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Michael Jackson: The Experience' Game All News & Updates
« on: August 16, 2010, 12:51:59 PM »
http://www.el33tonline.com/past/2010/8/3/ubisoft_confirms_gamescom_event_lineup/

The annual gamescom videogame event takes place from August 18th to the 22nd this year in Cologne, Germany, and Ubisoft will be there in full force to demonstrate their upcoming slate of games to press and consumers alike.


Visitors will for the first time be able to get their hands on ten new, unreleased Ubisoft titles at the company’s gamescom booth, including Michael Jackson: The Experience for the Wii, which will be playable in public for the first time ever.

Visitors will also be able to play multiplayer games of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and Driver: San Francisco, as well as RUSE where you can also compete for prizes again pro gamers.

Tom Clancy’s HAWX 2 will be present for aerial dogfight fans, while Raving Rabbids: Travel in Time, Just Dance 2, Your Shape: Fitness Evolved, Motion Sports and Racket Sports will be available for less serious (but more physically intense) gaming.

Also, if you’re daring enough to get up on the Ubisoft stage to test out Just Dance 2 or Raving Rabbids: Travel in Time will earn a special goodie – if you would prefer a different prize, Ubisoft will kindly offer a ‘Goodie-Swap’ where you’ll be able to exchange your earned goodie for another one.

Here’s Ubisoft’s full gamescom lineup:

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood (PlayStation3, Xbox 360)
DRIVER San Francisco (PlayStation 3)
Michael Jackson The Experience (Wii)
R.U.S.E (PC, PlayStation Move, Xbox 360)
Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2. (Playstation 3, Xbox 360)
Raving Rabbids: Travel in Time (Wii)
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved (Xbox 360 Kinect)
Motion Sports (Xbox 360 Kinect)
Racket Sports (PlayStation Move)
Just Dance 2 (Wii)

El33tonline will be at gamescom in Germany for the entirety of the event, and we’ll be sure to bring you our hands-on impressions of Ubisoft’s games from the show floor.


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Re: Michael Jackson: The Experience' playable at Gamescon
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2010, 02:34:59 PM »
I saw the article on this in Sundays News of the world (don't worry I didnt buy it  :P) I'm just really not sure about this whole computer game thing. I understand the 'cashing in' on CDs, books and DVDs, thats going to happen regardless, It would also happen had TII gone ahead....But for me a computer game......Know how much he'd love that again..........Too much.

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Re: Michael Jackson: The Experience' playable at Gamescon
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2010, 08:21:39 AM »
http://www.mcvuk.com/news/40498/Michael-Jackson-Just-Dance-2-tracks-revealed

Just Dance 2 tracks revealed

GAMESCOM: Ubisoft recreates iconic performances from King of Pop; Just Dance 2 details emerge

Ubisoft has revealed a handful of tracks that will be playable in the eagerly awaited Michael Jackson: The Experience.
The upcoming dance game based on the late King of Pop’s career will feature some of his most popular hits, including ‘Bad’, ‘Beat It’, ‘Billie Jean’, ‘Earth Song’, ‘The Girl is Mine’, ‘Who Is It’ and ‘Workin’ Day and Night’.

The game will be available on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PSP and DS this Christmas. The console versions will use each platform’s unique motion controllers – Kinect, Move and the Wii Remote – to track players’ movements as they dance along to choreographed routines.
Meanwhile, Ubisoft also announced the tracklist for the sequel to last year’s retail sensation Just Dance. The second game will feature tunes from artists such as Elvis Presley, James Brown, Ke$ha, Mika, The Pussycat Dolls and The Jackson 5.

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Ubi Soft Delay Michael Jackson Computer Game
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2010, 11:07:21 AM »
Ubisoft announced today that the Kinect and Move versions of Michael Jackson: The Experience will be delayed until 2011.

This comes to us from IGN, who were told by Ubisoft that "we're giving our teams more time to develop the Kinect and Move versions to ensure we deliver awesome experiences that take full advantage of the new technologies."

While the Wii, DS and PSP versions will hit stores on November 23, none of those versions will have the massive impact that a Kinect, Michael Jackson, holiday season combo would have. While the game will surely sell in 2011, it occurs to us that super mainstream games like Michael Jackson should remain firmly rooted to the holiday season. Why? Because no one but real gamers buy games in February, whereas everyone might have bought Michael Jackson: The Experience for Christmas.

Source : http://www.atomicgamer.com/news/3003/michael-jackson-delayed

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The Michael Jackson Experience video Game Preview!!!
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2010, 11:39:45 PM »
   Link to video

Press Release

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Get ready to experience Michael Jackson the video game
By Mike Snider, USA TODAY

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Michael Jackson the Experience: The Nintendo Wii version lets you match the late entertainer's dance moves while holding the Wii remote.

Dancing is eternal.

More than a year after the pop icon's death, Michael Jackson has a new video game on the way, one that teaches players to moonwalk, spin and slide like the King of Pop once did.

Michael Jackson The Experience, due in November for Wii, Xbox, PS3, PSP and DS (rated E10+ for ages 10 and up), lets players try to match some of his classic moves.

John Branca and John McClain, co-executors of the Michael Jackson estate, say they had been looking for a video game to showcase his legacy. (His last game, Moonwalker, in the early '90s, had him dancing to defeat "Mr. Big" and save the children.)

"The game needed to incorporate Michael's music and dance moves into the most innovative technology available, continually pushing the envelope at each turn," according to an e-mail by their press representative.

With the Wii version, you wave the wireless remote to mimic the moves of an on-screen dancer that resembles Jackson. To the right of the screen, upcoming steps scroll by, showing you where to position the remote as you shake your body down to the ground to Bad, Beat It, Billie Jean, Workin' Day and Night and The Girl Is Mine, among other hits.

The Xbox 360 version will use Microsoft's upcoming Kinect full-body control system to track the player's moves, and its camera will project the player into the game environments, all based on Jackson's videos and concerts. The PS3 version will use the motion-tracking PlayStation Move technology. (In the Wii version, up to three additional players can sing along with the dancing player, but their performance doesn't affect the score.)

The Experience continues Jackson's posthumous portfolio diversification:

•Last year's film This Is It, which documented Jackson's rehearsals for a comeback, was a global box office hit. The soundtrack went double platinum, 1.6 million copies; on video, This Is It sold more than 1.2 million.

•An album of unreleased material is due in November.

•A Cirque du Soleil show based on his music is expected to begin touring in fall 2011; a permanent show is set to open in Las Vegas in late 2012.

The video game's strength is that players will "know what it feels like to be in his shoes, performing in front of millions," says Ubisoft's Antoine Vimal Du Monteil.

To be good at the game takes talent, so fortunately, the developers have included rehearsal tutorials, says Andy Burt of GamePro magazine. The game "has the potential to be competitive in a crowded market," he says. "It will no doubt prove popular with both fans and casual listeners of his music."


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Michael Jackson The Experience (update)
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2010, 05:30:58 PM »
http://www.joystiq.com/2010/10/29/michael-jackson-the-experience-is-in-for-a-thriller/

Ubisoft has revealed three more tracks for the upcoming Michael Jackson experience entitled, um, Michael Jackson: The Experience. There will certainly be more than a few MJ fans happy to hear about the inclusion of "Ghost" and "Rock with You," but the highlight of the announcement is easily the Halloween classic "Thriller."

We can only hope that the game will include the full version of the song -- werewolves, Vincent Price and all -- however unlikely that may be.

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Re: Michael Jackson The Experience (update)
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2010, 06:56:19 PM »
I still stand my ground on this one at the moment, I'm not buying it.

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Re: Michael Jackson The Experience (update)
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2010, 07:10:15 PM »
Michael Jackson: The Glove bundled with Wii version of Michael Jackson: The Experience

by JC Fletcher on Nov 1st 2010 1:00PM
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We appreciate Ubisoft's sense of restraint. How, you may ask, could it be considered "restrained" to bundle a Michael Jackson-style white glove, covered with rhinestones, with initial shipments of the Wii version of Michael Jackson: The Experience? Because Ubisoft could have chosen to put a big loop on it for you to strap the Wiimote into, but it didn't. That's totally classy.

The glove is not included with the PSP or DS versions also out this month, but Ubisoft hasn't mentioned whether a similar offer would come with next year's PS3 or Xbox 360 versions. (We doubt one would be bundled with the Xbox game, though, because Kinect would probably freak out if you were wearing a reflective glove.)

In addition to this critical hand-warmth news, two more songs were announced for inclusion in the game: "Speed Demon" and "Dirty Diana." It's another show of restraint on the part of Ubisoft -- the company could have gone the Guitar Hero: Aerosmith route and loaded the game with non-Michael Jackson music.
Michael Jackson: The Experience (THE GLOVE)

UBISOFT® UNVEILS SPECIAL EDITION GLOVE FOR MICHAEL JACKSON THE EXPERIENCE VIDEO GAME


SAN FRANCISCO – November 1, 2010 – Today Ubisoft announced it will make available a special edition glove to be included in the initial release of the Wii version of Michael Jackson The Experience that is reminiscent of the iconic glove worn by the legendary Michael Jackson during his most memorable performances. The special edition gloves will only be available at launch, further enhancing the magic felt by the King of Pop's fans as they dance to his greatest hits in environments inspired by his ground-breaking music videos and unforgettable live performances.

"One of the most iconic symbols of Michael Jackson's music and performance legacy is his signature glove," shared Tony Key, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Ubisoft. "Consumers are encouraged to either pre-order Michael Jackson The Experience early or make sure to purchase the title on day one in order to get this special edition glove as we're sure it will sell out quickly."

The Wii game that includes the special edition glove is now available to pre-order for the same price as the standard, non-glove Wii version (MSRP $49.99) allowing shoppers an opportunity to obtain the glove while supplies last at no additional cost. Michael Jackson The Experience will be available for the Wii™ system from Nintendo, the Nintendo DS™ family of hand-held systems and the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system on November 23, 2010 in North America. The game is also available to pre-order for Kinect™ for Xbox 360® and PlayStation®Move motion controller for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, which are both scheduled to be released in early 2011.

Ubisoft is also revealing two new tracks for the game today – Speed Demon and
Dirty Diana.

The Michael Jackson The Experience track list announced to date now includes:
-Bad
-Beat It
-Billie Jean
-Black or White
-Dirty Diana
-Earth Song
-Ghost
-Rock with You
-Smooth Criminal
-Speed Demon
-The Girl Is Mine
-They Don't Care About Us
-Thriller
-Who Is It
-Workin' Day and Night
 








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Re: Michael Jackson The Experience (update)
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2010, 10:13:36 PM »
I so wanted to buy this game, but I saw the trailer and everything looks S.H.I.T!
The dance moves are nothing related to classic Michael Jackson moves.
Plus they made his skin look light and make him look like a white man.
For flip sake, the man is black not white! Stupid doodie heads! ¬_¬

*Edit* My friends said its a good game. I cant afford it though! Lol! \:
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Re: Michael Jackson The Experience (update)
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2010, 06:17:30 PM »
http://www.mjworld.net/news/2010/10/29/first-look-michael-jackson-the-experience/

First Look – Michael Jackson The Experience
Friday, October 29th 2010


By Matt Blank

The new Michael Jackson video game, ‘Michael Jackson The Experience,’ will be released on November 26th, just in time for your Christmas stocking to be filled with all things Michael.

MJWN had a first look at the game last week when we were invited by Ubisoft to test it out and give feedback. Our first impression was that it’s a real fun game…but quite hard! For those who already own games such as ‘Just Dance,’ you’ll revel in the features it brings and for those of you who think you’ve already mastered Michael’s dance moves, then you need to think again!

Being a massive Michael fan can actually be a slight set back here. As I embarrassingly danced my way through ‘Billie Jean’ after seeing the brand manager from Ubisoft strut her stuff to songs such as ‘Workin’ Day and Night’, ‘Smooth Criminal’ and ‘Beat It,’ I realised that pre-empting Michael’s trademark moves was not always the way to go.

The game is incredibly accurate and that is certainly part of the charm. This could have been an awful game had it been rushed and lazily put together, however, it’s clear that a lot of study, detail and time has been put into this game, both from Ubisoft, Michael’s estate and of course the choreographers involved. The estate have actually said of the game that they are; “Working closely with the development team to make sure Michael Jackson – The Game reflects Michael’s unique creative spirit and is of the highest quality that Michael and his fans demand.”

This game will showcase Michael’s unique talent as much as it will showcase yours. Playing it really felt like you were being taught by the man himself. If there wasn’t a well-known dance routine, they had picked up moves from videos such as ‘Speed Demon’ or routines such as ‘Workin’ Day And Night’ from the ‘Dangerous’ world tour.

Lyrics are also on the screen for you to sing along to and you have the choice of dancing as Michael or a backing dancer or the rabbit if you’re in ‘Speed Demon.’ The Wii is limited in some ways as the game involves you only holding the controller, which then recognises your arm movements. The Xbox Kinect certainly will offer more when it’s released next year. It will make it that much more challenging as it scans your whole body, so you are completely tested from arm movement to leg kicks and hip swaggers.

The game will have twenty-six songs to choose from in total. Each song will show Michael in trademark outfits that he wore at the time of his performance and with different hairstyles to suit each one. It definitely feels like a complete game, which will be a lot of fun with friends, and good practice on your own to learn the moves and then show off in a club!

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In advance of the release, Ubisoft will be holding a launch party in London in the next few weeks and they’ve kindly allocated an extra ticket to the event so one of you can accompany an MJWN representative.

To be in with a chance to win this unique prize, please enter out competition by clicking here. http://www.mjworld.net/competition/

Win A Ticket To 'Michael Jackson - The Experience' Game Launch Party
In advance of the release, Ubisoft will be holding a launch party in London in the next few weeks and they've kindly allocated an extra ticket to the event so one of you can accompany an MJWN representative.

To be in with a chance to win this unique prize, please answer the simple question below:

Which song and performance did Michael first perform the moonwalk?


Rock With You


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Closing date: November 7th 2010

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Latest tracks announced for Michael Jackson game
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2010, 04:32:13 PM »
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/gamesblog/2010/nov/11/games


Ubisoft have announced the latest tracks for their forthcoming Michael Jackson Experience game. Along with the other tracks already announced fans will be able to dance (and sing) along to Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough, Will You Be There and In The Closet. As you would expect the game – out on Nov 23rd – is fully Wii, Move and Kinect compatible though Kinect users are restricted to one player at a time.

Yes, Michael Jackson Experience won't drag you away from Black Ops or WoW: Cataclysm this Christmas. And no, Jarvis Cocker probably won't be splashing out. But this is likely to be a huge Just Dance-style chart hit. Anyway, the confirmed track listing so far is:

· Bad

· Beat It

· Billie Jean

· Black or White

· Dirty Diana

· Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough

· Earth Song

· Ghosts

· In The Closet

· Rock with You

· Smooth Criminal

· Speed Demon

· Streetwalker

. The Girl Is Mine

· They Don't Care About Us

· Thriller

· Who Is It

· Will You Be There

· Workin' Day And Night

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« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2010, 04:43:25 PM »
This review might be of interest.

http://ds.ign.com/articles/113/1138952p1.html

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Michael Jackson Fantasies Play Out On X Box & PS3
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2011, 04:28:46 PM »
..Michael Jackson fantasies play out on Xbox - PS3
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by Glenn Chapman Glenn Chapman – 2 hrs 40 mins ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Michael Jackson fans will get to show off how well they sing and dance like the King of Pop in videogames crafted by Ubisoft for play on Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) consoles.

The French videogame titan on Tuesday will release versions of "Michael Jackson: The Experience" that tap into motion and voice sensing capabilities of popular Kinect and Move accessories for the Xbox 360 and PS3 respectively.

Ubisoft has sold about three million copies of a version of the game released in late November for play on Nintendo Wii consoles.

"The Move is a platform dying for an awesome dance game and we already know it works on the Kinect," Ubisoft senior vice president of sales and marketing Tony Key told AFP. "The timing is great."

"Michael Jackson: The Experience" takes advantage of camera, voice and gesture-tracking capabilities of Kinect controllers for Xbox 360 consoles to track how well players are imitating the late music legend's moves.

The game features Ubisoft technology that projects players into on-screen scenes inspired by Jackson's live performances and music videos including his famous "Thriller" work.

Kinect players are represented by animated characters that mirror their appearances and movements.

"You actually see yourself moving and your goal is to follow along with the backup dancers," Key said. "You can see your hair flitting, what you are wearing -- all of that."

Move player actions are tracked with the help of handheld wands, and dance steps executed by on-screen characters. Ubisoft tailored software to each game system's strengths.

Unlike game play on the Wii, "Michael Jackson: The Experience" on the Kinect and Move combines singing the late artist's hit songs with matching his trademark choreography.

"Michael Jackson had an awesome voice and was able to sing and dance like no other artist ever," Key said. "This is about stepping into those shoes and trying to emulate him as much as possible."

Ubisoft has been a longtime believer in motion controls for videogames and the potential for 3-D cameras to immerse players in the on-screen action.

The firm seized the opportunity to work with Nintendo on titles tailored for the Wii and had action videogame "Red Steel" ready when the innovative motion-controlled consoles launched in late 2006.

Ubisoft finished 2010 as the top third-party developer for Kinect, which lets people play with no hand-held controllers at all and even recognizes faces and voice commands.

Microsoft reports having sold more than 10 million Kinects, while Ubisoft claims about 19 percent of the market of videogames for the Xbox 360 accessory that debuted in November.

Ubisoft is also in tune with the hot dance game genre, with its title's representing about 80 percent of that type of play on Wii consoles.

"The dance category for us has been a huge win," Key said.

"We created a reason for people to dance in their living rooms," he continued. "This always turns out to be a great time for anybody who is in the house -- we really touched a nerve."

An Ubisoft page at social networking service Facebook featured an abundance of dance game stories and videos posted by players.

"More and more, the dance category is becoming a story that consumers are telling for us," Key said. "How many videogames have people posting videos of themselves playing?"

"Michael Jackson: The Experience" will be priced at $49.99 when it becomes available in the United States on Tuesday. The game will be released in Europe two days later.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110411/ts_alt_afp/usfranceitinternetvideogamesmusicjacksonubisoft_20110411124148;_ylt=AmRp27VWJbfPn9WSFm7HrxWuR5Z4

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« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2011, 07:58:51 PM »
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2011/04/12/f-michael-jackson-experience-video-game.html

Michael Jackson game is amusing, but it's no thriller
By Peter Nowak, CBC News Posted: Apr 12, 2011 7:26 AM ET

Ubisoft's new game Michael Jackson: The Experience, invites players to replicate the dance moves of the late King of Pop. (Ubisoft)

With the recent death of Guitar Hero and the continued decline of the Rock Band franchise, it was starting to look like a void might be forming in the musical rhythm game category.

Such holes never stay empty for long, though, and with new motion-control systems from Microsoft and Sony, it’s not surprising that dancing games are rushing in to capitalize.

The latest release shoots right for the top by bringing pop music’s ultimate dancer to your living room. Michael Jackson: The Experience entices gamers to emulate the King of Pop’s moves, from his frequent crotch grabs to his iconic moonwalk.

The game was originally released by Ubisoft for the Nintendo Wii and several portable platforms back in November, but has since been redesigned for the Xbox 360 Kinect and PlayStation 3 Move. The two new versions share some similarities, but the gameplay is radically different between them, so it’s necessary to review each separately.

The PS3 release is similar to the Wii version – both were designed in France – in that the player holds the Move controller in one hand while dancing in time with the action shown on screen. The game contains all of Jackson’s big hits, from Beat It and Billie Jean to Bad and Black or White, as well as some lesser-known songs from his later catalogue, such as Sunset Driver and Stranger in Moscow.

Most of the screen is taken up by Jackson and his backup dancers, who do their thing in front of backdrops matched to each song.
As with many rhythm games, the moves the player needs to execute scroll by in a column on the left of the screen. The player scores if he or she can perform the move – such as a point to the sky or a crotch grab – when it hits the target circle at the top of the column. Unfortunately, following the instructions in the column is confusing and usually results in a low score since, strangely, not all of the song’s dance moves are displayed.

Most of the screen is taken up by Jackson and his backup dancers, who do their thing in front of backdrops matched to the song. It’s much easier to emulate what they’re doing because they do cover all the moves. The best way to play the game is to ignore the instructional column and simply follow MJ’s sequined glove with the Move controller.

The game can accommodate up to four co-operating players at a time, although a fairly large living room is needed to host such a big dance party.

Both new versions also allow gamers to score points by singing along, karaoke-style, either through a PS3 microphone or the Kinect’s built-in microphone. The downside to the PS3 version, just as with the Wii, is that players don’t really have to dance. Since the rhythm is achieved simply by matching hand movements, it can actually be played while sitting on the couch. Now where’s the fun in that?

The Kinect version – designed in Montreal – is a different experience entirely, although it has all of the same music. With no controllers to hold, players are forced to get up and shake their booties. It’s a much more robust approach, because it takes full body movement into account, so footwork counts as much as hand motions.

Michael Jackson: The Experience is thus similar to MTV’s Dance Central, another dancing game for Kinect. Rather than following a left-hand column, upcoming moves are displayed in boxes on the right-hand side of the screen. And rather than mirroring Jackson’s avatar, as in the PS3 version, the player’s image is projected into the middle of the screen, where it is flanked by back-up dancers – either participating friends or computerized versions.

The Kinect version has a number of different play modes, from straight-up dancing to “performance,” which alternates dancing sections with singing. The “master performance” mode also combines the two, but at a higher difficulty. (A few songs, such as The Girl Is Mine, are singing only.)

There is also a co-op mode where teams of players swap in and out to perform different sections of a song, as well as battle mode, where they take turns to see who can get the highest score.

Both versions of the game feature tutorials, which is a good thing – while he might have made them look easy, Jackson’s dance moves are difficult for non-dancers to replicate. The PS3 version, however, requires the tutorials to be unlocked by actually playing the game. It’s a strange move because by then, players probably won’t need the tips. The Kinect version wisely makes all the tutorials available from the get-go.

Ultimately, the PS3 version of the game is only likely to appeal to the biggest Jackson fans, since it’s pretty clear that dancing is a full-body activity. The Kinect version is considerably better suited to this type of game, but it’s not perfect, either – not so much because of what it offers, but because of what it doesn’t.

One of Dance Central’s best features is a camera that takes rapid-fire pictures of players during their performance. The pictures are played back in almost video-like fashion at the end of the song, often resulting in hilarity for anyone watching. MJ: The Experience for Kinect only shoots a single photo to track high scores, thereby omitting an easy addition that would have made the game more amusing.

Dance Central feels like more of a game in that it gives players various difficulty levels and requires them to unlock harder songs; Ubisoft’s release simply puts it all out there at one speed. A little more polish in the gameplay aspects would have made the game a lot more fun.

Still, it’s a truly crusty person who can’t enjoy this game in a group setting. There’s something about watching your friends grab their crotch and moonwalk that will never get old.

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MJ Experience Game Comes To IPAD & 3DS
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2011, 04:36:45 PM »
http://www.tuaw.com/2011/12/12/daily-ipad-app-michael-jackson-the-experience-hd/

Daily iPad App: Michael Jackson The Experience HD
by Mike SchrammDec 12th 2011 at 8:00PM


Ubisoft released a version of its Michael Jackson Experience game for iOS recently, and it's actually a pretty good time. The game was originally created for motion controls with the Xbox Kinect, the Wii, and the PlayStation Move, but here on the iPad, you "dance" by swiping across the screen in various directions, and hitting on or pulling your finger off at certain times.

The dance game is solid, and the production values are actually quite well done. If you like Michael Jackson's library, there's some great music here to "perform" and listen to, and the various songs are all accompanied by really well-done cinematic sequences evoking the original music videos and images that went along with the original songs.

Unfortunately, the one big drawback is that there's not a huge selection of music to pull from. The console versions boasted a choice of about twenty songs, but this version only includes four when you purchase it, and then you need to buy other songs and costumes via in-app purchase. The game itself is $4.99, and then other songs are $1.99 each, though there are only three to choose from. So if you really want to play a game like this and have one of those consoles, you might just be better served finding the game on sale somewhere.

On the other hand, as a taster, this version is not a bad game at all, and once you get all of the moves rolling and have figured out how to do them, it's fun to play through "Smooth Criminal" or "Beat It" and try to score as many "Perfects" as you can. As a sampler, this one's pretty good. It's on the iPad right now for $4.99.
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