We Sing Robbie Williams - quick play preview
Nordic Games has signed up Robbie Williams for its forthcoming title, which will be the third in the series following the release of We Sing Encore earlier this month.
Sure, the "fat dancer from Take That" as Noel Gallagher affectionately called him back in 2000 might not be to everyone's taste, personality-wise, but there's no arguing that he has released a few belting tunes that will be perfect for a karaoke sing-fest.
We Sing Robbie Williams
What platform is it on?
When's it out?
What other game is it like?
We Sing Encore, SingStar
Does it use any new tech?
Not new, but you'll need some Wii microphones
Get those vocal chords warmed up and squeeze in to your diamond-studded rock catsuit as Robbie is set entertain you and your mates this Autumn with his new game for the Nintendo Wii, We Sing Robbie Williams .
Sing along to 25 Robbie classics, plus their original videos, including Angels, Feel, Let Me Entertain You, Rock DJ and She's The One.
Don't worry if you're more pub singer than stadium filler: there are three levels of difficulty to test your tuning to and we're sure you'll be a karaoke knockout in no time at all!
There's no storyline in the game, but Robbie has got quite a history (you may have read about him in the papers).
Our first impressions
Did somebody say "blatant Greatest Hits promo"?
Yeah, they probably did but who cares? It's all fun and games and, as anyone who has seen the first rounds of X-Factor will tell you, watching a bad singer try and hit that high-note in Angels is absolutely hilarious.
Now, a small confession before we carry on. This writer didn't technically play We Sing Robbie Williams. No, it was far too early in the day for that (and not nearly enough beer had been drunk).
Instead we were given a demo of the game by our inside lady over at Gamescom - and we have to congratulate her for a magnificent rendition of Let Me Entertain You. Actually magnificent may be a bit strong.
The aim of the game is quite simple - sing in tune and in time and get points. You can either have a go singing along with Robbie, or you can simply sing the words yourself to an instrumental version. You can do full, or half songs and the scoring system seemed pretty accurate.
Before she belted out the Robbie classic we did get hands on with the set-up menus and so on, which seemed simple enough and were all backdropped with Ronnie images and instrumentals.
We had a look at the locked-bonus features, which you can win if you sing well enough, that include photo galleries and three videos from Robbie's historic Knebworth gigs.
The game is all very straight-forward. Sure, it isn't going to win any prizes for originality (just like Robbie) but this title will no-doubt provide hours of fun for Robbie-lovers, and even Robbie haters perhaps.
Gamescom is a fantastic chance to see the latest games due out over the coming year, letting us get a glimpse into what are going to be the big titles and the ones to avoid like the plague.
The big problem however, is that for most of the titles that glimpse is, well, just that. At the show you'll get to play a level here or a multiplayer map there.
So with that in mind we present you with our Quick Play.
What we've done is broken down the key facts you need to know and then given you our first impressions based on around 15 minutes of gaming. For us that 15 minutes isn't enough to do a First Look review. How can you rate a game that offers over 30 hours of gaming on just 15 minutes of play? However, it should hopefully give you an idea, a feeling, a notion, of what to expect come launch day.
Stay tuned to Pocket-lint where we'll be reviewing We Sing Encore in full in the coming weeks.