My neighbour ‘Little’ Chris, then aged about 9 , once stated that he wished there might be a ‘Bass Hero’, ‘Drum Hero’ and ‘Singing Hero’ to go along with the ‘Guitar Hero’ games he cherished. Someone must have been taking note that day, because a year or so later the first rockband title appeared on shop floor.
Now on its third instalment, the hugely popular rockband series seems to have eclipsed those guitar games for good, forcing a spot between the best victorious music sims of all time in the process. Yes, rockband is here to remain regardless of whether you prefer it or not and yes, that is my friend Kieran playing bass on the cover of rockband 3 (OK, maybe it isn’t, however it really looks like him).
Ethical debates in the company invasion of rock n roll aside; folks are buying and enjoying the up-to-date rockband game in record figures. Let’s find out why.
Using the up-to-date rockband title, around 7 friends can jam on well-over two thousand songs, with unparalleled durability and replay value. rockband 3 even features a Professional mode, which is praised by musicians for its closeness to learning your instrument for real.
Specific tricks (just like drum rolls) are made simpler to perform this time round, and the game itself does seem a little more forgiving, this can only be an excellent thing, because who joins a rock band to be uptight?