Reviews and Problems with Karaoke Revolution Country
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9 July 2006
Conclusion: It's not the strongest release in the Karaoke Revolution line up but CMT brings a welcome expansion to the table. The atmosphere and songs are undeniably country (for better or worse) and true fans of both the music genre and the KR franchise will definitely want to pick this up. Everyone else can skip it without a second thought since this particular brand isn't as accessible or popular as DDR.
Excerpt: If you are working hard from 9 to 5 and need a little break, why not try Karaoke Revolution Country, presented by Country Music Television. After all, It's Five O'clock Somewhere. Karaoke Revolution is one of the many games we have seen recently that challenges players to interact with their PS2 in some way using a piece of add-on hardware. In this respects, Karaoke Revolution is like Pump It Up Extreme, Beatmania and Guitar Hero.
Conclusion: This is a product aimed squarely at one market, and as such just isn't well suited to entertain most gamers. It'll find fans, of course, and the game itself is fun, but without new gameplay, there's no reason for non-country fans to pick it up.
Excerpt: KR: Country's core gameplay is identical to Karaoke Revolution: Party. Unlike the first three games, where you had to perform songs in groups, you can now choose any song and venue right out of the gate. New items and songs are unlocked based on how many platinum albums you've gotten, and not by clearing a specific "area" like previous games.
Excerpt: CMT Presents: Karaoke Revolution Country is the latest volume in Konami's home karaoke series. As the name suggests, it lets you sing country songs, instead of a variety of classic and modern pop songs. As a result, the game has a very unilateral focus, appealing to fans of the country music genre and, more specifically, to people who enjoy the music found on the network Country Music Television (CMT), whose influence on the game evidently extends far beyond the name.
Pros: Finally a focused karaoke game, Has a nice mix of music, A number of different modes for different players
Cons: Can't really sing with too much country flair, A lot of newer songs on the song list, Will not appeal to anyone but country fans, Not enough songs
Excerpt: First, let me say that I am a huge fan of the Karaoke Revolution series and I am also a huge non-fan of country music. However, that being said, since I love the KR games so much and consider myself somewhat of an expert on them, I decided I was best suited to review this title. Besides, yes, I will admit, there were several songs on the song list that had me intrigued.
Conclusion: The campaign mode has the story but it isn’t overly effective because they don’t seem to use the story to there advantage like we have found in other games (Halo). The game isn’t overly difficult but there will be some frustration throughout the single player mode, and this is mainly due to sloppy level design. There will be times in the campaign mode where you just won’t be able to figure out where to go.