We Sing POP is the latest in a long running franchise on the Wii. The last edition was a rock and metal version, and was surprisingly good. This new version eliminates the guitars and tattooed men, replacing with Peter Andre.
But is it actually any good? Well, yes and no. If you’re not a fan of Lady Gaga, Hanson or Village People, you’ll no doubt give this a miss. We Sing is a karaoke game, where a player uses a USB Microphone to sing in time with the song being played. Yes it’s another one of THOSE games. The tracks on offer are essentially a collection of the best (or in some cases worst) pop music hits from the last 60 years. If singing Hero by Enrique Iglesias floats your boat, then hop aboard. There are a decent number of single player modes on offer, including a singing lessons mode, which lets you add effects to your voice. The more hard-core gamer can attempt the hard mode, which essentially removes the karaoke text from the screen, meaning you have no visible guide, thus relying on your sheer talent. The real fun comes when 4 players play head to head.
Singing alone can be a bit of a lonely and sad experience. This game was built for families and parties. Get yourself some willing friends, grab some Dutch courage and give it a go. Those not into pop music can sing along to Coldplay or the Killers, or pass it to mum and dad to duet with Sonny and Cher. The song list totals 30 tracks spanning 6 decades, so there should be something for everyone, although the game is sorely missing Michael Jackson and Madonna.
Fans of the series will no doubt pick this up. Haters of the genre or the music will not be missing anything special. The game is best played with friends, so grab the necessary accessories and start belting out I’m Like a Bird. We Sing POP gets 6 out of 10.
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