Rock Band: LEGO
best game ever
okay first i would like to say that this is the best rock band ever invented. challenge- the challenge of this game is pretty good i think they should have expert plus lie guitar hero 5. graphics/animation- the graphics are awesome there lego people with lego instruments. instead of regular rectangles the notes are lego bricks. responsiveness- the responsiveness of this game is awesome, witch makes it easy to play lead singer and get a hundred percent. the other instruments such as drums,guitar, and bass all have good responsiveness also. sound- the sound is awesome for rock band parties or to play with a friend or just by your self.controls- the controls are really good there awesome. interface- the interface for lego rock band is totally awesome. song variety- there is a ton of good songs on lego rock band such as - The Final Countdown by Europe, Aliens Exist By Blink 182, Ruby by Kaiser Cheifs, Dig by incubus, plus many more great songs. i would defiantly recommend this game to a friend because its totally awesome. so overall i'd give this game a 10 out of 10 i hope this review was helpful.
Best Lego game since Star Wars!
This game is for ALL fans of Lego video games. It keeps intact the great humor and awesomeness that makes the Lego games good and infuses it with the mighty immortal power of rock and roll!!! There are a lot of cool songs to play including "Fire" by Jimi Hendrix "The Final Countdown" by Europe "Life Is A Highway" by Rascal Flatts "Free Falling" by Tom Petty "Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker Jr. and more. Anyway, on to the story...the main character is watching a Queen concert on TV and gets the idea to start a band. As you progress through the game, you aquire a road crew and entourage, who are fully customizable-oh and your rock den is also fully customizable. There are also Rock Power Challenges in which if one person fails you ALL fail! Your bassist gets abducted by aliens, who eventually sign you up for universal stardom!!! Famous rockers who appear as Lego characters are Queen, David Bowie, Blur, Iggy Pop, and Spinal Tap. There might be more but, that's all i've seen...if you like the previous Lego games, or Rockband in general, pick this game up. you won't regret it!!!
This is great for families with kids of all ages. Songs everyone knows and age appropiate for your little brother or sister! (Who knows, maybe they'll rock out more then you!) :D
People are 'under' expectent. Like they think too less of it. This might not sell since it's LEGO and people think it's for kids. They made a lego rockband so that the characters and bandmates would be more customizable. You might want to actually play the game before you judge it. Especially with these kind of games.
when i got this game for christmas i was like ''what is this?'' and i went to try it out and it was very awesome!its a perfect game for rookies of rock band,the song selection is also awesome,i do love me some bon jovi songs!lol this is a awesome game and i totally recommend it to people who love past lego games,Ex;Lego Indiana Jones,Lego Star Wars,and more,i also love the fact that you can change your lego rockers clothes and all that.its very cool,now the storyline is pretty cool with funny cutscenes and the sound is perfect,some people say this game actually sucks but for me its actually kinda cool.graphics are awesome.i have to say right now...GET THIS!.its a awesome,perfect, game for any rookies that start on rock band,its also cool how the notes look like lego notes.
Not bad, but a bit pricey
If you're familiar with Rock Band games, this game should be old hat for you. I'll break down more on what RB fans would like (or dislike) about this game shortly. But first, if you're new to the RB universe and you happen to have young kids in the house, this may be a good way to get them started on it. The game follows similar LEGO themed games in the past. You use Lego characters and hop in a band and play it ala Rock Band style (with either a Mic, Guitar, Bass or Drums). There is a super easy mode added to this game, making it more forgivable for kids who want to just jam randomly and not really follow the cues on screen. It also helps adults who are lousy at video games but don't want to look too prudish in front of their kids. Meantime, unlike Rock Band, if you fail out yourself, you can also recover by yourself (and not get hosed like you do in other RB games). From a gameplay standpoint, it's just as fun and addictive as other band-based music video games. If you like music games, or just want to get started on one, this isn't a bad place to start if you have novices at home. Now for RB fans - the track list in this game is decent. I won't say it's great, but it does have a few famous classic songs such as The Final Countdown, We Will Rock You, We Are the Champions, Crocodile Rock, Free Fallin', Summer of 69, just to name a few. It also has some newer hits like So What by P!NK and such and so. Overall as you can expect the songs are mostly more benign and suited for younger audiences. My issue is that it only includes 45 songs which is somewhat feeble for a game that's at full price. You DO get a different game in terms of the options and the look of the game is unique, much like Beatles Rock Band was (the videos of lego characters rocking out during the song is actually pretty funny). However, there seems to be quite a bit of 'filler' songs here to round out the playlist, and it does contain songs by known artists that might not be the most fun to jam to or be your first choice of songs to play. Nonetheless the gameplay mechanics are solid and be warned: most songs are not that difficult, even on the expert setting. Obviously you have to keep in mind what audience this game is geared to, but I'd say unless you are a die hard completionist in Rock Band, I wouldn't say this game would be vital to own for existing RB players. But that being said, since I am into collecting songs in RB there is a silver lining. You can easily export your songs to your main RB library, which is a huge PLUS. Unlike the annoyance of Beatles Rock Band which forces you to use that game disc and won't allow you to export tunes to RB2 or RB, the Lego RB game lets you take all the songs over to your master library which you can play in RB2 or RB. I've already done this and it's a pretty simple process and it is kind of cool to have those extra songs as part of your main library. However, nothing is free in life, and in this case, exporting your songs will also cost you a chunk of change on TOP of what you paid for the lego game, so buyer beware! That being said the songs work great when they are exported. It's also nice to mix and match those songs in playlists. If you're an 80's hair metal fan, who wouldn't like adding The Final Countdown and You Give Love a Bad Name to a playlist featuring RB favorites like Livin' on a Prayer or Round and Round? It is a nice little addition, if you're willing to pay for the convenience. Again, if you're a newbie to rock band, AND you have young kids or plan on introducing kids to RB, this is a great way to do it. But if you don't have small kids, or if you're an RB vet, please think carefully about what I noted above before making a purchase. It's a great game with a new look and a few incremental upgrades, but I think it definitely doesn't have a lot of legs as a standalone RB game if you're a die hard music or RB fan.
Toned Down, Turned Up
Chances are if you are looking at this game, you have been a fan of the other LEGO(R) series of games. Batman, Star Wars, they were all cute and enjoyable (even though my girlfriend thought I was crazy). I was like most kids, I bought the lego sets as a kid only to turn around a build something completely different after destroying the creation the boxes and commercials intended. That said, this is primarilly why I bought it...songs aside. My favorite part of this game is the concept itself. Let's face it, Music Games have been out for a number of years now and we are constantly looking for ways to improve or adjust the already big winners. An interesting twist that adds innocent enjoyment while simultaneously expanding the Rock Band Music Library. Choose a Top/Bottom/Head/Paint and customize your star in a typical lego fashion. Rock the Stage with box-like precision. It is more than fun. Challenge: Depending on how new you are to music games, the challenge factor does vary. There are "easy" songs and there are "expert" songs. I have personally played since Guitar Hero I, so fitting in isn't a difficult thing to do. I can play through the song list with no problem. If you are new to these types of games, there is plenty of challenge to be had. Again, it does vary per person, but it does cross the difficulty spectrum in terms of playability. Graphics/Animation: If you are looking for "realism" in the sense that you are your Lego Star...you won't find it. However, the lighting effects and reflections from the stage/crowd/lighting bouncing off the plastic in the game make it look as though there is a lego on the screen...not a person. So for graphical feats, there are an abundance, depending on whether or not graphic quality means reality. Responsiveness: I don't really know how one can truly control responsiveness in this type of game other than constantly adjusting calibration over and over and over and over and creating a bell curve, taking the standard deviation and fitting your selection somewhere in the middle, hoping to crest the top of the curve. (Remember to take outliers out of your equations!) Haha. Really, this doesn't truly depend on the game...more on the user. Sound: Classic Rock Anyone? Because these songs are mastered from the original track, the sound quality does vary across some songs. A recording studio is truly the culprit here, however, the programmers do have some say in what hits the shelves. As well as you can "Re-Master" a recording, I would say they do a fantastic job in sound replication. Some of the actual recordings could have benefitted from being run through the "Re-Master" phase. Controls: I am going to go out and say it. If you haven't figured out the controls for a Guitar Hero/Rock Band genre game...there isn't much hope. I can't even really say it would otherwise change in the future since the controllers are cross-game compatible. Red is Red is Red. Strum is Strum is Strum. Since Lego (R) Rock Band wasn't released with controllers (which I wish they had done using Lego Shapes as the Bodies) there isn't much to say here. Blame those manufacturers! Interface: Again, if you have played Rock Band before, the interface will not suprise you. The notes have been replaced by Lego Blocks, but the scrolling screen is the same. The ability to import/export songs has the same feel you should be comfortable with. If you are new to music games (such as the case with families with smaller children who don't need to hear Blink 182 say "Did You Hear... HE %#@@ her..." it is simple to learn and even more easy to get used to. Song Variety: Variety is probably a good word for it. There are a lot of big bands on this disc; however, that said, there are a lot of songs that these big name artists made that aren't the big ones you would expect. So, variety can go a number of ways here. I like Jimi Hendrix...just not this particular song. I like Blink 182.
i bought this game in doubt but when i started to play it i changed my mind this is way better than guitar hero i recomend this game to anyone
Awesome!!!!! I cant wait im geting Rock band 2, Beatles Rockband, and this this game will definitely awesome
This game seems awful to me
I don't get it? I mean is this the best in the world that was next to be legofied. I mean it's okay to take ideas from other franchises, but in my opinion these do not go together at all. I mean Rock Band is awesome, and in my opinion it is better than Guitar Hero, don't get me I love Guitar Hero on Tour on the DS there is just more instrument playability on rock band, thats all. Anyway, I wish more people had a little bit more creativity into these games. It seems like Nitendo does, they came out with Mario, Zelda, Pikmin, and the first Donkey Kong just by the man himself Miyamota. I wish we had less games trying to make a quick buck off of other peoples creative ability and using new ideas. It's okay if it was done before, as long as the gameplay is good and it is very original. Oh and anyone who disagrees with me, heres my backup. Remember in the other Rock Band games, what did they show on the commercial. That little screen on the bottom showing what notes to play. They showed that on the commercial, and they didn't here. So that might mean there isn't any of that in the game which will dissapoint fans of the series. Now heres another thing, they didn't even tell us what anyone thinks of it. Show the game testers opinions. We want what the proffesionals think, right? Well let me try to rephrase the question, it looks awful and the gametesters were dissapointed about the game, in theory. Now if thats not information to back up my ideas. Now no hate-mail please, just stating my ideas and backing them up. So please don't take it personally.