Excerpt: With music games seemingly reaching critical mass this holiday season, it seems like a huge oversight that there hasn't been a popular or successful rap game to enter the market. Rap is huge. There is really no way around that one.
Summary: When it comes to reviewing games, not every critic agrees. Some decide that it's their job to score games based on what their readers would want, while others choose to center their final decision on their own personal opinions.
Excerpt: You may have quelled Karaoke Revolution, shot through SingStar, and completely licked Lips, but Def Jam Rapstar is going to knock you out, like mama said, regardless of how familiar you are with the featured artists.
Summary: There are few titles that have represented the hip hop music genre in gaming; the only series that has incorporated it successfully would be DJ Hero. Last generation’s Get On Da Mic, which was released on the PS2 in 2004, was a failure both commercially and critically.
Pros: + Great first entry into this series that encompasses hip hop and the roots of it., + Community aspect adds great depth to the title that will keep you coming back for more.
Summary: There's nothing like pretending that you have a negligible amount of musical skill, especially when it comes to something like fun like rapping. Def Jam Rapstar does a great job of combining old school and new radio hits to get the party started.
Pros: Amazing Track List Composed of Both Old and New Hip Hop, Party Mode Helps You Jump Right Into The Game, Easy To Use Community Features Help You Share Your Videos, It's An Incredibly Fun Game
Cons: Swear Words Replaced By Blanks, Requires You To Really Know The Lyrics To Beat The Game
Excerpt: Ein neues Musikspiel? Ja, aber diesmal ein waschechtes Rap-Game. Ob dieses überzeugen kann, lesen Sie in unserem Review... Das „Def Jam“ Label ist bereits durch „Def Jam: Fight for New York“ und „Def Jam: Icon“ aufgefallen.
Pros: Gute Songauswahl, Sehr gute Punktezählung
Cons: Songs müssen wirklich auswendig gelernt werden
Conclusion: Nonostante la presenza di numerosi titoli musicali e di Karaoke, si sentiva la mancanza di un gioco incentrato sul RAP. Def Jam Rapstar colma egregiamente questa lacuna non limitandosi ad essere il “solito” Karaoke a tema ma sfruttando egregiamente le licenze presenti, offrendo una discreta modalità...