Critic & User Reviews
posted by ilnewsome (ASHEVILLE, NC) Nov 25, 2008
Member since Oct 2008
12 out of 12 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
WRONG! Don't rent this game... It's not worth you checking your mail for it. And I'm the type of guy that enjoys everything.
Graphics are OK and the menus are easy to navigate.
This game is horrible! I have an LCD HDTV, couldn't seem to get the calibration right with the primitive calibration method. The songs are horrible (as they're all cover except for 2). There's no support for vocals. There's no support for Guitar Hero Drum Kit (you have to take away the orange cymbal. The bass for the drum is a note in the middle. Where are the artists' names? Note charting for drums is WAY off. Note charting for guitar isn't good. No one to play with online!
And many others.
The Revolution is Over
posted by Roboyd01 (COLTON, CA) Oct 18, 2008
Member since Apr 2008
13 out of 14 gamers (93%) found this review helpful
The setlist: With the exception of Sk8tr Boi, I liked all the songs. Even though there was only 41 tracks, they were all good. I've been looking forward to Pull Me Under and Spirit of the Radio for a long time now, and Walk was incredible. The fact that they were covers doesn't distract me. So was GH 1 and I loved that game.
The Graphics: The venues looked good and the characters that existed were well rendered. And that's all I have to say about that.
The Studio: It wasn't great but was able to play a couple songs on guitar regardless of how fake sounding and artificial it felt. The chords are alright and the different types of instruments make for a few minutes of fun. The ability to record your own music is a good feature. I definitely feel that I would enjoy Studio more if I had any musical talent at all... sadly, I'm just a gamer who knows a few guitar chords.
Now the bad.
EVERYTHING ELSE. I quickly found out that the 2D method of the showing the fretbar really sucks. The charting of the song is terrible and inaccurate but at the same time there is less of a window for error than any other music game out there. Te HO/PO system is awful and the songs feel stilted and forced. Whereas in RB and GH games you play because it feels almost like your really playing the rock and you can get into it. There is none of that in RR. You are very aware that at all types it is a game and you're not into the music.
There are other bad things... the interface, the lack of any character or instrument customization... but the fact is that the bad gameplay breaks any game... and that's what happened here. Konami has failed and the revolution was over before it started.
posted by 010101 (PRESCOTT, AZ) Jul 30, 2009
Member since Jul 2007
2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Don't waste your time or money!
posted by pumpedRN (PITTSBURGH, PA) Oct 20, 2008
Member since Nov 2006
6 out of 8 gamers (75%) found this review helpful
Too little, Too late... actually, just too late...
posted by JakDax101 (O FALLON, MO) Feb 1, 2010
Member since Feb 2010
Either way, this game is seriously worth checking out.
pretty cool game
posted by MATTROCKS (SOUTHGATE, MI) Jun 17, 2009
Member since Jul 2008
posted by Spideyman2 (EASTLAKE WEIR, FL) May 15, 2009
Member since Apr 2009
posted by GimAllon (CHINA GROVE, NC) Feb 13, 2009
Member since Oct 2003
This Game surpised me...and not in a good way
posted by Kaeglin (FLORENCE, MS) Feb 12, 2009
Member since Jan 2009
The gameplay is where this title fails. The notes are presented to players in a style highly reminiscent of Dance Dance Revolution (Which I think was the prevailing influence for the name of this title), and for those who are used to rocking out on RockBand and its sequel, it may take some getting used to, before you feel comfortable moving up in difficulty. The hammer-ons and pull-offs are presented in a way that is so close to whole notes that determining which move to perform can get quite confusing. The whole experience left me wondering why they would present the notes in this way, because this left me quite disappointed.
On the whole the only original thing about this game is the song list, though there are some song on that players can enjoy on this genre’s top dogs. The character selection and venues leave a lot to be desired. So in the end, I cannot in all honesty recommend this game for anyone.
Best Game Ever!!!!!
posted by ps3fan1 (NOGALES, AZ) Feb 11, 2009
Member since Jul 2008