A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
The game encourages kids to get active. There is a workout section that can count calories as you exercise.
Positive Role Models
Some of the background videos show women in tight/revealing clothing and/or doing suggestive dance moves.
Ease of Play
The game is intuitive to play and learn, although there may be a small learning curve for someone who has never played a game in this genre. Tutorials are available for each of the songs. Each song has three skill levels, so the game can accommodate those new to dancing as well as those who love to cut the rug.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some of the songs/videos contain suggestive lyrics, dance moves, and/or clothing.
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Song lyrics include words like bastard and ass. Some curse words are bleeped out in the music and lyrics.
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Products & Purchases
Additional songs are available for purchase online.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some of the background music videos take place in situations with drinking and smoking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Everybody Dance is a multi-player dancing game for the PlayStation Move. Multi-player options require more than one Move controller. Players can dance (and sing) along to their favorite songs from both current and oldies genres. Artists include Lady Gaga, Elton John, Fatboy Slim, Barrie White, Nicole Scherzinger, Diana Ross, Rihanna, and Usher. While some of the titles may be too mature for younger kids, most families will find at least a few songs they will feel comfortable performing together. The game uses the PlayStation Eye camera to take pictures and videos as you perform. These can be saved and uploaded to Facebook, Twitter, or the PlayStation online community. You can also view content uploaded by others, so parents might want to screen this material. Additional songs can be purchased through the PlayStation Network.
Is It Any Good?
If you enjoy dancing games like Just Dance, EVERYBODY DANCE will be right up your alley. The PlayStation Move controller allows the game to not only track that you are moving, but where you are moving. It is more accurate than other games of the same genre, but still only records the movements of one hand/arm. The music selection is nicely varied, so most people will find something that they like; and the option to download additional content expands the playability of the game. The Move camera captures your dance on video, which is either illuminating, hilarious, or humiliating, depending on your attitude toward dancing.
This is a fun game to play with a group and teens will no doubt enjoy the ability to record their own dances with which to challenge their friends. The Workout option is nice, but not terribly accurate. Since the game groups songs together for warm-ups, cool-downs, and various fitness levels, it may be useful to push players to go beyond just the easy songs, or those they are familiar with. Overall, it's a good game for the genre.
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