Singstar Queen PS2 Review - wwww.impulsegamer.com -

Gameplay 8.0
Graphics 8.0
Sound 10
Value 9.0
Distributor: Sony
Classification:
G
Review Date:
March 2009
Reviewer:
James Wright

9.0


Singstar Queen

As the PlayStation 2 surpasses the "average" gamer, it is more suited for the casual gamer now, especially with interactive games such as Singstar and Buzz. The best aspect of the PlayStation 2 is that Sony and may other game developers are still supporting this ageing console and even though it does not have state of the art graphics, games such as Singstar really don't need anything flash besides a microphone and TV.

The latest game to hit the world of Singstar is Queen which features 20 of their greatest songs (depending on who you speak you) such as Bohemian Rhapsody or  I Want To Break Free. Needless to say, as a huge Queen fan, this game was a godsend and is best played with a group of friends or family members.

In its essence, Singstar is an interactive karaoke experience that allows players to challenge or duet each other and those who match the harmony of the original singers are awarded more points. Needless to say, its simplicity is pure ingenius and if you are a fan of Queen, than this is the game for you.

Gameplay wise, it's the same as the last string of Singstar games that offers a variety of different play modes and the words of the songs are neatly scribed on the screen for you to sing along. It's also colour coded for each microphone, whether that's red or blue. With 20 different songs, the developers have ensured a wide variety of songs from their varied career and in relation to the PlayStation 3 version, there are 25 songs as opposed to the PS2's 20 songs. Whether it was a space constraint or something else, it's a tad disappointing, however we're talking about Queen and if you don't own a PS3, it's better than nothing.

Graphically, the game displays some of Queen's classic video clips with our star Freddie Mercury singing to his hearts content. The video quality is quite decent, however where the game does shine is through the 20 different songs that really kicks some serious butt. For this reviewer, this featured some of my classic Queen songs and we really brewed up a storm over the weekend when we invited our friends over for a Singstar Queen extravaganza.

In conclusion, we could easily recommend this Singstar title to all lovers of Queen, it's a shame that five songs are missing from the PS2 version so if you want to hear songs such as Radio Ga Ga or the Show Must Go On, you'll need to purchase a PlayStation 3. At the end of the day, it's definitely worth the entry price  and lastly, for Sony, keep bringing out these classic bands like Queen and ABBA. We would love to see one for The Doors, Elvis or The Beatles!

Very cool!

1. Another One Bites The Dust
2. Bicycle Race
3. Bohemian Rhapsody
4. Breakthru
5. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
6. Donít Stop Me Now
7. Fat Bottomed Girls
8. I Want It All
9. I Want To Break Free
10. Innuendo
11. One Vision
12. Play The Game
13. Somebody to Love
14. These Are The Days Of Our Lives
15. Tie Your Mother Down
16. Under Pressure
17. We Are The Champions
18. We Will Rock You
19. Who Wants To Live Forever
20. Youíre My Best Friend






 
 



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