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Just Dance 2016 Game Review
A Lot or a Little?
The parents' guide to what's in this game.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Just Dance 2016 is the latest in an ongoing series of group dance-video games. Up to four players can join in using the console's controllers and camera, and up to six can play using a free app on their mobile phones. The music includes oldies, show tunes, more current Top 40 hits, world music, kids' music, and even some classical. Lyrics have been cleaned up for a wide audience, but there are still some suggestive songs and dance moves. Clothing is occasionally on the skimpy side (short shorts, bikini tops), but dancers are more cartoon silhouettes than realistic bodies. Players have the option to upload their in-game dance videos to a public global platform for sharing (also on their website) or to view videos from others around the world. There's also the option to "battle" other players by trying to beat their dance scores. This content is moderated. Kids may also be drawn to the Main Menu option to link to a UPlay Rewards account. This requires access to the console browser, so it may not be accessible if a parental control is in place. There are in-game ads for the "Unlimited" streaming service (a free trial comes with the games), and all the premium songs are listed in the game even if you aren't yet subscribed, although you should expect pressure to subscribe.
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Just Dance 2016
JUST DANCE 2016 has no story mode, but it has seven activities and 43 songs. The basic mode, Dance Party, allows one or more players to dance in a competition for points or in a cooperative mode to earn gems together. If a camera is present (Kinect, Move, Wii U Gamepad), players will get a silly recap of their dance they can save, share to Facebook, or upload to the Just Dance global servers. Showtime is a karaoke mode with several songs that you can freestyle dance to while singing along. If a camera is used, players end up with a music video complete with special effects. Dance Quest pits you against other "players" (game generated) while you perform several dances. Complete the criteria for each level to move on to the next level. Sweat & Playlists is the area for people who want to use Just Dance 2016 to reach fitness goals. You can use a built-in playlist or create your own. It gives you a rough breakdown of calories burned for each one. Just Dance TV allows you to view dance videos from other players around the world, as well as access special Just Dance content. World Video Challenge invites players to upload their dance videos to pit themselves against other players around the world. It's not a live dance-off but it is against other people. Lastly, UPlay rewards players for doing various in-game activities. It's part of UbiSoft's game-reward program. Throughout the Just Dance 2016 experience, players can unlock credits to buy more avatars, mash-ups, and special versions of the dances. — What’s in the game? Minor Language - "Damn" appears in some lyrics. Some lyrics are suggestive, including "You open the door, wearing nothing but a smile" and "Got your mind on my body and your body on my mind." Lyrics reference drinking, including "Takin' all the liquor straight" and "Champagne spillin', you should taste that."
This title has:
Too much swearing
jess B. Adult
March 16, 2017
Great family game for all ages
As a family we love this game and since buying this one we have purchase da few more of the older Just Dance versions. My kids are aged 4, 8 and 10 and even though some songs can be challenging for my 4 year old daughter she still loves to have a go. Yes some of the dance moves may be a little inappropriate for the kids but nothing too extreme. As my 2 youngest take dancing lessons I find this helps with the dancing as well as gives them confidence to stand up and dance at school disco's e. t.c which I found my 10 year old was starting to feel uncomfortable to do. Both my husband and myself love dancing with the kids and it is great fun when our friends and our kids friends come over and we can all dance together. This game is definitely thumbs up for me as it gets the kids active and much more social then sitting down staring at the screen on a different game.
What’s It About?
JUST DANCE 2016 has no story mode, but it has seven activities and 43 songs. The basic mode, Dance Party, allows one or more players to dance in a competition for points or in a cooperative mode to earn gems together. If a camera is present (Kinect, Move, Wii U Gamepad), players will get a silly recap of their dance they can save, share to Facebook, or upload to the Just Dance global servers. Showtime is a karaoke mode with several songs that you can freestyle dance to while singing along. If a camera is used, players end up with a music video complete with special effects. Dance Quest pits you against other "players" (game generated) while you perform several dances. Complete the criteria for each level to move on to the next level. Sweat & Playlists is the area for people who want to use Just Dance 2016 to reach fitness goals. You can use a built-in playlist or create your own. It gives you a rough breakdown of calories burned for each one. Just Dance TV allows you to view dance videos from other players around the world, as well as access special Just Dance content. World Video Challenge invites players to upload their dance videos to pit themselves against other players around the world. It's not a live dance-off but it is against other people. Lastly, UPlay rewards players for doing various in-game activities. It's part of UbiSoft's game-reward program. Throughout the Just Dance 2016 experience, players can unlock credits to buy more avatars, mash-ups, and special versions of the dances.
Is It Any Good?
With the addition of subscription-based streaming DLC content and a lot of social sharing options to the Just Dance franchise, UbiSoft has really ramped it up. For some players, this will greatly enhance their gameplay experience. Unfortunately, there's no way to drown out all the additional noise in the game, making safety and privacy a concern as well as putting additional pressure on parents to buy more content. A constant stream of video content from other players scrolls by in the Main Menu whether you want it there or not. The UPlay icon also appears prominently in the Main Menu, although it requires a UPlay account (which is restricted to ages 13 and older). A banner at the bottom of the menu advertises their streaming service, and kids who select a premium song from the list will be prompted to subscribe. It's a minefield for parents. On a positive note, the addition of the karaoke feature is fun for kids who want to dance their own moves and be the star on the screen. Song choices are limited, but it's a nice change of pace.
There is a nice mix of songs overall, including odd-man-out "William Tell Overture" and a seated dance version of "Under the Sea. " You can even dance to some lively Irish music. Tweens and teens may not be impressed, but these song choices make this a more intergenerational play option. The ability to use mobile phones as controllers also make this accessible to those who aren't willing or able to splurge on expensive add-on cameras and controllers, although players need to be very careful as they wave their pricey phones in the air. The accuracy of scoring remains about where it has always been -- sort of mediocre -- but really no one cares. You're too busy trying to keep up and not look like a fool. Kids are still not being recognized properly on camera, so controllers with smaller children are recommended. All in all, there are some wonderful additions to Just Dance 2016. It's just unfortunate that UbiSoft cluttered them up with so many options that parents may not want their kids to access, rather than having a social section on the Main Menu to tuck those onto.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about dancing as a way to stay fit. How many calories does a half hour of dance burn vs. running or swimming?
Discuss personal privacy. Just Dance 2016 allows you to share your videos, so how does that fit into your family's Internet-use policy? If sharing is OK for your family, what are the rules about what you can share?
- Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
- Pricing structure: Paid (Bonus song content available through in-game streaming service for $6.99/month.)
- Available online?: Available online
- Publisher: UbiSoft
- Release date: October 20, 2015
- Genre: Music & Dance
- Topics: Arts and Dance
- ESRB rating: E10+ for Mild Lyrics, Mild Suggestive Themes
- Last updated: September 30, 2021
Review: Just Dance 2016 | GamingBoulevard
Lander Van der Biest Uncategorized Review: Just Dance 2016 November 19, 2015
Just Dance started as an experiment years ago but is one of the most successful party games today. It has everything for a great evening with friends, from popular songs to awkward choreographies, when Just Dance is switched on, the party begins. In Just Dance 2016, everybody can join the fun thanks to smartphone support. Just Dance 2016 offers a lot of the same but why change a winning formula, right?
Just Dance is available on every major platform and comes packed with 44 songs. The list isn’t as strong as the 2015 list but this doesn’t kill the fun. The game still offers some of the best songs of this moment, featuring Ellie Goulding, Jason Derulo, One Direction and a lot more. There’s a lot of content and we’re sure everybody will find a song they like.
Just like older installments, this version also features some more obscure songs such as an Angry Birds remix and some Hatsune Miku. These songs aren’t that well known to the public but that doesn’t matter. Just Dance 2016 isn’t just about ‘big songs’; the main goal of the game is to have fun on your own or with friends. Every song can be played together with somebody else and that’s actually how the game is meant to be played. The formula hasn’t changed in this new entry but this isn’t necessary. Just Dance 2016 follows the popular path but introduces some important changes.
Use your mobile phone
The biggest improvement of Just Dance 2016 is the possibility to use your smartphone as a controller. You only need to connect the free app to your game and you’re set to go. The smartphone works the same as the Wii Remote or PlayStation Move controller and tracks your hand to see how well you’re doing. This means you don’t need to own a fancy Kinect or PlayStation Eye to enjoy this version. If you own the system and a smartphone, you can start dancing right away. The power of the smartphone is the perfect solution if you have a bunch of friends coming over. You don’t need to buy a lot of expensive controllers; your friends just need their phones and can join your game instantly.
We tested the game on a PlayStation 4 and played with mobile phones. The game traced our movements to perfection but note that only your hand will be traced. If you want a more challenging experience, you still need to hook up a camera that scans your entire body. Aside of that, the mobile phones did an awesome job in replacing the controller. We lost connection sometimes when other apps pushed information but with some adjustments in our settings, we could enjoy a flawless Just Dance experience. Including the mobile phone as a controller was the smartest thing to do and transforms this Just Dance 2016 into the perfect party game.
A new way of controlling the game is great but what it’s really about are of course the modes. Just Dance 2016 combines the best from the past and adds some interesting new modes. First of all you have Dance Party where you can dance on different songs, together or alone. If you play together, you can chose to play as rivals or as co-op partners. This co-op experience is new and enables you to collect rare emeralds as a team. Working together on your score is new and it’s a great experience for sure.
Besides this standard mode, Ubisoft added a more ‘adventures’ Dance Quests. In these quests, you’ll need to go head to head with AI opponents on three different songs. You need to end in the top three each time to clear the quest. If you clear a quest, another one will unlock. It’s a fun new mode but you’ll need to be prepared for some professional dancing. The AI in the later Dance Quests is hard to beat!
This brings us to a third new mode called Showtime. Showtime isn’t about performing dances but is all about having fun. In here you can create lip-synced music videos and share them with your friends. Ever wanted to record a music video in your living room? Well, it’s possible now!
Just Dance Unlimited
Ubisoft also launched a new service called Just Dance Unlimited. This service enables you to download 156 extra songs and four extra Dance Quests with more to come. You’ll also find some of the most popular songs of previous Just Dance titles here. It’s a smart decision to bring back those popular songs but this service comes at a price of 6.99 each month. The price is a little steep but every physical copy of the game comes with a month free trial of the service. This service is perfect for Just Dance fans that simple can’t wait for new songs until the Just Dance 2017 installment.
Just Dance 2016 has a lot of great content to offer but we also noticed the beautiful backgrounds. It looks like the developers are getting better at it each year but the characters and background in this version are incredible. You won’t find boring ‘realistic’ dancers here. Instead you’ll see some crazy dressed up silhouettes performing the dance on your television. The background behind the dancers really pops out of the screen without limiting your view on the dancers. Thanks to these great visuals, you’ll want to play Just dance 2016 the moment you see it in action.
They did it again; Just dance 2016 is another great entry in the popular franchise. It follows the classic formula but adds some great innovations such as mobile controllers. The songs aren’t as good as the 2015 version but that doesn’t take away any of the fun. If you’re looking for a fun party game to play with friends or family during the Holiday Season, this is the one you need to own. Invite them home, let them bring their smartphones and prepare for a perfect party!
Author : Lander Van der Biest
Just Dance 2016 full tracklist revealed
NewsFull Just Dance 2016 tracklist unveiled
Hot hits and bright stars for every party
Ubisoft presents the full tracklist for Just Dance 2016. This release will feature over forty songs, including big hits, and beloved classics, and even such unexpected tracks as Teacher from Nick Jonas, Fancy from Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX, Lights from Ellie Goulding and No Control from One Direction. nine0003
“Every year we strive to provide music lovers, their families and friends with the very best set of music, and Just Dance 2016 is a true testament to our commitment to excellence,” said Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Ubisoft Europe Middle -East Asia Geoffroy Sardine. “Players who keep up with the times will be able to use their smartphones with the Just Dance Controller App installed as a controller, so even more people can dance to their favorite songs along with Just Dance.” nine0018
Just Dance 2016 will be available on October 22 for all motion control platforms including PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U and Wii. Now available on Apple handheld and Android devices and coming soon to Windows Phone devices, the free Just Dance Controller App will allow owners of next-generation systems to play with their smartphones without the need for additional controllers or a dedicated camera. nine0003
New compositions of Just Dance 2016:
- Cool For The Summer - Demi Lovato;
- Lights - Ellie Goulding;
- No Control - One Direction;
- Heartbeat Song - Kelly Clarkson
- Fancy - Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX;
- Same Old Love - Selena Gomez
- Teacher - Nick Jonas;
- Circus - Britney Spears;
- Copacabana - Frankie Bostello;
- This Is How We Do - Katy Perry;
- I'm An Albatraoz – AronChupa
- Drop The Mambo – Diva Carmina;
- Fun - Pitbull and Chris Brown
- Boys (Summertime Love) – The Lemon Cubes;
- Hit The Road Jack – Charles Percy
- These Boots Are Made For Walkin' - The Girly Team;
- Balkan Blast Remix – Angry Birds;
- Irish Meadow Dance – O'Callaghan's Orchestra
- Junto a Ti from Disney Channel's Violetta;
- Kaboom Pow - Nikki Yanofsky
- Kool Kontact - Glorious Black Belts; nine0026
- You're The One That I Want from Grease;
- Rabiosa - Shakira and El Kata;
- Stuck On A Feeling - Prince Royce;
- The Choice Is Yours - Darius Dante Van Dijk;
- Under the Sea from Disney's The Little Mermaid;
- When The Rain Begins To Fall – Sky Trucking;
- You Never Can Tell – A. Caveman and The Backseats.
Previously announced tracks for Just Dance 2016:
- Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars; nine0026
- All About That Bass - Megan Trainor;
- Animals - Martin Garrix;
- Hey Mama - David Guetta and Nikki Minaj, Bebe Reja and Afrojack;
- Blame - Calvin Harris and John Newman
- Born This Way - Lady Gaga;
- Want To Want Me - Jason Derulo
- Hangover (BaBaBa) - Buraka Som Sistema;
- I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas;
- Ievan Polkka - Hatsune Miku;
- Let's Groove - Equinox Stars; nine0026
- Overture to the opera "William Tell" by Gioacchino Rossini.
Just Dance 2016 Review (XONE)
The Kinect on Xbox One is finally officially dead as a gaming control device, and it's Ubisoft, easily the biggest backer of the third-party division that dealt the deathblow. The Just Dance games were the latest, which gave it importance, but Just Dance 2016 doesn't even require Kinect to play it. Instead, you can just spin with your smartphone in hand and the game tracks it. If you still want to play with Kinect, the game is as solid and accessible as ever, but the Kinect era is clearly over. nine0003
Information about the game
- Publisher: Ubisoft
- Developer: Ubisoft
- ESRB rating: "E10" for all 10+
- Genre: dancing
- Pros: Solid and fun gameplay; use the controller in the menu; attractive presentation.
- Cons: Kinect is now an afterthought; using a smartphone to dance seems silly. nine0081
Just Dance 2016 Features
Just Dance 2016 does a couple of new things that set it apart from previous entries, but also paint a clear picture of where the series will be in the future. The first, obviously, is the fact that Kinect is now completely optional. You don't need to own a Kinect to play it. Even if you have a Kinect, you navigate menus with a standard Xbox One controller or smartphone and can't use Kinect in the menu even if you want to. This is strange. For gameplay, you can either use Kinect, or you can instead download a smartphone app and "dance" with your smartphone in your hand, and the game tracks it. nine0003
Given that Just Dance was never, ever, ever going to actually track how well you dance, it doesn't affect gameplay that much. You are still standing in front of the TV and mirroring the dancer you see on the screen, now you are holding your phone instead of having the eye of Sauron watching you. Personally, I think it's lame, but it's almost like dancing with the Wii remote in hand that started the series and got so big, I know? However, I will continue to use Kinect. nine0003
Another major new addition to Just Dance 2016 is the introduction of Just Dance Unlimited, which is a subscription-based streaming service - $40/year, $7/month - that gives users unlimited access to 150 songs at launch with more to come. number of songs time. You don't have to subscribe to Just Dance Unlimited if you don't want to - Just Dance 2016 has over 40 songs on disc, but that's clearly the direction Ubisoft would like the series to take in the future. Gameplay hasn't changed much over the past few years - how much can it change, right? - and the modes are all pretty much the same, so moving to a subscription model rather than asking you to buy a new game every year to deliver new songs makes a lot of sense. nine0003
Graphics and sound
Presentation has always been very strong in Just Dance, and Just Dance 2016 is no different. It's just a very attractive game with lots of bright colors and an attractive background when you're dancing, and the dance animation itself is a top notch piece of work. Plus, navigating menus with a controller is much easier than using Kinect. The music sounds good too, so there's nothing to complain about.
Just Dance Disney Party 2
In addition to Just Dance 2016, Ubisoft also released Just Dance Disney Party 2 for Xbox One this year.