You know, the guy who wrote “Cats,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Phantom of the Opera” and pretty much most of the classic Broadway musicals everyone knows?? Yeah, you can sing those songs for points on your Wii now.
It just got released last week: Andrew Lloyd Webber: Sing and Dance. It sounds a lot like the Rock Band/Guitar Hero type of games where you basically sing along to the songs and get judged on accuracy. Though there is that weird Career Mode it offers…yay, more singing! Maybe. I have no idea.
The game’s mostly being billed on the cameos by famous people that have performed in Webber shows — think Donny Osmond and Michael Crawford, AKA the Phantom with the sexiest voice ever! But even more appealing is what kinds of songs it contains, like the classic “Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina” from the Webber musical “Evita.”
Personally, I’m quite excited for this game to come out. Sure, it probably won’t be super-successful. Because let’s be honest, it’s a video game about Broadway musicals. There isn’t too much of a market out for those kinds of games. Maybe some parents will buy it for nostalgia, and some high school-age theater kids (of which I was one!) will buy it. But overall, I’m just glad that this game exists at all. It’s proof that the video game industry is opening up to different kinds of video games — and gamers. So maybe we’ll all see some more diverse games in times to come.
[via Huffington Post]
What do you think of this video game? Do you think it will be successful?