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GF Rating
6.0

542 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
7

Good

Def Jam rapstar..

posted by Thebalance (OKLAHOMA CITY, OK) Mar 23, 2011

Member since May 2010

Overall this was not a horrible game. The game play is nice and sticks to the singing game format. The only draw backs is that there are not enough songs on the game itself, and not enough up to date hits from everyone favorite artists. There is one song from 2pac, no Bone thugs in Harmony, No Jay-Z or eminem and the list goes on.
With the 5 tier system in the "Become a legend mode" It seems short lived, I completed all five tiers within the first 2 hours, set on hard mode. If this game had take the rought that Rock band has It would be a 9, but the lack of game play and variety of songs and artist really hurt this game in all. Tho it is still a fun game to play, one can only sing the same songs so many time before it gets annoying.

Overall its a good game, not great or incredible. If they come out with a second edition they should follow the lead of rock band and creat more venues, instead of just videos they should add stage performances and a character creation. Some how impliment a freestle battle segment within a story mode. ADD MORE SONGS that are up to date and popular artist to make this a 9-10 star game.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Rapstar - As close as it gets

posted by Elite_Sage (EVANS, GA) Feb 18, 2011

Member since Feb 2011

Not all things translate well.

Rapstar does about as good a job as it can get thus far. The problem with doing a Rap/HipHop type game is its measured on the aspect of hitting beats with it rarely on pitch control (a change for those accustomed to other singing games).

With all things being said it does a good job of it. If you have a history of appreciating this genre of music you will definitely recognize songs from the last 20 years so you aren't stuck with just current songs. Thankfully, they are songs you will most likely recognize because if you don't know the song it is VERY hard to fake your way through since again its not based on pitch and rap has A LOT of tempo changes.

Its weakness comes in its repetition. Other than showing off for someone or a pure love for the song there isn't much depth to the game. You can unlock a couple songs but it's not going to do much since it already starts with a pretty decent collection and the unlockable ones aren't the best.

If you like this type of music this is a good game to try out because the song selection is really nice. (Warning: rap songs usually have profanity and these all mute during those portions, which doesn't bother most songs unless you like Lil' Wayne in which case the song is ABSOLUTELY a trainwreck). If you aren't a rap fan then you will definitely find yourself putting it back in your mailbox the same day.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Rap Karaoke

posted by MoveUser (HOPEWELL, VA) Feb 15, 2011

Member since Jan 2011

If anyone has heard/is into the Lips series of games or even SingStar, Def Jam Rapstar plays the same way.
The DLC is great. The online community - especially the videos are HILARIOUS (many, not all).

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