Now, I'm not some fan boy (or at least I wasn't before I played GDRB), but this game made me one. Being in a REAL band, and having played a lot of the Rockband songs on a REAL drumset and a REAL band, I've kind of grown a hatred towards Guitar Hero and some of the 'more fun/fake' songs on Rockband. If you're one for difficulty, then this game has little to offer as long as you're great with rhythms and patterns. Which is what you should expect given this a Pop Punk game, which is about simple chords and catchy rhythms. Drumming wise, again, if the Rockband drum setup was more like an actual drumset, a lot of the songs would be more fun and easier. Guitar wise, this game made me pick up guitar in real life, part of the punk charm 'Here's three chords, go form a band.' Bass wise this song has some the most fun and interesting bass lines ever written. Mike Dirnt and Tre are really what make GD so great, while Billie has some excellent harmonies and vocals. Idk what it is about the game, but I've found myself actually able to sing on Expert and be able to get 100% without having to alter my voice, tone, or octave. This game now is one of the most played in my collection, as all my friends love the game now as well (all who weren't Green Day fans and now are as well). My only complaint is that it only really has the mainstream albums, and now that I own ever album they've done, I really like the lesser popular ones like Warning!, Kerplunk!, and even 39/Smooth. While they did put the two major hits from Warning! on the CD, I'd love to be able to play Waiting or Misery but I digress. Other downside to the game is for some reason there are songs missing but available as DLC from 21st Cen Breakdown. I really don't know why, but they're actually the best songs on the album. I highly recommend this game, as this is what made me into the massive punk fan that I am today. It's a blast.
When I first heard that Harmonix was making a Green Day Rock Band, I was amped. It was almost like a dream come true. The game has a lot of things to offer. Here are some of them:
Pros: Obviously, like it's predecesor The Beatles: Rock Band, the game focuses all around that one band: Green Day. The story mode was great. All the photos and videos were awesome, and left you wanting more.
The song selection is amazing. 47 of Green Day's most successful songs of all time. Single player mode is fairly well, but it's the full band mode that's awesome. Having six people rocking out to these epic songs, like Homecoming, is just and awesome experience.
Cons: Now here's where the game falls flat. Story mode is too easy to beat. Also, some songs are only playable for certain intruments. So if you only have a drum kit, You can't play 2 of the songs on the game, which jips you out of up to 4-6 pictures. Also, I wish that Harmonix could have put a back story to the photos you unlock, like in B:RB. It's no fun when you just get a photo. It's quite boring.
There are about 4 more songs that I wish could've been on the game, mainly songs from their Warning album. I also think it would've worked out better if they mixed Song of the Century and 21st Century Breakdown together. Having a song with just vocals, especially seeing as though it has no Harmonies, is very dull and no one will want to play it. Solo Play gets boring after a while.
Overall: This game is a must rent for all players interested in the Rock Band series. Fans of Green Day, this is a must buy.