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Karaoke Revolution Vol. 2 (PlayStation 2) review


"After several repeated plays of the various songs in the original Karaoke Revolution, it still hardly loses any of its charm. Practically a timeless classic, that one was. Still, deep down in our heart of hearts, the lot of us yearned for more. More songs to sing, and more ways to show that we got soul. "



After several repeated plays of the various songs in the original Karaoke Revolution, it still hardly loses any of its charm. Practically a timeless classic, that one was. Still, deep down in our heart of hearts, the lot of us yearned for more. More songs to sing, and more ways to show that we got soul.

With the coming of Karaoke Revolution Volume 2 comes some relief for everything you’ve sung to death, if not for the disc that you’ve worn out after playing through during all those sexy parties on the weekends. Volume 2 works exactly like the original with all the singing your heart out (plus a brand-new track listing, of course).

They’ve got everything you could ask for of a sequel to this kind of game. But it doesn’t end there; fortunately, the programmers have done us one better by adding a fair bundle of cool new options and stuff that we haven’t seen in the last game. You’ve got new characters, with new outfits, to make it all the easier to find one that suits you. And there are also a few new fabulous concert venues to try out, like a garage, and somebody’s bar. The environment you’re in will often react to your performance as much as the crowd does; you can actually look at garage doors or that mechanical bull nearby for a fairly accurate measure without anything else.

It really does help you get better. The good ones are never as funny, though.

The most notable new feature of the bunch is the Medley Mode, which allows you to perform a mix of multiple songs in the place of a whole one. It’s perfect for those who tend to tire of a song before it finishes playing. Or still great for those who want to make it a little more interesting.

It’s easy to respect how they gone above and beyond the call for a little more ass than most would typically give in a similar situation. Although, one could argue that they were obligated to do so if their intent was to create a game of equal quality to its predecessor, in order to make up for the lack of novelty. But this could be the first revolutionary karaoke experience for some people, so it doesn’t lose points for that.

The track list for this volume is a little more diverse than that of its predecessor, so there is a better chance that you might find a song that you utterly dislike and wouldn’t sing with a ten-foot microphone. Keep in mind, however, that you can gain a new appreciation for a lot of things by singing them.

I imagine that they’re just going to making these, with more and more features that we never knew we needed, and have us marveling at the concept each time.

Unless they’d been holding out on us from the start! Then shame on them.

Ten out of ten, for the sexy parties.

Rating: 10.0/10

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Community review by disco1960 (March 21, 2005)

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