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Karaoke Revolution Glee: Volume 2
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The parents' guide to what's in this game.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Karaoke Revolution Glee: Volume 2 is a music game based on and using songs from the hit Fox TV series Glee. Players sing lyrics that scroll across the bottom of the screen while clips from the show (essentially music videos) play in the background. The lyrics are toned down somewhat (for example, some questionable lines from "Bad Romance" have been removed), but there are still some words that might be objectionable. And some of the dance moves could be considered risque.
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What's it about?
After striking gold with a karaoke game based on the hit series last year, Konami is back with more Glee goodness. Once again included with a USB microphone, Karaoke Revolution Glee: Volume 2 is a greatest hits of the show's first season, featuring songs such as "Bad Romance," "Gives You Hell" and "Total Eclipse of the Heart". Players can play in scrapbook mode, earning badges for stellar performances or Quick Play, simply singing along without judgment. New in this version is Shooting Star mode, which lets two players sing, while up to four others use their Wiimotes to shoot at stars onscreen. Performances feature footage from the TV show showing cast members singing and dancing in the background.
Is it any good?
If you like Glee and you find yourself humming its songs after it airs (or rushing to iTunes to buy a copy for yourself), you will absolutely love Karaoke Revolution Glee: Volume 2. The game is a greatest hits version of the show, letting you sing along with Rachel, Finn, Puck and the rest of the cast on such memorable songs as Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" and Rick Springfield's "Jesse's Girl". Fans will be especially happy that the game includes duets with Neil Patrick Harris' Bryan Ryan character and Jonathan Groff's Jesse St. James. Even if you can't carry a tune in a bucket, the game is forgiving and, worst case, Gleeks will have a lot of fun rewatching the videos from the show.
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