Review | We Sing Robbie Williams
Let this entertain you?
Format: Wii| Genre: Karaoke | Publisher: Nordic Games | Developer: Wired Productions | Release date: 12/11/2010 | Price: £29.99/£49.99 with two microphones
Jennifer Allen remembers she can’t sing again but joins in with WE SING ROBBIE WILLIAMS anyhow.
I’VE GOT a rather pertinent confession to make. I actually quite like Robbie Williams’ music. I’d like to apologise immediately. I don’t have any music taste clearly. Still, I can’t be alone can I? He seems to do just fine when it comes to sales after all. I think it’s down to my age and to a lesser extent, my gender. Robbie Williams and Take That and all that nonsense were around at just the right time for me. Having said that, I couldn’t stand Take That the first time round yet now I look back at the era fondly. Amazing what rose tinted glasses can do eh? So yes, I know all the words to Angels, and Let Me Entertain You, and even Feel. I’m sorry. That confession said, We Sing Robbie Williams is clearly for people like me. It has no purpose at all if you hate him, his music and everything he represents. Anyone left? Oh. Anyway…
We Sing Robbie Williams is for the most part just like We Sing: Encore. The difference being that this is all about one artist rather than a series of popularist singers. 26 songs are on offer in all. Pretty much all of Robbie Williams’ big hits are here except, bizarrely, Millennium. Other than that, it’s a pretty comprehensive offering with all of Williams’ albums covered including the likes of Swing When You’re Winning – Williams’ (successful, honest) attempt at covering swing music. There’s also the addition of the latest single from Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow: Shame. A spectacularly homo-erotic offering that’s also rather insidious. Finally, there’s a few medleys available too which get a bit confusing to sing along to.
It’s difficult to know what to say next really as it’s the exact same basic structure as We Sing Encore. Everything is as you’d expect from a karaoke game, albeit a more forgiving karaoke game than some. Your singing score is still mostly based on how loudly you sing and your pitch rather than how accurately you sing. This was particularly noticeable while watching my 10 year old sing Bodies. She was inexplicably too shy to say the word ‘naked’ but the game was appropriately forgiving of this.
Multiplayer is still just as enjoyable as ever. We Sing Robbie Williams continues to offer 4 player multiplayer and the more the merrier indeed. Players are able to choose exactly who sings what role. For example, one person can play Robbie while another can be Nicole Kidman or Kylie Minogue in the relevant song. All the other multiplayer modes are available too, both co-operative and competitive alike.
Really, We Sing Robbie Williams is here as a supplement to downloadable content. This review has no purpose as all it comes down to is whether you like Robbie Williams or not. If you don’t, this game is your idea of hell. So what’s it going to be then?