Harmonix has announced new details about Rock Band 2. Rock Band 2 will feature backwards compatibility with downloads and with peripherals. In addition to this, gamers will have new online modes to play with.
I still have to get the first one
EA hasnt even released rock band in AUS yet.
Thats pretty cool. Activision & Guitar hero could learn from these guys. Being able to play all my old downloads is great.
Yeah, its a good thing they aren't making people pay for all of their downloads again.
Not only downloads but it is compatible with the original rock band instruments. GH4 makes you buy a new friggin guitar!!! Out of principle I am not buying GH4 for that reason.
Isn't it a tad too early to be releasing yet another Rock Band? It's barely been a year. This is beginning to make Rock Band look like a Madden title from EA. The market is saturated with rhythm games (about 3 this year from GH alone?) and adding on with less than stellar features, as well a reason for the release, is just stupid and asinine. More so it being exclusive it's going to be even more niche than a full on release. Were I a parent, I would not want to drop another $80 on a game that I've probably let my kid invest $300 on already.
I played guitar hero for the longest... Then i got Rock Band. It's in everyway sooo much better. For me it's the realism with the drums that keeps me addicted.
all i know is i am gonna lose another chunk of countless hours of my life! can not wait!! FINALLY, getting career tour mode online--IMO I think the tour mode should have been online to begin with but better late than never!
If it is going to be exactly like the first one Im not getting it
that it won't be EXACTLY like the first one. I mean, how much different is Guitar Hero 1 compared to GH 3?? Unless of course you just didn't like Rock Band.....
I mean honestly, how many music games can you have. I haven't bought a single music/rhythm game because every version is going to get even better, and I'll just wait it out until there's just as many Guitar Heroes and Rock Bands as Dance Dance Revolution.
Looks like I gotta wait a few months after launch before I can play this online for free.
Same here. Man, I wish I got moneyhats, they seem to be so trendy these days.
I no longer care , call me again when it or guitar hero will have the stroke of genius to finally incluced tracks from previous versions , along with new stuff , and then i will care again .
To be fair, it costs money to license songs, money that could be spent on different songs. Just because they licensed it for one game doesn't mean they can put it in as many games as they want. That's why it's better to do it via DLC, because then YOU pay for the song, not them. Thus, it's yours to play with in any games that are compatible.
Wow, timed exclusivity for this one is kind of a bad idea when GH is aping all of the Rock Band features and is coming out (apparently still) the same day and date on all systems. Better make it out before World Tour. ..
GH4 comes out within a week or two. ON ALL SYSTEMS. Now EA, where do you think MANY of those PS2 and PS3 owners who wanted Rock Band 2 are going to go when they can't your game? Oh right, right back to GH4. Way to go idiots. Stupid, stupid move. Money hats all around!
Agreed. I mean wtf if it doesn't come out by December on PS3 I might just have to buy Guitar Hero: World Tour. That just pisses me off. And GH:WT is gonna have SOAD and Tool. Damn, Rock Band 2 is on the verge of failing me.
Yeah I was already thinking of going GH:WT for this round considering you can make your own tracks. I think that decision might be solidified if Rock Band can't match the same feature.
GH4 has Everlong on it. That's an insta-sale for me, especially if Rock Band and EA are going to play goddamn games with us.
the timed release is dumb and i own the 360... as for GH:WT, i can't justify having 2 sets of plastic drums in my room... ex. owning rock band= 30% decrease in sexual activity......owning both (plastic drums sitting in corner) estimating 72% decrease in sexual activity.... still working on the data....lmao!!
I don't buy it ... they got more than enough money to do so , between song prices , ech year new guitars and material , multiple addons , dlc packs ... and let's not even get started on euro prices .. I bet it will actually happens at some point . It's activision and EA's habit to milk a franchise while adding the bare minimum or what the competition already added . When inspiration will run dry , or one of them will feel enough pressure ... you'll see a "guitar hero best off" or a rock band one .
I wonder if all the in-game songs from the first game will be able to be downloaded. Its pretty sweet all the downloadable content will transfer from RB1 to RB2:-)A huge incentive to buy this game over Guitar Hero: World Tour.
I think the whole issue with the PS3 and Wii versions is making them work with the older DLC. I think they are just working out problems. Exclusivity on a game like Rock Band is just stupid.
pretty sweet. the only thing i can't master in rock band the hard difficulty my fingers are to short to play really fast
too short for what? the guitar? I have really short fingers... but I finished the guitar tour on Expert. But then again... I have trained my fingers by playing the actual guitar.
*gets excited about Backwards downloadable content and goes back to playing Rock Band*
does that mean we can play all the original rock band songs on rock band 2 or just downloaded songs?
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