Excerpt: Karaoke is pretty much a polarized topic - you tend to know whether you enjoy it or not. If you're a fan, you know the joys of trying to sing your favorite songs in a public setting. If you aren't a fan, images of drunken bar patrons ruining your favorite songs probably dance in your head. Konami, who has made a killing with their Dance Dance Revolution music/rhythm games, has decided to make the next obvious move.
Pros: Allows you to karaoke at home, Great for parties, Scoring system and unlockables adds some layer of gameplay
Cons: Graphics are pretty lame, Must like karaoke or have some ability to sing to enjoy
Excerpt: The rhythm genre works with a pretty standard cycle. Once a good, innovative game is released, the company responsible pretty much gets to sit back and release the same game--with different songs--year after year until fans get bored. Since rhythm game fans tend to be pretty diehard in their fandom, this works pretty well. But there's still a hunger out there for something new.
Summary: Parents need to know that some of the outfits show a bit of flesh, and some songs reference adult themes (such as drinking and one-night stands), but for the most part KARAOKE REVOLUTION is good, clean fun. Group play allows players to anonymously judge each other, which may be a bit too mean-spirited for younger kids.
Excerpt: Konami's Karaoke Revolution for the PlayStation 2 is the answer. For roughly $50 (the cost of the game and a compatible microphone), you can transform your PS2 into a karaoke machine. Talent is optional. And don't be surprised if parties break out when you invite friends over.
Excerpt: I have no singing talents whatsoever. You could talk to any person I know, and they would tell you I’m no Michael Jackson (is this the right time to bring him up?). Plus, Konami created such classics as the DDR and Metal Gear Solid series.
Excerpt: While games like Bust a Groove and Parappa the Rapper were significant, it was Konami's Bemani series of games that defined the rhythm genre — possibly the most recent, original video game genre to be founded. Dance Dance Revolution has spawned many incarnations, but all have exchanged the traditional hand-eye coordination for eye-foot.
Excerpt: Considering that just about everyone that’s reading this site doesn’t live under a rock, you’re probably aware of the runaway hit that is American Idol and the numerous knockoffs. Whether it’s on a TV show or in a karaoke bar, someone’s looking to become the next pop star trying to sell a million CDs. So is it any wonder that the latest title in the rhythm game genre would capitalize on this craze?
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