Right Rockband 3. It would be nice to say that this game completely pwns Guitar hero, but it really doesn’t. It delivers nothing more than its predecessors. The game is bland and boring and unless you’re a first time buyer for the Rockband series you will easily get bored of this game. Luckily if you have played a rock band game in the past it is possible to transfer your songs over. The set list on the game has quite a few songs about 90+ but a lot were actuary used on the guitar hero series so they have copied them in that respect. But in my opinion the set list is too varied it has so many different styles of songs it doesn’t truly m anyone’s music needs. Also if you are a hard-core Guitar hero, Rockband fan and you play on The Expert level you will be a bit disappointed, if you would like a challenge in this game because to be honest the songs are quite simple and easy. I think they made the songs easy because the game has introduced the new Real guitar play which is quite interesting. It is difficult to get your head around but can teach you a thing or two about playing the guitar.
A let down for the guitar controller is how much it costs. Yes you can use it as a real guitar and plug it into an amp but it is just a fender squire guitar which is overpriced and it not really convenient because the game is not that enjoyable anyway. Do NOT buy this game under the impression that it will teach you to play the guitar. Because it won’t. It will let you get a feel for the strings and help towards you’re playing but learning the guitar from this game is unlikely. You are not taught any techniques towards playing and does not suit as a guitar trainer. Another nice feature is the keyboard which I don’t have anything to complain about except you are limited to the songs you can play with it and they are most likely very easy. Just like the guitar it adds the feature of an experienced mode (pro mode). Without going into Pro Mode, it’s sort of a dumbed-down version of a guitar where you only use five keys. There’s a sliding touch bar that you can use just like the whammy bar on the guitar. Playing in normal isn’t to bad but you will have a lot more enjoyment from playing in pro mode. Unfortunately not all songs are supported with the keyboard. This is not a great concern as there are DLCs available. Harmonix have also added a great feature where you earn fans when playing songs this is great as it keeps you interested and it rewards you with new items.
The multiplayer is the same as always and offers duel mode and co op. They have added a new mode called harmony which allows up to 3 people to sing but all in all it is very similar to the previous games in the series. As always it is intresting to play with your friends and compete to get the highest score on the leader boards.
The Game also lacks the Career mode and only has the quick play which goes towards a mini Career. They haven’t changed enough from the first two games to make this game one to buy. Rock Band has a tough challenge ahead to keep us interested and excited about new music games. Although this game offers to great new features (pro mode and the keyboard) it does not offer the great experience that keeps you interested for weeks. The drums are fun as always and it also has the pro mode just like the others. For the drums it simply adds 2 cymbals. There’s nothing more to say about this game. Quite a disappointment. They should stop making these games or add more interesting additions. It is easy to see that Harmonix have tried everything to compete with guitar hero but it wasn’t enough. Adding a wider variety of instruments sadly isn’t enough and as a consequence it hasn’t reached my expectations. From now on i can not see Music games getting too much further as they have reached there peak.