Conclusion: Outside of Paul McCartney's bouncy bass playing- there really isn't that much of note here when it comes to playing a plastic guitar with five plastic buttons. These are short pop songs comprised mostly of chords that repeat over and over again.
Excerpt: It’s Like… …an interactive shrine to the legendary band The Beatles, staring you and your plastic instruments as the fab four. Unlike similar Guitar Hero band tribute games which also include the works of other related artists, The Beatles: Rock Band features only the music of The Beatles performed...
Excerpt: Rock-rhythm games are an increasingly tricky proposition for your humble games reviewer. Last year VideoGamer gave 9 out of 10 scores to both Rock Band 2 and Guitar Hero World Tour; these titles are the still best in their class, so how should we feel about games that essentially provide a...
Review: The Beatles: Rock Band (Microsoft Xbox 360)
3 November 2009
Summary: : The Beatles: Rock Band is, as were its predecessors, mostly a great experience, and fans of the band and rhythm games in general should have a blast with it, as it’s a fun and solid recreation of one of the greatest bands of all time, even if it isn’t as solid a product as its predecessor.
Conclusion: Just Cause 2 is a lot of fun. It is a beautiful, colorful world where you can blow things up at your leisure. It is a sandbox game that knows what it wants; give the player the freedom to create havoc in the most creative ways known to man. Therefore, it is a surefire investment.
Summary: To take a line from the Fab Four, in the end, this is a fantastic game that should be the measurement stick for any future band centric titles. It took Harmonix only one try to make it right and anyone that is even a minor fan of The Beatles should pick this up.
Summary: The Beatles mean so much to so many people, and I consider them the best band of all time. It is no small feat that this game captures the essence of their music and brings them closer to the hearts of fans and anyone with ears.
Excerpt: As the music based genre continues to grow more and more effort has been put in to making each game in the genre special. The biggest and most interesting trend has been to make band specific versions.
Conclusion: Concept: Arguably the greatest band of all time gets its own music game
Graphics: Harmonix meticulously represents the band members and their career, while adding a great interpretive aesthetic unique to the game
Sound: While there are fewer songs than recent music games, nearly every one is a...