With dance titles being so popular on the Kinect, the Black Eyed Peas Experience published by Ubisoft needed to have that little something different to bring a new light to the game and it did exactly that. Dancing and singing to win over your fans, customizing your own avatar are just a few of the highlights of the game. Dancing your best to mimic the moves is the way to get far, the better you dance the better your experience.
When starting the game you are straight away asked to perform a simple side step to load the menu, from this there are then two options;
- The main highlight of the game which gets you to learn the steps of songs in three lessons and once completed you get the chance to dance in front of the black eyed peas in the nightclub. The moves are firstly shown to you a couple of times then it’s you turn to show your stuff and mimic the dancer on the screen.
- The closer you are to copying the move the more points and fans you will gain, gaining fans helps towards unlocking or upgrading venues. If you find yourself getting a bit lost you can always slow it down to get a better idea as to what you are needed to do.
- An added bonus to this mode is that members from the group will set you challenges along the way such as getting a certain amount of Incredibles or striking the final pose. It is your own decision as to whether to take it or not but there is no downside to failing or passing. If you do however accept and complete the challenge you will unlock new items for your avatar.
- This mode allows you get stuck straight into the game, choosing from a wide variety of the Black Eyed Peas top charts and lovable songs such as “Boom, Boom, Pow” and “My Humps”. With the option of playing as a group of 4 (2 singing and 2 dancing) the game is great fun for that party environment, there is an option there to drop in and out at anytime throughout a song, which is great for if someone starts to get tired or decides they want to sit it out.
The game picks up your movements from specific joints; if a move is completed successfully you will hear what sounds like a clinking noise and a white little flash over the area of movement. As well as this there is a countdown timer and small image of the move coming up to aid you in the routine, which is a great benefit if you are like me and cannot put a move to those funky names.
It’s not only about the dancing though, if you feel like you are not in the mood to dance or are just warn out from the dance moves, lyrics are shown at the bottom of the screen for you to sing along to. It’s even better in co-op mode when singing with your friends and watching others dance along.
The game gives you the ability to be creative, by be it editing your avatar with items unlocked throughout the game or creating your own routine to send to your friends and post online. It’s not just a simple choose song and dance game, there are so many more options to keep you entertained throughout.
Some of the dance moves were quite comical at times to perform, it was a great game to play however after a while having to complete the lessons before getting to the final dance in the campaign mode got a little tiring, but that’s what quick play is for, it’s just a pitty I am such an achievement hunter.
I felt the graphics were quite realistic and accurate throughout the game, the dance moves were shown clearly and I didn’t find myself confused. I liked the added touch of the video showing in the background and actually being an avatar that reacted well when I stopped dancing.
A good soundtrack, but not to my personal taste, but that’s just my opinion it has no effect on the enjoyment I had throughout the game.
I really enjoyed the game but found myself to not be as into the Black Eyed Peas as I first thought, not knowing quite a few of the songs really put a bit of a downer on it for me. It is one of those games that you need to be a really big fan of the group to enjoy to its full extent, the content was there but for me the Black Eyed Peas were just not the right people for me. All in all it was a great game and worthy of a purchase.
Disclaimer:All scores given within our reviews are based on the artist’s personal opinion; this should in no way impede your decision to purchase the game.