Even though all the new functions don’t always work that well, the core karaoke experience you get in Sing Party is very satisfying. But the game is in great need of an online song store if we’re expected to keep playing it instead of SingStar or Lips, so that we can customize our karaoke nights to our preferred taste and variety.
As far as Karaoke games go, at its core SiNG Party is as good as any: The recognition works well, the tracklist is as big as varied. Unfortunately you won't see any original videos and the lyrics of some songs have been edited to become family friendly. On top of that I miss the community features that the competition on other platforms introduced.
Sing Party is a not-so-interactive karaoke, nothing more and something less than what Sony achieved with SingStar in the last decade. The shallow visuals don’t help either, but the tracklist hosts some pretty decent modern hit and a bunch of oldies-but-goldies.
SiNG Party feels like it was designed for commercials: It's flashy and light, heavy on that kind of wholesome party fun that impossibly well-groomed human-like people seem to have all the time but of which the grubby masses never finds itself a part. By trying to please everyone at the same time, though, the game sacrifices a lot of identity and ends up with modes that are either just plain adequate or downright puzzling. With the right group of like-minded people you could find yourself having a great time with SiNG Party, but then again you can achieve the same effect cranking up the radio and belting along at the top of your lungs.
SummaryAn new singing and dancing franchise for the Wii U makes for an instant party in your house. All can join in together and contribute to the game, choosing from fifty songs from most genres. Face your friends in the room and put on your best show. While the performer uses the GamePad and mic to sing, everybody else in the room becomes emb...