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Rocking out pt. 2

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

“For one, playing guitar on expert is too easy. Way too easy.”

I have to admit. Once you get a little further in the game, it does get harder. Still, it’s not as challenging as Guitar Hero III.

“The accessories look nice, though I managed to get a faulty guitar, so I had to request a new one to be sent. That entire process was rather easy, so I commend Harmonix on that.”

My new guitar came rather quickly, although I think this new one is also defective. With my original one, the strum bar felt really loose. And, when shook, something inside the original guitar would rattle. This new guitar does not rattle, but the strum bar still feels loose, and when I strum up and down, I feel like its not being registered–there is no clicking noise or some type of tactile response. I wonder if that’s normal…

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Rock Band Review

Monday, February 25th, 2008

I finally got around to buying Rock Band for my Xbox 360. I planned on getting it soon, but a sale that was running at Target pushed me to get it sooner than later.

It was everything I thought it would be. It’s pure fun, especially when playing with friends with the volume blasting. I do have a few issues with it though. For one, playing guitar on expert is too easy. Way too easy. I do own Guitar Hero III, but I’m struggling on expert in that game, and I was hoping Rock Band would be just as challenging. It can be unsatisfying when you pick up a game only to realize not only is their no learning curve for you, but it will never be challenging. Maybe near the end the songs will get harder…

The accessories look nice, though I managed to get a faulty guitar, so I had to request a new one to be sent. That entire process was rather easy, so I commend Harmonix on that. When I do get the new guitar, I probably won’t use it. The fret buttons are too close together when compared to the Guitar Hero III guitar.

The drum set is pretty cool. It makes me feel like I’m actually playing the drums, and I suppose I am actually playing drums in a way. I would be totally submerged in the entire drum playing experience if it wasn’t for the “tap-tapping” noise that occurs every time I hit a pad, reminding me that it’s just a toy. There are pads to lessen the noise, which I plan on getting soon.

I agree with the notion that if you are a solo gamer, you should stick to Guitar Hero. If you are social, and have plenty of friends, pick up Rock Band.

I predict in the future that Guitar Hero will add drum accessories, and maybe a microphone too. It seems only natural. It would be Rock Band, but more challenging, and there is definitely a market for that.

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