SingStar Amped review

Rockin' to the oldies... and the newies... and not always rockin'...

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The problem then becomes what you don't get, rather than what you do. The biggest example of this is the song selection, which tries to please everyone and ends up being perfect for no one. Do Blink 182 fans like Talking Heads? Would fans of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs be caught dead singing Poison or Quiet Riot? If someone loves Blue Oyster Cult, what makes you think they give a crap about Fall Out Boy? 30 tracks isn't a lot compared to Karaoke Revolution's 40-50+ tunes (though they're similarly spastic and re-recordings instead of originals), but when so many are guaranteed not to be your style, it seems like even fewer.

Granted, it's a noble flaw (and a recurring one; previous SingStars have had the same problem), achieved in an attempt to appeal to a broad range of players, but it's a flaw nonetheless. But this will all be fixed in the PS3 version, which we're told will enable players to download songs one at a time, choosing exactly the tracks you want.

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DescriptionThe basics are, as always, as solid as rock, be it musical, igneous, or sedimentary.
US censor rating"Teen"
UK censor rating""
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)
Eric Bratcher
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