Pros Good music (w/downloadable content), visuals, game play with a wide range of difficulty level (from relatively easy to very diificult - for someone like me who is not a gamer and can't carry a beat)
Cons Expensive but well worth it
Summary My daughter and I bought this game earlier this week when it arrived at the retail stores. My kids and their friends (and myself, of course) have been rocking out till the week hours of the morning the past 3 evenings. Everyone who has seen and participated in this game has been blown away. It is a very addicting game. My two sons had a band when they were in high school, and they really got into this game.
I have always wanted to learn to play the drums - my dad did and now one of sons also plays. Unfortunately, I don't have any musical talent and I can't carry a beat. With Rock Band, I may yet realize my dream. I'm even contemplating buying myself a real electronic drum set similar to what my son already has.
It was great that we can use the guitar controllers from Guitar Hero. The mic, guitar and drum set that came bundled with the game all work well. I wished the drum pads were a bit softer so that the pounding of the drums would not interfere with the great music from the game. No problem - just crank the sound up.
This is going to be an expensive pastime. I've already downloaded all the new tracks available on Market Live, and I'm looking for a drum stool and anti-vibe drumsticks. I already purchased an extra set of real drumsticks from a music store.
The game is easy to learn (the tutorial and practice sections are very helpful). And best of all, Rock Band is extremely fun to play (and watch others play)!
For perspective, I'm not a gamer but may soon become one because of this game. I've already track of all the countless hours I've "played" this game. But I consider the time well worth it since I feel that I'm also starting to learn how to play the drums!
"delay in drums???"on by bodickie
Pros guitar and bass AWESOME
Cons delay in drums??
Summary I agree with "Guitar Hero 4"
I played the drums and it seemed that the drums have a slight delay on screen as to when your supposed to hit the drum pad…is there a way to adjust it? To keep scoring on the drums I had to keep hitting the pads just a split second before the actual beat from the audio?? My buddy couldn’t hear the delay but someone else in the room could….the guitare however seems right on!! ???????
Pros Fun Factor, drums, multiplayer
Cons short cables! Mic, Drum set, and guitar should be wireless
Summary Bought Rock Band for my friend as a Christmas gift. We played it that night and had some pretty good fun. We didn't like how short the cables were and hooking up the mic, drums, and guitar can get messy. I hope a wireless solution comes out soon for this.
I agree that if playing solo it can get boring but playing with a buddy or more can be really fun.
Pros it's like a real band simulator and is fun playing with all your friends
Cons NONE it is perfect
Summary just a great game filled with songs that you and a friend can rock out to. i personally favor the guitar since switching from guitar hero, but am increasingly getting better at the drums.
Go buy it the steep price tag will pay for itself as you get hours of enjoyment from it.
Pros play with three people, has good songs, very intense
Cons there are no cons
Summary i rele love this game it is awsome.