Summary: It's a cool game, fun for small parties. But you will tire of the songs quickly, unless you start buying additional songs. And I guess that's really the point. The game designers wanted you to pay a little for this game and then spend a lot on the songs.
Summary: Not only does this game require a proprietary switch instead of simply using simple USB headsets like most modern music games. While co-op singing is allowed, the song setup is mis-mashed, and DRM locks down any songs you buy to be a one-time-only use for those files. Lose the PS3 harddrive, lose the PS3 hardware, or just plain upgrade or switch in some way, and you have to pay for every single song again.
Summary: The idea for Singstar is a great one. You get a slew of contemporary music videos that you can sing along to with friends in various methods of competition or cooperation. It's not a new concept -- it's been done with Karaoke Revolution and, to some degree, Rock Band. However, the power of Singstar is its Singstore -- an online portal where you can oay to download additional song videos to increase your Singstar library.
Summary: When advertised as a karaoke sing along game, I am looking for three basic functions: 1. key (pitch) is changeable for every song to suit people with different vocal ranges; 2. vocal accompany should be able to be toggled on/off by a single button press; 3. a playlist that can be added/deleted with new songs so you don't have to go through the menu again once a song is finished. Unfortunately none of the three functions exists.
Summary: I could understand Guitar Hero and Rock Band not having any non Rock & Roll songs. But SingStar has no excuse with this kind of song selection since it is being marketed as a Karaoke Game. No Motown, no classics, just bunch of songs that the guitar hero and rock band demographics might be familiar with.
Summary: Firstly, I must say that the game itself is great. Hugely entertaining and fun to play. The major problem with it is lack of songs - or rather, lack of good songs.. The bundle itself comes with 30 songs, which, even if I liked all of them (which I don't) wouldn't last me more than a couple of hours of play time. After an hour or so, my husband and I exhausted all the included songs, so we signed online to download more.
Summary: From all of the hype this product got, I was actually quite disappointed. The number of songs to select was not that great. You can get more, but that requires purchasing them. I was hoping for a wider variety of songs for the older and younger crowds ... but they seem to only focus (or mainly focus) on younger people - teens. This means people who are older will probably not be as familiar with the songs. I'm sure this game could get better ...
Conclusion: Ok, To be honest, I would have gave this game 4 stars, cause its a blast when you have friends over, you will just not stop laughing the night away, until your neighbor complains that is..... Anyhow, I am from Malta and as yet we dont have access to the playstation store which you will need to download new songs. So to fork out all that money for just 30 odd songs is alot of money.
Conclusion: This game was free with my ps3 (no other choices) and I've given it a go a few times. I just find there is such a limited choice of songs and the singstore isn't easy to find songs you'll like. The music available for singstar is all very mainstream which I find very disappointing. Although the Queen version does show some promise.
Summary: I was disappointed to see that I only received a £10 psn voucher in the pack not a £20 one as specified... Thought it was too good to be true!! The mics work fine, much better than the wired ones. The only other negative I would say is that you have to choose the songs out of the top 100 which doesnt sound so bad but they are mostly old songs that are listed...