Posted 02 March 2008 - 06:42 AM
I have this game - I really like it, but only for the karaoke aspect, the American Idol branding and whatnot is weak at best.
My sister and I have been playing it a ton this weekend. There are enough good tracks, plus we downloaded some. Already looking forward to the next song update. We've been trying to get diamond (perfect rating) on every song, which is both frustrating and hilarious to do. Online play is also quite fun.
I got it for $59.99 at Target - kind of glad to save that $10. The Randy/Paula/Simon comments got old quick, we ended up skipping past them every time in Tournament mode. Also, the character customization is indeed weak, and the crowd AI during performances is horrid. It's literally one sim copied like a hundred times - same clothes and all. Pretty lame for a current gen game. Hitting really low notes is totally hit or miss for me. However, karaoke is seriously fun and I'm glad to have one to play on my 360. Definitely a sale pick up.
Also - Copacabana is an incredibly Fucking hard song to do. Screw you, Barry Manilow.