The biggest complaint about Rock Band 2 is that it polishes rather than reinvents. Make no mistake: GamesRadar appreciates the backwards compatibility of the instruments, and the gameplay additions and tweaks that have been made seem universally designed to make the player's experience better. But with no real revolution, this feels more like an 80-song expansion pack than an all-out sequel.
But you know what? GamesRadar is okay with that, at least for this year. They are thrilled that Harmonix didn't try to fix things that weren't broken and add in silly things just to add bullet points on the box – the original Rock Band was nearly perfect already.