool, there is a "Workout Mode" that will keep track of calories burned. You can set your own fitness goal (such as a specified workout time), and can save your results in a workout diary. The ignition dance pad is sold separately ($99.99 on Amazon), and you'll need two of them if you want to play against friends simultaneously (or dance on two pads yourself).
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