Michael Jackson: The Experience
|a game by||Ubisoft Montpellier SAS|
|Platforms:||3DS, XBox 360, DS, PSP, PS Vita, Wii, Playstation 3|
|Editor Rating:||6.5/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||7.6/10 - 5 votes|
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|See also:||Dancing Games|
The King of Pop is no stranger to the world of video games, he even had a game of his own in a double Double Dragon style back in the day. But this time he's back in a new video game that's more akin to the career of the king of pop. Michael Jackson The Experience was released shortly after the idol passed away. He was getting back into a new show called This is It, and this game is one of the most original ways to honor his legacy. So, is it really a good game? Well, let's talk about it.
At first sight, it might be a bit hard to tell the difference between Michael Jackson the Experience and your average Just Dance game. In fact, you might even think it's all a special version of Just Dance or a DLC. And it could very well have been one since it's really just about the same gameplay. If you've played any Just Dance game in the Wii before, you know how it goes. But we'll talk about it anyway.
The game has a total of 26 songs, and all of them are available from the get to go unlike in Just Dance games where you'll have to unlock them. To play the game you select a song and recreate the movements on the screen and if the better you do it, the more points you earn. You can play with family and friends as up to four players can join the dance party.
However, it isn't very precise when it comes to reading the movements and if you get the grasp of how it works you can easily cheat the basic game mechanics. Most of the time it just reads the basic movement of the controller instead of the entire dance movement. But most players won't even care about this since this is a game to have fun and just dance (pun intended)
The game has an excellent song selection that includes most of the classics by the King of Pop Michael Jackson. And most of the choreographies are taken directly from the music videos or even the concerts sometimes which makes it even more fun. Along with the songs we get to see a small recreation of the most memorable music videos on the screen while we play.
Michael Jackson The Experience is just as fun to play as any Just Dance game. The gameplay is basically the same and they are both developed by Ubisoft. It’s a great way to have fun and a good time, and most of all, to honor the King of Pop with his music.
However, not everything is positive here, actually, there is some negative stuff we have to mention too. The gameplay can get really buggy, and just straight up don't read the movements right. Or in many cases, you won't even have to do the dance moves to get the points. Just move the controller around.
The song selection is incredible, and it has to be since it’s all made of Michael Jackson’s music. But since you don’t even have to unlock them, there’s no real incentive to keep playing the game. And while the 26 songs included are incredible and some of the most popular titles, that's all there is.
- Fun for the whole family
- Amazing music
- Nice way to honor the King
- Just ok visuals
- Bad gameplay
- Small song selection