Michael Jackson The Experience Review
- Amazing presentation; excellent audio for all the music with every stage being tailor created with costumes, dance moves, and inter-cut animations.
- Simple controls that can become quite complex based on the difficulty.
- Only four songs available with each new song needing to be bought separately, after already charging a couple dollars for the game itself.
- Tutorial doesn't really explain the moves, it just gives you a fail free area to work them out.
- The double touch moves have issues getting picked up.
A fantastic experience for any fan of Michael Jackson's music given an immaculate level of care when it comes to the audio and visual presentation. It's just a shame that you'll be nickel and dimed consistently for the complete package.
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Michael Jackson the Experience is indeed a well made game. With that said, there's a litmus test that needs to be applied before purchase. Do you have fond memories of growing up with Michael Jackson's pop music? If the answer is yes, then chances are you will enjoy yourself. If you're not a fan of the music, despite this being a solid rhythm game with impeccable presentation, we would recommend you look elsewhere.
The game begins with a tutorial that really doesn't explain how the game works, it just gives you an environment to work out for yourself how all the swipes and gestures link up to the music and dance movement. If there are blue arrows, slowly swipe in that direction until the arrows touch (which is in time with the beat of the music). The dots in the middle upper section of the screen signify tapping, orange arrows indicate circular swipes, and two sets of blue arrows pull a second finger in for the festivities (although duel fingers don't come into play on the lower difficulty level). All gestures are responsive and you're given leeway in your timing, but there is some registration difficulty when it comes to the duel fingers and some of the circular swipe movement.
Each song is given its own locale, costume for Michael, and back up dancers (based upon the music videos for the songs), Tracks have intros and outros, and during the song, there will be cutaways that those familiar with the videos will enjoy. The visuals are top notch, and the music is of a fantastic quality that should delight any fan as they're swiping and tapping their way to victory. Unfortunately one big blemish on the experience needs to be noted. The initial purchase of the game only gives you four songs. Each other song (of which there is a substantial amount) costs you a dollar to unlock, driving the price of the game up if you want everything the app has to offer.
Price gouging aside, this is a game made for fans of Michael Jackson's music. The rhythm game mechanics are simple yet enjoyable, and the sights and sounds on offer are a delight. This would be a high recommendation if the pricing model wasn't so prohibitive.
DescriptionExperience the excitement and the magic of Michael Jackson's iconic music videos and short films through this rhythm game optimized for the iPhone
***This game includes 4 songs. Additional songs can be purchased via the in-game app store.***
- The Way You Make Me Feel
- Smooth Criminal
- Speed Demon
- Blood on the Dance Floor
*** Discover 2 exclusive songs for the iPhone version: Leave me Alone and Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough***
Michael Jackson The Experience invites players on a spectacular interactive journey through the King of Pop's most legendary hits. Built for the iPhone and true to Michael Jackson's groundbreaking and visionary work, The Experience introduces a brand new way of playing rhythm games, an experience as close as it gets to dancing on a mobile device.
EXPERIENCE A MORE NATURAL WAY TO PLAY RHYTHM GAMES
Draw a series of shapes with your fingers according to the beat and choreography of the Michael Jackson avatar.
REDISCOVER MICHAEL JACKSON'S CLASSIC MUSIC VIDEOS IN SUPERB GRAPHICS
Perform legendary choreographies in faithfully recreated signature settings. When it’s time to take a break from the dancing, gorgeous cinematic cutscenes retell these memorable stories in eye-popping detail and with special effects.
FOR ALL AGES AND SKILLS
Have fun whether you're a casual game player or a seasoned veteran. Three difficulty levels make this game enjoyable for everyone.
VISIT THE IN-GAME APP STORE
For more songs, alternative outfits, spectacular special effects and more!
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