Karaoke Revolution Glee
Get Your Gleek On With Karaoke Revolution Glee
What It Is
Karaoke Revolution Glee is a Karaoke-style game that features the songs from the first season of the popular TV show, Glee. You have to sing the songs as you would at a typical Karaoke event—follow the words to the song on a screen—but unlike Karaoke, your performance is scored. Scoring is done through voice recognition technology, which recognizes vocal pitch and rhythm.
Why It’s Fun
There are no cheesy, background videos or accompanying vocals playing behind the song’s words in Karaoke Revolution Glee. Instead, the videos are from the TV show, and the show’s cast is singing with you. The videos include the cast performing the songs on the show with additional video shots spliced in, which is just as enjoyable to watch as it is to sing to.
There are close to 30 songs on the disc that include “Bust A Move”, “Can’t Fight This Feeling”, “Don’t Stop Believing”, “Gold Digger”, “Push It” and “True Colors” to name a few.
Who’s Going To Love It
I traveled with this game everywhere I went over the holidays and had a difficult time finding a group of people that wanted to play it. Even among fans of the show, there weren’t too many people excited by the notion of singing in front of everyone else. If you know someone who enjoys singing in front of others, then you know someone who might love this game.
You don’t have to be a huge fan of the show to enjoy this game. You just need to like the songs you will be singing. Ultimately, however, this game is for the show’s uber-fans, aka “Gleeks,” and will have very little appeal to anyone else.
What To Be Aware Of
There are not enough songs. and you can quickly sing through them all (at least the ones you really want to sing) fairly quickly, which is disappointing.
You will need a USB microphone in order to sing the songs. The Bundle version of the game includes a mic.
Unless you have a song that you want to sing over and over, the replayability factor for this game is low because of the low number of songs.
2 out of 5
It has to be fun or it wouldn’t be on Time to Play. But some games are more fun than others so here’s our scale: 1 is fun, 2 is a lot of fun, 3 is great, 4 is awesome and 5 is out-of-this-world!
Video Game Information
Karaoke Revolution Glee
Rated: Everyone 10+
System: Nintendo Wii
Players: 1 - 4
Available: Now, at most major retail, toy, gaming specialty shops and many online e-commerce sites.
Launch Date: November 2010
Date of Review: January 12, 2011