Excerpt: SingStar is back for another round on the PS3 in SingStar: Vol. 2 and with it comes some much better tunes than the last version. Really fun tunes like Lit's "Miserable," Aerosmith's "Dude Looks Like a Lady," Eminem's "Without Me," and The Offspring's "Pretty Fly for a White Guy" are undeniably a blast to sing and really make SingStar: Vol. 2 a serious karaoke game contender.
Excerpt: I'm not quite sure what to make of SingStar Vol. 2. Here you have a game released less than a year after its predecessor and that doesn't really add all that much to the game beyond its 30 new songs - and these songs are added to a game that already supports downloadable tracks. This is even odder when you take into account the fact that those who own the first game won't be able to download the tracks from this volume and vice-versa.
Excerpt: With Rock Band not out on Sony's next generation console till, well, we don't actually know yet, budding PS3-owning vocalists still have only one video game series with which to scream the house down, and that's SingStar. Following its HD debut last November, the Sony London Studio developed game returns, this time called Vol. 2, with 30 new songs, a harmony feature and the ability to access SingStar features remotely with the PSP.
Excerpt: With a rapidly growing number of American releases under its belt, the Singstar franchise is trying to penetrate the American gaming market the same way it has the European gaming market. But where as back in May SingStar was more than a welcome addition, today, with franchises offering expansive tracklists and a variety of ways to play, is Singstar still worth coming back to? It all depends on if instruments are your thing or not.
Conclusion: SingStar Vol. 2 is a quality product in of itself, but taken as a whole with the rest of the series, it feels dated. The disc really shouldn’t exist. Players should be able to pick and choose the songs they want, not be forced to buy an entire disc for only a handful of songs they care about. We'd thought the time had arrived, but clearly we were wrong. Hopefully Sony hears our cries, stops releasing discs, and starts increasing the SingStore music library.
Conclusion: Do not pick this one up. Yes, it's SingStar , and it's still a blast, but there's zero reason why these songs couldn't have just been added to the very store that was created for this kind of thing. Leave the 30 song track packs to the PS2.