Rock Band (Xbox 360) by Electronic Arts



Rock Band (Xbox 360) by Electronic Arts Box Art




North Amercian Release Date: November 20, 2007.

Average Overall Score:
9.80 / 10
98.0%


We?ve all been there, in your bedroom, in your car, in front of a mirror, even screaming into a hair brush that you hold in your hand. Yes at some time in most normal people?"

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Description

Rock Band™ delivers four music games in one – challenging rockers to master lead/bass guitar, drums and vocals or play collectively as a whole band. Built on unprecedented deals with top record labels and music publishers, the music featured in Rock Band™ spans all genres of rock and includes many master recordings from legendary artists.

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Sunday, July 15, 2007

Achievements

Breakthrough Act
Unlock a Big Club in Solo Tour on Easy, Medium, Hard or Expert.
10
Hot Artist
Unlock a Theater in Solo Tour on Easy, Medium, Hard or Expert.
10
Top Artist
Unlock an Arena in Solo Tour on Medium, Hard or Expert.
10
String Shredder
Finish Guitar Solo Tour on Easy.
20
Fret Ripper
Finish Guitar Solo Tour on Medium.
30
Axe Assassin
Finish Guitar Solo Tour on Hard.
40
Lord of the Strings
Finish Guitar Solo Tour on Expert.
50
Rhythm Rocker
Finish Drum Solo Tour on Easy.
20
Groove Technician
Finish Drum Solo Tour on Medium.
30
Heavy Hitter
Finish Drum Solo Tour on Hard.
40
AN-I-MAL!!!
Finish Drum Solo Tour on Expert.
50
Howler
Finish Vocal Solo Tour on Easy.
20
Screamer
Finish Vocal Solo Tour on Medium.
30
Crooner
Finish Vocal Solo Tour on Hard.
40
Virtuoso
Finish Vocal Solo Tour on Expert.
50
Got Wheels
Unlock the Van in Band World Tour.
20
Open Road
Unlock the Bus in Band World Tour.
20
Jet Setter
Unlock the Jet in Band World Tour.
20
One Million Fans
Reach 1 million fans in Band World Tour.
10
Hall of Fame Inductee
Finish the Hall of Fame Induction in Band World Tour.
100
Vinyl Artist
Finish the Endless Setlist in Band World Tour on Medium.
10
Gold Artist
Finish the Endless Setlist in Band World Tour on Hard.
20
Platinum Artist
Finish the Endless Setlist in Band World Tour on Expert.
25
Big In London
Finish the last remaining gig in London (Band World Tour).
10
Big In Paris
Finish the last remaining gig in Paris (Band World Tour).
10
Big In Amsterdam
Finish the last remaining gig in Amsterdam (Band World Tour).
10
Big In Berlin
Finish the last remaining gig in Berlin (Band World Tour).
10
Big In Stockholm
Finish the last remaining gig in Stockholm (Band World Tour).
10
Big In Rome
Finish the last remaining gig in Rome (Band World Tour).
10
Big In Boston
Finish the last remaining gig in Boston (Band World Tour).
10
Big In NYC
Finish the last remaining gig in New York (Band World Tour).
10
Big In Chicago
Finish the last remaining gig in Chicago (Band World Tour).
10
Big In LA
Finish the last remaining gig in Los Angeles (Band World Tour).
10
Big In Seattle
Finish the last remaining gig in Seattle (Band World Tour).
10
Big In San Francisco
Finish the last remaining gig in San Francisco (Band World Tour).
10
Big In Japan
Finish the last remaining gig in Tokyo (Band World Tour).
10
Big In Sydney
Finish the last remaining gig in Sydney (Band World Tour).
10
Big In Reykjavik
Finish the last remaining gig in Reykjavik (Band World Tour).
10
Big In Rio de Janeiro
Finish the last remaining gig in Rio de Janeiro (Band World Tour).
10
Big In Moscow
Finish the last remaining gig in Moscow (Band World Tour).
10
Tug of War Champ
Win 20 Tug of War ranked matches.
30
Tug of War Streak
Win 5 Tug of War ranked matches in a row.
20
Score Duel Champ
Win 20 Score Duel ranked matches.
30
Score Duel Streak
Win 5 Score Duel ranked matches in a row.
20
Killer Performance
Five Star a song on Easy, Medium, Hard or Expert.
10
Flawless Groove
Score 100% notes hit as bassist, up-strums only, on Expert.
10
Flawless Drumming
Score 100% notes hit as a drummer on Expert.
10
Flawless Fretwork
Score 100% notes hit as a guitarist on Expert.
10
Flawless Singing
Score a 100% rating as a vocalist on Expert.
10
Riding on Coattails
Play with a "Platinum Artist".
5

User Reviews

Score: 98
Overall User Average: 9.80 / 10 (98.0%)
Gameplay User Average: 9.80 / 10
Graphics User Average: 9.40 / 10
Sound User Average: 10.00 / 10
Fargoth
Date reviewed: November 30, 2007.

Overall: Rock Band is a great game that has changed the face of rhythem games, music games, and the way gamers can play their xbox. This game almost always has something for everyone to be good at and have the entire family/freinds to do something. Rock Band is a game that lets you the player become a rocker whether your a guitar, a b@!%#*!, a drummer, or even a singer you and your band get to rock to some of the greatest songs in the music history from Enter Sandman by Metallica to Red Hot Chili Pepper's Dani California. In this game you can also "battle" which is something that you would probably think (if you haven't played guitar hero that is) is absoultly ridiculous thinking how could you battle with music, a "battle" is where you can either do a tug of war for the crowds favor or just play and see who gets the most points. For the people who played Guitar hero your "star power" has been replaced with "overdrive" which does just about the same thing except you can also use it to save band members. This game is just about guaranteed to be entertaining and extreme fun for a real long time because if you start to get bored with your regular insturment you can just switch and the fun starts all over again who needs real insturments when you got rock band.
Gameplay: Well the Game play is great because it is a new way to play. The gameplay is great because it is challenging for just about any part the Guitar and b@!%#*! you have to strum and push the buttons at the right time which is no easy feat for the hard songs. The drummer must hit the right drum at the right time which gets harder as you have to drum faster as it gets more difficult and the singer has to sing for the right amount of time. Rock band's gameplay shows its unique because it is popular without violence.
Graphics: The visual is good but its not the best unfortunatly but the good part is who cares?? I mean you will be spending all the time looking at your parts concentrating why would you take the time to look around? I bet that it could be a blank background and you never would see the difference. This shows a great way how they make up their visual with gameplay.
Sound: Do I even need to say anything? Rock band is pretty self explanatory itself I mean its got some of the greatest tracks of rock and metal history some will be a cakewalk for some and for other it might be a walk through hell the soundtrack has plenty off songs and will only continue to have more.
Suggestions: I only Suggest that you can make more harder songs than there is. Maybe a song that is almost impossible for the people that will keep the people even more addicted and play it more for example like in guitar hero 3 "through the fire and flames" requires all the skill and all the reflexs I would like to see something like that in rock band


Overall: 98 %
Gameplay: 98 %
Graphics: 94 %
Sound: 100 %

Rock Band News

Band Hero gives fans a sneak peek
Video game players and music fans alike can now get closer to Activision Publishing, Inc.’s Band Hero’s in-game playable character Taylor Swift than ever before, as they can perform as the music icon

E3 2008: Rock Band 2’s Big Challenge
Breaking news: Rock Band 2 plays like Rock Band 1. Ah, but here is the difference

E3 2008: Rock Band 2 Complete Track List Revealed
Guns N’ Roses to debut new single! Plus, 83 other tracks to keep you rockin’ late into the night and into the early morning.

Konami Sues Harmonix Over Rock Band
Konami is suing Harmonix, Viacom and MTV Networks over alleged patent infringement in the Rock Band videogame. The publisher’s patents were issued in 2002 and 2003 and cover simulated musical instruments and a "musical-rhythm matching game".

Rockband: 6 Million Downloads in Four Months
MTV has announced that six million song packs have been downloaded for music game Rockband since the game was launched on November 20, 2007.

Harmonix Replacing Faulty Rock Band Guitars
Some of the guitars included with the Rock Band launch bundle shipped with faulty strum bars and will be replaced by Harmonix and Electronic Arts.

Rock Band DLC is Live
The first downloadable content for Rock Band is now live and available for 360 owners. A total of 15 tracks are available for purchase, with new tracks planned for download every week for an entire year.

Rockband DLC Pricing Confirmed
MTV has confirmed the pricing structure for upcoming Rock Band downloadable content, in addition to a North American release schedule for the content.

Rock Band Has Gone Gold
Harmonix, MTV Games, and EA on Mon. announced that the new music title Rock Band is in final production and manufacturing for launch on Nov. 20.

Rock Band Setlist Revealed
Not to be outdone by the recently released Guitar Hero III, Electronic Arts today unveiled the complete 58 song track listing (51 of which are original recordings) for the upcoming Rock Band.

Harmonix Unveils RockBand.com
Harmonix revealed its plans for Rock Band's official website. A social, community site, the portal will allow users to create personal and band profiles.

Rock Band: Achievments
There are 50 achievements worth 1000 points.

Rock Band 360 Bundle Wired
Harmonix co-founder Alex Rigopulos has revealed that the Xbox 360 retail bundles of Rock Band will all come with wired guitars, while PS3 packs will be wireless.

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