There's been no shortage of music-based video games over the years, games that bring people together to sing and dance to the rhythm of all their favorite tunes. Let's Sing Country is no different, offering up a selection of classic and modern pop country music songs for fans to do their best karaoke bar renditions of. The problem with Let's Sing Country, though, is that the series has already struggled hard to stand out from the crowd in its annual all-encompassing main titles. Now, it looks to limit its audience even more by carrying over many of the same issues as the main series, but with an extremely limited playlist of genre-specific tunes that even the most hardcore of country fans might find a hard time listening to on repeat.
The song selection isn't the only thing holding Let's Sing Country back from any sort of encore performance. For starters, each song is played with full vocals alongside its original music video. While this should be a good thing, these video all come across washed out and faded, as it they came from someone's private collection of VHS recordings off CMT. It doesn't help that, for a game that seems to be targeting all ages, some of those videos feature heaving drinking, smoking, and other scenes that parents will likely find a bit uncomfortable. Meanwhile, the rest of the game's interface looks like its hokey, generic avatars got carried away with a PowerPoint presentation. As much as the game get's wrong, though, one thing it does get right is the actual singing. Thankfully, it seems to do a good job of picking up and (forgivingly) measuring the players' vocal performance. Best of all, the available mobile app works just as well as a USB microphone, provided you take the time to set it up and connect it to your home network correctly. Unfortunately, that's still not quite enough to keep from putting this cowboy karaoke title out to pasture.