Karaoke Revolution Glee

Common Sense Media says

Gleek heaven! Sing along with the tunes from Season 1.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

The overall message of the Glee TV show, and by extension the game, is that a diverse group of students can come together and find friendship and support through their participation in Glee club.

Positive role models

Glee boasts a diverse cast made up of different races, genders, body types, and high school cliques.

Ease of play

Controls are simple, and the game is fairly forgiving of mistakes so that people of different singing skill levels and abilities can enjoy themselves.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

Occasional references to sex in lyrics, and video of the Glee cast members dancing provocatively in songs including "Push It" and "Bust a Move." For example, kids will hear and see the line "girls are scantily clad and showin' body / A chick walks by, you wish you could sex her" from "Bust a Move."

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

This game is based on the Glee television show and can be seen as a marketing tool.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Very few references, including mention of wine in "Don't Stop Believin'"

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the song lyrics featured in Karaoke Revolution Glee tackle some suggestive themes. Aside from a reference to wine in "Don't Stop Believin'" the references are mostly sexual. Clips from the TV show play in the background and sometimes show suggestive dance moves, especially in provocative songs like "Push It."

Parents say

Kids say

What's it about?

After tackling American Idol, Konami's next Karaoke Revolution spin-off is KARAOKE REVOLUTION GLEE. Using the included USB microphone, players can sing along to 30 musical numbers from Season 1 of the hit TV show including "Defying Gravity," "Proud Mary," "Imagine," and "Don't Stop Believin'." The game features a scrapbook mode where players earn badges for stellar performances, and a Quick Play mode that lets a second player plug in an extra microphone and join in. Performances feature footage from the TV show showing cast members singing and dancing in the background. The game comes packaged with a USB microphone for $59.99, or by itself for $39.99.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Fans of the Glee TV show will get a kick out of the chance to sing alongside their favorite characters and watch the extended video montages from the show that complement each song. Scrapbook mode allows players to search for songs by their favorite featured soloist: Finn, Rachel, Mercedes, Artie, Puck, Kurt, Quinn, Tina, and Will. Musically, the songs are all slickly arranged and fun to sing. "Gleeks" will love this game.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the runaway success of the TV show Glee. Why do you think the show is so popular?

  • Are you part of a Glee club at school? Would you join after watching the show or playing the game?

  • What is your favorite song or performance from Season 1?

Game details

Platforms:Nintendo Wii
Price:$59.99
Available online?Not available online
Developer:Konami
Release date:November 9, 2010
Genre:Music and Dance
ESRB rating:E10+ for Lyrics, Suggestive Themes (Nintendo Wii)

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Teen, 13 years old Written by0hMyGlee November 19, 2010
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Parent of a 10 and 12 year old Written bybrown_eyed_girl April 8, 2011
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Fine for older teens/adults

Good game for older teens and adults but some of the songs, dances, and clips from the show are too suggestive or racy for younger kids. There are some words that are deleted from the lyrics but others that are just as or more objectionable left it. While there are several difficulty levels, the complete lack of instructions at times makes the game more difficult that it should be. It almost seems like they rushed to get the game on the shelves instead of taking time to write the manual. There is nothing to explain the difference in the various types of play (shooting star vs co-op vs duet vs scrapbook). This lack of clear directions makes the actual game play less fun than it should be. I notice the Vol. 2 review here on CSM indicates it features a "new" shooting star mode. Vol. 1 also has shooting star mode, which we only realized when the younger child was goofing around with the wii remote while waiting for his turn. How would anyone know? There's nothing anywhere that explains what it is or what to do in that mode. The duet mode is fun and challenging as you actually have to hit harmonies to get a good score, but unfortunately not all the songs have duet mode as an option. If all you want to do is plug in a microphone and sing, you probably won't care about these shortcomings. My husband & I do find Glee Karaoke more enjoyable than RockBand because we actually know all of the songs on GK vs RB which has lots of obscure artists.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Kid, 10 years old March 23, 2011
AGE
10
QUALITY
 

Glee Karaoke

I don't like this game too much. It has a lot of catchy songs to sing along with. But I don't like this game!!!!!
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing

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