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Take That (And Party…If You Want)

Even if you weren’t a teenage girl in the early nineties, with Take That posters on your walls, you now like Take That; if you say you don’t, you’re lying. But it’s okay, there’s no shame in liking Take That, a band whose career has covered two decades, spawned some pretty successful careers (and then there’s Robbie Williams too) and feature a man often regarded as one of the best songwriters of today. With the release of SingStar Take That on the PS2 and PS3, there’s a tough decision ahead of you: do you admit to knowing all the words and being able to sing the songs pitch-perfect, or do you embarrass yourself in front of all your friends when they realise you can’t?

The latest entry in the SingStar franchise, this Take That game features 25 tracks from the band’s career, going from their debut “Do What U Like” right up to songs from their latest album The Circus. The goal is simple: sing along to your favourite Take That song and hope that you hit the notes better than your friends, a goal which isn’t always the easiest to reach when struggling to hit the high notes of Patience or Back For Good (c’mon, everyone knows the words to Back For Good, right?)

The benefit of a Take That version of SingStar is that, like the band and their music, you don’t have to be a teenage girl to enjoy, although it does help: many of those teenage girls from the 1990s have grown up and I can think of several mothers who’ll be thrilled to open their presents on Christmas Day to find this waiting for them. Mind you, there are also a few dads who really wish they were Robbie Williams and will be having a go after a few too many slices of brandy-soaked pudding.

The thing with singing games is, you either like them, you don’t, or you secretly like them but are far too ashamed to play them with other people around. With the likes of Rock Band and Band Hero around to exorcise that shame, that leaves us with those who like these games and don’t. And if you don’t like SingStar games, and you don’t like Take That…well, there’s just no hope for you any more, and you can drop all games consoles and music systems off at BurnAllZombies’ HQ for immediate confiscation.

Zombie Rating: B+

SingStar Take That is available now on PS2 and PS3.

  1. A Million Love Songs
  2. Babe
  3. Back For Good
  4. Beautiful World
  5. Could It Be Magic
  6. Do What U Like
  7. Everything Changes
  8. Greatest Day
  9. Hold Up A Light
  10. I’d Wait For Life
  11. It Only Takes A Minute
  12. Love Ain’t Here Anymore
  13. Never Forget
  14. Once You’ve Tasted Love
  15. Patience
  16. Pray
  17. Promises
  18. Reach Out
  19. Relight My Fire
  20. Rule The World
  21. Said It All
  22. Shine
  23. Sure
  24. Up All Night
  25. Why Can’t I Wake Up With You
  1. Jacinta Mooney
    November 29, 2009 at 8:08 PM

    Is there any mother in partclar that you refer to in your article????

    • November 30, 2009 at 12:08 AM

      Nope, none in particular. Why do you ask?

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