GGUK had the opportunity to attend the We Sing Robbie Williams launch event on the 4th November at The Cuckoo Club in Mayfair, London. Nordic Games had revealed in May 2010 We Sing Encore, which was then to be followed by We Sing Robbie Williams.
The gameplay is similar to the SingStar and Lips video games. Players are required to sing along with music in order to score points, matching pitch and rhythm. The game has an anti-cheat technology whereby tapping or humming will register on the screen but no points will be awarded. Nordic Games have this time focused their attention on Take Thatâ€™s Robbie Williams’ pop career for some influential tracks for We Sing. GGUK ended up slightly late on this occasion to the launch party, due to the technicalities of the GPS.
The party was already in full swing on arrival and the live band called â€˜Lucasâ€™ were already warming up for some heavy singing and guitar playing. The lead singer showed how long he could hold one note at the end of a song, which seemed like a lifetime. Youâ€™ve got to give the guy full credit for having an amazing set of vocal chords on him. There was the opportunity to go up on stage and sing to your hearts content, but I bailed out graciously, mostly because I cannot sing. It was rather entertainging watching some guys and girls go up who didn’t need goading on. Various companies such as EMI, Nuts Magazine, Take a break and other publications turned up to enjoy the launch.
A group of us decided we would venture downstairs because it seemed less crowded and they had the Nintendo Wii pods set up around the dance floor. It was an ideal time to check out the new game, but with less people about. Although I think some people caught onto this idea and followed us down because it did become quite crowded at one point. Armed with microphones, courage and the consumption of alcohol by some, we declared the Nintendo Wii pod was ours as we sang out to a variety of songs such as â€˜Angelsâ€™ which everyone knew, to one song called â€˜Mr Bojanglesâ€™, which only one person knew (wink wink). Iâ€™ve loved all the songs on We Sing Robbie Williams, apart from that one which I hope becomes a distant memory. I cannot for the life of me even remember this song and no-one seemed to know how the tune goes.
People spent a vast amount of time singing the same tunes over and over again, such as â€˜Rock DJâ€™ and â€˜Let Me Entertain youâ€™, mainly because everyone knew the words. At one point, due to the microphones having a vocal life of their own, the Nintendo Wii did start to raise itâ€™s volume level from a nice 27 to a damaging 85, resulting in everyone flinging their microphones to the sky due to the feedback. We all did look very funny, maybe people thought we were taking the Rock DJ song to a new level with dance actions. Admitedly some songs were easier to sing, while others were really out of tune. We could blame it on the music, but I think we werenâ€™t quick enough at times with the notes. Throughout the evening we teamed up in a group of four, singing away, either sporting red punk wigs, giant green heart shaped sunglasses or a large inflatable guitar. We all had fun, and thatâ€™s what We Sing Robbie Williams is about. Itâ€™s about getting together with family and friends and just having a good sing and laugh.
We Sing Robbie Williams will be released on 12th November and includes 26 hits, including Angels, Let Me Entertain You, Feel, Rock DJ and Shame. The game features all the orgiinal videos and footage from the 2003 Knebworth concert and a photo gallery. Players can also enjoy singing lessons, in game awards and eight different multiplayer modes. We would like to take the opportunity to thanks Premier PR for inviting GGUK along and youâ€™ll see our review on site shortly.