Summary: A year ago, the music game genre was at its peak. Rock Band 2 and Guitar Hero World Tour had recently launched to rave reviews, and looking back, it appears that the developers of those games -- Harmonix and Neversoft, respectively -- saw the success of their products as a mandate to churn out rhythm games at a faster pace.
Excerpt: When LEGO Rock Band was first announced no one seemed to know exactly what to expect. Would it be a short, super-easy kids music game the length of a track pack, or would it be a fully developed game that anyone can pick-up and play. When news started rolling in that it was a fully developed game people started to breathe a sigh of relief; this wasn't going to be a childish, short version of Rock Band.
Conclusion: LEGO Rock Band has a place in this industry: it’s a Rock Band for families concerned about the appropriateness of the content. In that regard, it’s almost directly in competition with Activision’s recently-released Band Hero—though the major difference between the two is that LEGO Rock Band is still rooted in rock (while Band Hero seeks to lure the pop audience instead).
Conclusion: Concept: Mix the Rock Band formula with kid-friendly LEGOs
Graphics: Streaming notes are now LEGO blocks
Sound: Songs are very hit or miss this time around
Playability: New Super Easy mode is great for young kids
Entertainment: Without any downloaded songs on your hard drive, you’re stuck playing the same tracks over and over
Summary: Rock Band allows you to perform music from the world's biggest rock artists with your friends as a virtual band using drum, bass/lead guitar and microphone peripherals, in addition to offering deep online connectivity.
Excerpt: After the bad press MTV and Harmonix's band game received over its combined £180 price tag there can't be many people who aren't aware of Rock Band, but in time for the European release on PlayStation 3 EA announced a price cut to the costly instrument collection. Whereas the game and instruments set cost Xbox 360 owners £180 on its launch in May, PS3 gamers can now walk into a store and hand over £30 less for the whole set.