On top of that, some...600? or so official songs are RB3-only, so that's another slice to take out.
Not everyone wants to spend their money on a new copy, and for people simply interested in the export, they have to go about buying a code, then spending the money on the actual export... and from what I understand it's just a big hassle and I've read some stories of people being ripped off.. regardless.... I think if you have a physical copy of the game in your console, then you just pay the $10 or whatever to export, and that's it. But that's just my opinion.Quote:
Why is (one-time export) a negative?
Just a bit distracting, and like the poster below you said, it can be a visual strain. Especially if you're accustomed to the way the notes look in every other RB game.Quote:
Why is (lego blocks) a negative?
Aside from the RBN songs, there are still a very high number of RB DLC, RB1, 2, Green Day, and (I only assume here) RB3 export songs that are unable to be played on LRB. I understand they have their "rating system", but some of the songs I have that are excluded puzzle me... since they have no vulgar language or subject matter, and yet still are unable to be played.Quote:
To be fair, half the catalog is RBN, so it's not even rated.
Right, but it's an option that has to be selected before starting the song or playlist... otherwise your bandmates will have to waste their Overdrive on bringing you back into the song. It's frustrating going through a 5+ minute song only to fail in the last 20 seconds because someone flubbed up on their solo and no one has an Overdrive to burn.Quote:
That (no-fail mode)'s in every non-RB1 engine game.
Those are my only gripes. I know you didn't have to dissect my post, but I suppose you felt like you did in order for me to explain yourself.... or to feel better about yourself... who knows?
All in all, seemed a bit unnecessary, dontcha think?
So, no RBN. However, Greenday, RB1, and Track Pack exports are supported.
As for the export, the "Must be new to export" keeps money in HMX's pocket, and I think is a perfectly acceptable way to handle it. Otherwise, HMX is basically out a large chunk of sales on Lego for folks who buy it used, or share.
How is Rock Band 3 worse than Guitar Hero III? Is GHIII better because it has two instruments (one of which requires another player) over ten? The "tour" that consisted of just playing all the songs in order, a format that can easily be re-created in RB3? Overpriced, sporadically-released DLC that could only be bought in packs? Hit-and-miss covers instead of 100% master recordings? Animations that look like Disney World animatronics?
Ok...so I've started playing L RB as a result of reading the original post and have enjoyed it so much I invited some family members to join me this evening. We had an entire band going, and I'm happy to report that a good time was had by all. It's a big deal when I can get family members to sit down and play together...on the same game.. in the same room. haha
I never got around to finish the story in this game (or in Green Day for that matter)... maybe I should go back and do so sometime.
Lego RB has the best story mode indeed! It's fun and the songs are great! Only one note, it isn't playable online.... :(