Rock Band User Reviews
When the original Guitar Hero was released in 2005, rhythm gaming was changed forever. Gamers who have never played an instrument before could become instant rock stars. However, the hit was limited to only the guitar. In 2007, that was all changed, and rhythm gaming was changed forever, once again with Rock Band.
Harmonix took the rather simple idea of Guitar Hero a step farther. Instead of only being able to rock out on the guitar, you can now jam on any instrument in a basic rock band. Choose from Guitar, Bass, Drums, or Microphone, and make some music!
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Last year music games hit an all time high note with Guitar Hero III making huge sales on all four of the big consoles. Then we had games such as Singstar for the PS3 which also sold tremendously well. It is games like these that may be a small novelty but hell do they ship a lot of them. The next big music game to hit the shop floors is indeed Rock Band. Though up by the same guys who did Guitar Hero, Rock Band is the ultimate music game that offers four different instruments to play, character customisation, a world tour mode and to top it off; online play. The only downfall you ask? The...
A Gamer, most likely a musician, walked by an arcade. They saw another playing to the common DDR machine, going "What is the point of stepping in a form that a style like that doesn't even fit right?"
Thus, Guitar Hero and many acclaimed instrumental games were created. This would finally be the ideal game to achieve the closest musical experience. Bear in mind this doesn't make one the better musician in a career either.
One of the most attractive aspects is creating the actual musician to see in play. Not only is the guitar changeable, but the entire (well, maybe by colors and a few attires) character model can be changed, even a few tattoos can be added as well. Don't bother using innapropriate names for either the character or band. Microsoft will know, refusing to play live until this matter is resolved into a better name.
Retaining the same concept as Guitar Hero, the musician or band can play a number of available songs and can proceed to play more challenging ones to the very end. For Group mode, attaining fans by playing flawlessly on the harder level earns special recognition and achievements for the completion gamers.
Five frets identical to the controller neck are displayed, and the notes displayed require the player to hold the fret and strum it on time. With perfect strumming the multiply gauge will raise, earning bigger points. The Overdrive bar can be used to either score off even more points, or win the crowd back if the song seems difficult, but should be used wisely and efficiently.
Graphic wise, the view of not only seeing the player's rocker on stage looking cool, but the stage and the number of people available to witness the environment is pretty cool. However, the player shouldnt be caught off guard watching the scenery before he/she fails the song
Many GH loyalists call Rock Band the "Training mode" of Guitar Hero, mainly because it's previous GH3 song lists were either cut off or replaced with easier notes to pull off. Most not even making sense to play it's frets on (When you were young is a definite sign).
Not surprising it's packaging was huge..SO huge, that proper handling was NOT taken care of, so the news of broken pedals and strum bars was the effect of this dumb mistake. Obviously (and ironically) the warranty disclaimed to send the broken piece back to the actual headquarters for a remake...though just by watching youtube videos can deal with the problem quickly already.
It's song listing was kind enough to differ its path from the "oldies" to modern eras and forgotten tracks as well. Unfortunately, many of the popular tracks are being forced as downloadable content to buy, but the feeling is well worth it.
Upon the usual unattempts to bring its fans the songs they want, it still retains its charm after nearing a decade. To see children not even age 10 performing so amazing before our eyes demonstrates its good to play and have fun at the same time..Or if the player is using the leaderboards to smack talk his buddy on his higher score.
Before a stiffy price tag, separate additions were recently released, so purchasing a copy would be slightly easier now. Though the reliability of the instruments is yet to be known for, so gather a warranty just in case if the bothersome happens.
With a good son...
-90% of the songs are master tracks
-4 instruments adds a whole new meaning to replayability
-A LOT of downloadable content, which is continually being added weekly
-A 4 player experience you'll never forget
-Come on, where's the band world tour online?
-Or did you forget to make a band vs. band mode?
-A spectator mode would also have been nice too.
-You know, it's nice getting a defective drumkit right out of the box on launch, although it seems this problem is being fixed now
Wow... What can you say except the most breathtaking experience ever? I'll focus on the multiplayer aspect of this first. If you're going to buy Rock Band, you should try out Band World Tour, trust me; it is the most fun you'll ever have (unless you're trying to go competitive, otherwise you'll be yelling at your drummer for failing Dead on Arrival ) and it is the ultimate party game. The single player aspect is just the same as "Guitar Hero" albeit a bit... easier? I'll cover more details on the instruments later. However, let me focus on the online modes. You have Tug of Wa...
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