Posted 4 years ago By - Jay Acevedo
After reviewing SingStar 90’s, SingStar Pop! Vol. 2, the two SingStar PS3 (Vol.1 & Vol.2) and SingStar Country in the past six months, Sony London puts me back behind the mic once again with probably the coolest PS2 version of the franchise since SingStar Amped.
Here’s our review of SingStar Legends.
As always, the SingStar games are simple and pretty straight forward. You start to sing into one of the microphones by following the horizontal grey bars, which function similar to a musical stave, with corresponding lyrics displayed at the bottom of the screen. From there, the game recognizes your pitch, tone and rhythm and will then be able to give you a score depending on how well you performed. At the end of the song, your score is broken down and you’re given a rank like "Amateur" or "Hit Artist."
If you have played previous versions of SingStar, you will find the same modes: Pass the Mic mode which allows you to share mics with your party of friends (up to eight people), so you can all sing at the same time, Duet Mode where you and a friend (or significant other) can sing different parts to the same song and Battle Mode where you can compete one-on-one to see who can sing the best. Once again, this SingStar game is compatible with the EyeToy camera allowing players to see themselves singing and take screenshots for later viewing. If you’ve got other SingStar discs, you can swap them in or out at the song selection screen without having to restart the console.
Here’s the list of the tracks featured on Singstar Legends:
- Barry White - "You’re The First
- The Last, My Everything"
- Marvin Gaye - "What’s Goin On?"
- Biz Markie - "Just A Friend"
- Michael McDonald - "I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near)"
- Black Sabbath - "Paranoid"
- Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
- Bonnie Tyler - "Total Eclipse Of The Heart"
- Patsy Cline - "Crazy" David Bowie - "Life On Mars?"
- Ray Charles - "Hit The Road Jack"
- Dusty Springfield - "Son Of A Preacher Man"
- Sam Cooke - "Wonderful World"
- Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong - "Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off"
- The Jackson 5 - "I Want You Back"
- Elton John - "I’m Still Standing"
- The Monkees - "Daydream Believer"
- Elvis Presley - "Blue Suede Shoes"
- The Police - "Roxanne"
- Grateful Dead - "Touch Of Grey"
- The Righteous Brothers - "Unchained Melody"
- James Brown - "I Got You (I Feel Good)"
- The Rolling Stones - "Sympathy For The Devil"
- John Lennon - "Imagine"
- The Smiths - "This Charming Man"
- Johnny Cash - "Ring Of Fire"
- Tina Turner - "What’s Love Got To Do With It?"
- Joy Division - "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
- Tom Jones - "What’s New Pussycat"
- Madonna - "Papa Don’t Preach"
- Whitney Houston - "I’m Your Baby Tonight"
The game still features 30 tracks and has been a standard on all SingStar games. So don’ expect this number to increase any time soon. But as I was saying early in the review, SingStar Legends features the best selection of songs since SingStar Amped. James Brown? Ray Charles? Sam Cooke? Biz Markie? I’m sold right there. If you never bought a SingStar game for your PS2 and you’re looking to buy your first,this one is definitely a good way to start and a must have addition to your growing collection. You won’t regret it.
ConclusionIf you have all the SingStar PS2 games at home and you’re a fan of the series then this game has to be in your game collection - but as always, don’t expect anything other than 30 new songs. The list of SingStar games on the PS2 is getting longer and longer but it’s starting to get old in terms of visuals and technical limitations. Still, it remains one of the most interesting franchises out there, especially when cool compilations like this one.
+ Microphones still respond well to game mechanics
+ Good pricing for the software-only version
+ Great party game
+ A must have in your SingStar collection
+ Good selection of songs
- No compatibility with other microphones
- Complete pack bit expensive if you’re a first-time buyer
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Release Date : 2008/10/28
System : PlayStation 2
Publisher : Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer : SCE Studios London
Category : Music,Tempo, Dance
ESRB : T
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