It’s safe to say that Coronavirus is going to hamper a lot of people’s Christmas party plans this year.
There can still be some frivolity, however, and what better way is there to see the year out than to have a good sing-song with a few friends or family members? Coming in hot after the release of Let’s Sing Queen, Let’s Sing 2021 presents a selection of tracks in which there’s something for everyone. So if you are planning on downing a drink or two this festive period before attempting to impress with your vocals, you might want to pick it up.
For the most part, Let’s Sing 2021 is the same as last year’s Let’s Sing 2020 and this years Let’s Sing Queen, but with a new selection of songs. You have to wonder why new songs aren’t simply made available as DLC, as it would make much more sense. Anyway, there’s a Classic mode in which one to four players can simply sing along to a song of their choosing; Feat. mode in which two players perform a duet and are given a compatibility score based on their performance; and Mixtape mode in which one to four players make their way through five songs smashed together. The single-player World Contest mode also returns, as well as Let’s Party mode, which forces players to split into two teams and compete across multiple challenges.
Every one of these tried-and-tested modes entertain in their own ways, so there are no real complaints. If you want to play Let’s Sing 2021 competitively, you can. If you just want to put in on and laugh at each other, you can. It’s truly up to you. After completing a song, you can even simply listen to it via Jukebox mode if you wish.
New to Let’s Play 2021, however, is Legends mode, essentially a single-player campaign. In Legends mode you choose one of the avatars available to you before embarking on a quest to beat all others. Each opponent has four challenges for you to complete, and your reward for doing so is not only the knowledge that you can somewhat hold a note, but also accessories to adorn your avatars with to make them more of your own. The challenges themselves are varied; you might find yourself having to sing a set number of golden notes, for example, or receive positive comments for your performance.
A new single-player mode being added into the Let’s Sing mix is perhaps quite timely; during this pandemic in which it’s harder to get a group of people together than ever before, it means there’s more reason to boot it up and play alone. It makes it that bit more than a game you simply boot up for parties. It’ll take players a fair while to plunder all of the stars available in Legends mode as well.
While you can buy Let’s Sing 2021 packaged with a microphone or two, as ever you don’t need them. For convenience there’s a Let’s Sing app available on Android and iOS, which allows players to use their phones as mics if they prefer. All they have to do is launch the app, select the format on which they are playing, put in a code displayed on the game’s menu, and away they go. It’s quick, easy and painless. It works rather well, too.
Ultimately, it’s the selection of songs found within Let’s Sing 2021 that will determine if it’s for you or not. It truly is an eclectic mix, with tracks such as Linkin Park’s Somewhere I Belong rubbing shoulders with Justin Bieber’s Yummy. I Just Can’t Wait to Be King from The Lion King also makes the cut, because why not? Make sure you take a look at the full track list to see how many of its songs float your boat before taking the plunge and parting with your money.
By largely sticking to its own tried-and-tested formula, Let’s Sing 2021 is yet another opportunity to have an enjoyable time belting out some tunes to the best of your ability. Is it worth buying if you have last year’s version? It depends if you think its selection of songs is any good, and if you like singing alone. If the answer’s no on both counts, then don’t bother. Otherwise, it’s probably worth adding to your collection.