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Died and gone to 80's heaven
on September 23, 2007
Yes, I grew up in the 80's so I was prepared to enjoy this game from the moment I saw the song list.
If you've played or know of the gameplay in other SingStar titles, nothings changed. The only reason I give this 4 stars overall (as I would the other S.S. titles) is that rather than singing well, Singstar wants you to mimic the artists performance. Don't get me wrong - it's a fun challenge - but you could grunt instead of knowing the lyrics and as long as your timing and notes are right, the game doesn't seem to care. Don't forget you need the special Singstar microphones to play the title so if you don't already have them, you'll need to buy them.
The playlist is great. I expected the same generic songs you'd find on your typical 80's compilation cd, but they throw in a few unique titles such as Kim Wilde's 'Kids in America' Nena's '99 Red Balloons' and Erasure's 'a Little Respect'. Video's I hadn't seen SINCE the 80's. All in all, if you like 80's music and music videos and like to sing, SingStar 80's will give you hours of fun and nostalgia. Like, totally...