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.
posted by Mr_KnowItAll (JERSEY CITY, NJ) Apr 19, 2011
Member since Feb 2011
Majority of the songs they got on this game are not just horrible but I never heard of them. The other songs are alright but to make matters worst the add on songs you can get in the PS Store suffer the same popularity with me as they do with the songs the games come with. Then again I'm not really the singing type I mainly got it for someone else.