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.
Karaoke and dance party game features wide range of music.
Common Sense Media
26 November 2012
Summary: Parents need to know that Sing Party is a karaoke game for the Wii U. Unlike other karaoke games, no music videos appear in the background, which removes some of the concerns about sex and violence.
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.
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.