Rock Band 2 - Polished, New Features, Great Songs!
posted by iJaycool (PUNTA GORDA, FL) Oct 25, 2008
Member since Oct 2008
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
Now you can't really do to much to a sequel that is for a game like Rock Band or Guitar Hero. Rock Band 2 has improved so much from the original Rock Band. The gameplay is pretty much exactly the same, which I was happy with that aspect of the game originally. What I mean by polished is, everything looks just nicer and less grainy, they added a few little things like better animations on loading screens, and the combo circle is now flat or 3D like. Little things like this you notice greatly improve the game. There are a few new features like trophies, battle of the bands, and a few new pairs of clothes and a few new instruments. Should you get Rock Band 2? If you bought the original Rock Band and already have the instruments, then definitely yes. The songs have improved so much. There are so many great new ones like Eye of the Tiger, anyways back to the should you buy this aspect. If you don't have the original, Rock Band 2 isn't a must have, it's really fun but can also be expensive. So if you have the extra money lying around, go ahead and buy it, that is if you already pre-ordered Little Big Planet, Resistance 2, Fallout 3, and all of the other games that are more anticipated that this one. LOL. Oh yeah I forgot about renting everything through Gamefly (I'm knew). I'm going to put a review up on YouTube soon so type in JNL Podcasts on the search bar and visit my channel if you want to.
posted by dallasgirl (CENTREVILLE, VA) Jan 14, 2009
Member since Jan 2009
gamers (44%) found this review helpful
I think this game is cool, i love the outfits, the fact that you can create your own rocker, give them their own distinct attitudes, etc. What i didnt like was how long it took for the diffuculty in the game to actually challenge you on medium, like guitar hero, and i also wasnt too crazy about the songs. Dont get me wrong, I love rock, but with the songs that were chosen, I just didnt get as much guitar play as you do with guitar hero, in which almost every song Im singing myself even after I've shut the game off. I love Legends of Rock. I know RockBand has good reviews, and im not saying its a bad game, but it just didnt challenge me enough. It was more visual than it was actual gameplay. So this game was just 'good' to me. But i changed my mind from originally wanting to purchase it. I guess everybody has their own preferences.
Rock band 2 has grown a whole lot from the original. More songs is awesome but one of my favorite features of the game is the ability to listen to your music without having to play it. Because sometimes I want to listen to the classic music in it and my fingers might be sore or something. If you want to have some fun with friends (or yourself) this is a game that should defiantly be rented, and most likely buy. THIS GAME ROCKS!!!!