Jason Hill: "Let the battle of the bands commence. MTV's long-awaited Rock Band has finally been released in Australia (although Americans are already enjoying the sequel) and now Guitar Hero has added drums and vocals for a similar four-player jam.
Anyone who has played Guitar Hero will know how much fun it can be rocking along to classic tunes, but playing alongside friends in a full band adds immeasurably to the experience. Getting the most out of the game requires a $300-plus investment, but buyers should be pleasantly surprised by the quality of the instruments.
The drum kit features three velocity-sensitive pads and two raised cymbals on an adjustable stand, plus a foot pedal. The kit seems sturdy enough and is a lot of fun to use, although the pads are not as quiet as some might hope and an occasional cymbal hit does not register."