Summary: On the surface it seems like not too terribly much has changed from Rock Band 1 to Rock Band 2 other than the track listing, but when you dig a little deeper you find a sequel that is far and away better than the original. It offers a lengthy and deep single-player experience. It is more challenging for skilled players. It has a no fail mode so multiplayer sessions aren’t interrupted no matter how terrible your family and friends are at the game.
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. The experience of Rock Band 2, however, cannot be denied, and is easily a contender for Game of the Year.
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 selection in the genre thus far, and the sound mix on a good set of speakers is ideal
Playability: The new No Fail mode makes the game accessible to everyone, while the core...