Product Type: Microsoft Xbox 360 games
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i hate this game so why am i giving it 4 stars?!
Lips (Xbox 360)
Member Name: darthtrigger
Lips (Xbox 360)
Advantages: if you're into singing it's very entertaining i can imagine, good for parties? good presentation
Disadvantages: limted song choice, having to 'pay' for more songs on marketplace, your own songs feature is poor
before i start this review i have a confession to make.....i absolutely hate this game with a passion!!!!! i bought Lips as a present for my girlfriend and my once beloved xbox360 elite, home of the pinnacle of serious gaming has now been turned into what i would describe as a very very expensive karaoke machine.......
Lips is basically a karaoke type game which comes with two battery powered microphones. the game as a selection of songs which includes:-
# Alicia Keys - No One
# Ben E. King - Stand By Me
# Beyonce - Irreplaceable
# Blondie - Call Me
# Booty Luv - Boogie 2nite
# Chris Brown - With You
# Coldplay - Yellow
# Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus
# Destiny's Child - Survivor
# Dido - White Flag
# Duffy - Mercy
# Duran Duran - Hungry Like The Wolf
# Editors - An End Has A Start
# Geri Halliwell - It's Raining Men
# Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity
# Johnny Cash - Ring Of Fire
# Kaiser Chiefs - Ruby
# KT Tunstall - Suddenly I See
# Kylie Minogue - Love At First Sight
# Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
# Lupe Fiasco (feat. Matthew Santos) - Superstar
# Maroon 5 - Makes Me Wonder
# Morcheeba - Rome Wasn't Built In A Day
# Nirvana - In Bloom
# Peter Bjorn And John - Young Folks
# Queen - Another One Bites The Dust
# Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
# Ramones - I Wanna Be Sedated
# Rihanna - Umbrella
What you basically have to do is select the song you want and then...well, sing! points are scored by being in tune with the song (or at least that is how it is supposed to be - you can actually get a half decent song just by humming the tune but that sort of defeats the point a bit!). there are regularly new songs added from the xbox live market place but you have to pay for them which i think is a little off given you have to shell out £40 for the game!
there is also a feature that allows you to add songs from your own music library too the selection play list potentially meaning that the list of songs for you to sing could be endless. this comes with a BIG flaw though. basically all this feature means is that the songs you can add just play in the background when selected, so you still hear the lyrics being sang by the singer and there are no words running along the bottom of the screen like the 'official' lips songs, therefore if you don't know the tune word for word then you're going to struggle! another problem is that the points scoring system for this feature is a little, erm.......'sketchy' shall we say!
the features of the game include a career mode, where you can progress in the game by progressively singing more difficult songs and making it to the top of the 'virtual' charts. co-op is probably where the game comes into it's own. you can each have a go singing you're own songs and see who scores the most, have a one song 'battle' where you both sing the song at the same time and again see who scores the most. there is a also a 'duet' mode where each can sing a separate part of the song.
for anyone into karaoke or wanting to use this a party game, it fits the bill perfectly. me personally, i will be glad to see the back of it as i'm sick of being made to get up in front of my girlfriend's mates to sing 'it's raining men'........unfortunately for me though i hear that there are more lips games on the way, dear oh dear i have opened up a can of worms..........
Summary: a 'fun' party game for all to enjoy, not to my taste personally but fans of singing will love it
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