For the most part it's the guitars having their necks falling off and for others the strumming wears out after a couple hours on hard songs. Some have even reported their drums being busted in pieces.
After reading the forums people are having serious issues with the instruments....
Same here... Also the total undertake on the bass lines keep me away from this... Even Guitar Hero gives it more attention (and it is called "Guitar" Hero).
After reading about all the problems with Rockband, I am glad I waited. I was originally going to pick up guitar hero 3 but I thought I would wait on the proposed goodness that many review sites said that Rock Band was a great game... but ...
Did reviewers actually rate the whole package besides just what was on the disc? From the sounds of it most reviewers ignored the "instruments" completely. Heck you can hum through the songs in the microphone sections of the game. You can finish some songs just humming
"LA LA LA LA" at the right time.
Since this is a game based on using "instruments" and many reports of instruments for rock band failing or breaking... Why would anyone buy this game over Guitar Hero 3? Even though harmonix made guitar hero 1 and 2, the game was still published by MTV (which the channel sucks now) and even worse EA, a company notorious for cutting corners and rushing games.
My rant is done, and I am glad I waited on making the decision to pick up RockBand Guitar Hero 3 instead. Another great rushed job, EA.
I have this on backorder at Newegg but I'm considering cancelling it in light of these news. It seems the hardware for both GHIII and RB are pretty bad so it's really hard to want either too much now.
Maybe it's a good thing it was delayed in Canada. Maybe they could fix it up before I get it.
I've noticed problems when trying to do quick notes of the same color. I prefer to just strum downward rather than both directions. There seems to be a delay in the system registering the presses when I try to quickly strum down in the menus, and then it moves real quickly. Yet if I use the pad there is no delay. So I can't tell if it's something with the bar or the wireless signal.
The hardware is very very poor. It seems like EA just made it to cut costs as much as possible and sell it to the consumers at a low price to seem like a bargain... But what they really get, is a good game that has cheap intruments that can break very easily.
You think Peter Moore brought over the "plague" from Microsoft? :P
Not Moores fault. But Microsoft and Rock Band have something in common, Each of the two cut cost and get their parts from cheap Chinese factories .
Hopefully it's not a complete pain in the ace to get the broken stuff replaced. I mean, come on! They must be sling shotting these d*mn bundles to the stores.
This almost makes me as mad as router companies. Lookin at you, Linksys.
Still, Expy. It's like putting a coin in a slot machine anytime you purchase a videogame that has instrument peripherals. Crossing my fingers. I hope I get a jackpot.
Apparently it's fast and free, however, they require credit card information for liability issues.
One poor guy's drums apparently collapsed due to high levels of settling atmospheric particles.
As much as $250 is, I don't think $250 is going to get you even good quality instruments. I mean the logitech Gran Turismo wheel that comes out is usually $250 alone and doesn't include the game.
Yea, my Stratocaster controller activates Overdrive by itself half the time and I was, for the first night, having issues connecting to the central Rock Band server to save game progress data but seriously, Rock Band trumps Guitar Hero 3 in every way shape or form. Guitar Hero 3 sucks, Neversoft ruined it.
This is fact...read the Rock Band forum and you can see everybody is having issues with the drums, mics, and guitars....This is not good...I will wait till rock band 2 or till they fix the instruments...
got it on tuesday, and played the hell out of it ever since. Even had a drunken rockband party and everything still works great.
randy marsh would be stoked...
i was gunna pick this up today.... but after seeing this. Would guitar hero guitars work with RB? There is a PS3 peripheral add on thing that will let you plug it in through USB and you can use any PS2 controller on a PS3 game i thought, or maybe just PS1 and PS2. Anyways, will it work? And what's the point of hte lower buttons on RB?
I've said it before and I'll say it again - Rock Band is totally gay
Here's the problem with the downstrum on the fender. it uses 2 metal tongs that when pressed together complete the circuit and make it strum. problem is after maybe 3 hours or so of hard playing one of them bends ever so slightly, making it so you have to press down hard as hell to make it strum. This makes hard and expert mode 100% impossible to play. I opened my guitar and the fix was pretty easy, just a pain. There are several fixes out there it seems so just go to the rockband.com forums to read up on what ppl are doing. Some have diagrams and pics up. After about 20 minutes my Fender now works as good as my Les Paul. Voiding your warranty is also a concern, but when I opened mine I didnt break any seal or anything so I dont know how theyd know you opened it.
they might be able to tell by the screws. usually the metal is soft enuff to where you can tell if a screwdriver was inserted in the head.
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