Cher If I Could Turn Back Time 6. Keen to capitalise on SingStar's current popularity amongst the post-pub party gamers, SingStar Anthems brings together twenty so called 'anthems' in a budget priced collection. Mixing the likes of contemporary crooners such as LeAnn Rimes, Charlotte Church and the Scissor Sisters with veteran vocalists such as Cher, The Weather Girls and Bucks Fizz means warblers of all ages can get in on the artistic antics. Track list highlights include Laura by the Scissor Sisters, Candi Staton's Young Hearts Run Free and I Feel Love by Donna Summer. Bananarama I Heard A Rumour 2. Given that their offices in Soho are all of about two minutes walk from the heart of London's gay village around Old Compton Street, they can't have not noticed that practically every track on this compilation is a firm favourite in the area's cheesier bars and clubs. With the rugged leather jacket of SingStar Rocks! So what have we got here, then? From avid SingStar fans to debutant divas, everyone can enjoy SingStar Anthems — So what are you waiting for? It's just a shame that at present, Sony's ambition for the SingStar series doesn't seem to match its talent at compiling excellent track listings.
In a mixed group, the collection on Anthems will leave all but the most fun loving men feeling a little left out. Unfortunately these appear to be anthems chosen by 12 year old girls and cheesy gay club-goers. Bonnie Tyler Total Eclipse of the Heart 17. Bring on the PlayStation 3 version, where angel-faced pop stars can live in harmony with long-haired rock legends, without the need to swap game discs. The better you sing, the more points youll be awarded. Release the star within and sing-a-long to favourites from an expansive track list covering everything from old favourites such as Gloria Gaynor and Candi Staton to modern-day divas like Charlotte Church and the Scissor Sisters. Now we're on the sixth instalment of new songs.
The better you sing, the more points you? You dont have to perform solo — with team contests and head-to-head sing-offs, the competition to be number one is hotting up. Thankfully, Anthems doesn't quite fall into this category. Bucks Fizz Making Your Mind Up 18. Grabbing the glitziest floor fillers from the past few decades, Anthems gives you the chance to challenge your larynx with 20 big-hearted, big-haired songs from the likes of The Weather Girls, Bonnie Tyler and Whitney Houston. And with 20 original tracks and music videos, SingStar Anthems will make you want to take the spotlight and sing them til your throat hurts.
So why not subscribe and follow me with my average commentary through many many games! My goal is to play every single Playstation 2 game Ever made. Other than a small side note to the effect that some men might find that there's a lot more in here for the ladies than for the gents, unless you're prepared to butcher Gloria Gaynor with your butch tenor tones - well, there's not a lot more to say, frankly. The big question: how drunk do you need to be in order to sing the songs included in this latest pack? There's not much else that can be said about SingStar Anthems. Above: Whoever decided this song is an anthem needs help Then there are just poor choices that are about as anthemic as the local school's choir. Tracklisting: - Queen - Radio Ga Ga - Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart - Take That feat. If you like SingStar and like the twenty tunes listed on the back of the box, you'll love Anthems. SingStar updates are really about nothing more than the new tracks; they rarely feature any actual changes to the gameplay modes or technology, and SingStar Anthems is no exception to this rule.
I now have a Patreon page, if you wish to support my channel and my absurd quest, please visit my Patreon page! Most SingStar games are loosely based upon musical genres, such as or SingStar Rocks! Over 70 different SingStar have been released worldwide, featuring over 1,500 disc-based songs. How else can you explain the likes of Dead Or Alive's You Spin Me Round, The Weather Girls' It's Raining Men and the Pussycat Dolls' Don't Cha? The tables list the songs available in each game, with the country of availability indicated by. We're not sure why Sony didn't just go ahead and call it SingStar Gay Anthems. In total, you're getting 20 extra tracks for your twenty quid - and of the various add-on packs to SingStar we've seen so far, this might well represent the single best investment in these terms. The sixth in the popular series, SingStar Anthems is a fusion of classic tunes and diva esque anthems that will make you want to let loose and go for it, think Priscilla Queen of the Desert meets Kylie Showgirls tour.
We've had duets and pop and rock. Don your most glamorous outfit, step into the spotlight and get ready to perform an all-time classic anthem — your audience is waiting. Yes, I confess - I had to go to Wikipedia for help with that. Support Emuparadise: Sponsor Message: Share with your Friends:. While that was to be expected, it's still a little disappointing.
Women and gay people of the world rejoice - Sony is planning to release a new instalment in the SingStar series that's specially for you. Sony's SingStar series could well be one of the most inspired creations of the PlayStation 2 era. What more is there to say, really? With technology that recognises your pitch, tone and rhythm, SingStar scores you depending on how well you perform. If you've been avoiding the SingStar phenomenon it's certainly not for everyone , the game is basically a video game version of Karaoke, played to the music video of each track, and scored by how well the singer performs the track that's been selected. Hopefully we'll see a bit of an overhaul in the PlayStation 3 game, which by all accounts should be the ultimate Karaoke-style video game - even if the prospect of thousands of micro-transactions is a scary thought. There's only so far you can go to achieve a broad appeal before all the appeal is lost.
Another weakness of the collection although this clearly depends on your individual tastes is its varied selection of tracks. So, the collection is generally very good, but its lack of great songs for men to sing lets it down somewhat. With technology that recognises your pitch, tone and rhythm, SingStar scores you depending on how well you perform. Or, indeed, for anywhere else on the planet. Almost all songs are able to be purchased individually, although some songs can only be purchased in themed packs of five. As of 2008 , over twenty games in the SingStar series have been released in English-speaking territories, including a small number in.
Whitney Houston I Want To Dance With Somebody Just when your vocal chords had recovered from belting out the hits from the previous five SingStars, along comes a new one to separate the silver-tongued men from the boys. Karaoke has never been about singing the best music in the world - it's been about songs that are singable I know that's not a word , fun and most importantly, well recognised. Kim Wilde Kids in America 11. Candi Station Young Hearts Run Free 3. Donna Summer I Feel Love 8. Add to that the now familiar array of game modes such as Duet, Battle and Pass the Mic for up to eight players although there's no reason why more can't join in and you've got a recipe for the ultimate party night in.
I also confess that sadly, that's not actually what SingStar Anthems is about - a missed opportunity, if you ask me. Charlene I've Never Been To Me 4. All of which is a rather negative way to end a review of what's actually a really fun, entertaining and cheerful package. While the forthcoming PlayStation 3 version of SingStar will allow for a much greater mix of tunes, all from within the same game, the current PlayStation 2 games require you to load up different game discs should the tunes you're after not be on the disc you're playing. If there's a problem, though, it's that the collection is very much skewed towards women's anthems, sung and adored by women, and rather awkward for most males to sing along to.