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Post by Daffodil-Dreams » Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:35 pm

On one hand, sometimes the moves don't look like they did in the videos for that same song, which kind of disappoints me. :confused:

On the other, it looks really fun anyway. I didn't know they were doing "Speed Demon" or "In the Closet". :yaychibi
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[quote="Daffodil-Dreams"]
On one hand, sometimes the moves don't look like they did in the videos for that same song, which kind of disappoints me. :confused:

On the other, it looks really fun anyway. I didn't know they were doing "Speed Demon" or "In the Closet". :yaychibi
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Post by MJfan01' » Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:40 pm

We have some good news for those of you planning to pick up Michael Jackson: The Experience on the Nintendo Wii next week as Ubisoft has just revealed the confirmed final track list which will be featured in the game.

As reported from Nintendo-Universe, we can confirm that there will be a total of 26 songs in the game, and they include many of his hits from Jackson’s Thriller, Bad, Dangerous, Off the Wall and HIStory albums.

All your favorite Jacko tracks will be there, including some surprising choices as well, such as Streetwalker, Sunset Driver, Money and Speed Demon.

The game is due out on Tuesday November 23rd for the Nintendo Wii, but will also be releasing on the Xbox 360 and PS3 with Kinect and Move support sometime in 2011. Below is the full song list for the game, let us know if you’ll be picking this up or not.

Song List:
* “Another Part of Me”
* “Bad”
* “Beat It”
* “Billie Jean”
* “Black Or White”
* “Dirty Diana”
* “Do Not Stop ‘Till You Get Enough”
* “Earth Song”
* “Ghosts”
* “In the Closet”
* “Leave Me Alone”
* “Money”
* “Remember the Time”
* “Rock With You”
* “Smooth Criminal”
* “Speed Demon”
* “Street Walker”
* “Sunset Driver”
* “The Girl is Mine”
* “The Way You Make Me Feel”
* “They Do Not Care About Us”
* “Thriller”
* “Want to Be Startin’ Something”
* “Who Is It”
* “Will You Be There”
* “Workin’ Day and Night”

There is a new trailer over at Nintendo-Universe, check it out. Are you happy with the song list, or has one of your favorite Jackson songs been left off the list?

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Post by MJfan01' » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:29 am

Since the late, great King of Pop, Michael Jackson sadly passed away in 2009, there have been numerous whispers around the gaming community about what can be expected from his estate to keep his memory alive. Would Moonwalker appear on Virtual Console from SEGA or would some other publisher grab the rights to develop a fresh game for current consoles? Cubed3 was invited to see what the outcome of the deal of the century actually was, getting the chance to be one of the first to try Michael Jackson: The Experience on Wii and Nintendo DS.
At events like these it is always important to meet really great people that help to make you feel part of the full experience and encourage you to get really involved in the proceedings, rather than standing around looking and feeling both inadequate and thoroughly bored, usually in equal measures. It is fortunate for me then that the past two occasions I have had the pleasure of making my increasingly common Warrington-to-London/London-to-Manchester trips for such PR shindigs has resulted in the meeting of some fantastic people, be it the thoroughly helpful guys at Rising Star Games, the brilliant ladies of Premier PR or even fellow gaming enthusiasts, such as Girl Gamers UK and Newb Review.

Upon eventually arriving at Euston train station in London after a long day at work, and navigating my way across to the swanky Private Rooms location not too far from Victoria, I tentatively entered the posh looking building to see what was on offer. Turning up almost bang on six o'clock, as stipulated on the invitation, as usual I was pretty much the first attendee. Luckily this gave me the opportunity to meet the absolutely delightful Lexy from Neoco, the agency working with Ubisoft to promote Michael Jackson: The Experience. She immediately made me feel extremely welcome and totally at ease, showing me around, explaining various details about the Wii version of Michael Jackson: The Experience, as well as informing me, very importantly, that food would be served very soon. Secretly I knew she was very hungry, but since I was quite looking forward to a nibble or two, I played along with the charade...

After a quick bit of rehydration, courtesy of my new best friend, the bar man, it was time to 'get my dance on,' so to speak. In all honesty I sampled Just Dance, but never got caught up in the craze that has been sweeping the UK and US since last year, and it was only this year that I had my arm twisted to play its sequel on various occasions at different events. Not knowing much about Michael Jackson: The Experience for Wii and DS, though, some may have wondered what exactly is to be offered in the final package. I presumed that Ubisoft would be bringing an Elite Beat Agents effort to the touch-screen system and a motion-inspired Just Dance: Michael Jackson style affair to the home console. My presumption turned out to be perfectly accurate. Lexy showed me over to one of the two Wii set-ups that had been conveniently deserted by embarrassed participants of the dance-a-thon that wanted to hide their faces as quickly as possible as we approached. This was where I got to meet Rachael as well (who it turns out I already knew from her past at Eidos; giving me the old 'Adam Riley? Oh yes, I do indeed remember your name,' which automatically put me on edge!).

Following the ritual politeness of who wants what song, we ended up dancing to one of the easier tracks, The Girl is Mine, followed by the far harder Bad. Suffice to say I showed my ineptitude for physical rhythm games. I am definitely a dab hand at Taiko no Tatsujin on DS and Wii, but bring dancing into the mix and flailing arms does nothing but damage and Lexy showed herself to be somewhat of a dance expert, despite saying she had never played before. As it turned out, she was I f act a closet Just Dance addict...That is not to take anything away from Dancing Queen Rachael, who also left me for dust, claiming second place with ease.

Basically, as the night wore on it became completely apparent that even though I was increasingly enjoying the dancing experience, unlike at the We Sing Robbie Williams event where I improved with each song, here I maintained a surprisingly consistently poor performance level on Michael Jackson: The Experience on Wii. The exclusive preview, which featured a select few attendees, ranging from Michael Jackson dedicated websites and people who had worked in the late great's personal team, to those from certain videogame websites (like the lovely Debs from The Average Gamer, and her equally delectable friend), was a resounding success on the whole night was exactly what was needed for a game like the Wii version. Okay, the DS game was overlooked by most people, but it was clear that the focus this Christmas is going to be on the Wii game anyway. I did actually get some time with the DS edition whilst sat chatting to the mesmerising Tamara who worked closely with Michael Jackson, and very innocently asked me what a DS was, yet the highlight was by far the home console title, which Lexy and Rachael repeatedly played with me, humbling me each and every time.

Michael Jackson: The Experience is available in Europe exclusively on Nintendo platforms from 26th November, and Cubed3 will have a hands-on report for both DS and Wii versions shortly. Cubed3 would like to extend its thanks to Alan Dykes and Pete Closs at Ubisoft for arranging the event and inviting us along, whilst a massive personal thanks goes to both Rachael Grant and Lexy Hall for taking such great care of me throughout the evening and making the entire night so enjoyable.

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It's good to be the King

Ubisoft struck gold last year with Just Dance, a light-hearted game that didn't really care about hardcore talent as much as it did good times and booty shakin'. Its runaway success explains the improved sequel, Broadway number and kid-centric titles we've seen only one year into the franchise, so it was really only a matter of time before the artist-specific ones started rolling out.

And, good lord, are they starting at the top of the musical heap with Michael Jackson: The Experience. The late King of Pop is undoubtedly one of the greatest dancers pop music has ever seen, but what could've been a truly stellar video game experience for Jackson fans winds up being merely pretty good on account of not doing enough with the man or his career.

At its core, The Experience is essentially Just Dance 2: all songs are open from the get-go and are played by copying the on-screen dancer's movements as if they were your mirror image. Each of the 26 songs pulled from Off The Wall, Thriller, Bad, Dangerous, HIStory and Blood on the Dance Floor gets its own special game adaptation of the associated music video and iconic dance routines, so there are zombies for "Thriller" and light-up flooring for "Smooth Criminal" all translated into the nifty neon/pastel Just Dance art style. It works about as well as you'd expect — that is to say quite well: Jackson fans will get a real kick out of performing these routines, and the loose scoring system keeps the intimidation factor at bay. The song selection is excellent although perhaps a bit small, and disappointingly there is no downloadable content shop to expand the track list.

There are, however, some notable improvements made to the whole formula. Certain songs allow you to perform the background dancers' routines as well, both solo and with three other rump jigglers. The interface has gotten even tidier and more informative, depicted as coloured swooshes along the sides of the screen with little dots that act as star markers. Additionally, earning stars unlocks instructional videos to teach you how to perform three or so moves from each song, broken down by professional dancers with French accents.

But apart from these little videos, The Experience falls short for a game dedicated to an artist of Jackson's calibre. While it does let you experience the dance routines, which are obviously the most important part of the whole thing and make it all worthwhile for dance and pop fans, it really fails to capitalise on his career or the man himself. Apart from cover art and years for albums and singles on the song selection screen, there is nothing to show for his legacy. Those little instructional videos have snippets of live shows and videos of the man dancing, but there's otherwise a very distinct lack of photos, footage or other extras like biographic information or anecdotes. The Beatles: Rock Band this is not, and that is quite disappointing considering Jackson's musical legacy.

Conclusion
Michael Jackson: The Experience is indeed a good way to dance along to your favourite King of Pop routines, but that's really about it. While there's enough fun to be had with the iconic routines to please fearless fans, there's a disappointing lack of extras to elevate this beyond anything more than a glorified Michael Jackson track pack for Just Dance. It'll rock with you, just don't expect anything more.

7/10
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Post by sushigirl28 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:59 am

OMG, this will be one of the best things I will ever own in my lifetime. How special!! I feel like I've been waiting forever for a vid game- what a dream come true. :heart

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