Reviews and Problems with Michael Jackson The Experience
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Michael Jackson – The Experience
3 February 2014
Excerpt: It may not seem like it to those only just dipping their toes in the interactive entertainment pool, but gaming and the King of Pop have had a long association. From his drool-worthy arcade cabinet collection to Sega’s Moonwalker and Space Channel 5, it’s clear that his legacy involves more than just music and there’s enough spillover to make any fan of videogames get all teary.
Conclusion: We can't think of a more cost-effective and entertaining way of learning Michael Jackson dance moves. But, for shame, it’ll quickly become one of the last games you’ll pick up to play at a party or elsewhere, because there's just no challenge there.
Excerpt: One of my earliest memories is of dancing to Dirty Diana on the sofa, belting out lyrics I could barely pronounce (let alone comprehend) into a TV remote. It probably stands out in my mind because I got so severely told off afterwards (jumping around on the sofa is " bad for the springs ", apparently), but the fact remains that I've been a Jacko fan since I was old enough to convert music into rhythmic movement.
Conclusion: — With its focus on fun over competition-like accuracy, this is the first dancing game to grab and hold my attention beyond just a couple of songs. Plus, the soundtrack is just plain hard to top.
Conclusion: Michael Jackson: The Experience is a rather decent start for Ubisoft Montreal and its Kinect-centric performance titles. Nailing the dancing mechanics was the big test – and they passed that – but everything else doesn’t seem to have been given the same time and effort. With no structure, a distinct lack of direction and a small track-list, Michael Jackson: The Experience shows potential, but comes out looking more like the King of Flop than the King of Pop.
Summary: Games Xtreme puts on their dancing shoes and goes to hunt some zombies with Michael Jackson’s Thriller, dabble in some planet saving with Earth Song and strut their moves with Smooth Criminal in the Xbox 360 version of Michael Jackson: The Experience.
Conclusion: This game can be a lot of fun, and even more so at a party with MJ fans. Teams can battle it out to see who can do the best job of dancing like the King of Pop, while others can enjoy the show. With its long list of hits, the game can provide hours of entertainment. It’s called ‘Michael Jackson – The Experience,’ because that was it is.
Excerpt: It’s tough to separate Michael Jackson from his music, so all but removing the King of Pop from a game devoted to his songs, dancing, and effortless charisma seems odd. No other pop artist has such a wealth of dance-floor classics, and The Experience boasts all the hits you’d expect — from “Beat It” to “Bad” to lesser-known fare like “Dirty Diana” and “Sunset Driver.” Instead of replicating the many faces of Jackson throughout his astonishing career — like the game’s Wii...
Pros: + A real treat for those who want to learn some of MJ’s most famous dance routines., + A hefty, wide selection of the King of Pop’s undeniable jams.
Cons: - Not as instantly accessible as other dance titles for Kinect; missing the most compelling reason to own it: MJ himself., ? Hey, where’s Bubbles at?