Okay...so maybe I'm not the best singer in the world, but at least I can dream. Singstar, released this week for the PS3, shows us that we don't have to be Enrique or Justin Timberlake to be world famous. In fact, all you need is a web-cam and a microphone. Sony has really pulled through this time on their promises, connecting the awful and great singers worldwide into an experience beyond the realms of American Idol and into a new frontier. If you're like me, and only watch the first "reject" rounds of American Idol, this game is jam-packed with online features that allow you to view people worldwide that would make Simon Cowell cringe in his chair. I'll admit, I've contributed to that group over the last few days, but thanks to my "stellar" performances, I've also reached out to new friends worldwide who I've been sharing with since.
The features on the game range from solo act to battle to duet, so it's truly a must have party game. The equation is simple and is as follows: Friends + liquor + Singstar = wackiness. And, if sharing your drunken experiences worldwide isn't embarrassing enough, you can view your awfulness in all it's glory after every performance and realize how truly ear piercing you sound.
The fun level in this game is a perfect 10. With online purchases and new songs arriving in the future, this game will keep you rocking for a long time. The game is also the most interactive game I've seen...so for that, also a perfect 10. The only slight issue was some server clogging occasionally due to heavy traffic. This should be temporary as the game was just released and is getting a ton of serious attention...
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