Excerpt: It's pretty hard to break the iron clad grip of Singstar in the console world but it's good to see that Microsoft are still trying and with that, Lips Number One Hits is the latest game on the 360 to bring karaoke goodness to your home.
Excerpt: Lips is Microsoft’s karaoke singing video game for the Xbox 360. Lips Number One Hits is the latest release that includes 40 different songs from various eras. If you have ever listend to pop, rock, or rap music on the radio you will find songs that you are familiar with.
Summary: Lips: Number One Hits is Microsoft and developer iNiS’ follow up to their 2008 karaoke title, Lips. Known as much for having the best microphones on the Xbox 360 as it was for having great party gameplay, Lips was a decently strong contender in the increasingly crowded music/rhythm genre.
Summary: I am a karaoke fiend. Whenever I happen to have the night free when karaoke is happening at the local watering hole, I am dialing and texting my friends to see who I can drag along to witness me make a fool of myself.
Summary: Lips: Number One Hits is a souped up track pack masquerading as a full-price retail game. While there have been some noticeable improvements, those who want a fun karaoke experience should stick with the original game. Unfortunately, Number One Hits is a "must buy" for Lips devotees only.
Pros: New in-song multiplier is fun, Improved navigation, Loads of DLC
Cons: Questionable track list, Only comes with one wireless mic, No online competitive play, DISC SWAPPING!
Summary: Lips didn't seem like a game I'd pick up since I already had the Rock Band games in my collection and if I wanted to just sing I'd just pop it in with the microphone attached. The microphones that came with it are pretty cool though with the ability to sense motion, change color, and being wireless.
Conclusion: Little more than a cash in on the first Lips and one that I would only recommend for people who do not own the original, but even then you are hard done to as you would be missing out on better songs and more achievements. Madness.
Summary: Lips Number One Hits or Lips 1.5 as I call it is a decent enough follow-up to an under-rated karaoke game. The formula of the original is intact and while some of the song choices are questionable, they are all good songs.