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. Although the original game was reminiscent of Singstar, they did add a few nifty additions to the gameplay such as the wireless USB microphones that allowed for some interesting motion sensitive play and the ability to drop-in if someone...
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. I came across quite a few songs I knew (nothing current of course, since I have only listened to Christian music in the last decade).
Summary: Parents need to know that this fabulously made, highly entertaining karaoke game features the actual music videos for most of the songs it includes. Those videos often feature scantily clad women, sexual material, suggestive dancing, and sometimes cussing, drinking, smoking, and references to drugs. If you keep your children away from these videos on MTV or YouTube, you'll want to exercise the same caution here.
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. For those nights I am unsuccessful at bringing my friends, I turn to karaoke videogames at home. Lips: Number One Hits is Microsoft’s second entry into the genre on Xbox 360.
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!
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.