A Michael Jackson videogame? It's been done before (Moonwalker) but certainly not THIS way! Michael Jackson The Experience is just that, an experience. It actually feels as if you are Michael; it's the closest thing anyway. The Nintendo Wii's technology allows the player to perform MJ's dance moves and feel a part of it all. The Wii version of the game is already out and there are DS and PSP portable versions available as well, and the game will be released on PS3 and XBOX 360 in the near future.
The beauty of Michael Jackson The Experience is that you really feel it, you're into it and dancing along to Michael's moves which is amazing. Anyone can start playing right away and get into it right from the first play; of course it's harder when beginning but the player will pick it up pretty fast. I was slightly disappointed that you unlock the tutorial videos as you play and that they were not available from the start but it's not like it ruins the experience. The idea of the game is simple, you're either Michael or one of the backup dancers and the icon on the top left corner of the screen shows you what you're supposed to do, it shows the move. There are also golden moves that give you more points, with points you get a rating from 1-5 stars. 26 songs can be played and if you buy the game at Wal-mart or HMV you get the bonus song "Another Part of Me" me from Bad.
Personally I don't play The Experience for rating I play it for fun and for exercise. Careful, it's harder than it looks! It can be hard to match perfectly the moves in question as the responsiveness is not always 100% accurate. Oh and you will need space to play this game. I was a little surprised with the songs included because yes, the hits are there, but there are some songs I would never have had expected to be on it like Ghosts! I'm hoping to lose a few pounds as well; this game is an excellent way to exercise, and if you don't believe me try it! I bet that after a few songs you will be sweating as much as I was! I think the exercise factor is important here because whether you want to exercise or not this game is fun and is a great way to stay in shape. This can only enhance an already stellar game.
I'm just glad that with everyone trying to make some money off MJ's death that this game is truly worth it. Fans young and old will no doubt enjoy this game and dancing along with the King of Pop, I just wish Michael would be alive to see the enjoyment he brings to so many people! I think Michael would've had approved of this game, it's hard to do otherwise. If you are a fan of Michael or know someone who is this is a must have and a perfect gift. There are plenty of good dance games for the Nintendo Wii such as the Just Dance series and the Dance Dance Revolutions games and this is without a doubt a great addition to the dance games category This game has hardly left my Wii since I have it. 5/5 for both a fun, well constructed game and for the exercise it provides.