Sing on your TV
Mike Sudhalter | January 3, 2009
I recently started playing a new Playstation 2 game called Singstar Country....I never could have imagined Karaoke on a video game.
You see, I'm not part of this younger generation where guitars are played virtually and karaoke is done on video games. I haven't been able to get into the whole Guitar Hero/Rock Band thing, but it's not the worst thing in the world to do karaoke in the comfort of my own home away from the cigarette smoke and the obnoxious drunks at the bar.
Plus, this game rates you on your singing. You get points based on how you hit the notes. The downside is there's only about 40 songs. You don't have the binder with hundreds upon hundreds of songs to choose from. It would be really cool if there were an option to unlock songs if you perform really well on the basic ones. I haven't heard about that, but I may have to look into it.
So far, I've attempted "Big Star" by Kenny Chesney and "Good Time" by Alan Jackson. Wow, it's tough to keep up with those quick-fire lyrics on "Good Time."
If I want to try a couple of classics, there's Willie Nelson/Merle Haggard's collaboration on "Pancho and Lefty" and Johnny Cash's "I Walk The Line" and "A Boy Named Sue."