COG writes: COG's very own music nut, Sidd, breaks down all aspects of both Rock Band 4 and Guitar Hero Live so that you know what you are getting into this holiday season.
Or, you know, take that time and money and learn how to play the actual instrument...
By that logic, everyone who plays Street Fighter should go and become an actual third degree black belt. And people who play racing or flying games should become pro drivers and pilots. And those who play Resident Evil should create and infect people with the T-virus!
Or people who comment on n4g should go write a book. Wait please don't. Actually I have rocksmith and love it. It's great for leaning how to play. But just having fun with family and friends rock band is great. Rock band 2 was the best but 4 is ok.
I've been playing real guitar since Jan. 2012. Love it, but I'm also smart enough to understand that Rock Band (and Guitar Hero... and GuitarFreaks, which started this whole thing back in 1999) are not and never were meant to replace real instruments nor teach you how to play them. I mean hey, you like Call of Duty or Counter-Strike? Stop playin' them vidya gaems POSER, go join A REAL anti-terrorism outfit! Oh you like Madden? Get off your lazy ass and go join the NFL, simple as that. Please people, think before you type. Don't use shitty logic. Thanks.
Rock Band is more fun for groups, and Guitar Hero is for 1 or 2 people, in my experience.
I might grab GH after Christmas. Definitely more interested in it than Rock Band.
Always was more of a Guitar Hero fan, but the new Guitar game is a disgrace so went to Rock Band!
RB f#$% up in so many ways I cant even count them. I basically went ahead and put it in the closet. I went and bought GH and im having a blast playing it. I miss some of the tracks from the RB but call it what it is, Harmonix messed things up. So GH it is. We all have fun end of story. PLUS they did things differently. They took chances and it paid off for them. Harmonix rested on their laurels.
Could you at least list a few of those ways rather than count them? RB4 has been pretty well recieved.
My problem with rock band is that 2 had so many more game modes. Drum battle, sing battles, guitar battle online mode and others even better sorting. While I still can enjoy rock band they took a huge step back.
Yeah I'm waiting to see if they add online coop. I mean I have hundreds of songs so I hope to eventually get the game, but not being able to rock out with my American mates is a letdown, oh & my ions don't work yet on X1.
Always wanted to get the ion but never did. Do they work on ps4? Do you think they will make them again. So worried when I play drums I went through 3 of them during the other rock bands.
The ions do work on PS4 because wired instruments work on that system, but I've got all my hundreds of DLC on Xbox, so I can't switch now even though I've got both consoles. Ions with the 3 cymbals is the only way to play pro drums, I couldn't go back to the plastic ones again.
i personally bought rock band because i had old instruments and lots of old dlc so i had lots of songs to play vs GH live which is 99.99 and does not support old instruments or old dlc. Rock band even supports old GH instruments so even with that i have a back up guitar in case my rock band guitar goes out. this is just what i had and i wanted to save some money and did not want to spend 99.99.
GH wins overall IMO. WAY cheaper, new and more challenging controls, GHTV is really a good way to pass the time, it's missing the drumset thou... Full GH experience is less than 150€. Rock band is EXPENSIVE! 300€ only get's you the game, drumset(not complete!!!), 1 Guitar (only 1???WTF???) and one Mic... Guess it's better for groups but the price tag is ridiculous!
Wish there was just an upgrade free for ps3 to ps4. Love the game.
I was going for Guitar Hero, but the DLC model they choose is a complete kick in the balls. This said, I'll go with Rock band. We've gone from buying over priced DLC... to rent it.
I've got these old instruments and like to play with others so RB makes most sense for me on paper.. I don't have to buy anything but the game. Bummed pithy the simplified character editor though. :(
It's a shame. The char creator is RB1-tier. I guess they might revamp the char creator down the road, but RB4 in its current state feels like an Early Access title.
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