5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
If you like MJ and rhythm games then this is for you,
This review is from: Michael Jackson The Experience - Nintendo 3DS (Video Game)
I got this because I saw it used for under $12 at the store so I picked it up. I really like Michael Jackson a lot and I like playing rhythm games and with that in mind this game delivered. There are a good amount of unlockables in the game and you can even unlock the ability to just watch the songs without playing - which is nice.
The 3D function in the game works really well - I actually think the game looks much better playing in 3D than in standard 2D.
There are 15 MJ songs here - luckily all are available from the get go to play - the game pretty much pays for itself since you're essentially buying a greatest hits album with great quality original recordings from the King of Pop himself. The coolest part of this game is that every song is themed to mimic its real life music video counterpart - meaning, when you play "Rock With You" for instance, Michael is wearing his famous diamond glitter jump suit from the video - complete with the 70's lasers and fog! And this goes for every song in the game. You can unlock different gloves, which aid you in your performance/give you bonus points when you hit combos, etc.
As for the playability of this game it's decent enough. You swipe the stylus in different shapes in time with the music - as you would expect from any rhythm game of this type and it worked fine but my one big complaint is drawing the full circle shape - it just didn't register that I had drawn a full circle, counter clockwise or clockwise, and I got a "miss" because of it - sometimes it worked sometimes it didn't - maybe it's just me but the fact that I can do all the other shapes, even the half circles, just fine leads me to believe that full circle shape is a bit wonky. Other than that the game plays well and you'll certainly find yourself giggling with delight the first few times you play each of these songs because it really is amazing to see MJ recreated with such love and care from the developers.
Really, it boils down to the title of this review: if you love Michael Jackson (and I know you do since you're reading this review to consider purchasing this game) and you like rhythm games then I fully recommend this game to you. Even if you're new to the rhythm game genre it's an easy game to pick up and learn and definitely great for all ages kids and adults alike. The medium and expert modes might be a little much for some people, let alone a child, but it is fun to test your mettle with the King to some of the greatest pop songs of the 20th century.