TGS: Michael Jackson DS is the new Elite Beat Agents

For Ouendan and Elite Beat Agents, the headline is probably all you need to know. Unless you totally hate the music of Michael Jackson, you’ll need to buy this game. For those that have never played Elite Beat Agents or its Japanese predecessor, you should know that these games that offer a tactile experience unlike any other in the rhythm game world. There is something just so physically satisfying about tapping, dragging, and spinning your stylus to the music.

Thanks to the Michael Jackson name, chances are high that Michael Jackson: The Experience on the DS will outsell Elite Beat Agents and Ouendan‘s sales combined. That’s fine by me. The more games of this style I can get, the better. And who knows, maybe it will help help sell a few more copies of the games that inspired as well.

Jonathan Holmes
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes