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
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.
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.
Conclusion: It’s always encouraging when talented forces come together in collaboration, with the express desire to forge something truly special. With a band of The Beatles quality and a developer of similar calibre, we really have to wonder if there was any doubt. The Beatles: Rock Band raises the bar to such a nosebleed-inducing height that we also wonder where the genre is going to take us to next. The rate of acceleration is phenomenal.