TeamXbox writes: "Not long ago, Dance Dance Revolution and Karaoke Revolution games were about all you had in the "music game" genre. Then Guitar Hero and Rock Band upped the title count-and user base-for these games, which also made the gameplay more involved. There has also been a focus on shifting from remade "cover" tunes to "master tracks" with the original performances from major artists.
Now Microsoft is getting into the act with a game that's at the same time a throwback to some of the original music games, but also offers some distinctly innovative features to create a unique gameplay experience. At its core, Lips is a karaoke game, but it also has some elements that Microsoft and developer iNiS (Elite Beat Agents, Gitaroo Man) hope will make it an exciting party game."