Edge writes: "For those who assume that Lips is just Microsoft finally getting around to copying one of Sony's greatest software successes, you're only partly right.
The basic game is indeed almost identical to SingStar, in that you score points for following the pitch and rhythm of songs, but Lips does enough new for the genre to make itself distinct. The main difference is Lips' re-reading of karaoke itself.
While SingStar looked to karaoke and made a videogame out of it, Lips is a purer take, complete with ball bouncing over its song lyrics. It lacks SingStar's skill levels and never fails bad performances – in fact, simply blowing on the microphone will net thousands of points."