I was very pleased with the final product, it gets me and my dad hanging to hang out, we had such a good time after we got it from the midnight launch at Gamestop! he said we were only going to play 3 songs then go to bed, (he had work and I had school in the morning) but we ended up playing at least 15 :D. anyways, I found it very enjoyable, the visuals are absolutely stunning, and the new instruments just make it even better! (he got the Gretsch and I played the Hofner)
8.5/10 for me
All I can say is freaking Awesome!!!
Thank you for recognizing the best band ever!!
What a experience!!!
Oh boy… please don’t flame me… This is simply my opinion…
I was on and off the fence about getting the game, but since my family gave me a gift card for it, and due to how much my father would enjoy watching, (hopefully playing some too!) I decided to pre-order it. I played through the story mode one and a half times today… So here’s my opinions:
I like the Beatles, but I’m certainly not as big of a fan as many of the people I read on this forum, and I am disappointed with the song selection… Honestly, many songs I never heard of, and after playing them, I can see why I never heard of them. (“Boys”?) For such a great band, and with their amazing repertoire of songs, couldn’t they have weeded out some of the side B songs and brought some more of the “A-list” songs?
On the Positive side: I love the new vocal additions! I like being able to switch from lead to a harmony, since I’m new to singing harmonies… Already, I can see improvement in my harmonic singing! Woohoo! Singing harmonies in “Ticket to Ride” was just one of the points where I got “shivers”… in a good way. ;)
I agree with some that the background colors make it hard to read the notes sometimes, but for me, the colors and the very clever video are worth it! Try playing with the lights off, and just the TV going… I really got into it, and it was quite an experience!
The background info, videos and pictures are great… Also, the recording snippits that play while a song is loading really are priceless! They provide a “behind the scenes” type of look at this legendary band!
I’m very disappointed in the lack of drum fills… I know most of you didn’t care about that, but I enjoy the creative freedom of the fills, and I practice so that my fills don’t sound like somebody just hitting the drums as fast as they can… lol
On the other hand, in regards to the drums: Jimmy Falon said on his late night show (jokingly), “…the new Beatles Rock Band will have 3 difficulty levels… Hard, Medium, and Ringo.” However, I was pleasantly surprised… There are about 1/3 of the songs that I had to switch down to hard from expert on the drums, while playing through the story mode for the first time. I’m happy to report that I’m enjoying playing his style much more than I thought I would! [B]Yeah!![/B ]:)
So, although I was on the fence, overall, I’m happy I bought the game… Disappointed with some of the songs, and the lack of fills, but I really am enjoying the overall Beatles Experience, and am really looking forward to next Saturday, when I have my extended family over for a Beatles Rock Band Night! We have some real singers in our family, and I am anticipating some good harmonizing!
I'm 5% done and I imagine I'll get my money's worth out of this game. Nothing too crazy but my quest for a OMB FGFC will definitely take some time. I love the ability to switch between bass and guitar scores in quickplay as well as the improved HOPO chords. I'll probably give an update tomorrow, only have one class tomorrow.
Here's my review:
I LOVE THIS #?@%!#$ GAME!!!
Just played through with my cousins tonight. Casual Beatles fans who knew a lot, but only about half the setlist. They loved it. Actually learned more Beatles music from it. And one of my cousins loved the experience so much he went out and bought an XBOX Rock Band 2 combo with birthday money. I can't wait to play each and every song on every instrument, but the fairly simple drumming style of Ringo has already made me a better drummer in Rock Band 2. Who knew?
It's so beautiful and I'm so happy that it's not even hard at all to ignore its flaws. And one of those flaws, the limited amount of content, is guaranteed to be remedied by Christmas.
Pitchfork Media said in their review of Please Please Me that "Rather than a band whose path to the top was ordained by their genius, they were a group with the luck to meet opportunities, the wit to recognize them, the drive to seize them, and the talent to fulfil (sic) them. Please Please Me is the sound of them doing all four."
Harmonix, this game is you guys doing all four. I can't express enough how much I enjoyed this.
Number two: My family is very musical as well. Even though they didn't know all the Beatles songs, they were able to harmonize surprisingly well on even the stuff they didn't know. That was an absolute joy. If your family is like mine, you are in for one of the most fun nights you guys ever had.
Thank you Harmonix for this great game. I thoroughly enjoyed it, keep up the good work.
I personally love all the things done with the vocals, and loved playing through the songs. There were a few songs I wasn't too excited about, but none I didn't want to play all together. I've now played through the entire setlist 2 1/2 times, and my only concern is without being able to export these songs into RB2, are these songs gonna get shelved once I don't feel like playing exclusively beatles?
The answer is most likely yes, and that makes me really sad :(
I would love to see a patch even if it meant a little extra money (400Ms points similar to the RB1 export) that would allow all the TBRB content to be runnable with RB1/2 and forward.
To do this it could mean no melodies, but I would like even more to see melodies get added in support for RB1/2. I know this would be ridiculously hard, and so of course I wouldn't be shocked to see a pricetag with it.. If it came out as a free patch though, it would only help to reinforce my defense that HMX is making money while keeping the player's interest at heart instead of pulling a activision and just trying to get you to buy yet another setlist with new features (maybe).
The reason I love RB so much is that I have a huge music library (with tons of DLC purchased) that I can play through with friends and never have to worry about flipping out discs and starting up something else to continue playing.
Before typing this review i have to say, this is my first ock Band game. Until yesterday i allways played guitar hero. So, now i can begin.
This game is absolutely amazing. I got it a bit late yesterday, so that pissed me a bit of. Then I but the game in my wii and all the anger was gone. The music from this band is just the best, every song in this game i really enjoy to hear. And also the graphics is very good. At first it was a little boring, only concerts, just as it was in all previous music games i played. But then the Abbey Road songs. How great are dreamscapes? At first there was Yellow Submarine and the beatles where sitting in it. Then all the other great visual effects in all these amazing songs. Well and the gameplay also is very good. Also i was used to the round notes in GH, the squares don't really make a difference. Ok, i was a bit rusted, but after 2 or 3 songs, i was really into the game. Imo this is the best music game this year. I'm getting GH5 tommorow, but i think it can't compete with this one. Party play and all that other new stuff, especially for wii, sounds great, but it's the beatles.All in all, I only have to say one thing: this game is legen ... wait for it ... DARY!!!
Oh and btw, today i got an email from amazon(.de). That mail just told me, that i got 3 free dlc. So yeah i'm very happy right now.