IDK if my wife likes it. She has played it once and didn't tell me about it. But she did like Unplugged. However with Unplugged she can play wherever she wants. And even if she does like it that doesn't mean I got my money's worth because both her and I would have preferred to spend the money on other things.
Thanks to all who have posted respectfully even if you don't share my opinion.
This game scored a 77 on metacritic. Generally favorable is pretty good
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I mean, the lane switching is the entire distinguishing feature of the game. It's fine if you don't find it enjoyable, but what exactly would you have them do? Actually have all of the instruments be required to play?
I agree with the OP.
I would have written a negative review, but everyone would have just flamed it.
One of the reasons I *like* switching instruments in Blitz is because I get a "taste" of all the instruments in one song. I play mostly vocals, and a little bit of drums and keyboard - guitar and bass are rarely played by me. So I haven't played too many of the songs on different instruments. I find that playing through my song library with Blitz is "informing" me of interesting parts on the different tracks in songs that I previously overlooked, and I really like that a lot.
Of course, I also like the arcade-y play of Blitz. I'm getting really good at jumping across 4 lanes to catch a purple note at the very last split second.
But anyway, you don't like the game but your wife does. That's fine, at least she got her money's worth. But the thing I find hardest to believe is that you like only 5 or fewer of Blitz's 25 song soundtrack, yet you own 1750 Rock Band songs. Seriously, how is that possible? My library is only 500-odd songs and yet I like at least 20 of the 25 Blitz songs, if not more. Queen's "Death On Two Legs" I've never heard before, and it's awesome. So is finally getting "Spoonman" and "Give It Away" back, with RB3 vocal harmonies and keys besides! The Rock/Pop-Rock/Indie-Rock selections all, for lack of a better world, rock. Even the Emo and Metal selections, two of my lesser liked genres, really aren't bad choices and help to round out the selection.
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I find it nice that it has integration with FB, integrates social gaming, and appeals to the casual crowd. I honestly think that's pretty awesome.
But the fact that it DOESN'T offer an alternative for anyone else is a big 'screw you' for me. I'm not into social games, I don't think I can be considered casual, and I don't have FB. The fact that lacking an account somewhere handicaps the gameplay to these extremes is something that's... just wrong. And put on top of that a not so good connection that disconnects frequently. How am I supposed to have fun this way Harmonix? :/ I can't earn coins. At least with RB3 it didn't force me to get the Account Linking goal.
So I can't just have single player fun like I do in... every single other RB game? (Or at least offline fun?) I fear to say, that I was wrong to blindly expect this RB to exceed in that area like every single one of its previous entries did. This game isn't an improvement over past titles, not when the new features comes at the cost of dropping the previous strengths present in all RB titles. A good game has something for everyone, and... I can't speak for all people, but it doesn't have anything for me, and I'm not changing the kind of player I am.
I'm happy for those who thoroughly enjoy this game catered for them. I really am. But I sadly wasted my money. I'm sorry. I don't like writing negatives (first time in who knows how much) but it's just that big of a shame. I really looked forward to having fun with Blitz.
Last edited by Rainierman; 09-11-2012 at 03:45 PM.
it seriously blows my mind how many people thought this game was gonna be the same as RB main titles >_>