After enjoying a serious payday, music games are supposedly on the way out the door. Hopefully, 4mm Games’s upcoming game can make it to the dock before the boat sails off without them. The game made in collaboration with Def Jam is called Def Jam Rapstar. I know what you’re thinking, but stop right there. This is not another fighting game.
The game has been generating a bit of buzz for quite some time now. If you have to compare it to something, the closest game would probably be the PS3 title SingStar, but still Rapstar is something different. The game definitely has that karaoke vibe, with players rapping along to some of their favorite rapper’s jams. Thanks to the “custom, proprietary voice recognition technology that keeps tabs on your lyrical accuracy”, players can be sure that their rhymes are tight.
There’s also the video component where you can direct and star in your own music video via an attached console camera. If you a friend have a beef, just leave it on wax via battle mode and slay the competition with witty punchlines and furious lyrics. And for the true lyracists in the house, there’s the freestyle mode and kick a rhyme over beats provided by world renowned producers.
Speaking of music, since this is a Def Jam affair expect to be rapping to the greatest of the label’s past, present, and future. A tracklisting was just teased and it includes hits like Dr. Dre and Snoop's "Nuttin But A G Thang", Pete Rock & C. L. Smooth's "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)" and Kanye’s “Golddigger”.
Set to drop sometime in 2010, Def Jam Rapstar might show the world the music genre video game still has some life left.
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