My friend ‘Little’ Chris, then aged about 9 , once stated that he wished there could be a ‘Bass Hero’, ‘Drum Hero’ and ‘Singing Hero’ to go along with the ‘Guitar Hero’ games he cherished. Someone must have been taking note that time, because a year roughly later the 1st rockband game appeared on shelves.
Now on its 3rd instalment, the hugely accepted rockband series seems to have eclipsed these guitar games for better, forcing a spot between more triumphant music simulators of all time in the process. Yes, rockband is here to remain even if you prefer it or not and yes, that’s my friend Kieran playing bass on the cover of rockband 3 (OK, maybe it isn’t, but it really looks like him).
Ethical debates on the company invasion of rock n roll aside; folks are buying and enjoying the modern rockband game in record figures. Let’s learn why.
Using the new rockband title, up to 7 people can jam on well-over 2,000 songs, allowing for unprecedented longevity and repeat value. rockband 3 even includes a Pro mode, which has been praised by musicians because of its closeness to learning your instrument for real.
Certain tricks (like drum rolls) have been made simpler to carry out this time around, and the game itself does show a little more forgiving, this can only be an excellent thing, because who joins a rock band to be uptight?