As the review title says, Rock Band and their sequels appeals to my wife and allows us to play video games together. The Beatles Rock Band has some good features. The 1st and most obvious is the content: you get to perform Beatles songs. some other additions is the ability to use other mics/headsets to harmonize. The screen also seems easier to follow making the instruments easier to play. Draw backs, it would seem that a good number of songs you know and love are being with held from us. Some you can buy for about 2 bucks a song and some are not available at all. It would seem that they would try to give you some more of the good songs we all want and spare us some of their early cover songs.
Music - I really enjoyed the music and didn't realize how many songs The Beatles actually recorded. I found myself saying "oh! I like this song! I didn't know they sang this." I was not a Beatles fan prior to this release, but I didn't know that much about them to begin with.
Style - The style is very similar to the traditional Rock Band. What changed is unlockables you receive upon completion of the songs as you go through the story mode. Gives neat little pieces of info, photos and vids that you can enjoy - even if you're not a Beatles fan. during the gameplay, the fans really shout out as they did back in the day. And don't expect to use the whammy bar to change the sound... they didn't have the whammy bar back then, so it's only to increase your overdrive.
Graphics - Very nice if I do say so myself. The characters look very similar to the actual members of the band. The psychodelic images were "far out man." Reallly captures the essence of the era. The only downside is the color scheme made it difficult to see the color coded buttons on the screen when in overdrive.
Playability - I wish you could import the songs, but can understand why they didn't. It's an enitrely NEW game eventhough it uses the same basic platform and model. One thing that sets this apart from the traditional Rock Band and other music games is the 3-part harmony. I myself love to sing, and really enjoyed the singing harmony with my friends. However, not so much when by myself. Many people didn't want to sing, so keep that in mind.
Overall - I gave this a 8 out of 10. Keep in mind I Platinumed Rock Band 2 and I really enjoy ALL instruments and singing so this was right up my ally. If you liked Rock Band - this is a definite must try!!