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.
Excerpt: Fundamentally, the rhythm genre hasn’t changed much since its inception. From the earliest days of the genre, to its evolution in Japan with Konami’s “Bemani” games, like Dance Dance Revolution and Guitar Freaks, to the eventual stateside success of Harmonix with Guitar Hero, there hasn’t been much...
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: 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,...