Rock Band 2 - Game Only
Rock Band 2 is worth it
OK now sure there are some people who dont enjoy rock band more than others but after you read this review you will know all you need that will make you decide whether or not you should buy it. Rock band 2 has all new features that make the game more user friendly like the one person world tour and characters aren't assigned for one specific instrument. other than a few additional multiplayer additions like battle of the bands and the challenges. the song selection they had for this game is ALL OVER THE PLACE, i mean you have kids in america, one way or another, so whatcha want, ALL TERRIBLE SONGS but they change from that to livin on a prayer, carry on my wayward son, round and round, hello there, anyway u want it. but the song choice is definitely better in this game than the first. not much has changed but if you liked rock band 1 even just a little bit, you will love rock band 2 cuz its just so addicting and it's a fun party game when there's nothing to do.
Keeps getting better and better
When i had gotten rock band 2, I didn't know that there would acually be setlists and a storyline of becoming a rolling stone. There was tons of new features to the game like playing in every big city in the world! The only dissappointment was that the setlist on the game could have been better. If you loved the first rock band I strongly recommend that you buy Rock band 2 because it is so much better. Way better than the GH franchise. Graphics in the game had greatly improved as of Rock band 1. And the sound is awsome on surround sound. Another cool thing about the game is that it is long, very long. it is not like Rock band 1 were you just play every song once and then you beat it. On this game you have to play all these big cities and venues throughout, the challenge of the game is not that tough but very time consuming. If you have nothing to do on a saturday night then, you should play rock band 2 because it is so addicting that you won't want to quit!
So Much Fun!!
Rock Band 2 is the best music game I have ever played. It beats any Guitar Hero game and even manages to improve upon the successful first release in the series! The setlist is varied, but not as varied as say Guitar Hero World Tour's. We get a mix of classic rock from Guns N Roses and The Who to modern artists like Paramore and Modest Mouse. The peripherals are exactly the same as Rock Band 1's so you don't need to worry about having to start from Easy again. Novice players will feel welcomed by simpler songs and hardcore rockers will be able to challenge themselves with incredibly tough solos and tons of great online multiplayer action. The game does have a few flaws though, like loading screens can sometimes be long and occasionally the game needs calibration. But overall, Rock Band 2 will be a lot of fun at parties and on those boring weekends!
Better than the first one
Rock band 2 is better than the first one in my opinion. Obviously, it adds tons of new songs, and that number will keep growing with downloadable content. But it adds a new interface and a few new modes, like Battle of the Bands. The game is just as fun to play with friends as the last one, and the new songs definately make the game feel a lot fresher, as some of the songs from RB1 could be getting stale after playing them for so long. The song variety is great, and includes songs from a lot of different decades and genres. I cannot speak about the new peripherals, as you can play the game with the original RB1 games just the same. I plan to get the guitar, as I hear the strum bar has been improved, but probably not the drums or Mic, although I hear the drums are also greatly improved. Rock band 2 is more of the great fun you found in RB1, but with new content, that appears to be more difficult this time around. Rock band 2 is a must if you own the first, and if you didn't buy the first, then now's the time to join the Rock Band party.
I LOVE Rock Band. GH3 is awful!
Rock Band is awesome. Not only because it is really fun, but there is something for everyone. When I played Guitar Hero, I honestly hated the game. If you weren't good at it, it was no fun. Also, it had a plain and boring multiplayer. I was one of those guys who was terrible at Guitar Hero, but I always had a great singing voice. So I loved Rock Band when it came out. The drums are also very cool. If what I heard is right, which is that the new Guitar Hero has all of the main instruments; guitar, bass, vocals and drums, is that the creators are completely ripping Rock Band off. There are so many options in Rock Band and great songs. Guitar Hero is the same thing over and over. Play a set of songs, play an encore, move on to the next set and you repeat the same thing about six times. My brother could beat it in probably an hour and a half. Rock Band is an awesome game that never gets boring, even after 4 hours of playing this game non-stop. Also, I must say that the list of songs for Rock Band 2 is PHENOMENAL! I can't wait for this game.
A Clear Improvement!
This game is way better than the first one. There's a great combination of classic and modern music and all the songs are more fun to play! The controls are a bit more responsive, which is good. The graphics are about twice as good as in the first game. The game has both a Tour mode and a Challenge mode. Of course, there's also Quickplay and Training. The Tour mode is a lot like the Band Tour mode in the first game, except that it's the same in both Solo and Band mode. Challenge mode is a brand new mode that lets you play setlists on specific instruments and you don't get to choose what songs to play. Despite the restrictions, Challenge mode is really fun! A great improvement over the first game is that, when you make a character, you can use that character on any instrument, in any mode! If you liked the first Rockband, you won't be disappointed!
This game is awesome! The story mode is like Guitar Hero World Tour, but you don't waste money buying gigs. They open up on their own as you beat other gigs. The gigs are grouped by difficulty like you'd expect. If you actually calibrated your system for Rockband 1, then you don't have to calibrate for RB2. Your profile in the game has been designed for drop in/drop out Co-op, which is good - I hated that you had to make separate files for solo and band play in RB1. This game is incredibly fun. Even the bad songs are a blast to play! I think they actually got all the original artists singing the songs. Yes, I know that wasn't Ozzy Osbourne singing "Paranoid" in RB1. This game is a must buy if you liked the first one and I'm assuming you did - why else would you be reading this??? Plus you get 20 free downloadable songs!
Rock Band 2 was a great buy and i am very happy with it. I own the first Rock Band game and I will say this is an improvement. The 84 song setlist has a great variety of music. There are just a couple songs that I really wasn't impressed with. Other than that, the songs are challenging. The sound is great, and the graphics haven't much improved, maybe just a little bit. The online play is great too because you can go into other people's bands and help them through their world tour, and there is also the band quickplay, score duel, and tug of war that you saw in the first Rock Band. Also there isn't a single player tour mode anymore, now anyone can join the other player's world tour. All your downloads are loaded right on Rock Band 2 with no problem. You can also redeem a code for 20 bonus downloadable songs. Also for 400 MS points, you can import the setlist from Rock Band to Rock Band 2, excluding four songs. This is a great buy for anyone who has the first Rock Band, and with over 500 songs for download by the end of 2008, why isn't this a great purchase?
EVERY FAMILY SHOULD HAVE IT!!!!!!
I love Rock Band! The list of music is going to be fun play it with my 3 SONS. This game has helped me get closer to my kids and they love to ROCK with their mom. I am a 35 year old woman and have never had so much fun in my life. I have my 2 older sons working together instead of fighting and they even pat each other on the back and say "good job" or"THANK YOU". I am also the cool mom on the block because I play drums on hard. LOL! I know it isn't that crazy! It has not only made us closer as a family but my kids like the music that I grew up on and that is cool in my book. MY oldest knows more about guitars and can look at one in a music store and tell u what they are bye name. His Papa was very impressed when his grandson was telling him what the name of his own collection. I think that every family should have this game. It teaches you a lot and its good family time. I cant wait to get it so we can ROCK THE HOUSE SOME MORE! (My 2 year old can also play the drums and sing.) This game has changed our lives for the better and it help even improve in their schoolwork.
This game is one of the best music games I have ever bought!!!! The game has a great selection of songs and one of my only cons is the character creator doesn't let you get a character that looks a lot like you. Otherwise my only other cons are the world tour mode is the same as last game except with different songs. But I love the gameplay and how easy guitar is since im 9! This game is a 9 of 10 !!!!!!!!! I also like this game because it works very well with the original rock band controllers!!!!!! This game is also very fun because the single player is just as fun as the multiplayer! I love the DLC selection !!!!!!! It is like a great big library of songs!!!! I love the live play from the original and as soon as I get my hands on gold I will play like there's no tomorrow cause I bet this live is just as good (better) than the original!!!!!! This games quick play is also very good if im too lazy or tired to get to world tour and feel ok when I fail!!!!! Even though i'm a singer I love to play drums and guitar! If you are looking for a great music game this is one!!!!!!!