Conclusion: If there’s one music-oriented video game to buy this holiday season, it has to be The Beatles: Rock Band. Harmonix and MTV Games have created an exceptional representation of The Fab Four that needs to be lived by all music aficionados.
Excerpt: Rock-rhythm games are an increasingly tricky proposition for your humble games reviewer. Last year VideoGamer gave 9 out of 10 scores to both Rock Band 2 and Guitar Hero World Tour; these titles are the still best in their class, so how should we feel about games that essentially provide a near-identical experience but with a new set of tunes? Some might say we should punish such releases for their lack of originality, but we don't take this approach with other genres.
Conclusion: Les fans des Beatles peuvent donc se réjouir de disposer d'un tel titre. L'univers du groupe est ici retranscrit avec beaucoup de fidélité, et de respect aussi. Il va sans dire que le titre est réservé aux fans, à moins de vouloir faire une overdose pleine et complète du groupe. The Beatles Rock Band dispose dans tous les cas d'arguments solides pour réunir derrière lui une génération, et pas uniquement de joueurs.
Excerpt: Strong Points: Same great game mechanics from Harmonix; graphics accurately and creatively portray The Beatles throughout their short but influential career Weak Points: Small set list; disappointing lack of some major songs from the band Moral Warnings : One or two songs have slight sexual implications, as well as brief reference to smoking, all in lyrics.
Pros: Same great game mechanics from Harmonix; graphics accurately and creatively portray The Beatles throughout their short but influential career
Cons: Small set list; disappointing lack of some major songs from the band
Excerpt: Video Games | The Beatles: Rock Band | Gameplay Trailer
XBox 360 | Playstation 3 | Nintendo Wii The Long and Winding Road
If you’re not familiar with Harmonix’s work on the Guitar Hero franchise and its …
Excerpt: By now we’re all getting a bit fatigued with the constant release of new games in the plastic-instrument genre, and Harmonix once promised to make Rock Band a platform updated by downloadable content instead of an annual release with almost no changes. But then they somehow snagged The Beatles license and had the opportunity to release a Beatles Rock Band game at the same time as all the Beatles’ back catalog was being released in remastered CD format around the world...
Excerpt: Beatles Rock band is the first single artist release from Harmonix and it is a welcome addition to the Rock Band stable. The game does little to change the mechanics of how Rock Band plays but still delivers a satisfying experience.
Pros: Lots of hidden items, Great songs, Wonderful dreamscapes
Conclusion: Taking one of the most popular and iconic bands of all time and creating a game about their music could not have been easy, but Harmonix handles it beautifully, instilling a level of love and attention to detail that no other developer could.