Considering how much micromanagement Sims normally need, the thought of having them stranded Robinson Crusoe-style on a tropical island with nothing but a penknife and a roll of toilet paper could have been a recipe for disaster. After all, if they normally moan about the quality of the wallpaper or how comfortable their sofa is, what would they be like if they have to sleep on the sand and eat
Sept 18, 2007
Despite what Britney Spears' disastrous MTV Awards performance would have you believe, karaoke is both fun and easy, making it a near-perfect form of entertainment. Sony's SingStar games and their Konami-published cousins, the Karaoke Revolution series, stand as super-fun proof of this. Having said that, the more different PS2 Singstars Sony belts out, the more we can't wait for the PlayStation 3 version. These PS2 versions are always great, but technologically, we're dying for
You know the problem with SingStar ‘90s, the latest in publisher Sony’s juggernaut-like karaoke franchise? It’s not the presentation - the videos look top-notch, and the vocals are the original artists, so that's copacetic. It’s not the game modes - with everything from a simple solo mode to four vs four “micro-medley” play, battle or survival modes, there are a wealth of options.
Sept 14, 2007
The days of these regular SingStar releases (we've had Pop, '80s, Anthems, Party and more) are numbered, with PS3 SingStar around the corner. Sony promises that all the songs we could ever want to sing will be downloadable online, like the biggest karaoke machine in the world.
In the meantime though, we've got this selection of '90s chart-botherers, and it's a good, if slightly bland mix. There are cheesy tunes like U Can't Touch This, Barbie Girl (note - it is impossible to
Sept 18, 2007
The more different variations of its excellent SingStar karaoke series Sony slams out, the more we can't wait for the PlayStation 3 version. These PS2 versions are always great, but technologically, we're dying for the franchise to take the next logical step.
The basics are, as always, as solid as rock, be it musical, igneous, or sedimentary. One or two players grab a microphone, a song starts playing, usually with the accompanying official music video, and you sing along in the
Friday 4 August 2006
With a successful karaoke game formula nailed, it wasn't hard to predict that Sony would start churning out updates for the series as often as they could get away with. Now we're on the sixth instalment of new songs. We've had duets and pop and rock. Now it's the turn of anthems.
You'd expect the likes of the Manics' Design For Life and Don't Look Back In Anger by Oasis. Unfortunately these appear to be anthems chosen by 12 year old girls and cheesy gay club-goers. How
Dec 10, 2007
Usually you judge SingStar games by the quality of the track list, so when faced with 30 hits from Hindi cinema it all becomes a bit tricky. Weve seen Mother India, but thats about it. The songs all come from relatively modern Bollywood films such as Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and Guru. Many even come from the same film, and are presented in typical SingStar style with clips of the films in the background. The one difference is that lyrics are put up phonetically so the songs can be
We’re not sure what this admission says about the quality of our musical tastes, but we reckon Boybands vs Girlbands is one of the best SingStar compilations to hit PS2 for quite a while. Part of the reason is down to Sony’s trawling of the back catalogues of those original boy and girl bands you might have forgotten (or are just too young to have ever known).
There are four Singstar games coming to PS2 this fall: Pop Vol 2, Legends, ABBA, and Country (dammit Sony, where’s the Bollywood pack for the US? We’re not kidding. The UK got it and we want it too). We’re going to use the same review text for all three. Not because they aren’t good – they are. And not because we haven’t played all three of them – we have.
There are four Singstar games coming to PS2 this fall: Pop Vol 2, Legends, Country, and ABBA (dammit Sony, where’s the Bollywood pack for the US? We’re not kidding. The UK got it and we want it too). We’re going to use the same review text for all three. Not because they aren’t good – they are. And not because we haven’t played all three of them – we have.