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.
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.
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: 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.
Excerpt: Det er et velkendt faktum, at spilanmeldere er født med en hjernedefekt, der udover at gøre dem uinteresserede i det andet køn og give en forhøjet lyst til chips og cola, sikrer, at de ikke har en tone i livet. De kan med andre ord ikke synge rent eller pænt om så verdensfreden afhang af det. Det har dog aldrig stoppet dem i at gøre forsøget, når der var karaoke i farvandet.