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Whilst it is true that some of the songs are only available as DLC (Downloadable Content), the game does include fourty-five of the Beatles' greatest hits, this offers hours and hours of entertainment for the whole family, the game play is not so realistic but this doesn't matter as it is aimed at everyone, not just those who can play musical instruments. The graphics are simply stunning, so much so that Paul McCartney recently incorporated some into his latest tour! The game is set out in various different stages, usually set out as important places (such as the Cavern Club) or albums (such as Abbey Road). One drawback is that the game play offers very little in the way of variation as the player simply picks up the instrument (i.e. guitar) and strums along with the same five colours for every single song, every single time, whilst it is quite repetitive, it is still fun and can still be mixed up by using varying instruments such as Guitar, Bass, Drums or Microphone. For further enjoyment of this game, I would highly recommend purchasing the instrument pack which includes all of the listed instruments (above), leading to a more exciting game. I would recommend this game to absolutely anyone with any appreciation of the Rock Band franchise, rock music, the Beatles or anyone looking to try something new. The music within this game speaks for itself, still being loved by multiple generations after over fifty years! This is a great game for the whole family!
I wouldn't consider myself a pro at Guitar Hero, but I can certainly play a tune. So I thought it would be great to be able to play the Beatles' song as a change from the more rockstar and modern ones on Guitar Hero. But this game is completely different - maybe its the syncing or the way that the game is designed to fit the tune, but the rockband style is different and, in my opinion, not as good as Guitar Hero.
Don't get me wrong, the graphics are great and really impressive, and it's lovely to hear the Beatles in their glory - but not when its telling you that you're missing notes you're sure you've hit and half the song sounds wrong! It's a lovely idea but I'm pretty certain that rockband is designed much differently to guitar hero and so I don't think players should mix their games! I'll stick to my Beatles CD collection in the future...
A good way to try and get the younger generation into a brilliant band though so if you are good at rockband then maybe you won't experience the same problem! Pretty pricey for a game which only has one band's song on it though, but aren't all wii games!
I recieved this game for christmas from my boyfriend and was really looking forward to playing the game. Having played Guitar Hero for 8 months prior to getting this game I thought I knew what to expect from the game play, but it proved difficult. When I tried to configure the playing settings I found it hard to get everything to sync together and found that I had to go in several times to get it to work, and even now Im not to sure that its set as it should be for the best experience.
There is a massive selection of songs available and in quick play mode you can pick your fave songs and make your own set list. Playing the songs I find to be quite slow. I have only played on the "easy" mode but compared to the Guitar Hero "easy" mode it feels to easy, even to those who havent played the game before. This is the only BandHero game I have played so I dont know if this is the case for all their games.
I did feel that the overall gameplay would have worked better having been produced by the same people who did the guitar hero games.
The graphics complement the style of the Beatles songs and for those who are watching you play along they get to enjoy the brilliant background videos.
Its a great game for those who love the Beatles songs and just want to enjoy playing along, but not so much for those who are wanting or expecting the intense Guitar Hero experience.
I am a big Guitar Hero fan myself, but when The Beatles greatest songs were released on to the Wii for the Rock Band franchise, i had to get it. My girlfriend is a huge Beatles fan, and this game has all the hits that they produced through the years.
Having the Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock guitar, i was a bit cautious as to whether the guitar would work with the Rock Band game, but as the cover of the box states, it works with most guitars available, so i wasn't disappointed when we tried it out and it worked superbly.
The game has a very similar style of play to the guitar hero series, so don't let the fact that it's not part of that franchise put you off.
As with most other guitar/band based games, The Beatles Rock Band can include lead guitar, bass guitar, drums, and microphones for the more vocally trained of you.
The story board mode takes you through the journey of the Beatles rise to stardom, starting off by playing their early hits in the Cavern club, and then taking you on a tour of America when Beatlemania started, playing the Ed Sullivan show and so on, and also includes their later recording sessions of an alternative Asian sound.
To accompany these songs, the background has the band, who have been recreated in an animated context almost perfectly, playing the songs live on stage, or in animated videos featuring the band, which can get a bit weird after a few drinks!!!!!
All in all, this game won't disappoint any music fan, and if you love the Beatles but can't play any instrument, this is the closest you will get to the real thing.