Summary: I love the game, but on Playstation 2 it doesn't have character creator or the ability to make money like the X-Box has. VERY disappointed with that. Being able to create your own character and make/spend money is what playing in a band is about. Seriously considering buying a different console just to play this game properly.
Summary: I've read the other reviews here and think another voice from the negative side is needed. Unfortunately, I'm one of the users that can't enjoy the game fully. I have a "fat" PS2 that has worked great for many years. Out of the box, the disc booted fine, which is better than some who never get past the Disc Read Error message, but was only able to play for 5 minutes before the game froze up.