Product Type: Ubisoft Wii games
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Michael Jackson: The Experience (Wii)
Member Name: sammy00
Michael Jackson: The Experience (Wii)
Advantages: Great Variety of Songs, Challenging Routines
Disadvantages: Would be nice to have the option of downloading songs
If you have read my reviews on the 'Just Dance' Games for the Wii you may know that me and my mates have a monthly 'Wii Night' - takeaway, alcohol and Wii Games, but since the release of the 'Just Dance' Games they now consist of dancing around like a loon for the evening. As we do have these get-togethers once a month we are always on the look out for new games to add to our repertoire and when I saw the TV adverts for the 'Michael Jackson Experience' I ordered it straight away from play.com.
Price and Packaging
At the time of release the game was on sale on play.com for £19.99, but has now been dropped to £9.25. I think the £19.99 price was reasonable as it was new out and it is well worth the money. At £9.25 you really can't go wrong.
The Games is presented in a standard white Wii Game Plastic case with an image of MJ dancing on the front. The games says "Michael Jackson - The Experience" in white bold writing over the image and a dark blue background and has by-line of "His music, his moves, your experience". On the back you have a track list and screen images as well as the games details etc. The packaging is nice and the deep blue background makes it stand out. The wording draws you in and is intriguing.
Track List & Features
The MJ Experience has 25 tracks for you to dance along to and a range of features which keep the game fresh even after many uses. Among the 25 tracks are:-
Black or White
The Girl Is Mine
They Don't Care About Us
Who Is It
Workin' Day And Night
These tracks can be played with up to 4 players and as well as the standard mode you have the School Mode to learn the moves and a rehearsal mode to practise them before the 'performance'. There is 1 on 1 battles, or pair up for 2 verses 2 players. There is also the option to perform as MJ himself or as a backing dancer with even more moves!
The game has plenty of player options to keep you entertained and I loved the variety of options. As this game is from the makers of the 'Just Dance' you know you'll get a great game. The games loads up quickly and easily and you can begin dancing almost immediately without having to set a load of settings. The menu's are so easy to follow even kids could navigate the game. The song selection is impressive as well and there's all Jackson's well known songs and plenty to work your way through. The routines themselves are more difficult that the 'Just Dance' routines. There are a lot more smaller moves you have to get just right and it gets your feet moving as well as your arms. Your whole body gets a work out! Some of the tracks are quite hard to master and some moves take a lot of practise. You simply follow the on screen image and copy its moves. Sometimes the image moves that quick you can't keep up, but I think that makes the game more challenging and tasking.
The lyrics also appear on scene for you to sing-a-long to if you so wish but this is purely for fun!
The graphics are OK and the on screen image changes to suit the track as so the avatars you follow which is a nice touch. The graphics don't need to be HD as you're too busy huffing and puffing along to notice!
I am not generally a fan of Michael Jackson's work but I don't think you need to be to enjoy the game. The variety of tracks they have selected makes it a fun challenging game to play, but if you adverse to MJ's songs then this wouldn't be for you. We love the game and keep finding new challenges and options to try so it never gets boring. The only addition I would have liked would to have the ability to download extra tracks or even some Jackson 5 tunes. The game doesn't have an option to add any more tracks or routines which is disappointing and even better would be the ability to really sing along with it for more points. But I suppose with the Wii this would be awkward to do as you need to hold the remote in one hand to register the moves so you would struggle to hold a microphone
Overall a great party game that will give you a workout while you're having fun!
Summary: A great Party game to get you moving
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