Rock Band (2007 Video Game)
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Rock Band Network (RBN) comes out with new songs every Thursday. These are mostly underground bands, new post-hardcore bands, etc... Usually not mainstream (although there are some exceptions). Rock Band Marketplace (RBM) is for the mainstream and usually well-known bands and songs. The only problem is just recently Microsoft has decided they are canceling RBM. So that's a bummer, but so far RBN is still around because it is reviewed and released in a different manner. But honestly, RBM has been around forever and there are about 2,000+ songs that were released on both channels. And you can still purchase the songs that were previously put on RBM. They are just no longer releasing new songs for it. Also keep in mind that RBN was released during RB2's prime and made it's way into RB3. But they are only releasing new releases through Rock Band 3's Rock Band Network. So if you have RB2, you can only buy all the songs released before rb3 was released. So my advice is just to get rb3 so you have all the old songs and the upcoming new ones in the store to buy whenever you want (FYI: most songs on RBM are 160 MSP, or 2 bucks. on RBN they range from 80-240 MSP. But there are only 3 songs I can think of that cost 240 and they suck anyway. So most are 80 and 160).
As for the community: most are idiots. I used to be a competitive Rock Band drummer. If you would like to look at my channel it is: www.youtube.com/user/freakinsweet830 -I still play a lot, but just be aware if you are going to play on the multiplayer, there are many people who are "professionals" and go on just to troll new-comers; or AKA "Randoms" as the community calls them. So they do go on multiplayer to see if there are some randoms that are actually good but my advice is to learn how to play Expert before going onto multiplayer. Otherwise, you will be kicked. Also, get DLC! Even if you are good, if you only have the default songs on either rock band, no one is gonna want to play.
-Lastly, when you get RB2 or RB3, remember to calibrate your system in the settings. This is important. If you don't, you will miss stupid notes for no apparent reason. RB1 is absolutely terrifyingly bad with calibration and the engine is terrible. It is why if you have rock band 1, I wouldn't gain my opinion of the game through just the first; cuz it's not good at all. There are songs that are close to impossible to 100% (or FC AKA Full Combo) on vocals and drums because of the engine. So if you are going to get RB1, do it for the songs. Go into the menu and and use the code in your case or pay Microsoft Points to transfer the setlist to your system. That way, when you play rock band 2 or rock band 3, you can play the RB1 setlist with the other games.
That is all I really have to say. It is a family game more than guitar hero is; but it is just as competitive, if not more so. Some people prefer rock band 2 over rock band 3 but I personally feel like I can read the notes better on rock band 3 because of the note size and the colors but obviously I feel like either game is great. I have spent a lot of time and money on this game and I wouldn't have done that it is wasn't good. The community is what sucks! :) 10/10 (for rb2 and especially rb3) 5/10 (for rb1)
From the creators of Rock Star and The Apprentice, MTV and Mark Burnett The first show based on the game rock band 2!
Currently seeking groups of 4 people to form their own "Rock Band Team". You'll strut your stuff and compete to win.
Your group must be 4 people (lead vocalist, guitar, bass and drums) Ages 18 26 years old and live in the Los Angeles or SoCal area.
You can be groups of friends, co-workers, room mates, class mates, Sorority girls, frat guys, bikers, doctors, lawyers anything goes just be fun and ready to rock
you must email asap: Rockband2casting@gmail.com
Audition appointments. will be made right away. Tell us about your group and play on MTV
So, what do you do in rock band? You play in a rock band. It's a direct rip-off of guitar hero, and it costed twice as much in it's debut (I purchased GH3 for $113 Canadian at Future shop on December 26th, 2007, and it came with the game, the guitar and some stickers.) while i was there, Rock band was worth about $200, not including tax.
anyways, the soundtrack is pretty good, including Metallica's Enter sandman, and Iron maiden's Run to the hills, but for the sake of the world, i swear i haven't heard as many kids saying how "Dead or alive" is now their favorite song. I thought it was kind of cute first, but now it annoys me worse than Taylor swift whining about Joe Jonas, about a year after their little break-up occurred. What else annoys me? The PMS song. yeah, or "I'm so Sick" by Flyleaf....God, I hate flyleaf.
But for real, Rock band is a family game. it appeals to the whole family, but it's never going to be as good as the guitar hero games. Guitar hero appeals to real rock fans. Rock band appeals to children.