Summary: Karaoke Revolution lets karaoke fans sing and compete against friends with expanded multiplayer modes, 50 all-new hit songs from master recordings, as well as an endless amount of customizable venue options and newly enhanced customizable characters, including dramatic facial and body morphing.
Excerpt: Karaoke Revolution for the PS3 (also on Xbox 360 and Wii) is a reboot of the long-running Konami series of singing games. Past Karaoke Revolution titles have been true to their name, featuring covers of songs which the player sings along to, but this title features the original tracks by the original artists. This is a vital improvement in my opinion, and it’s what has always set the Singstar series apart in the singing-along-to-music genre.
Excerpt: Karaoke Revolution is the latest singing game to land on the PS3 in a probable attempt to knock Singstar from its perch. Like the karaoke games before it, the title uses a tried and true formula in terms of gameplay with the words being displayed on screen as the player attempts to match the words of the original artist with their voice.
Excerpt: I think that everyone, on some level, loves to sing. Whether it's humming along in the shower or in your car with your favorite band, we all love to do it. Shows like American Idol are evidence of that. People like singing, and good singers. So its no surprise that there has been so many Karaoke games from Konami, and that they have all been pretty successful. There has been everything from country to pop to a simulated American Idol title within this series.
Summary: The title of this game is quite the overstatement. No, this game does not revolutionise karaoke. In fact, it adds little to the formula at all. Karaoke Revolution is a largely unpolished experience that is hard to recommend. It falls noticeably short of SingStar, but considering it is a karaoke-focused music game it should have had the upper hand over the microphone segments of the recent Guitar Hero and Rock Band titles. It’s no better, at best.
Excerpt: SingStar. The juggernaut of karaoke games. Lips. The tinker toy truck of karaoke games. Now there’s a new kid in town, Konami’s franchise reboot of Karaoke Revolution.
Pros: Good well-rounded track selection for most people including previously unlicensed tracks, Huge wealth of gameplay and customisation options, Jukebox mode lets you listen to your songs without playing, DLC is cheap
Cons: Retro graphics, Long loading times, Difficult to find an online match, The longevity of the game hinges on future DLC which is currently uncertain
Conclusion: Konamis Karaoke Revolution macht schon viel mehr richtig als es SingStar tut – vor allem im Hinblick auf Vielfalt an Modi und Spielmöglichkeiten abseits des Gesangs. Bühnen-Erstellung oder die eines eigenen Avatars lassen ein deutlich besseres „Ich“-Gefühl in Punkto Karaoke aufkommen als bei Sonys Karaoke-Titeln, die völlig unpersönlich daherkommen.
Pros: Umfangreiche Tracklist mit DLC-Funktion, Charakter- und Bühnen-Editor integriert und sehr umfangreich, Lizenzierte Songs, Karaoke-Modus sehr amüsant (Originalgesang ausgeschaltet), Viele Spielmodi in Off- und Online…
Cons: … jedoch wirkt der Online-Modus wenig durchdacht, Menüdesign eher schwach, Charakteranimationen und Präsentation im Allgemeinen nur mittelprächtig, Lange Ladezeiten, Karriere-Modus ziemlich simpel gestaltet und wenig motivierend