Excerpt: In a karaoke game like Singstar Rocks! , of course the main focus aside from gameplay will be music. Unlike the Karaoke Revolution series (which Singstar Rocks! will be continually compared to, so get used to it) that opts to go for some modern music mixed with a really healthy dose of ballads and karaoke classics that you'd hear in any karaoke bar in America, Singstar Rocks! definitely goes more for "fun" songs.
Excerpt: too often, we Americans like to think that we're the core of the video games industry. Yes, the Japanese market is the home base for two of the big three console providers, but people tend forget that there's a bigger market out there. bigger. In terms of regions, the European market is absolutely stupid huge, it's not just Europe, it's the Australia and New Zealand, and, well, just about everything else Sony can cram into the non-US, non-JP, non-Asian territories.
Excerpt: With numerous releases over the past few years including SingStar Party, SingStar Anthems, SingStar â€˜80s, SingStar Pop, SingStar Rocks!, and SingStar Legends, the SingStar franchise is obviously a very popular one in Europe. SingStar Rocks! is the first in the series to make its way to North America. Will the karaoke experience be just as rockin' this side of the Atlantic? SingStar Rocks! is not unlike karaoke night at your local bar.
Excerpt: SingStar Rocks is Sony’s initial foray into the world of karaoke gaming. It comes with a couple of microphones and an adaptor that plugs into one of your PS2’s USB ports and gives you a selection of 30 tracks with which to test your vocal prowess. Is it enough to get rock stars to stop playing Guitar Hero long enough to pick up a mic and take on the lead singer role?
Conclusion: There’s nothing to say about the graphics or the sound except that the images displayed from the music videos are exact replicas of the music videos. There’s no color bleeding or artifacts anywhere in the videos themselves. The songs play exactly as you remember them too. Basically this is the complete package for those interested in this style of game. It doesn’t look cheap in the least and everything from the menus to the rating system looks polished.