Gaming | Review

Get your Gleek on with second 'Karaoke Revolution Glee'

Get caught in a "Bad Romance." (Konami)

When “Glee” wraps up its season in a couple weeks, and I’m waiting for the Palace “Glee” tour, I’m glad I’ll have the “Karaoke Revolution Glee” games to keep me in full Gleek mode.

The second volume came out recently, and it’s more of the same fun as the first.

Unfortunately for my tastes, it’s less showtune-heavy, but like the second half of the first season, it has a higher proportion of the other characters featured in songs.

That could be because this volume has fewer songs, 20 instead of 30. They range from the pop hits (“Bad Romance”) to the showtunes (“Over the Rainbow”). There are actually a lot of my favorites, including: “Dream a Little Dream of Me,” “Total Eclipse of the Heart” and “To Sir, With Love.”

As you sing, each is accompanied by a montage of clips from the show, some that didn’t air in the original episodes. There are various ways to score and sing solo or with other players, and you can pick and choose songs or play setlists by character. Score well on the latter, and you unlock items to personalize an in-game scrapbook.

This game adds a vibrato detector for more advanced singers. I have a vibrato, but I didn’t see it do much gamewise in the designated spots.

There’s also a bit more customization this time around, with various volume settings and vocal effects. It doesn’t make up for the shorter play time, though.

Still, if you’re a fan of the show and sing along anyway, you’ll definitely be a fan of the game. I just can’t wait til we get some Warblers.GRADE: B-

Eric Henrickson is a Detroit News copy editor who has also been writing about comic books, video games and anime for The News for more than 10 years. His favorite bit of geek cred so far: appearing in an online "Star Trek" fan series.