Excerpt: I have to start this review off with an admission. I hold Rock Band 3 as one of the greatest video games ever, so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Rock Band Blitz. But in this game, you ditch the plastic instruments and pick up your controller to play all of the tracks in the songs. Unlike normal Rock Band sessions, your goal isn’t to hit all the notes but instead, you want to switch between tracks to rack up the highest score possible.
Conclusion: Blitz is a game that gives as much as you put into it. Keep an extensive music library and group of leaderboard rivals and its longevity is potentially massive. The packaged 25 songs definitely won’t be enough to sate your fill, and once you get the hang of its complex systems you’ll be chasing down those high scores in a fervour that you haven’t experienced since the rhythm game heyday.
Conclusion: It is an absolute must buy for all music game and puzzle game fans. The drawbacks of a few questionable achievements and the coin system cannot hold this game back from being one of the best music games released on modern consoles. And at $15 for 25 songs that also work in Rock Band 3, it's an incredible value.
Conclusion: I was playing Rock Band 3 and had just finished "The Heart of Rock n' Roll" by Huey Lewis and the News when O.G. pinged me about Rock Band Blitz. I did my best to not mangle Blondie's "Rapture" too badly on vocals while it downloaded and then eagerly fired up the latest from Harmonix Music Systems. It has been almost two years since the release of Rock Band 3, and with no sign of a Rock Band 4 on the horizon and Guitar Hero dead and gone, Blitz will have to do for...
Conclusion: After seeing Activision give up on 'Guitar Hero' and other spin-offs, it wouldn't surprise me if Harmonix were somewhat fearful of the rhythm game franchise's interest starting to die down after a good boom period three or four years previously and feel they need a hold-over game to spark some life into ready for the next game in the near future. It's not Rock Band 4 but it's something new and I'll probably spend a ridiculous amount trying to do well on it.
Excerpt: If you’ve been a long time reader of Gaming Trend you’ve probably noticed that I’ve reviewed nearly every single music game ever released. From guitars and keyboards to DJ tables and my ION kit, I own a few peripherals – if anyone knows anything about ‘lugging instruments into the living room’ it’d be me.