Impulse Gamer Home


   PlayStation 3
   XBox 360
   PC
   PS Vita
   Wii U
   Wii
   3DS
   DS
   PSP
   Apple
   Casual
   Android
   Classics


   Movies & IMAX
   Blu-ray
   Action
   Anime
   Comedy
   Crime & Thrillers
   Documentaries
   Drama
   Family
   Horror
   Kids
   Lifestyle
   Music
   Romance
   Sci-fi
   Sport


   PC
   Apple
   Hardware


   News
   Interviews
   Articles


   Tara's G-Spot
   Loren's Level
   Comics
   Books
   Mind & Body
   Music
   Competitions
   Community

ad



whatshot Singstar Vol.3 PS3 PlayStation 3 Review - www.impulsegamer.com -

Gameplay 8.6
Graphics 8.0
Sound 10
Value 8.6
Distributor: Sony
Classification:
PG
Review Date:
December 08
Reviewer:
John Blake

8.6


Singstar Vol.3

The SingStar phenomenon continues on the PlayStation 3 with the latest addition of the franchise arriving on the console that is aptly titled SingStar Volume 3 and allows gamers to sing some of their favourite “pop” songs, either solo or with friends.

SingStar is an interactive karaoke gaming experience that displays the words of the song on the screen as you attempt to sing these words in harmony with the music. Timing and harmony are the key aspects to SingStar and if you manage this, you are well on your way to becoming a SingStar rock god.

Although Sony has had a grip on this market for a considerable amount of time, other companies are now releasing their own “versions” of interactive gaming karaoke such as Activision’s Guitar Hero World Tour which comes with microphones and instruments or Microsoft’s Lips for the 360 which is good to see as the competition will soon start to begin... meaning better things for gamers.

SingStar Volume 3 continues from the PS2 franchise and really doesn’t challenge the current genre, however it does give access to SingStore which allows gamers and casual gamers the ability of downloading additional tracks.

SingStar Vol. 3 contains quite a varied song list that will suit a variety of music lovers and is quite “poppy” at times with hits by Queen, Michael Jackson and even Aerosmoth. Even for more diverse lovers of music, songs by The Ting Tings and Vampire Weekend also grace this disc, once again ensuring that just about all tastes are catered for. The music also comes from a wide range of eras plus the odd one-hit wonders to really ignite that party spirit.

Featuring all your standard SingStar modes are still contained in this addition and Sony have kept this latest game quite simple that is perfect for the casual gamer which this series seems to be targeted at.

You can still play solo, duet or the party modes, however at the end of the day, Karaoke is just that and if it becomes too complicated or convoluted, the game will begin to suffer. This is seen with Microsoft’s Lips which tried a little to be too clever for its own good.

For lovers of online, you have the ability to join My SingStar which is almost like Facebook, however allows you to upload and share content with your friends. Needless to say, some of the videos available are quite hilarious but it does create a good sense of community for SingStar. It will be interesting to see where Sony go with the SingStar franchise in light of Rock Band, Guitar Hero World Tour or Lips.

At the end of the day, SingStar Vol. 3 is an entertaining sequel that offers some great tracks and some interesting online content. Although nothing has really changed with the franchise, that old proverb if it ain’t broke, than don’t fix it still applies for SingStar and if you’re a fan of the series, than you better ask Santa to put this under the Christmas tree.





 

Share this page

All content is TM and (c) copyright www.impulsegamer.com and may not be reproduced without permission. All other imagery, text etc is the property of its respective owner and is used with permission.

Impulse Gamer is Powered by the Sapphire HD 7970 distributed by Achieva Technology


ad


10/10

Find us on Facebook