Excerpt: Rock Band is back for another round with Rock Band 3, and it looks better than ever. Thanks to backwards compatibility and licensing terms, your downloadable content and even most of the songs from previous Rock Band titles are available – for a fee, if not free – for play in Rock Band 3.
Excerpt: You might suppose that I would find it easier and easier to review music games each time around, but I find that the opposite is true. It was a simple matter to see differences between Frequency and Amplitude , then from there to see how Guitar Hero and its plastic instruments were a big deal.
Excerpt: One of my main goals with Rock Band 2 was for Goretopsy, my Rock Band band, to complete the Endless Setlist II in one sitting - 84 songs played back-to-back, and a feat demanding enough to file down the buttons on any half-decent plastic guitar.
Conclusion: The production values may not be noticeably improved over its predecessor, and the game does seem to be overly reliant and hyped on the new peripherals than anything else, but this band still plays a damn good song, even if we're sick of the genre by now.
Summary: So, as I always do when a new Rock Band game comes out, I got “the band”Â� back together. Myself, J. Rose and Shawn PC got together and played the game for a few hours to really test out the game and see what we thought of it.
Excerpt: There's a New Stop On the Rock Band Tour, But Is This One a Game-Changer? At one point in time the music/rhythm genre of gaming was a fancy way of grouping a handful of games in with the Dance Dance Revolution series.
Excerpt: Throw everything you know about Rock Band out the window, because there is a newer and more badass version in town – Rock Band 3. When Rock Band ...
Pros: Better than ever graphics, menu controls, gameplay, and intuitiveness. The keyboard kicks it up a notch as well as the addition of the Pro instruments. This isn’t the Rock Band of yore for the kiddies.
Cons: Replay value could drop after awhile once the initial thrill wears off. New instruments are pricey.
Excerpt: The NHL franchise from EA is what I would call a sports game anomaly; those who have never watched the game or even like it still seem to rate the games. Like myself, I have never even seen the sport; the closest I got to an ice rink was just before the local one closed down in the 90’s.
Excerpt: Publisher: EA/MTV Games Developer: Harmonix For: Xbox 360 (reviewed), PS3, Wii, PS2 ESRB Rating: T for Lyrics, Mild Suggestive Themes After the late-2006 release of Guitar Hero II, Harmonix, developer of the now insanely successful franchise, had a less than amicable split with publisher Activision,...