Excerpt: Lego RockBand takes the RockBand franchise into a much more family friendly direction. All of the characters, instruments, etc. are Legos. The Lego characters sing, dance, and act just like rock stars. Four players can work together playing Lego RockBand on the Wii, Playstation 3 (PS3), and Xbox 360. The Wii version was used for this review. Lego RockBand is compatible with most music game controllers. We experimented with microphones, and guitars with no problems.
Excerpt: I like country music, so I was very happy to get the opportunity to review Rock Band Country Track Pack 2. Our friends over at Harmonix provided Family Friendly Gaming a reviewable copy of this track pack on the Xbox 360. There are twenty-one country songs on this pack, and it is currently selling for around thirty dollars. I ran into a few issues with this disc, and I will get into that in just a minute.
Excerpt: Maybe in any other game, I would feel pretentiously ashamed from having any kind of musical association with Counting Crows and Rascal Flatts, but the adorable Lego overhaul strips the game of the pseudo-seriousness exhibited in other musical titles, be they
Excerpt: If you don't follow videogames with a hawkish and cynical eye, you might see LEGO Rock Band and think it's missing a comma and conjunction, like as in "For Christmas, Billy wants some LEGOs, Rock Band and a baseball cap." You'd be wrong, as LEGO Rock Band is exactly what it sounds like. Rock Band with LEGOS. It might also sound like this holiday's most flagrant IP cash-in and yeah, it's sort of that too.
Pros: If you like alternative music that spans decades and can forgive a couple pop-punk tracks -- and the Counting Crows - take this as a recommendation.
Cons: If you're disgusted by a LEGO-ized Iggy Pop, well, maybe you're barking up the wrong Christmas Tree For more on Rock Band and music, check out: Rock Band videos on GameVideos UGO Music
Summary: While the game has it share of shortcomings, there's still no denying that playing this game with a set of friends is about as much fun as you can possibly have at the same time from any game on the market. I really wish the game would have been a port of the PS3 and Xbox 360 version instead but those issues look to be resolved with the next iteration.
Simplified, no-fail Rock Band with a whimsical story.
Common Sense Media
26 September 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that LEGO Rock Band is a music simulation game that is purposely made easier to play than traditional Rock Band games. It features a Super Easy mode that allows newbies and kids to play. It couples the playing of music with a silly LEGO-themed story about a band traveling the universe using the power of rock to do fantastical things.
Excerpt: ot satisfied with taking the plastic instrument-based rhythm genre into band exclusivity with , series developer Harmonix has teamed up with Traveller's Tales to bring another spin on the formula with as you know it. The majority of series staples return such as the tried-and-tested band game play and unrivaled downloadable content. However, deserves credit for adding some worthwhile tweaks and additions outside of the cutesy Lego aesthetics.
Conclusion: The intensity of playing with other musicians in a real rock group and performing live is a serious rush, and Rock Band emulates the same vibe with incredible precision. The Wii version is not perfect, but the game is easily as enjoyable and addictive as it is on other consoles. It's an awesome way for gamers to rock out in groups, short of starting their own cover band. The gameplay is tight, the song list is excellent, and it's tough to put down once you get sucked in.