My favourite karaoke game now have a sequel.
For those who boughts the first LIPS set which comes with two wireless illuminating microphones, you would be happy to know that the sequel comes in two bundles – game only or game with mics. So if you just want the game, it’s available for S$42.90 (very cheap!) and if you want to have new mics and the game, go for the other bundle. If you have never bought LIPS before, I’d recommend buying the first LIPS bundle (with mics) and LIPS Number One Hits (LIPS:NOH) game, because there are great songs in the first disc that is worth keeping.
If you’re looking for another good reason to buy LIPS:NOH, perhaps you would be enticed to know that you can download five songs for free from Xbox LIVE? The only catch is these songs have to be from a song pack, and not five songs you can put together from the list.
So if you have played LIPS before, what happens to your current collection? Well, you should be pleased to know that all your downloaded songs will continue to appear on LIPS: NOH.
Inaccessible songs are those from the first disc.
After the upgrade, all my 121 DLC songs appear in LIPS Number One Hits!
There are various upgrades on LIPS:NOH. First thing you notice is the fresh and vibrant interface.
Your avatar also appears in the game, with now cool grooving animations.
Load up a song and you will notice more upgrades. There is now a tapping feature within the song and the gestures are now in 3D, animated by your avatars. These gestures are new too.
And to add to the pressure, while you’re singing, there is a ranking counter. As your scores accumulate, the game tracks and shows you where you stand among the Xbox LIVE ranking for that song.
After each song, your score is calculated and matched against your friends. Hooray for more bragging rights. Sing well and you will unlock new Achievements and Avatar awards, which comprises of unlocked items for your Avatar.
Here’s some snapshots of the songs inside the disc. Everytime you highlight a song, it now shows a teaser video and lyrics. You know how some of us don’t realise that we know a song just by looking at the title, until we see or hear something familiar?
If you’re looking for a party game, LIPS Number One Hits is a big contender.