Conclusion: I'm fairly certain I bought Rock Band 2 because it's the next Rock Band. While it isn't a bad game, it feels like it was just a game update for Rock Band 1 that came with a whole bunch of songs (that I'm not sure I even like).
Conclusion: I’m glad to say that this game is even better than the first. Rock Band was fun, but it definitely had its fair share of requested fixes and additions, and Harmonix has listened to their fans and done what was asked of them, which is a great thing to say of any development team.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: A significant enough step up from the original to warrant your renewed attention this year. The only question that remains is whether it can stand up to the promising Guitar Hero World Tour.