Excerpt: Since this is VGChartz' second review of a Singstar game, I'm only going to touch on the gameplay as we all know what's there. What I am going to do is review this as an add-on pack, since that is all Singstar: Queen really is. When it comes down to the scoring of this game, presentation will be based on audio quality, gameplay will be based on track list, and value will be based on how well this track pack adds to the franchise.
Conclusion: It fares no better than the last PS3 SingStar release (save for perhaps offering a little more widespread appeal), and the PS3 version of the game simply shouldn't exist outside of the SingStore.
Excerpt: When Sony's E3 2009 press conference opened up with Queen's "One Vision", I knew that it was a nod to their upcoming SingStar Queen game (which has been available overseas for months now). The song itself was actually a fitting choice for Sony and the PlayStation brand, minus the whole "one man" part.
Excerpt: Queen survives. While the death of ultratalented and flamboyant lead singer Freddie Mercury in 1991 essentially signaled the end of an era, the remaining members have teamed up with other vocalists in the years since. Paul Rodgers, Robbie Williams, and others have grabbed the microphone in various concerts and recording projects, but let's face it: Robbie Williams is no Freddie Mercury. And chances are, neither are you.
Pros: The music is fantastic, The new mic-triggered menu navigation works well, Great online community features
Cons: It's hard to figure out the harmony parts, Still no online play
Summary: Although band-based multiplayer is still all the rage, no one has pure karaoke gaming nailed quite like SingStar. Stateside, the franchise has only been around for three years, but in Europe, it made the PlayStation 2 a hit with casual gamers way before Nintendo duct-taped two GameCubes together.
Pros: Offers an eclectic selection of greatest hits that have appeal for hardcore fans and casual Queen listeners.
Cons: Big gameplay feature is now available as DLC if you have another SingStar PS3 game., Why is this a standalone release, rather than a downloadable pack?
Excerpt: Are you a closet Freddie Mercury? Do you like to prance around your living room singing along to Queen songs? If so then this might just be right up your street. Granted you cant pick up the drum kit or guitar which might reduce the potential audience but surely this game offers something for music fans?
Conclusion: Beyond the track list, everything that makes the SingStar series so popular is present and correct; the slick menus, SingStore access, PS Eye functionality and a cast iron guarantee that it will perform the entertainment duties at a dinner party without batting an eyelid. So, SingStar Queen does exactly what it says on the tin. And with SingStar’s recently released wireless microphones , there’s never been a better time to unleash our inner Freddie Mercury.
Excerpt: With eighteen number one albums, eighteen number one singles and ten number one DVDs worldwide notched up under their belt, Queen is quite arguably one of the world’s most influential and successful rock bands. No surprise then that Sony would think to bring their classic rock ballads into gamers’ livingrooms.