Middling karaoke game lets users import their own music.
Common Sense Media
19 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.
Excerpt: The run up to Christmas saw many different “party” games hitting consoles left, right and center. One of Microsoft’s sure-fire hits was Lips…….But did it set the world on fire. This would be Microsoft’s foray into karaoke territory, one that SONY had already begun capturing in 2004. Is the 360 too late for the party? In my opinion, yes. Getting straight to the point, it’s… average at the very most.
Excerpt: Since SingStar was released in 2004, there have been a fair few copycat titles made available to budding crooners and pop divas, but Lips is the absolute granddaddy of copycats. Two microphones bundles in with the game? Check. An incredibly simplified musical stave that generally might as well say “sing higher” or “sing lower” every few seconds? Check. A disc bundled with forty songs, only five or six of which you’ll know well enough to do well at? Check.