If you like the Beatles, this game is OK - otherwise this game is horrible. The new controls and look do NOT work as well as other Rock Band games and all the new little window dressings do nothing to improve the experience.. pass...
gamers (87%) found this review helpful
in many ways this is just yet another rock band game, but harmonix has added details that really make this game a classic.
for beatles fans, it's a treasure trove of audio and visual nuggets beyond the game play. the characterization of the fab 4 is warm and friendly, even though there's not a wide range of movement to them. when you reach the studio, each song has it's own 'dreamscape' and they have promised that future DLC will be just as unique. before and after each song, you're treated to studio outtakes related to the what you're playing. the band warming up, chatter.... i restarted a song 5 times and heard "alright, take 5"..... it makes the game worth exploring just to hear what they're going to give you in the bumpers.
of course the beatles are famous for their harmonies and it's a bonus to not just sing the lead, but have a go at other parts as well.
RB virtuosos will be disappointed. there's no insane shredding or double peddling here. but there's a real sense of the musical evolution that WAS the beatles ..... it makes for a great storyline for players truly interested in music history.
solo players get their own scoreboard, which RB 2 was sorely lacking.
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
This week i got both the beatles rock band and guitar hero 5. The beatles walked all over gh5. sure it had more songs the the beatles rock band, but only 20 of them are even worth playing...play that funkymusic white boy i mean com on. At least with the beatles i got what I wanted a fun game with every song worthy of playing.
Some people are just like they where in th 60's and 70's when it come to the beatles they just can ever get enough, and all they want is more more more. So i see the main thing people wont like is that it is a short run, but come on you try picking out the best of the beatles.
Gh5 fpr me was a waiting game, you had to sing about 5 of the dumbest song on earth before you can play on good one. I think they could have done alot better picking song. All I had to do was hum my way throw most of the songs. And hey I like Flavor Flav as much as the next guy buy does he need to be on Guitar Hero? Heck no.
Im glad to i bought the beatles game and only rented gh5.