Conclusion: Without a doubt, Rock Band 2 is setting a gold standard for music games to date. The few minor nuisances are just that, small reminders that nobody and nothing is perfect, and that someday a patch will come out to fix these errors.
Sequel Offers Same Addicting Gameplay With Noteworthy Improvements
22 September 2009
Conclusion: Concept: The sequel to last year's phenomenal music game offers more great times with some notable improvements
Graphics: Includes new venues, costumes, and background effects, but most players won't notice the difference from the last game
Sound: This is the most varied and surprising music...
Excerpt: Deja vu is really odd. You feel like you have seen or done something before, but then you slowly realise that you actually haven’t. Rock Band 2 instills this same feeling. At first glance, it looks more like a rather expensive add-on instead of a full blown sequel.
Conclusion: Overall - 10/10 The best game of this overcrowded genre. Bar none. Guitar Hero World Tour was below average compared to this game, and Guitar Hero 5 highlights that they are just playing catchup.
Excerpt: Last year, Rock Band ended Guitar Hero’s monolithic plastic guitar domination. With its drums and vocals in addition to top notch wanna-be axe shredding, it upped the ante and started what is already shaping up to be the clash of two super power rhythm game franchises for years to come.