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Lego? Rockband? What ever next.
Lego Rock Band - Game Only (Xbox 360)
Member Name: steviecrocker
Lego Rock Band - Game Only (Xbox 360)
Advantages: It's Lego! Some classic songs for all ages.
Disadvantages: Only 45 songs, feels like a game add on.
The latest installment of the popular Rockband series takes a different approach with a more family orientented game. What more to help appeal to families then the Lego brand to give the cute family friendly look to the game. The overall Lego look to the Lego characters & the lego bricks on the highway don't offer anything different. Nor does it push the boundries of what the Xbox 360 can offer graphicaly, but you will instantly recognise Freddie Mercury & David Bowie in their Lego forms. As you progress through the game you will unlock various customes for your Lego characters, but picking a face for your character boils down to picking one from a few preset faces. Dissappointing as past Lego games have prided themselves on the customisation options. The little cutscenes are full humour with plenty of film references presented in typical Lego fashion. Look past the graphics & this is still Rockband. The song list is varied including songs for all ages & families. The full tracklist on the disc includes,
All American Rejects - Swing, Swing.
The Automatic - Monster.
Blink-182 - Aliens Exist.
Blur - Song 2.
Bon Jovi - You Give Love a Bad Name.
Boys like Girls - Thunder.
Bryan Adams - Summer of 69.
Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting.
The Coral - Dreaming of You.
Counting Crows - Accidentally in Love.
David Bowie - Let's Dance.
Elton John - Crocodile Rock.
Europe - The Final Countdown.
Everlife - Real Wild Child.
Foo Fighters - Breakout.
Good Charlotte - Girls & Boys.
The Hives - Tick Tick Boom!.
Iggy Pop - The Passenger.
Incubus - Dig.
Jackson 5 - I Want You Back.
Jimi Hendrix - Fire.
Kaiser Chiefs - Ruby.
Katrina & The Waves - Walking on Sunshine.
The Kooks - Naïve.
KoRn - Word Up!.
KT Tunstall - Suddenly I See.
Lostprophets - Rooftops.
P!NK - So What.
The Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic.
The Primitives - Crash.
Queen - We Are The Champions.
Queen - We Will Rock You.
Rascal Flatts - Life is a Highway.
Ray Parker Jr. - Ghostbusters.
Razorlight - Stumble and Fall.
Spin Doctors - Two Princes.
Spinal Tap - Short & Sweet.
Steve Harly - Make Me Smile.
Sum 41 - In Too Deep.
Supergrass - Grace.
Tom Petty - Free Fallin.
T-Rex - Ride a White Swan.
Vampire Weekend - A-Punk.
We the Kings - Check Yes Juliet.
The Zutons - Valerie.
With the likes of Ghostbusters, We Will Rock You & The Final Countdown you can't help but fall in love with the game. Any songs you have downloaded previously from the Rockband Store will also be available to play on Lego Rockband, but only if the song has been rated family friendly & this is mirrored in the Lego Rockband music store. The ability to download songs to your harddrive & play the songlist on Rockband 1 or 2 is there, for a price of 800 microsoft points which equates to £6.80 at the time of this review. Gameplay wise those of you that don't enjoy the likes of Guitar Hero or Rockband, won't enjoy this game either. It's the same Rockband with a different look. The timing seems a little more forgiving then previous versions & the difficulty, being a family game, is much easier. No matter the difficulty it's impossible to fail a song. As soon as you come close to failing a song, it gives you a chance to hit a certain amount of notes to save yourself, but you can take as long as you need to accomplish this, therefore your guarenteed to pass the song everytime. With this in mind it does seem pointless to incluse a new easy mode whereby you can strum in time with the game without the need to hold the fret buttons or drum any coloured drum, just as long as it's in time. Great for families, but those looking for a solo challenge will be dissappointed. No online mode or even online score boards damages the solo experience further. On the other hand a new feature called 'Rock Power Challenge' will have you playing a song to escape a T-Rex or to destroy a building. A nice addition & it gives you something to look at in the background of the notes highway, but it's difficult to concentrate on the notes & the background at the same time. Aside from this new inclusion, the game modes are limited to free play & a simplified career mode. You often find yourself asking why the developers didn't release this as downloadable content rather then making the consumer pay full price & that sums pretty much sums Lego Rockband up. On the brightside it's great fun playing as a family or with friends no matter what their ages. If playing on your own it's still great fun, the whole Lego image makes you smile & some of the songs are priceless, but if you want more value for money then get Rockband 2 instead, as this game merly feels like an add on.
Summary: Rockband aimed at families. Great for a gather of family or friends, not so much when playing solo.
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