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We Sing Review

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A decent Wii alternative to SingStar

★★★★★

While not a patch on Sony’s all-conquering SingStar, We Sing is a decent Wii alternative that’ll keep older gamers giggling once the young ’uns have stopped playing the new Peppa Pig game and tripped off to bed.

Shamelessly targeted at thirtysomethings, We Sing includes 30 songs that take in the tasteless ’80s (Culture Club, a-ha and – shudder! – UB40), disposable ’90s (Chesney Hawkes, Shampoo, Tasmin Archer) and playful ’00s (Lady GaGa, Lily Allen, Kaiser Chiefs), punctuated by singalong standards such as ‘Delilah’ and ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’, which are sure to make any drunken house party go with a bang.

But while the music selection is delightfully cheesy, and We Sing gives four players the chance to compete at the same time, the experience is fraught with problems: humming into the microphone is enough to hit the pitch bars and earn perfect scores, robbing players of any sense of achievement; the songs included on the disc are all you get, and there’s no SingStar-style online store to buy more content and extend the game’s lifespan; and the presentation feels awkward in comparison to other singing games, making this new karaoke kid on the block feel tired and dated.

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