We Sing: Rock is a karaoke game for the Wii, that lets you sing along to a variety of rock-orientated songs, from several different decades. Featuring songs by everyone from 30 Seconds To Mars and The Darkness to Whitesnake and Free, there's a wide range of songs on offer, and you and your kids are bound to find something to sing to. Once you've chosen your song, it plays in the background over the music video, and you need to follow the pitch bars (which tell you how high or low to sing, as well as how long to hold the notes for) and lyrics as you try your best to sing along - gaining points as you go.
Controls are virtually non-existent - all you use the Wii Remote for is pointing at and selecting options on menus. What may cause a problem is the speed at which you need to read and sing out the lyrics, which could be too fast for the less proficient readers - although there's nothing stopping them humming along, making up there own lyrics or just belting out the chorus if they don't know the song too well.
As a karaoke game, any mature content in We Sing: Rock will depend on the song you're singing and the music videos you're watching. That said, any over swearing has been edited out, meaning all you'll come across here is very mild innuendo (Pretty Fly for a White Guy will have you singing "Give it to me baby, uh huh, uh huh", for example), and some scantily clad women in certain songs (again, Pretty Fly for a White Guy).
A massive part of the We Sing games are it's multiplayer options, of which there are eight separate modes - which are a mixture of both co-operative and competitive. The standard 'We Sing' mode has everyone working together towards a common score, and makes sure not to embarrass anyone by not showing people's individual results, and 'Pass The Mic' has everyone singing randomly allocated sections of the song, working together to get the best score possible.The 'Versus' mode has everyone competing for the highest score in a standard sing-off, 'Team Battle' lets you do the same, but split into not-necessarily-even teams and 'Marathon' lets you make a playlist of songs, with the winner being whoever gets the highest average score across all the songs. 'Expert' is the hardest mode, as you'll be singing along without any lyrics or pitch bars to help - whereas 'Blind' has sound and lyrics disappearing at random intervals in the song, leaving you to guess your way through, unless you know the song like the back of your hand, anyway.
Format Reviewed: Nintendo Wii