This is the latest entry within the now fairly long running singing series. It brings the karaoke experience alive and really is the only well known series of games still providing this sort of setup. There’s also a generally solid amount of content present across its modes with the modern hits you might expect mixed in with a few classics as well.
First off, the avatar type system has returned so that gives you something to work towards and just a small extra bit of connection to the game. You’re once again able to sing using a traditional microphone, or while using your mobile device via an app that’s free to download.
The first mode to mention is “Classic” where you tackle the tracks solo or with friends being a game for up to four players. That’s followed by “feat.” which is an area where you can sing a duet. That’s continued by “Mixtape” where you can sing along to the five extracts that make up a challenge for up to four players here. The “Juke Box” allows for easy listening.
Then there’s the “World Contest” where you compete against online opponents to climb the rankings. We also have “Let’s Party” for up to eight players which provides two teams to battle it out. Finally we conclude with “Legend” to accept opponent challenges by yourself. I should also mention you can make playlists if you’d like to.
The interface is really clean, music video in the backdrop and the words at the front. You get a sense of your score, and a good indication of how well you’re performing at any given time. They also added an avatar with customization choices, this is neat and reactive. At the same time, I would have preferred an option to turn that off.
There’s a fairly solid track list here, many modern hits and some classics. Definitely something for everyone and I somewhat enjoyed what was available. There’s popular music such as Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy”, Panic! At the Disco’s “High Hopes” and some classics such as Seal’s “Kiss From a Rose”. The options for input are solid, and it’s generally a clean experience the whole way through. This is well put together, and a great time for enjoyment.
There is a sense of progression as you do unlock things, but I mainly just appreciated everything being openly available to enjoy. If the core package isn’t enough, extra song pass options are present. I found the visuals to be clean throughout the UI. I did wish that the music videos were of a bit higher quality, definitely seem quite compressed when playing it on a 4k screen. Would be nice to have this Optimized down the road just with some slightly higher quality videos for the backdrop.
Let's Sing 2021 is a well put together package that brings a number of modern hits and a great selection of modes to play them in. I wasn’t necessarily the biggest fan of the track list personally, but I know many of them are popular modern songs and I did enjoy a few of them.
This hits the mark once again with a good selection of singing options and a wide range of choices in what’s being provided to sing along to. They really do provide a large range of modes to play, and it seems the iterations over the years have helped in allowing them to grow it out further.
It hits the basics, allows for easy options to start singing and can be fun to play. It’s an interesting modern take on this type of game and I think the leader in this genre. I look forward to diving into the next one at some point, whether that’s a spin-off or main entry in the series to see what they do next with it.
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