There is nothing cuter than watching my little man dance to thriller while playing Michael Jackson The Experience on Xbox 360’s Kinect. I love to dance and Michael Jackson has some of the best music known to man for dancing. We’ve been really enjoying the Kinect as a family, the kids know how to move their hands over the controls to choose their own games and we were impressed that Michael Jackson The Experience was easy enough for them to get from one screen to another, now the dance moves, that’s another story all together. Moving like Michael Jackson does is HARD. But that being said, the scoring is very forgiving, compared to Dance Central the kids can actually score on Michael Jackson The Experience verses playing Dance Central where they don’t even get one star. So they are encouraged to keep trying with Michael Jackson The Experience. Zoe even earned a purple crown for some of her dance moves and she was quite excited about that.
There are different stages of play. You can practice the moves, put a lot of moves together, but I felt like once I actually caught on to a move then it moved on to a new one. I think it will just take us a lot of practice to get the moves right. Then you can move up to another stage of play and you dance and sing. I was much better at the singing portion because it was just like karaoke, I was really worried the singing part was going to be completely from memory and I am a Michael Jackson fan but I’m not uber fan if you know what I mean.
The song selection is not as large as I thought it would be but there are quite a few songs that I know and love including “Beat It, “Billie Jean” and “Smooth Criminal.” You will find new additions to the Kinect song library “Blood on the Dance Floor” and “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You.” For families who feed off competition, parents can challenge their kids to dance-offs using the multi-player game modes!
We used the multiplayer game mode where we worked as a team to earn points because the kids love to watch their silhouette on the screen. Whenever the number changed letting them know it was someone else’s turn they would jump up to center stage and start dancing.
Other Michael Jackson The Experience Kinect Features:
- Feel the thrill of performing like Michael Jackson as never before – through XBOX 360 Kinect technology, you can immerse yourself in his universe and live The Experience of a lifetime!
- With innovative full-body tracking, take center stage with a crew of expert backup dancers.
- Trigger effects, visuals, and even the music itself as you move around the digital environment.
- Play with up to 4 players in Jump-in Party modes.
- Learn how to pull off Michael’s most iconic moves (such as the Moonwalk) thanks to the Michael Jackson School!
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