Excerpt: Sing Party was a launch title for the Wii U around Christmas of 2012. For some odd reason a reviewable copy was not provided. So we put it on our purchase list, and when it came down into a price range we were willing to pay - we bought it. For the sole purpose of doing a review.
Excerpt: Every console needs a singing party game, and these days there is not much to differentiate between them. Some might like Lips, others SingStar, others Karaoke Revolution. But they’re all essentially the same kind of fun – sing along with friends to songs you know.
Excerpt: I was watching “The Voice” on television recently, as I pretty much always do when a new episode is airing, and I didn’t abandon my comfortable recliner during the commercial break like I normally would.
Sing Party does a competent job of letting you sing a bunch of songs and occasionally earn points doing so.
19 November 2012
Summary: Karaoke video games are easy to come by these days, regardless of what platform you have. But there are surprisingly few that are family-friendly without being based entirely on a children's property, and even fewer that try to nail the public performance aspect of karaoke rather than focusing on...
Pros: Nice presentation that's easy on the eyes, Works with a wide range of USB microphones, Varied soundtrack that offers something for everybody
Cons: No real value in playing alone, Lack of online features compared to similar games
Excerpt: It takes a certain kind of fearlessness to be able to grab a microphone and shamelessly belt out cheesy songs in a living room full of friends. For those who treat karaoke like a religion, Sing Party's debut on the Wii U will no doubt seem an enticing prospect for late night shenanigans.
Excerpt: From the moment that Harmonix made microphone-based vocal stylings a big part of the larger Rock Band experience, the market for stand-alone karaoke games fell off (Karaoke Revolution: Glee excluded). Sing Party aims to redefine the individual singing approach with the Wii U GamePad.
Pros: Meaningful use of the GamePad, Welcoming party play approach, Stellar, wide-ranging soundtrack
Cons: Still just a stand-alone singing game, Additional mics sold separately, Wired mic plugs into console, not GamePad
Excerpt: I love to sing. As a music theatre veteran I take any opportunity I can to belt out a tune. When I was a child I would drive my parents mad, blaring music from the likes of Whitney Houston to The Bangles while singing away into my hairbrush.