When Konami released Karaoke Revolution in 2003 it was just that… a revolution in what was then a stale and clich├ęd barroom activity. By using the PS2 as an impartial judge of singing ability, Karaoke Revolution breathed new life into the pastime. Here, finally, was undeniable proof that your version of "I ‘m Coming Out" was better than your Uncle Frank’s.

The series has stagnated a bit since that initial revolution, with two sequels providing not much more than new songs and support for a second microphone. Konami seems to have realized this, and has thrown a handful of new features that try to bring new life to the gameplay. The result is, well, less than revolutionary, but still quite good.

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