Red Octane's president explains that Rock Band "requires more instruments, more people… might be too complex for the mass market."
It's too much plastic to have at my house.
The overall price of Rock Band has put me off it, but i love guitar hero games ^_^
The Rock Band Bundle costs about the same as GH3 with an extra guitar for 360 or PS3, but 3 people can play right out of the box.
play a real instrument its a much better
Still doesn't not take away from how great Guitar Hero III is. I'm loving it. It's great fun, and IMO it has a way better track list than Rock Band. I'm sure Rock Band will be fun, but I agree that it's more complex trying to get 3 peeps at your house and having tons of peripherals about. Having said that, the GH3 les paul is compatible with Rock Band, so if I ever want to play it (guitar parts) I can. Try Raining Blood on Expert!
I have been playing guitar for over 22 years and doing gigs for a good 15 of those. I still love GH ...
I will wait until next year, when RockBand peripherals can be bought separately.
"might be too complex for the mass market." Indeed, might be too complex if the mass market is a bunch of 6 year olds. It isn't, so, there you go.
Maybe not everyone, but probably more people than the people that want to rock with Guitar Hero.
Yeah, you guys don' sound scared at all (Red Octane). The most fun I have with Guitar Hero is when we throw Guitar Hero parties - Rock Band would actually be better for a party because you have more instrument choices, it will get more people involved. Also, I've been playing a ton of GH3 this week and am well more than half finished with it - so I can say this: It's pretty much Guitar Hero 2 with a new coat of paint. This isn't to say that it isn't great - it's probably the best GH yet, but pretty much all of the new features are lame - namely Battle Mode/Boss Battles. The only real improvement is the Co-op Career mode. Set List is great, it's still a must buy, but not much of a jump from GH2. Now Rock Band on the other hand - looking at all that game has to offer, if the gameplay is as tight as GH (and it will be - it's Harmonix) it looks like a true evolution of what made us love Guitar Hero in the first place - they are taking it to the next level and I can't wait to get it.
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