Summary: I've played this game several times the last days and i am enjoying it evry moment. A friend also has this game and he brought his guitar to my house and played with 4 friends in 1 band and that is so fun. Normaly i play games like Call of Duty or Halo so i am a really shooting fan, but as a shooters fan i also was happy with this music game. If you are thinking of to buy a music-game you should buy something from the guitar hero series, not lips or anything like that.
Summary: Actually for your information your both wrong Konami were making Guitar Freaks (like GH) and Drummania(like RB drum part)which came out long before any Rock Band or Guitar Hero in 1998. and we all know singing games have been around before. So all the credit should go to Konami those genius Japanese ppl.
Summary: Guitar Hero 1 and 2 was published by RedOctane partnered with Activision. Harmonix Music Systems were originally in charge of the development of the game, until the development duties were shifted to Neversoft. At this point, Harmonix were no longer responsible for any Guitar Hero games in the future.
Summary: now everybody is saying that guitar hero stole rock bands idea now ppl listen to me guitar hero have been thinking about doing this for years so they didn't steal any ideas if anything rock band stole guitar heroes ideas but enough about that back to th game. go on guitar hero.com to see pics. the difference between this and rock band is the difference in speed so expert on rock band is like hard on guitar hero 4.
Summary: This looks like its gonna blow rock band out the water. theres drums and a mic aswell. the drums look realistic with symbols and a snare. And you can create your own songs. what more could you want a violin?