IGN reviews Rock Band (If you wanna play solo, get the drums)

Closing Comments
Rock Band is a great game. The presentation elements are top-notch and take music games to a new level; consider the bar raised. Though there are three separate solo careers, Rock Band is best experienced with a group of friends. The only major concerns are with the hardware. The guitar is inferior to other versions on the market and it seems likely that before Rock Band II arrives, many will have broken their drum kits (how long can you beat that thing before it dies?). Still, this is an excellent game overall. Anyone who invests the extra money to purchase some of the stellar downloadable content is certain to be playing Rock Band well into next year. Heck, you can tell by the mammoth size of this review just how much there is to say about Rock Band. Without question, Rock Band is one of the must-have games of the year.

10 Presentation

8.0 Graphics

9.0 Sound

9.0 Gameplay

9.5 Lasting Appeal

9.4 Overall

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gamesblow4048d ago

Think I'm gonna stick to real instruments, myself...

Bnet3434048d ago

people waste time playing these rock band and guitar hero games are so stupid. instead you can be playing a real instrument and become a talented musician

EZCheez4048d ago

I play guitar (no expert, but I love it) and I used to say the same thing until I picked up Guitar Hero 3. NOW I KNOW what all the fuss is about, and my love for Guitar Hero 3 has convinced me to buy Rock Band (I paid off the preorder today). You just won't know until you play it. Hitting the proper chords on the guitar is twice as hard as playing hard on Guitar Hero 3, but that doesn't mean the game isn't fun as hell. I have fallen in love with Guitar Hero 3 and i'm really looking forward to Rock Band now.

Bottom line-Don't knock it until you've tried it.

xplosneer4048d ago (Edited 4048d ago )

Is it worth the $160 or should I wait until next year for the individual stuff?
Edit: 40+ venues? Holy.....

Darkiewonder4048d ago

Have an Electric Guitar and just a pair of drumsticks. I would just want it for the Drums. I'll think about this. But I would like Sing Star too. :o

Koneesha4048d ago

Well its better than GH3 and for only 70 dollars more its worth it over GH3!

Tsukasah4048d ago

i can't wait for this game, i do play real guitar, real drums, real bass, i'm a great singer(so the drunken people at the bars i play at claim), and I can even play banjo, ukulele, violin, and i'm great at piano...

real instruments are much better than these, but with the games like this it does give you a chance to play with your friends who arent good with instruments, and it can be more competitive and actually give you a goal to accomplish(beating the song 100%) Sure, there's the same goals with real instruments, but if you're using your guitar with alot of distortion you dont know if you hit the chord right or not =P

EZCheez4048d ago

Are gifted. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with having drunk fans, especially on karaoke night!

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