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Review: SingStar Queen

singstarqueenLast week we had the chance to receive a free copy of SingStar Queen, which came out on August 4th for the PS3 and PS2 consoles.  This Queen version of SingStar is a must have for Queen lovers and features over 20 chart-topping tracks from the iconic pop rock band including, “We Are the Champions”, “We Will Rock You,” “Another One Bites The Dust”, “Under Pressure”, “Your My Best Friend”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and many more.

I think the biggest hit games for PS2 and PS3 lately have been the SingStar series, at least in my hometown it has been. Kids can’t seem to get enough of this cool game! If you have never experienced SingStar, it’s an interactive karaoke game that allows players to challenge or duet each other. Points are awarded to players for how well they sing and players receive more points if they can match the harmony of the original singers.

Gameplay wise, SingStar Queen is very similar to the previous versions of the SingStar series with a variety of different play modes (solo, duet and battle) with the song words scrolled on the bottom of your screen and a series of bars above the words, the words are also color coded to match the up with the microphones.

ps2_singstarqueen2During gameplay you’ll also see some performances of the actual band Queen singing the songs.. these were cool. One thing I mention about this is that they were from years ago so the videos seemed a little grainy.. this, in my opinion, is definitely not something to stop you from enjoying the game.

If you’re having a hard time choosing between the PS2 and the PS3 version.. my suggestion would be to go for the Ps3 version, because it has a few more awesome songs included in the track line-up as well as a new voice control menu feature enabling players to scroll through a song carousel, select the tracks you’d like to sing and purchase songs through the SingStore by simply speaking into the microphone. It’s a shame the PS2 version doesn’t have these cool extras, but understandable to keep the price a little lower.

For us, the SingStar Queen is a good purchase and an even better one if you have a PS3. Remember.. the holidays are coming! If your kids are in to SingStar this would be a great gift to think about for both kids, adults and especially Queen lovers.

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