A Fun Party Game With A Big Song Purchase Drawback
posted by archicam (CHARLOTTE, NC) Jun 25, 2008
Member since Mar 2008
gamers (40%) found this review helpful
There are some cool new features to Singstar that keep it competative even against newcomers to the music gaming arena like Rockband and Guitar Hero. Probably the best of these features that makes use of the Playstation network is the ability to save audio, video, and pictures from performances and upload them in a youtube kind of way. This gives users the ability to have their skills viewed and rated by others, or likewise, to have a laugh at someone elses singing.
While the game makes good use of the online experience, it is lacking when it comes to other recent technologies. It is great seeing the actual music videos, but we might expect all of the music videos in a ps3 game to be HD. Many of the videos on the game are very grainy or fuzzy, and the audio fades in and out on a few songs. Also the ps3 offers its user those wonderful USB ports that would be so handy to this game if the music buyer could trasfer purchased videos on to portable devices. However, one thing that is not mentioned in other Singstar reviews that has been a problem to people who have bought the game is that you do not own the songs you buy from Singstore. Rather, they are linked to your machine, so if you have to change machines for any reason, you lose your music. Apparently the developers have been very unresponsive to the problem too.
I rented this game for my wife and kids but I started having fun with it as well. The community segments of the game are great because you can see other players video clips and user pics. There is also "IN GAME MESSAGING". Make sure you have the SINGSTAR MICS because no other mics seem to work with it. I'm pretty sure the PS2 singstar mics work with it. The navigation in game is second to none. Amazing. You can go into the online store and through online profiles very easily. My kids were doing it and their very young. Graphics are great. My only complaint is that the videos dont seem to be in HD but they work and look fine. A PS3 must buy.
i really love the sing star alot and love that u can go online and battle people.but i feel that 22 dollars is not worth haveing gamefly if you cant get the games you want.i have more then 20 games in my que and the top 5 i have yet to get i have been a member for only 3 in a half weeks .and ever single one of those games except 2 or 3 are on high or med stat.witch means i will not be getting them anytime soon.that suck.so i will be closeing my account just for that reason,alone.hope this helps someone else,it is a waist of money.