This game is just a cheap knock off of Rock Band and Guitar Hero. None of the tracks are original artists, although the choice of tracks earns the game 2 of the 4 ratings points i gave it. If Rock Band and Guitar Hero start getting the masters of some of these songs there will be no need for this game.
I must say I was disappointed by this game. Though this game really isn't in the same league as the RockBands and Guitar Heroes out there; the song list had alot of the songs my friends and I wished were on those games. When I saw such songs as "We're Not Gonna Take It", "Falling Away from Me" and "Come on Feel the Noise", my jaw dropped and my fingers were itching to try them out. The character selection is almost an exact copy of Guitar Heroes, but that’s not a big deal. Once I picked my first song, I was asked to choose from a stable of what have become rehashed venues, complete with Konami’s personal homage to American Idol fans everywhere. So I pick my venue and prepare to give one of the songs of my youth a go.
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.