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I love singstar, and I love Take That! So this in my opinion is the perfect combination. It costs around £8 from Amazon and you can also buy it for the PS2. I believe this is good value for the game, especially if you play it as many times as me and my friends have! It is compatible with the wireless microphones, and is suitable for ages twelve and over.
Songs featured include:
A Million Love Songs
Back For Good
Could It Be Magic
Do What U Like
Hold Up A Light
I'd Wait For Life
It Only Takes A Minute
Love Ain't Here Anymore
Once You've Tasted Love
Relight My Fire
Rule The World
Said It All
Up All Night
Why Can't I Wake Up With You
It features a really good range of all their songs so there is something for everyone really. My personal favourites are Pray and Patience. You can sing solo or as a duet using the game. In the duet mode, you can sing different harmonies such as in Pray one of you can sing Gary as the main chorus, and one as other boys singing the background. I really like this and find it really fun in this duet mode. You can also take part in group games where you take part in a range of modes where you are against each other, trying to get the most notes right or the highest score for example. There is also one where you have to keep above a certain score with your singing or you are out. This is great for a party or night in, or just to play before you go out. It's a classic game in my opinion that is suitable for everyone, whether you are a teenager or grandma; and if you like Take That it is perfect. But even if you don't, the songs are so classic with a range of ballads and more upbeat tunes I am sure there would be a song everyone would want to sing. Songs featured include their older tracks such as Babe and newer tracks such as Shine, which provide a good range and are really good fun to sing in my opinion. You can choose a song to suit your mood also.
However, the one thing I don't like the is the way Hold Up A Light doesn't have a proper video; it just shows video footage from the Beautiful World tour. But apart from this, I love it!
I have covered the basics if the next generation series of Singstar games on the PS3 in numerous other reviews of each release. If you are considering this product then you must already be a fan of the series or be vaguely aware of what it is. Without going into too much detail about the series in general the series is a karaoke based games in which you sing along to tracks by original artists, whilst the original video plays on screen, and you receive points for hitting the right notes etc. What the next generation consoles have brought to the table is a whole host of online features which involves the ability to download songs via the sing store, view other peoples videos and images and take and upload your own.
With the game proving such a hit with gamers of all ages across the globe various special versions have been released in addition to the usual volumes with a range of songs. Abba and Queen were among the first the get the treatment and a special Motown disc wasn't far behind. However, the disc in question here is one which was launched in mid 2009...SingStar Take That.
Now fans and players must bare in mind that the game is prior to the return of Robbie Williams hence this is the Take that four piece although song including Williams are included. It goes from the early days of the band to the 2009 Circus album.
The disc will set you back around £12-25 and for that you will get 25 Take That songs. That's working out at 55-60p ish a song which is cheaper than you would pay on the Singstore where songs range from 99p to £1.15. Additionally, there is only about five or six of the songs on this disc you can actually get from the store online thus most are exclusive to the SingStar Take That!
The song range is well selected and the band actually had some input into what tracks went on. There is a vast range of songs on there from each era including the comeback songs. Greatest Day is my personal favourite to sing and some prove trickier than expected such as Beautiful World.
Song list courtesy of Amazon.co.uk
* A Million Love Songs
* Back For Good
* Beautiful World
* Could It Be Magic
* Do What U Like
* Everything Changes
* Greatest Day
* Hold Up A Light
* I'd Wait For Life
* It Only Takes A Minute
* Love Ain't Here Anymore
* Never Forget
* Once You've Tasted Love
* Reach Out
* Relight My Fire
* Rule The World
* Said It All
* Up All Night
* Why Can't I Wake Up With You
I found this to be endless fun even though I am a singstar fan rather than a Take That one. The normal modes are there including singing alone, battling at the same time, duets and pass the mics, there is a medley mode which will join songs together and surprise you with what is next and there is also three varying difficulty levels with leader boards for each if you really want to challenge yourself. It is of course compatible with both the wired and wireless singstar mics and works with all the functions you would expect from other versions of the game.
Its fun and an essential buy for fans of the band with a PS3 and the willingness to sing your heart out!
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I am a big fan of Take That and have been for many years so this was a must have. I didn't even have to buy the game my partner seemed to be in more of a rush that I was. It always comes out after watching an episode of the X Factor or a few drinks with friends and everyone is always keen to play! I love that you can record yourself singing and video your performance, it has been a great tool in proving to my partner that he cannot sing, I have always known just how bad a singer I am! Its very funny! There are 25 songs so in my opinion thats great value for your money as if you were to buy each song separately it would be a lot more expensive. Its not just new songs either it covers a wide variety of there old and new songs. Its must have for any Take That fan, but most peope will enjoy it even if they don't consider themselves a fan as you will know a lot more of the songs than you think.
This very much proves to be the case with SingStar: Take That, a disk brimging 25 Take That songs to the game in one go. It works out cheaper than buying individual tracks from the SingStore for 99p each, and just as with the earlier Queen Abba dedicated releases. if your a fan of the band, its hard to be dissapointed.
For the Take That fan, then, heres what you need to know. The disk mixes in their older and more recent material, and brings the majority of their hits to the SingStar pplatform just for you to croon along to the best of your ability. Most of the hits are there, from first single back in 1991 and those happy with Robbie days all the way through to their comeback tracks such as Shine, Rule the world and Patience. There are th official videos to back the song up, and the game as usual provides diferent ways to tackle the songs, be it solo, duets, battles or pass the mic modes and so on. And thats it
Sony Playstation's Singstar series of titles brings the karoake experience to the home. With the available microphones, user's can sing along to their favourite hits and even record themselves singing on camera if you have the Playstation Eye web camera. These videos can then be uploaded to the Singstore for the whole world to view.
The latest title in the collection is dedicated entirely to one of the biggest boybands of all time, who else but Take That. The title features all their biggest hits for you to sing along to. From all the classics such as A Million Love Song, Could It Be A Magic & Never Forget to the more recent hits like Patience, Shine & Rule The World.
If you're a Take That fan, this game is an absolute must have. The band have released some superb titles and this is your chance to sing along to them all and as a result create your own unique versions.
Get your friends round and have your very own party with this latest version of Singstar singing the night away to all those Take That classics. Available for under £20 in most places, it will provide endless hours of entertainment.