My friend ‘Little’ Chris, then aged around nine, once stated that he hoped there could be a ‘Bass Hero’, ‘Drum Hero’ and ‘Singing Hero’ to go along with the ‘Guitar Hero’ video games he cherished. Someone must have been taking note that time, because a year or so afterward the first rockband title appeared on shelves.
Now on its 3rd instalment, the hugely accepted rockband series seems to have eclipsed those guitar video games for good, forcing a place among more successful 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, but it really, really looks like him).
Ethical debates on the corporate conquest of rock n roll aside; individuals are purchasing and enjoying the new rockband game in record numbers. Let’s discover why.
Using the up-to-date rockband game, up to 7 friends can jam on well-over 2,000 songs, allowing for record longevity and repeat value. rockband 3 even features a Professional mode, which is praised by musicians for its closeness to learning your instrument for real.
Certain tricks (such as drum rolls) are made simpler to carry out this time round, plus the game itself does seem a bit more forgiving, this may only be an effective thing, because who joins a rock band to be in a state?