Excerpt: Lips is a singing game on the Xbox 360 that includes music from a wide range of styles and eras. Every singing game hinges upon the selection of songs. One thing Lips has going for it is the ability to download songs that can be added to the main game. The two wireless microphones that come with Lips is one of the coolest aspects of this game.
Excerpt: With Singstar being one of the most popular gaming franchise ever created, it's understandable that Microsoft would like to get in on the action and give owners of the 360, a chance to experience karaoke like they have never experienced it before.
Conclusion: For its ace tracklisting and its winning, albeit unchanged, gameplay Lips: I Love The 80s is the best game yet in this series. While it would be nice to have received shoulder pads and leg warmers as Avatar Awards instead of the usual gold cups, these are trifling issues for a game so confidently packaged, so consummately developed. No surprises, then; they can all wait for, er, Lips: Natal Edition..
Excerpt: Ah, good old karaoke! Roughly translated into English, the word “karaoke” means “loosening of office tie, overindulging in free office punch, jumping on top of boardroom table with microphone in-hand, basking under the splendor of the glitter ball, and subsequently ruining all your long-term career prospects at current company.
A Solid First Effort at Karaoke Gaming from Microsoft
22 September 2009
Excerpt: The foundation of Lips is identical to any other karaoke game; it's the little things that make it stand out. This is the first title to detect and reward vibrato (this is big for singing games). The wireless mics are a dream (no, they don't work with Rock Band or Guitar Hero...yet), and motion sensors allow you to trigger ''Star Stream'' among other neato functions.
Conclusion: Colby O’Donis “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” - Tears for Fears “The Fear” - Lily Allen “Don’t Phunk With My Heart” - Black Eyed Peas “I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’” - Scissor Sisters “Heartless” - Kanye West “Touch My Body” - Mariah Carey “Hey There Delilah” - Plain White T’s “Always On My Mind” - Pet Shop Boys “I’m Yours” - Jason Mraz “Push the Button” – Sugababes Finally all I can say is that I love this game and would recommend everyone to go the shop now and buy it.
Conclusion: In the multiplayer department, Lips does a good
job in providing the co-op experience; but, it
would have been nice to see a team-based
competition in this latest karaoke craze. It’s
quite obvious by now that Lips is built to run
as a party game; given this composition, there
is little reason to play solo. Playing it alone
can be somewhat depressing; but on the lighter
side, it allows you to practice the lyrics and
learn more about the score multipliers.
Middling karaoke game lets users import their own music.
Common Sense Media
31 July 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this game is a sing-along party game featuring 40 well-known songs from popular artists. It isn't meant for kids; the packaging, music, and design make it clear the game was intended for an audience of teens or older players. Original and custom music videos -- some of which feature smoking and scantily clad women -- are shown during the game. Included songs are pretty clean, but users can also import their own music.