The SingStar series of games are known for being terrific alternatives to buying expensive karaoke equipment, to sing along with your favorite radio hits. SingStar: Pop Edition turns your Playstation 3 into the most annoying little piece of technology you will ever own.
Not being a fan of karaoke shows, games, or people who take part in the hobby it’s self, I went in with low expectations. a soon to be former friend of mine bought Singstar(imported…brand new…full price? I think they’re obsessed), and insisted that I come over and play.
SingStar’s track list can either be great or horrid. Really can’t decide which is more accurate. It all depends on musical taste, and whether or not you’ve ever heard of the majority of musicians featured.
I gotta tell ya’, I am definitely not in this games demographic. Out of the thirty acts featured in SingStar: Pop Edition, this reviewer is only familiar with about 3 of them. By familiar I mean I’ve heard songs from 3, but only like listening to one.
With that said, there’s only so many times you can sing(or listen to someone butcher in this case) Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody before reaching for duct tape, and a conveniently placed throw pillow, and tape over your ears in protest of the overall bubble gum Pop play list.
Thirty songs…on a Playstation 3 game disc. Something about that just seems like a rip off to me. Blu-ray is known for being a beast when it comes to storage space. You mean to tell Sony ran out of room for more songs after adding the music videos for Chris Brown’s “With You” and N*E*R*D’s “Sooner Or Later”? At least they aren’t’ selling this thing for full price in the UK…
Despite my best efforts, I actually began to have some fun with SingStar: Pop Edition as time went on. Granted, I still despise the concept of taking decent songs, and destroying them with your own terrible vocal pitch. But because I’m not a fan of most artists in this game, that wasn’t really a factor.
A great time can be had by parodying lyrics for any of the songs present. Everyone should at least give this game a try for that very reason. Odds are, you could blow your nose, look down at the snotty tissue, and use it as inspiration to come up with better lyrics than the original vocalists could.
No idea if Sony plans on releasing this game in US, nor do I care. As a party game it’s middle of the road. Don’t try to hold a gun to anyone’s head to get them to participate in SingStar: Pop Edition themed parties. Don’t even think about it. Good luck with keeping any friends after throwing an impromptu SingStar: Pop Edition themed party.