Good but WHAT WHERE THEY THINKING
OK so I picked this game up a year ago just to see what it was about, I got home poped it in and I must say it was pretty good, The modes in this game are fun a little more indepth then the guitar heros/rockbands. Now heres the thing about this game, it has a pretty nice selection of songs but there all cover versions, there is not a single master track..and some of them sound pretty bad. As I said before the modes on this game are really cool, I think the story mode for this game has much better ideas then the guitar heros and rock bands, there is a mode wer it shows you part of a song and you have to play it by memory, thats kinda col I liked that mode. *OVERALL* if your one of those peole that just dont get there tickle fancied by the guitar hero games and rockbands then you might wanna try this, its right for the price and if you dont like it so what,,its soi cheap Ican say i pleyed it for a few weks when i got it and have nt touched it sence, but for the price i cant be to upset aout it
How to do a music game wrong
Challenge - High, mostly from the horrible interface. Some songs that should be hard (Run to the Hills), are overly simplified (it's 2 of 5 star difficulty rating on drums. Anyone who's played Rock Band knows this song should be 5 of 5). Graphics - Poor animations and bland character models and backgrounds. They're very shiny, though. Sound - Soundtrack is half that of other current music games, and consists mostly of bad covers. Interface - The biggest flaw in the game. Makes things much harder than it should be. Doesn't hurt guitar as much as drums, but it's still harder to read than other music games. For the drums, the kick pedal icon doesn't have special positioning to really separate it from the pads. It's a filled in horseshoe shape placed in between the the pad icons. It will take a long time to stop hitting a pad when you see it. If you ever stop at all. I'd say check it out once the price is equal to a rental, which it is quickly on it's way to.
NO! Don't bother
This game wanted so hard to compete with the other music games. To be honest, it came pretty close. If it wasn't for the horrible covers, the awkward control interface, the below-average graphics, and the fact that it didn't have it's own controllers, this would have been a pretty good game. Most music tracks are actually covers and not the originals. This leads to some pretty big upsets. Playing Blitzcreig Bop isn't the same when the guy singing it sounds completely wasted. The control scheme is awkward. It seems like the other music games at first, but later on you find out there's some tweaks. Strange symbols(which you will have no knowledge of the meaning of) will shoot across the screen. The variety was pretty good. The gave you a chance to mix it up by having goals for certain songs but that doesn't really help. If you want something inferior to guitar hero and rock band go ahead. It's worth a try at least,maybe, but it may be hard for most people to hand;le. You get a horrible case of guitar hero eye just looking at the screen
Oh world, don't hate this game
About one month ago, I bought Rock Revolution. I was stunned at how boring the game was. I was dissapointed at wasting **** whole dollars. But, after another day of trying it, I put that all behind. I became hooked to the game very quickly. Rock Revolution is crtisized becuase it doesn't compare up to Rock Band, or Guitar Hero. Rock Revolution delivers a newer way to play music games. The chart scrolls from the top of the screen to the bottom, making it a bit trickier and in need of more conectration. The soundtrack is very decent. Every song is a cover, but every song is coverd very good. The only complaints I have on this game are the missing feature of vocals, and how akward the drums are. But, if you're a music fan, and looking to get a cheap new music game, I would highly reccomend buying this.
A pretty mediocre addition to the rhythm genre.
If you buy this game hoping to get another Rock Band or Guitar Hero, you'll be painfully let down. This game is horrible if you compare it to the competition. If you're buying it without any bias, which I know is hard to do. You'll find a below average addition to the rhythm game genre. Rock Revolution doesn't bring anything new to the table, at all. It's basically Guitar Hero 1 with drums and better covers. This is just a rushed attempt to cash in on the popularity of music games. For a company who claims to have revolutionized music games, this is a pathetic example. And the graphics, oh man, if you're looking to have a seizure while staring at an ugly layout of inverted colored circles falling downward, then this game is for you. If not, I suggest staying away. With Rock Band having 84 master tracks and numerous new downloadable master tracks everyweek, and Guitar Hero having 86 master tracks. It boggles my mind why Konami thought it was a good idea to to release a game with 39 covers and expect people to buy into it. With all that said, I'm not going to tell you not to get this game. I am going to say, if you're thinking about getting this game, rent it first, please.
Give it a chance
I remember when this game was coming out and no one was even willing to give it a try. When the game was released it was priced near Rock Band and Gutiar Hero. It is nowhere near the games that Rock Band and Guitar Hero are; however, the game does not deserve the reputation that it has developed. Had Rock Band and Guitar Hero not doen so well, we would all be raving about how great Rock Revolution is. Now that time has passed and the sale of Rock Revolution has not been what the company hoped for, this game has become a really good pruchase. Anyone who enjoys music genre games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero should consider purchasing Rock Revolution. You might just be surprised at how good of a game it acutally is; and if you are not well, you don't have to pay much to buy it.
This game wins......hands down. Sure the bass note for the drums is in the middle, get used to it or don't play them. I say there are some great songs. Guitar Hero and Rock Band pick songs that nobody knows, I honestly hate that. Sure there are more songs but most of them suck. This game has less songs but better songs. Guitar Hero 2 had covers and nobody seemed to care about that, but no Rock Revolution has covers and everyone make a big deal about it. Sure there are a couple of not so good covers. if you don't play those songs, you won't have to listen to the covers. Most people give this game a bad rep and they have never even played the game. I say they should try the game and see if they really think it is that bad. I thought this was a great game.
ITS NOT ALL THAT BAD!
I was pretty skeptical of this game. I have rock band and rock band 2 and all the guitar hero games so i figured why not give this a try and i am happy i did. The good things about this game are it has a good soundtrack and the music studio is pretty cool. Most of all it works with rock band instruments. The band things graphics are average. The covers, some of them were good but a lot were terrible. Overall would i recommend this game? Yes, it does not suck but since guitar hero world tour comes out sunday or if you have rock band 2, you should skip it, but at least give it a go in the end. Don't expect rock band graphics or tons of songs and it does stink their is not vocals but you can use drums and guitars it is no revolution but at least it rocks.
This game is okay. It's no where near as good as Rock Band, or Guitar Hero, but for under ** ***** in most places, it's a good deal. Sure the interface takes a lot of getting used to, but once you do get used to it, it's pretty fun. The song list in my opinion is pretty good. And if you have Xbox Live, you can download a Pantera pack which is great. Some of the covers though I think, and many agree with me, are pretty freaking bad. For example, Chop Suey! by System of a Down in this game sounds HORRIBLE. They shouldn't of even put it in. But also, some don't sound too too bad. You kinda start to get used to them after a while. Drums I do not like, and vocals I don't like either, but if you're a guitarist I can recommend this game for the price.
Not a rip-off.
Okay, this is Konami's attempt at cashing in on the success of Guitar Hero. I'll admit that it has a weird setlist and it's really hard at first, but once your eyes adjust it's really really AWESOME. The gameplay is just like every other guitar game, except the note highway is on the far left of the screen and the note speed is a bit faster. You cannot make a custom character, you cannot sing, and I don't know how many of the songs are preformed by the original artists. For what it is, it's worth it. It has a fun setlist, which really makes you think a bunch of music geeks got drunk and wrote all the songs on the walls of a hotel. Actually, that's just what it makes me think. Anyway, TRY THIS GAME!!!