Why not? Online's free on PS3. Maybe he doesn't have any friends to play with live (as if any of us do).
Maybe all he has is a mic and no instruments anyway (quite possible if he *just* got it).
Last edited by SheSaidSheSaid; 10-11-2012 at 07:06 PM.
Yeah I don't quite get the surprise that no one plays Rock Band 1. It's several years old, there are two sequels (RB2, RB3) and four side games (LEGO, Beatles, Green Day, Blitz) that have been released... oh, and you can export almost all of the RB1 songs into most of the above, so no one has a pressing reason to play RB1 unless you're absolutely dying to play Enter Sandman and don't happen to own Guitar Hero: Metallica.
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Just like I do with Beatles, Lego, RB2, sure. I pop RB into the console when I feel like playing one or a couple of the songs on the disc. Or when I forget that I can't pass those last 3 (4?) songs on solo expert guitar and try them again and get to 85% or whatever. I just never saw any reason to pay again for RB (by now the "export fee" probably costs more than a used copy of the full game anyway) and no reason take up export space on the drive if it's just a couple songs every now and then. The DLC and track packs already take up some 4 or 8 or more GB altogether, plus the space of the RB3 disc install that's on there, so why. Not all of us need or want or care to have access to older game songs in the newer game. Plus achievements and trophies only count if done in RB itself. For those who are concerned with such trifles, RB would be the only option.
Not that I play RB (or the rest) much any more since I got around to finally after all these years (for RB, since I got it in 2008) finishing the ESL medvoxtar in June. Yes, June 16 2012. Or after doing the RB2 ESL2 in July this year, it made me think of the Vox eXpert 100% in RB. So I played RB and got it. (Thank you Devo, thank you track pack; had it a year, forgot I could actually sing that song and do so in RB.) I've also not gotten back to RB much since I started going through pro guitar easy and then once all the RB3 songs were done, to pro bass guitar medium, on the Fender guitar and controller. (Bass being really awkward and sub-optimal on a non-bass, but whatever, it's all there is.) Although that too will change to back to medium/hard/expert Pro on the e-drums in RB3 instead, after moving to a real bass guitar once I get RS. I'd rather do it in RB3, but there are no actual pro bass guitars, so drums only for RB3.
The point being, yes, it's not just those who picked up the game, some of us long-time players do sometimes play RB and do so for many different reasons, some of which I've covered here. But there are reasons, even if nobody else (*sniff*) understands them.
Hmmmm. Maybe I"ll play some RB today just for kicks. Sounds like I gotta keep up my elite one of sixty-four people status anyway.
Except for "Enter Sandman" - Metallica (RB1), "Battery" - Metallica (RB2), "Any Way You Want It" - Journey (RB2), "Paranoid" - As Made Famous By Black Sabbath (RB1), "Run To The Hills" - As Made Famous By Iron Maiden (RB1) (Unless you bought the DLC), "Give It Away" - Red Hot Chili Peppers (RB2) (Unless you bought the DLC), "Let There Be Rock" - AC/DC (RB2) (Unless you have the live version from the track pack), "Spoonman" - Soundgarden (RB2) (Unless you bought the DLC).
Sorry. OCD set in.
Bands We Need In RB!
[ ] Twisted Sister
[ ] Genesis
[X] Doobie Brothers
[ ] BTO
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