Product Type: Ubisoft Wii games
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A messy game with complicated moves and random songs!
The Black Eyed Peas Experience (Wii)
Member Name: carlz2001uk
The Black Eyed Peas Experience (Wii)
Advantages: Some good songs
Disadvantages: Complicated moves, strange sound track, dance instructions dissapear to quickly
A couple of weeks ago we were given some Wii games by a friend who no longer played with them. Some of the selections were great but others were a little strange. Like this one! I had new heard of the Black Eyed Peas Experience before and thought it almost seemed like someone had decided after a few too many drinks that they were going to make a Black Eyed Peas game. Unfortunately for me, that is exactly what the whole game feels like! It doesn't feel very well thought through and most of the game and the dance moves are far too fast, unless you've got moves like Jagger of course!
The game promises to get the party started right in your living room with the world's 'hottest group'. Don't get me wrong, it is really good fun, but unlike the variety you have with other dance games such as Just Dance, this game has only Black Eyed Peas songs (obviously) and for me it seems too much to play for a long period as it just gets a little tiresome listening to the same band. Unless you are an absolute diehard fan I just can't see people wanting to play this for a long time or more than a couple of songs. The Black Eyed Peas Experience features 25 tracks from the band, and the aim of the game is to perform dance moves alongside apl.de.ap, Fergie, Taboo and will.i.am with professional choreography designed exclusively for the group. The game has a party style theme with the player being able to follow the group on tour and go to venues inspired by the music videos and shows.
The dance moves have been developed in collaboration with a professional choreographer, Fatima Robinson, and you can really feel this in the game, but some of the moves were just too complex for me and my children and we often ended up just doing our own dance moves and going along with the song rather than trying to follow some of the moves.
The game allows you to play alongside 4 friends at the same time and you can play as a team and get a group score or against each other in a competitive dance battle. One screen lyrics allow you to sing along as well but I found if you were dancing, there was too much going on to take my concentration away from the dance moves and so this is more suitable for an observer of the game.
The game explains that the dance movements are easy to follow and compares to Just Dance, but I have to disagree as I think there is just too much going on on screen for a person like me who isn't the world's best dancer!
The song list is as follows:
Boom Boom Pow
Don't Phunk With My Heart
Don't Stop The Party
Everything Wonderful (BEP & David Guetta)
I Gotta Feeling
Just Can't Get Enough
Let's Get It Started (Spike mix)
Meet Me Halfway
My Style (feat. Justin Timberlake)
Rock That Body
Take It Off
The Best One (The Boy)
They Don't Want Music (feat. James Brown) - This is only on the Wii edition of the game.
The Time (Dirty Bit)
I find that the dance moves move on too quickly in the instructions and by the time you have figured out what you need to do the next move is upon you and so the execution can be messy and out of time. I spent most of my time playing catch up with the moves. The demonstration that flows along the screen is small and the choreography is too complicated for the small size of the dancers.
I didn't know quite a few of the songs and felt like a lot of the songs were fillers. Obviously there are quite a few well known songs on the game, but some of them (as far as I'm aware) haven't even been released.
PEGI rating: 12 and over.
We got this game for free (thank god!) but if you really want to you can pay £14.59 for it from Amazon!
Summary: 2 stars
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