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GF Rating
7.8

616 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
6

Above Average

Can't Top RB2

posted by Darkfang114 (JONESBORO, AR) Aug 25, 2011

Member since Jul 2011

I'm a really big fan of music games like Rock Band. I get almost every one that comes out. I rented this and the first thing I looked for was the career section to get started. I looked for probably 20 minutes trying to figure out where to start the first gig, but low and behold the title was misleading, and the actual career is in quickplay. Waste of time there.. but anyway! The song list has some awesome songs on it that I could play for days! And then it has some on it that makes me want to vomit. A handful of them are horrendous songs that nobody wants to play let alone listen to it for 4 minutes. Why do they put songs from bands on here that no one has heard of? YOU WILL NOT get the platinum for this game unless you borrow pro instruments from a friend , or if by chance you happen to have them already.. which I don't know why you would if you are renting this.. 30% of the trophies are pro instrument related. The Endless Setlist one is also a pain to get surprisingly. You can pause it now but there are things you can do to glitch it and you not get the trophy. I played 5 hours and realized I screwed it up after reading a FAQ. Then I tried again for another hour and accidentally did it again. It was fun for awhile but it seemed like a chore getting through the set. Decent game, not great.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

but not all bad

posted by BobCheeks (DECATUR, IL) Jul 23, 2011

Member since Jul 2011

Kinda po'd that they tease you with songs on the tracklist that you can't play unless you buy them online. Was a great game up until I realized that. Steer me back to the guitar hero games.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Awesome graphics? I don't think so...

posted by Aragorn225 (FREDERICK, MD) Oct 26, 2010

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Member since Nov 2006

3 out of 19 gamers (16%) found this review helpful

Don't call me mean or picky, but i find the graphics on ALL the RockBand games to be a bit... what's the word? Oh yes, ANNOYING! I'm not saying Guitar Hero is any better, but since i'm here and i waited a week for this game to arrive in my mail, i'll write a review for you guys...

Gameplay: Not much to say really! Sticking to the old basics is fine by me, and adding Pro Mode really helps me soothe my Hardcore Gamer Itch (don't ask!)

Sound/Graphics: The Sound has improved by a lot since RB2, so that makes me happy... for now... The Graphics on the other hand, didn't please me much, as i absolutely HATE the Graphics for all RockBand games with a burning passion. But that might just be me, so continue reading this review.

Song/Music: The Songs are much better this time around; not only does RB3 include some good classics from previous games, but it brings us all up to speed with the new hip music that you can hear on your radio today (yes, i admit it, i listen to old music...).

Storyline: Storyline? What else did you want me to call it? You start out as a little band on the streets, barely getting any audience at all, and soon enough, within 2 or so hours, you rise up to be the best band that America has ever seen! If you ask me, it seemed a bit too easy (i guess that's why i had to switch to Pro Mode halfway through the game...)

Conclusion: All in all, RB3 rises above most of these stupid new music videogames, and gives me something to do after a long day (i found RB3 very calming after having fourteen stitches stuffed into the side of my nose!) So, rent it, but don't buy it, unless you found it a game you can play over and over and over again... :foodndrink:

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