Just Dance 2014

Game review by Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Dance to today's and yesterday's songs for fun and fitness.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 16 reviews

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age 10+

Just Dance 2014

Video games and exercise need not be mutually exclusive activities. Ubisoft's Just Dance series –- which now has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide -– encourages gamers to get up on their feet and dance to today’s top hits (and some classics, too). The latest in the franchise is JUST DANCE 2014, available for all major console platforms -- and, soon, for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. As with its predecessors, the game challenges you to mimic moves of professional dancers to rack up as many points as possible. In other words, you're pretending to look in a mirror so you can copy the dancer's moves, in real time, as best as you can. The Xbox 360 version we tested works with the Kinect peripheral, so you don't have to hold anything in your hands to play as you do for the other consoles. Body moves are captured by the sensors and the camera to compare your rhythm against the on-screen men and women, who appear in front of an animated background. Your performance is graded at the top of the screen, while lyrics are at the bottom for those who want to glance down and follow along. Up to four people can step in front of the television at any time –- even during a song -- and they'll automatically join in on the fun. — What’s in the game? Minor Sexual Lyrics - There are a few suggestive lines in the song lyrics, such as, "Take me by the tongue," "Temptress, hands up, naughty on the inside," and "Hey, sexy boy, set me free / Don't be shy, play with me / My dirty boy, can't you see." In one animated scene, a Rabbid (an Ubisoft video game character) removes its shorts in a comical fashion, but there is no nudity. Minor Drinking Lyrics - There are a half-dozen references to alcohol in the lyrics of these songs such as "Kiss me 'til you're drunk," "All I need is some vodka," and "She...makes you order French champagne." Retails for $39.99

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 3+

This title has:

Easy to play/use

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For kids who love music and dance

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