|System: PS2||Review Rating Legend|
|Dev: SCEE||1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid||4.0 - 4.4 = Great|
|Pub: SCEA (SONY)||2.0 - 2.4 = Poor||4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy|
|Release: Oct. 28, 2008||2.5 - 2.9 = Average||5.0 = The Best|
|Players: 1-8||3.0 - 3.4 = Fair|
|ESRB Rating: Teen||3.5 - 3.9 = Good|
As far as modes are concerned, this title does not deviate from the SingStar formula at all. There is a main single-player mode where you can sing your best all alone, or you can play in one of the games signature multiplayer modes. As far as the multiplayer modes are concerned, the usual suspects are all here: Battle, Duet, and Pass the Mic. The Battle mode is the games main competitive mode, where you and a friend are able sing the same song simultaneously and see who is able to maintain perfect pitch the longest and garner the highest score at the end.
The Duet mode is a little friendlier and allows two players to sing together for a combined score. Pass the Mic mode, which is generally the most popular, is a party focused mode that allows up to eight people to alternate singing verses and choruses with the games two mic inputs.
The visuals in SingStar Country are all very standard and sport the series trademark menu style, with simple blue accents to let you know that you are playing the Country version. While singing, youll be able to watch videos in the background, and these are all of reasonably good quality, with the exception of some of the older songs. But on the whole, the visuals here are as standard as they have ever been, which is definitely a good thing.
SingStar Country, like the titles that came before it, is essentially the same SingStar game youve been playing, but with a different genre-focused song list. And even though it is a welcome addition to the SingStar family, I am very disappointed in the lack of variety in the song selection. There are so many big acts missing, and the fact that more than five artists have more than one song on the disc hinders it from being as varied as it could have been. However, if all you want to do is sing Redneck Woman by Gretchen Wilson, then this title will definitely fit the bill.
Amanda L. Kondolojy
CCC Staff Contributor