Excerpt: Genre: Rhythm Publisher: SCEA Developer: SCEE London Release Date: October 28, 2008 A little over five months ago, Sony released the first SingStar for the PS3. The series, already wildly popular in the U.K. and gaining steam in the U.S.
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.
Excerpt: Our vision is hazy, we can’t stand up straight and we’re slurring our words – a sensation we’re willing to bet a significant proportion of SingStar enthusiasts are all-too familiar with. But, being the better way to enjoy Sony’s esteemed sing ‘em up, that’s certainly nothing to be too ashamed of.
Excerpt: The game’s familiar format means instant gratification, and the option to download new tracks is a major draw card for us… plus it’s excellent value for money and damn good fun, to boot.
Pros: The harmony duet feature offers a new element of challenge. You can customise your song library with affordable, downloadable tracks. Backward compatible.
Cons: As always, there are a couple of questionable inclusions on the tracklist, but this is par for the course with SingStar titles… it’s pretty much impossible to please everyone.
Conclusion: Whether you want to fork out for that will depend, as ever, on your approval of the track listing. The structure is the same and the new features are rather throwaway (even from the developer's perspective, judging by the paucity of duet content that supports harmonies), so you're left with the...
Excerpt: SingStar Volume 2 is the second release in the SingStar PS3 series. Volume 2 contains 30 songs ranging from bad boy rapper Eminem Graphics look crisp and clean for all the menus, but there is nothing new for those who have played the previous editions.