Summary: I only gave this game one star so it would be flagged as a negative review, but I actually find it fairly amusing. I just wanted to share some of the downsides to this game. ~There is a limited selection of songs, so in story mode, you end up playing the same songs over and over. ~The only way to change your options (i.e. recalibrating) is to back all the way out to the first menu screen, which takes a long time (see next point).
Summary: Pay close attention, PSP Rock band requires NO additional equipment. So, when I looked at the back cover on the Wii game, it clearly indicated that only a Wii controller(s) is required. So the dismay on my son's face, after ecstatic joy is almost criminal, IMO when he discovers we are unable to play the game until we have the required equipment. I have a very difficult time understanding how this very simple aspect is not included on the back cover.
Summary: Like a number of other reviewers, we depended on the "standard" blue icons in the upper-right to inform us of what controllers were needed to play this game (the Wii Remote is the only icon displayed). Being limited in the time we could spend intensively reading the security-cord-shackled, plexiglass-encased package, we completely missed the FOUR-point font mentioning the additional $50-$125 hardware requirements.
Summary: Be sure to read the fine print-- this game requires additional devices. The box this was packaged in partially obscured the case but you could see the blue diagram that showed only a regular remote. When we went to play it we found that you need a microphone. Not looking forward to going back to the store or having to have more junk to store. I usually don't buy games without researching them and this why!
Summary: I also decided to purchase this game for my 7 year old for christmas and he went to play it only to find that he couldnt because not having any of the band equipment for Wii. WHat a disappointment that the packaging of this product is so misleading. I had no idea that my son would need instruments to even play it. I feel very taken for a ride by this game. I now have to try to make this christmas present work by spending more money to even play it.
Summary: Lego Rock Band is such a disappointment that I truly regret buying it. The kids will not touch it because all but one of the songs are lame. Apparently they used the songs that weren't good enough for RB and RB2. I'm 41 and there are only two songs on the whole list that I've heard before. They really scraped the bottom of the barrel for this song list. In addition, the game has been stripped of features.
Summary: Adding my disappointment and that of my kids to the other reviews. We found on Christmas morning that you can't play this game without the specific instrument controllers. We have no experience with the other RB games, but rather bought this after owning multiple other Lego games. This product listing should be updated to clearly indicate that this is a 'add on' or that an additional purchase is REQUIRED in order to use this product.
Summary: I doubt this game will ever be played. Bought it for my son's birthday gift. Checked the game out to see what he would need to play it and only the regular controller was shown. Totally missed the super tiny-barely readable-print saying you need all these special accessories. What a waste. So, here I had a child on his birthday excited that he finally got the game he has been asking for, and he couldn't even play it.
Summary: My children were too very disappointed when they could not play this game on Christmas because we did not have the band set. Who reads every line on the game packaging to know this and then to fully understand what they are talking about! And before anyone makes any wise cracks about it being my own fault, Nintendo places icons on the the upper right corner on the back of the box to let people know what accessories you need to play a game and it has nothing there!!!!!!!