Excerpt: SingStar Guitar is Sony’s attempt to expand the popular SingStar franchise into the music band territory. I’m sure you’ll agree that SingStar has pretty much dominated the Karaoke genre for the past six years since SingStar arrived on the PlayStation scene back in 2004. Competitors have tried over the years to break this stranglehold (for example, Microsoft tried rather unsuccessfully to do it with Lips), but Sony has retained the crown, largely due to SingStar’s great...
Excerpt: As Sony continue to release some of the biggest bands to their Singstar franchise, it was unexpected to hear that the famous 90's boy band Take That would have their very own game. I think I just heard a thousand Robbie Williams fans rejoice! Available on both the PS2 and PS3, Singstar Take That is definitely a strange choice by Sony and where it fits in the grand scheme of things is a little bewildering, considering that the band wasn't as big as the previous releases...
Excerpt: The SingStar franchise has become the victim of its own fame, ever since arriving on the PS3 and introducing the SingStore sales of the retail discs have become an afterthought to the consumer, who now having to buy just one disc gets access to well over 1000 tracks to download, plus you don’t get forced to have a few ropey numbers that always get skipped.
Excerpt: For many, the signficant deficit in Taleworld’s debut project Mount & Blade was the absence of a multiplayer. After all, the only thing that could beat the satisfaction of parrying a blow and riposting with a skull-splintering swing would be the look on a real opponent’s face after you emerge bloodied but victorious from a close encounter. So development on Mount & Blade: Warband commenced, but was eighteen months enough to deliver everything that fans had hoped for?
Excerpt: How many times can you repackage the same game with a few new tricks? Many developers have expanded greatly on the simple space blaster template, some attempts were hugely successful, others not so. Ikaruga is one of those rare flashes of brilliance few cult game studios achieve in their lifespan, although developer Treasure are no strangers to genius. Missing out on Ikaruga however, would be a crying shame.
Conclusion: SingStar Guitar aurait pu être bon. S'il n'était pas l'énième rejeton d'une famille qui ne cultive pas la différence chez ses progénitures. Si son choix de chansons avait été pléthorique et d'une qualité indiscutable. S'il ne nécessitait pas l'achat d'une guitare non fournie avec le jeu (vous amenant dans certains cas à vous procurer un pack bien coûteux). Mais nous le considérerons juste passable.
Pros: La prise en compte de la guitare (pouvant être utilisée en duo avec le micro), Certains titres agréables, Prix du jeu seul abordable
Cons: Guitare et micros non inclus..., ... rendant l'addition salée, Playlist pas vraiment convaincante, Et la France ?, La formule commence à lasser
Conclusion: Maybe this review should have been written in my blog. Probably. But I thought it would be a nice exotic thing to have amongst the reviews here at the International edition of Gamereactor. Because if you are English speaking you are unlikely to have heard of Kent, and if you have heard of them you probably forgot about them a long time ago. Kent actually tried to make English edition of a couple of albums about ten years ago.
Pros: Some good songs, all your expected Singstar features.
Cons: Even for a Kent fan the song list is disappointing, not a lot of bonus content, poor value.