Excerpt: Sometimes I like to take time away from the killing machine of online play and relax with something a little less hostile facing me. If my kids are around I also like to refrain from playing the more mature games in favour of the Wii or something a little light hearted. The We Sing range of games from Nordic Games suit the Wii and what it entails perfectly.
Excerpt: The first thing I noticed about We Sing Pop was all the descriptors. I know the ESRB has a long history of mistakes, so I thought all those problems had to be a mistake. After playing We Sing Pop I found out that the ESRB was right. All of the issues they brought up are in this Wii game.
Summary: We Sing Pop does exactly what you’d expect from a karaoke game, fleshing out the experience with a variety of modes that make minor adjustments to the basic act of singing along to a song. It’s fun for a party, with modes that allow non-competitive sing-alongs or deadly face-offs, but those playing solo may wish for a basic career mode beyond pointless achievements. A solid track list will keep most going, but be prepared for sketchy sound and video quality.
Excerpt: We Prat About! Despite my years of Rock Band practise earning me Exceptional Screecher Award in the neighbourhood for several consecutive years, my voice box heavily reinforces itself in fear of We Sing Pop! . I’m clearly not the ideal target market for this title, and no amount of video footage of Nicole Scherzinger undressing in cabs is going to convert me into a lover of this game.
Pros: Good collection of songs, Bundled with enough mics for some competitive singing, Good mix of modes for both parties and the lonely
Cons: Music videos don’t look brilliant, Only 30 songs doesn’t leave enough room for some true classics, Presentation isn’t stellar but won’t effect We Sing fans
Excerpt: The latest entry in the Wii exclusive We Sing karaoke series firmly, and unashamedly, plants both feet in the world of pop music; hence the title We Sing Pop!. Another karaoke game, another review; how best to handle it? Why, with a Critical Gamer karaoke party of course! What follows is (what we’re telling you is) a truthful account of said party. Really. Ahem.
Conclusion: The Short Version: We Sing Pop! lets us sing pop. So... mission accomplished. Nordic Games have treated their flagship series to a cheesy and inclusive breath of fresh air, and though We Sing Rock! has a stronger setlist, this casual compilation is still well worth checking out. Families will almost certainly get the most out of the package since everyone's guaranteed to know at least a couple of songs.
Pros: Inclusive, gloriously cheesy setlist with some contemporary classics, Tight singing mechanics,, Good old-fashioned fun
Cons: Still not much for solo players to do (it's a Karaoke game, what do you expect?), Ten less tracks than We Sing Rock!, We Sing Rock! has a much stronger setlist
Excerpt: Alors que karaoké et jeux de danses se livrent une lutte sans merci pour dominer le marché des party-games sur Wii, la discrète série We Sing continue son petit bonhomme de chemin avec un épisode entièrement consacré à la pop music.