Excerpt: I generally try to avoid excessive cross-comparisons of games when writing a review; I think games should be evaluated based on what they are , not what they're not . However, as I see it, SingStar games are pretty much direct competition for Karaoke Revolution games. Due to this fact, I will be making several comparisons between these series.
Excerpt: I need to begin this review with a bit of a disclaimer. Normally I am against the practice of writing a review for one version of a game and then using it for the review of another version. If you played and reviewed the PS3 version of a game, it doesn't mean that the review should apply verbatim to the Xbox 360 version.
Excerpt: games: I'm going to review both at once. Why? Simple, the games are pretty much equally fantastic, and aside from the song lists, the features are literally identical to the previous American releases of the series. What that means is that you'll still have the normal single-player modes that let you croon all by your lonesome, but there are plenty of multi-player modes like Pass the Mic, Party Mode and of course the sing-off Battles.
Conclusion: Both titles are excellent additions to the SingStar universe and are better compilations compared to the previous titles. If you enjoy the series as a whole or if you’re just coming onboard now, both of these games are perfect companions for your next party. While we patiently wait for the PS3 version to hit, there are a lot of new songs here to master. You really can’t go wrong with both of these highly entertaining packages.
Conclusion: Breaking out a karaoke machine (which SingStar really is) at any party is a lesson in human psychology. Most regard microphones the way cavemen regard monoliths. First, there is feigned disinterest and denial. Everyone either can’t sing, has a horrible voice, or boy, will you look at the time… Then, signs of curiosity.
Pros: Slick layout, Swappable discs, Real music videos, Great at parties