More Reviews
REVIEWS Read Only Memories Review
The Kickstarter-funded text-based adventure game blows away most AAA titles with smart writing, engaging characters, and more style than you can fit on an NES cartridge.

Rock Band 4 Review
It's been awhile since we were able to say this, but it's time to rock on!
More Previews
PREVIEWS Total War: Warhammer Preview
Total War: Warhammer is exactly what you expect, so if you like Creative Assembly's games or Games Workshop's sprawling setting, there's a lot to be excited about.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax
Release date: Out Now

Just Dance: Disney Party 2
Release date: 10/20/15

Just Dance 2016
Release date: 10/20/15

Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations
Release date: 11/01/15

Read More Member Blogs
Windows 10 Review for Dummies
By Ivory_Soul
Posted on 08/11/15
After all these years, and growing up with Windows 3.1, I have seen an entire evolution of computers and software. Touch screens and large resolutions were a pipe dream just 15 years ago. Now it's the norm. Going from a Packard Bell (yes, before HP) that couldn't run 3D Ultra Mini...


schimmel schimmel's Blog
Average Blog Rating:
[ Back to All Posts ]
Rock Band Goes Too Far
Posted on Wednesday, October 22 2008 @ 09:43:15 PST

I know a lot of you will remember my talking badly about both the Rock Band and Guitar Hero franchises because I play a real instrument, and although I admit I tend to be hard on those games, on occasion they are a lot of fun... to play.

Now is when I believe that the franchises have actually gone too far.  If you visit you'll understand what I mean.

EA has taken Rock Band, and instead of simply sponsoring bands to tour in support of it (because their material is in the game), they are paying bands to tour and instead of play their instruments, they play Rock Band.

Now, I'm all for going to see a concert, and I'm all for playing videogames, but who will really pay to see a band play Rock Band and only limited tracks of theirs (and I suppose the rest will be them covering other tracks in the game?) in a live concert venue?  I know I wouldn't, I would rather spend my money on seeing actual music be played instead of music being played IF the band hits the corresponding green button.

I suppose the only interesting thing would be to see if the singer, when singing his own songs, scores any less than 100% from his vocal pitch.  Granted, he can always just mute his microphone as so many players do so that you hear the studio track instead.

The final downside to this entire idea: the bands they got to actually tour while making complete asses of themselves with plastic "instruments" are Panic at the Disco, and My Chemical Romance... bands that nobody but preteens wanting to be cool would pay to see anyway.
comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution