Summary: LEGO Rock Band is a unique family-friendly music experience, which will allow families, tweens and teens to experience a wild journey to rock stardom, combining the multiplayer music experience of Rock Band with the fun, customization and humor of the LEGO franchise packed with chart-topping songs and classic favorites suitable for younger audiences.
Excerpt: I haven't been too keen on the idea of dumbing down music games to make them more appealing to an even younger generation. I mean, Guitar Hero, and especially RockBand weren't very isolating to begin with, and their respective list of downloadable songs is diverse enough for most to enjoy. But publishers like milking things until something goes wrong and they spill the milk. October's Band Hero was a colossal failure that didn't even make a noise on the charts.
Summary: It's impressive how much the minifigs have accomplished through the years, particularly when you consider that they have curved yellow pincers where their hands should be. These easily recognizable Lego figures have already starred in a series of action games that parody popular films, but they are taking a brief break from their lightsaber swinging and whip wielding to rock out with some instruments that are just as plastic as they are.
Pros: Charming aesthetics, Rock Power Challenges provide an interesting combination of story and gameplay, Setlist has plenty of variety, Rocking out with friends is still great fun
Cons: No online mode, Shorter versions of songs often end too abruptly
Excerpt: Read Daniel Howard's Review of Lego Rock Band. Reviewed on Sony PS3 . I've never understood the recent trend for 'legoifying' popular franchises. We've had Star Wars Lego games, Indiana Jones Lego game and soon Harry Potter will succumb to the Danish blocks, and it has always seemed to me to be an exercise in combining two great things together to make something rather mediocre, if briefly entertaining.
Summary: Overall Lego Rock Band is a great product for the entire family, but lacks real value for seasoned fans. No online modes hurt as does the lack of tracks on the disc. Worth a look, but don't expect too much.
Excerpt: Noch ein Musikspiel gefällig? Nach Indiana Jones und Star Wars muss nun auch Rock Band für die Lego-Figuren herhalten. Den Klotzköpfen mangelt es ja definitiv nicht an Beliebtheit und dem bekannten Musikspiel ebenso wenig. Ein Lego Rock Band ist daher durchaus eine nahe liegende Kombination, auch wenn selbst gestandenen Musikspielveteranen bei der Masse an neuen Titeln langsam etwas grün um die Nase wird.