D+PAD: Rock Band Blitz Review

D+PAD writes:

Although it may not seem like it, it hasn’t been a lifetime ago since instrument-based rhythm games were an all-consuming gaming hotness, with series stalwarts Rock Band and Guitar Hero leading the charge at every turn. At the time, banging away at a plastic drum kit while a friend bravely leaned into a drunken vocal take of Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead or Alive” was a novel experience which led handily into a brief window of kitsch mainstream appeal for the genre. But in the wake of its decline in popularity and with tacit understanding that innumerable sets of guitars and drum kits have since been left to loiter in living room corners the world over, Harmonix is now seeking to reinstate the rhythm game genre’s tenure with Rock Band Blitz: a smaller scale downloadable game which redirects the studio’s rhythm-based focus back onto the humble controller.

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