I must say.. this has everything the old games were lacking and more. They def. made a lot of major improvements this time around everywhere from the PRO mode to switching the difficulty while your playing the song... joing in and out of a band in the middle of the song.. as far as the career mode they integrated you picking it up and playing a song in quickplay to helping out your career... you dont have to spend countless hrs on setlists just to get your career and points up. of course having a new instrument is always a plus.. and adding the harmonies from the beatles RB... i actually think the tracklist couldve had more to it..but thats just me, personal opinion.. the sound of the drums(what i play) is much better and customizes depending on what type of song your playing..all in all.. this is a must have if you are any kind of rockband groupie!!