Review: Michael Jackson The Experience

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Review: Michael Jackson The Experience

The King of Pop lives on in videogame form.

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It looks....bad. I'm going to beat it on this one, I'm not into Wii games and especially dancing games.

If only I had a wii.

Ldude893:
It looks....bad. I'm going to beat it on this one, I'm not into Wii games and especially dancing games.

OH! YOU AND YOUR PUNS!

OT:

Ugh. A party game.

I don't have friends over frequently enough to play a party game, and most of my friends wouldn't like party games.

Oh it's for the Wii? Lol. Completly forgot.

Dance Central on the Kinect sounds like the only game that's worth the purchase of the devise, it's going to be 50-50 with me and my dad and just dance/work-out at the same time. Sounds like fun, the rest is shovelware.

In the review, you asked what Ghosts was. I'm willing to wager that it's the song in that Halloween special Jackson did.

This may sound silly, but I really like that the Escapist video reviews show what they look like while they're using the various motion controls. It just adds a layer of amusement for me to watch them more than the game sometimes, and lets me see how responsive the game reacts to whatever flail they do IRL.

I know that the avarage Escapister is young, male and heterosexual, but I can't help but feel this review dismisses a significant part of its audience.

This whole review was worth it. I've never had this much fun before watching The Escapist crew dancing to thriller.

pluizig:
I know that the avarage Escapister is young, male and heterosexual, but I can't help but feel this review dismisses a significant part of its audience.

I'm sure they'll get over it. Some people... So sensitive.

erhm, the video supplement kinda creeped me out, first the "you like girls, right?, RIGHT!?!" that gave me a flash back to my school years where a big bully would threaten to punch me (not saying thats what you went for, but thats where my mind went) , and then the last part about teaming up with that girl, i pictured a drunk creep rubbing himself up against some poor girl, again just my unfortunate experience watching people dance at clubs.

the game does look great and varied, with unique costumes and sets for each song, it does have the wii problem of making you fill out the blanks, all you need to do is to flail your arm around, but they are hoping that you will get into it and dance, never having been a MJ fan this is a easy pass for me.

The dancing of the team arouses me in ways I should probably discuss with my psychiatrist...
Dancing and rythm games aren't really my thing, and I only like a few of MJ's classics.

Susan finally caved and got to groovin'! This game has mystical powers, so it has to be good.

OMG was that Susan rockin' out to Thriller?!?! I demand the video of The Escapist crew dancing! Post it!

With it being a Wii game though, can't you basically just swing your arm around in various ways and still nail it? Not like the Wii can tell where your feet are.. This may have been a better Kinect title all things considered.

PH3NOmenon:
Susan finally caved and got to groovin'! This game has mystical powers, so it has to be good.

Susan's supernatural groove has a power all its own.

Jikuu:
In the review, you asked what Ghosts was. I'm willing to wager that it's the song in that Halloween special Jackson did.

What Halloween special? If you mean the video where the red leather jacket-clad Michael dances with zombies, that's Thriller.

Gary Busey:
Even in death, he still wants children to play with him.

XD

but in all seriousness, if this game can teach you the dances moves to some of the most awesome pop music ever, its a win in my book. ^_^

p.s. why isnt this a Kinect game?! o.O (2011? boo)

Hes right, yknow. You have a bunch of people over, their not really impressed with the mechanics of fallout new vegas while your playing it, even if you explain it to them! (its caled VATS!). but when you get something fun like this, everyone joins in. Or you can get an on the rail shooter like House of the Dead which is a REAL GAME, but still fun for everyone.

or pixel junk eden. My wife loves taht game...

-Zen-:

Jikuu:
In the review, you asked what Ghosts was. I'm willing to wager that it's the song in that Halloween special Jackson did.

What Halloween special? If you mean the video where the red leather jacket-clad Michael dances with zombies, that's Thriller.

"Ghosts" was a short film MJ made in the late 90's. He co-wrote the story with Stephen King and Stan Winston did the special effects.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Jackson%27s_Ghosts

Falko:

-Zen-:

Jikuu:
In the review, you asked what Ghosts was. I'm willing to wager that it's the song in that Halloween special Jackson did.

What Halloween special? If you mean the video where the red leather jacket-clad Michael dances with zombies, that's Thriller.

"Ghosts" was a short film MJ made in the late 90's. He co-wrote the story with Stephen King and Stan Winston did the special effects.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Jackson%27s_Ghosts

Huh. Never knew about that one. Thanks for clearing that up.

-Zen-:

Falko:

-Zen-:

What Halloween special? If you mean the video where the red leather jacket-clad Michael dances with zombies, that's Thriller.

"Ghosts" was a short film MJ made in the late 90's. He co-wrote the story with Stephen King and Stan Winston did the special effects.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Jackson%27s_Ghosts

Huh. Never knew about that one. Thanks for clearing that up.

This. Plus: "Ghosts" is an awesome song!

Monshroud:
OMG was that Susan rockin' out to Thriller?!?! I demand the video of The Escapist crew dancing! Post it!

With it being a Wii game though, can't you basically just swing your arm around in various ways and still nail it? Not like the Wii can tell where your feet are.. This may have been a better Kinect title all things considered.

Kinect and Move versions are both coming.

Also, I will rarely resist the chance to get my groove on. I love dancing and have little problem making a fool out of myself in public.

-Zen-:

Jikuu:
In the review, you asked what Ghosts was. I'm willing to wager that it's the song in that Halloween special Jackson did.

What Halloween special? If you mean the video where the red leather jacket-clad Michael dances with zombies, that's Thriller.

Nah, not that one. It's this one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Jackson%27s_Ghosts

Susan Arendt:

Monshroud:
OMG was that Susan rockin' out to Thriller?!?! I demand the video of The Escapist crew dancing! Post it!

With it being a Wii game though, can't you basically just swing your arm around in various ways and still nail it? Not like the Wii can tell where your feet are.. This may have been a better Kinect title all things considered.

Kinect and Move versions are both coming.

Also, I will rarely resist the chance to get my groove on. I love dancing and have little problem making a fool out of myself in public.

thats right susan. we love watching you and all the staff make fools of yourselves. there needs to be more kinect, move, and wii videos on this site. i cant stop watching people look hilarious trying to do those motion games

also, was that steve rockin out as p2?

Is it just the video or are those blury excuses for graphics really what this game has to offer? Im not joking when i say it looks like a PS2 launch title. A bad ps2 launch title.

I'll be honest escapist
I invite some gorgeous girl round who want to play games
I am not going to wip out the wii start dancing like a supposed sex offender and grabbing my crotch...

Also, I hope you can get that sequined glove on the PS3 and 360 version. I wish them 2 were coming out before christmas. it would go great with the Smooth Criminal suit I'm getting. (Yes, Im getting a Smooth Criminal suit for christmas. Everything else I was interested in got delayed so the suit from my favourite music video makes up for it)

whoa whoa whoa...4 out of 5! That does it, I'm getting out of this crazy town

I want a Wii now

This looks pretty sweet. Not only do I like MJ, but now I can play a dancing game and not be confused as a fruit. I wonder what "They Don't Really Care About Us" routine is... Time for some Fist-pounding action!

I'm sorry fellas, but Dance Central just looks too effeminate for my tastes: Poppy dances where you slap your hips, shake your butt, and playfully point at your smile to Lady Gaga just makes you look either drunk or gay if you're a dude. Seriously, try that a club or bar and see what happens.

Not that there's anything wrong with that, but it defeats the point of having a Dance game if you want to impress the ladies with your "manly" ability to cut loose.

I am very intrigued by this, but the Kinect version sounds the most promising by far. My wife and I are having a ton of fun with Dance Central, but I like MJ's music far more than most of the stuff in that game. They should have had Harmonix develop this instead. I hope they can get it working as good as Dance Central on the Kinect. If so, this should be pretty damn awesome.

Ridrith:

pluizig:
I know that the avarage Escapister is young, male and heterosexual, but I can't help but feel this review dismisses a significant part of its audience.

I'm sure they'll get over it. Some people... So sensitive.

Within context of the review, he was, at that point, directly responding to that exact stereotype in a hypothetical sense. But I also felt that accidental pang of non-inclusion for homosexuals when he said, "You like girls, RIIIGHT?"

As far as the game goes, our whole house of college gamers have been playing Just Dance 2 for the last two months since we got it, and we ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT. It is phenomenal for parties and for anyone to just jump right in. So now there is this BUT WITH MICHAEL JACKSON.

There is no way that this can go wrong.

considering i hate dancing games and live right next to a room of wii games with hit titles such as dj hero 2 and just dance im gonna make sure no one in my boarding house hears of this

josh797:
also, was that steve rockin out as p2?

None other.

Tito's review summed up in one sentence: "Buy this game, IT'LL GET YOU LAID."

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