Excerpt: Karaoke Revolution attempts to reboot this long-running singing series by finally implementing licensed master tracks and dumping the American Idol license. The results, though just as competent as we expected, still can’t compete with livelier rhythm fare. After years of mediocre covers, we appreciate that the game’s finally embracing master tracks.
Pros: + Finally, the series is using licensed master tracks!
Cons: - Straightforward approach to the singing., - Underwhelming visuals compared to other music titles., ? Will anyone miss the American Idol license?
Summary: : Karaoke Revolution is a great revamp of a series that desperately needed it, and it’s a fun and entertaining karaoke game for anyone who wants to get their sing on, but it never manages to take the experience to the next level that it seems to desperately want to get to. There are plenty of fun gameplay modes, the visuals are generally solid, the audio is fantastic thanks to Konami’s first foray into master track usage, and the game mechanics have been modified...
Conclusion: Look for this to be added to the quick 1000, but still worth purchasing and keeping for those social occasions where the genders mix. If some more masculine songs come out via DLC, then even male gamers may find themselves playing the game without company around. A solid title from a company with years of experience making karaoke games, with a very real possibility of a steady revenue stream for Konami if they handle the DLC well.