|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: Nov. 4, 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|
There are three main multiplayer modes in SingStar Legends that veterans will surely recognize: Battle, Duet, and Pass The Mic. The Battle mode is the games chief competitive mode and allows you and a friend to sing the same song and see who hits the most notes and garners the highest score. The duet mode is the exact opposite and allows you and a friend to sing a song together to get a good combined score. But the most popular SingStar mode has to be Pass the Mic, which allows up to eight people to alternate singing verses and choruses with the games two mic inputs.
One thing that really surprised me in SingStar Legends was the spotty quality of the visuals. Although graphics are generally unremarkable in SingStar games, I have to say that I was very disappointed in the quality of some of the older music videos. For example, Bonnie Tylers Total Eclipse of the Heart looks like it came to your PS2 via an antenna signal from the next county. The picture is very grainy and dull, and there are random lines that just popup. I really wish that SingStar Legends featured remastered versions of some of these old videos like those in SingStar Volume 2 for the PS3. But other than some of the questionable video quality, this title looks the same as any other SingStar title on the PS2 with identical menu structure and style.
SingStar Legends is a karaoke title that takes some of the most iconic and memorable songs from the past fifty years and lets you try your best to sing along. While this title is essentially the same in form and function as others in the SingStar franchise, its expansive catalog definitely sets it apart and makes it one of the most genre-inclusive titles to date. So, if you think youve got the chops to sing with icons like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and James Brown, then SingStar Legends will definitely keep you singing long into the evening!
Amanda L. Kondolojy
CCC Staff Contributor