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!
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.
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.
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...
Excerpt: While it probably won't appeal to the masses to the same extent as the original SingStar - or even the era-specific SingStar '80s has, it will find favour amongst those prefer their karaoke with attitude.
Pros: Generally a good selection of tracks, with something for all ages to sing along to.
Cons: No new features worth writing about, plus there's a few tracks that probably shouldn't be in the compilation - and a few that should have, but were not (usual story - you can't please everyone). Still no career mode, more's the pity.
Summary: SingStar Rocks! is another great title in the franchise, and an essential purchase for rock music fans. Nothing overly new has been added, and needed some better tracks, but still worth a purchase.
Conclusion: If you can track down Singstar Rocks on the cheap, though, you're pretty much guaranteed a few memorable drunken nights in. It's still as compelling and fatally flawed as it has ever been, where the ratio of good to bad songs is as frustrating as we've come to expect, and the technical limitations...