Rock Band 3 - Game Only
Rock Your Socks Off!
I really enjoy Rock Band 3, creating a character to creating a band, its a great experience then ever before. The songs on the game are wonderful and has a huge repeat play value and it has a great selection of different genres to Free Bird to Amy Whinehouse even! lol. the game is just great if your a Rock Band fan and of course for the DLC, and not forgetting the Pro Modes, they are crazy and just pure awesome that makes you feel like your really just shredding guitar and being all Jimi Hendrix and such or being a true Neil Peart guy on the drums, OR! get to play keys!!! thats right play bohemian rhapsody by Queen on keyboard, think you got it in you? Rock Band 3 introduces a wireless keyboard controller, seriously Go out and buy it today!!!!!!!!!! :] so you can just rock with friends and of course and maybe family lol ....enough said.
Releasing a game without functionality????
First off, HUGE rock band fan. I have been waiting for them to make real guitars for this game and introduce a pro mode since they started with rock band 1. The problem is, that they release a game, and then they don't release half the game that goes with it. There is no rock band 3 bundle, there are no pro mode guitars yet. Oh but the content for pro mode is available, you just cant use it yet. I am sorry, but this is unacceptable. You do not release a game if the game itself is not ready. I dropped the money for the pre order on the 150 dollar guitar, which happens to be a month and a half release date from the games release? Why? I am sorely disappointed. The game itself is awesome aside from the set list. Which is about 70% garbage music, but its the set list, that was to be expected. Overall there were a lot more changes to the game that make it look cleaner and smoother and the game play is great, but releasing a game without half the game is a little pointless if you ask me.
Rock Band 3 > GH: Warriors of Rock
I've played Rock Band 2 almost every single day after the day I got it. In my opinion, this setlist is absolutely phenomenal. Most of Guitar Hero's songs are absolute trash. "2112 Parts 1 - 7" by Rush? Really? That's a poor excuse to add 7 "songs" to their setlist. Guitar Hero's setlist reminds me of when I tried to do things last minute back in high school and ended up with a "C." It seems like they came up with that setlist 2 days before the game came out! As far as DLC, Rock Band absolutely demolishes Guitar Hero. Not only that, but Rock Band now has the Pro Guitar and the keyboard! Guitar Hero, ain't got nothin' on Rock Band! Rock Band comes up with a ton of new challenges, new instruments (including the "pro" instruments), better graphics, a fantastic setlist, better character customization, and MORE. What does Guitar Hero come up with? A new title to the same game. Oh, right, I forgot they added the new feature where you can turn into a monster for more points..Ladies and gentlemen at Harmonix, I congratulate you on this absolutely fantastic game you've created. You've definitely got my pre-order, that's for sure.
The Best RB/GH game yet!!!!!!!!
When I first got this game I expected it to blow my mind and that's exactly what it did..the graphics for this game were so so but the amount of good songs on there were unbelievable...And the addition of pro instruments along with the regular instruments is great...if you want to learn how to play the guitar or piano/keyboard or Drums get this game it is alot easier to learn because it's fun to practice...you can play along to songs which makes it alot more entertaining and enjoyable while you practice..instead of sitting in your room and being bored this game will have you coming back for more. And if you buy the real guitar for the game it will work on it and also if you plug it into an amp...one thing I didn't like is the fact if you try to move the strings when you hit a note and try to give it a whammy sound to it, it will penalize you on your score because you end up touching other strings when you do that and it thinks you actually missed the note...other then that very annoying thing this game is a win and everybody should buy it whether you're really into this kind of stuff or not
Well first off I did like Guitar Hero when it first came out and I got 2 & 3. But when Harmonix sold off Guitar Hero to make Rockband. I started geting Rockband. But I do Have to say when I play rockband I use my Guitar Hero 2 Guitars. But I love how you only need one disc and you can have all your songs from the last ones. Im going to love rockband 3 and with the drop in and drop out. The many more new thing they have done with the game. I like how you came rate the songs so when you do random on the tour the songs you don't like wont be in there.
I picked up my Rock Band 3 copy last night during midnight release, and immediately came home to pop it in and play. The first thing I noticed was the menu overhaul. Band mates now sign in on the title screen, or on any other menu screen. The first thing it ask you to do is make a character. Cookie cutter Rock Band characters, the majority of the options same from Rock Band 2 with very little additions. Band naming is the same, and can make your own logo and add substitute band members. I noticed after making these that above my controller slot and X-Box live name, I gained fans. Rock Band 3 has a fan system in which everything you do nets a small amount of increase due to the addition of goals. As you play Road Challenge and even solo quick play, you can accomplish goals which you can view anytime, and rack up your fan base to move up in Tiers. Also, these accomplishments and the gaining of achievements unlocks loads of character add-ons you can access through the editor. All my DLC loaded up with no issues for the most part, which is a relief due to the amount of DLC I have purchased. They stayed true to their word, songs which you dislike can be "hidden" so you'll never have to play certain songs if you wish not to. I played "Dead End Firends" by Them Crooked Vultures first, and the response timing is good with no lag issues or hard ware malfunctions, and the sound quality is amazing as to be expected. After the song was finished, you are given the opportunity to rate a song from 1 to 5 Stars. The higher the stars, the more often you will see the song during random set list. Pro-Mode was great, and defiantly adds a new lair of experience to the game and should bring in a more higher number in terms of player base. Over all, my initial experience has been amazing, and am very pleased with my purchase. The song list for Rock Band 3 is as says above, and in my opinion adds a nice variety to the game. I hear complaints of not enough metal songs, but If I wanted more metal, I would buy more Megadeth or Iron Maiden. DLC solves that issue fairly well.
Great Party Game
- Plenty of music to download from the market place
- Improved graphics and great stage effects
- Excellent sound quality on songs
- Very long replayability
- New instrument added (Keyboard - Not included)
- New instrument modes (Go pro and test your true skills!)
-New Drop-in Drop-out features allow your friends to join and leave without ruining your fun
- Most other rock bands can be copied over into your rock band 3 library
- Use of real instruments can be used fro pro modes (Drums & Keys)
- Song list isnt as great as the others in my opinion
- Downloading songs can get a bit pricey
- Buying pro instruments can get pricey
Summary: Rock band always has and always will be a great party game. This one is no exception, with all of the songs available on XBL there is no reason why you cant rock out to your favorite songs with all your family/friends. The music store has a huge variety of songs, songs you wouldnt think people other than you have even heard of. This game is a steal at the price and the additions they made including adding in a Keyboard and the new pro modes, you will be playing this game for countless hours with or without others rocking with you.
Verdict: This is a definite buy for all of you Rock Band/ Guitar Hero lovers out there, Dont miss this one! Try your hand at some of the new pro modes and actually play that six string!
So realistic it costs extra.
This game first of all is just great if you already have the instruments from previous games even better. HOWEVER if you don't already have instruments Pass-it-up as hard as you can it's not worth if you don't got the stuff. The previous instruments actually aren't as expensive as before but you still have to buy them just to play and if you want the full experience your gonna have to cough-up a little over 500 bucks (guitar, pro guitar, drum set, game, and microphone)
Worth it.. barely
This game was a HUGE disapointment for me. I waited a long time for it to come out and it turns out that the setlist wasn't very good.. in my opinion. also this was the easiest of the three rockbands to beat which really sucks. Another thing wrong is that they got rid of competitive play.. COMPLETELY which i absolutetly hate. However, they did add somethings to the career mode such as goals to enhance what they dropped. They also added the "PRO" mode which is great.. if you want to spend over $300 for good drums(which i'm lucky to have), $100 for pro guitar and keyboard. Overall, its an okay game, but a let down in my opinion
So, my friends are always asking me, "Why don't the cymbals do anything different than the toms?" and now I can show them that they do because in Pro Mode you either have to hit the cymbal or tom when needed in a song!! I am very exited!!