Nice review cant wait to download this
With the shitload of songs I have on my hard drive (and surely more to come), this is pretty much a no-brainer for me. Happy to hear it's not a waste of time.
Why even call it Blitz if you can't tackle guys after the song is over?
Good review, planned on getting this ever since they announced it. Also, the editor's note is awesome.
no sexual relations? awwww
also ryan finally reviews another game! woo
I've been lucky enough to be playing it all weekend. For a simple little downloadable title, it's surprisingly deep.
This would have been a 5-star review if John Drake did his job a little better and made the relationships sexual. Shame on you, Drake.
He did. Ryan just doesn't know it. Yet.
This looks really fun, and I think I have a decent amount of DLC on my account... I just don't know how many of my friends I would be competing against when playing this.
I'm glad I skipped some SOA games because I am going to pick this up.
The note is amazing - THEY R FRIENDS WITH HARMONIX SO THEY GAVE IT GUD REVIEWS! Who genuinely thinks like that?
So you're saying John Drake puts out for better reviews? Is that what I'm reading here?
Congrats on shill... I am mean promoting a good game @Johntdrake.
This was already purchased the moment it was announced, though.
Yay! Ryan finally reviews something!
Not sexual?! I thought I was seeing the longest foreplay ever recorded.
Game looks good, tho.
This is definitely a purchase this week. I'll need to add some points but that's alright. If anyone is looking for someone else to compete against on 360 if you don't think many of your friends will be playing this, send a FR to HT101.
While as a whole I find it unnecessary for the editors note simply because I trust the reviews from everyone on the giantbomb staff even if I don't always agree, I have to applaud the preemptive strike on anyone who says they're a shill because they're friends with members of the Harmonx staff. As for the game it was sold as soon as I hear about it I adore amplitude and the added bonus of them making the songs you've bought pay for themselves earns high marks as well.
I guess I could ignore the sexual relationships for now since it looks great.
JoCo being in one of the pictures makes me super happy- good taste, Ryan!
@rmanthorp: It's important to disclose things like that, because there is the potential for the perception of a conflict of interest. I trust the GB guys even without this sort of disclosure statement, but being up front about these sorts of things is important.
What I'm pissed about is the apparent lack of sexual relations with John Drake. What is taking you guys so long?
I always heavily leaned towards the mentioned "everyone seems to have had their fill of expensive, living-room-cluttering karaoke experience" camp even though I did try a few select titles whenever the opportunity arose. That being said, I enjoyed reading the review and fully approve of the classy editor's note!
Buying this, if it becomes available in my region (US XBLA , from outside the US :P)
This seems like a no-brainer, if you're already invested in that Rock Band ecosystem and have a shitton of songs. Plus, I played a whole lot of Amplitude back in the day, so I can get down with something that's along those lines, gameplay-wise. I'm surprised to see the number of mechanics that seem to be present in the game, with regards to scoring.
The only big gripe I have after reading the review and watching the QL is with regards to the competitive aspect. I don't understand (well, maybe I understand, but I don't like it) why so many of the social hooks in this game have to be external to it; I would have preferred they be integrated into the game. Hey game developers, not everyone has a fucking Facebook account!
Thanks for the review, Ryan. Nice "editor's note", too. Y'all have my full trust, but I appreciate you being up-front for everyone who might read this review about a possible perceived conflict of interest.
I still play Rock Band 3 at least once a week, so even just the added benefit of 25 new Rock Band songs was enough justification for me. Just because the masses have exited the field doesn't mean rhythm games are dead. Can't wait to see what Harmonix has up its sleeves for the next generation of consoles!
A brief recap of my comment over on the Quick Look; I like a lot of the games they seem to be cribbing influences form. It is a shame that the game requires FaceBook and tons of DLC for any real value, as I have no interest in either. So, I guess it is "No thanks, Harmonix." Bummer.
That you know of... heh, we've all seen those E3 party videos.
Man, now I gots to get my red-ringed/e-71'ed/constantly locking-up Xbox fixed because that's where all my songs are!
So ready to get this. The songs included are very hit and miss for me, but its still very much worth it for $15.
Do you have to have the RB1 and RB2 discs to import the tracks from those games? I have them imported into RB3, but I haven't had the discs for the first two games in a while.
Holy shit, Ryan review!
@Kerned: I think it just reads the file off the hard drive, the same file RB3 reads for those tracks. I am not 100% sure because I haven't gotten the game yet but I doubt it would require the disc to do a separate export for Blitz.
I was buying this regardless due to the number of songs and the price since I can play them in RB3. Nice to hear the game is fun too.
I don't have any previous Rock Band stuff (except The Beatles, sucks that you can't import that) but I am still very interested in this.
"4/5, fuck you Eric Pope" -Giant Bomb
This all sounds really cool, but I don't think I'm going to really understand it until I play it. At least it's only a day away!
@Ryan No sexual relations with Harmonix PR MY ASS! Or I should say John Drake's ass:
I think that, as someone who was once obsessed with the RB games and probably has 400 or 500 songs in my library, I'm going to have to pick this up. Plus Jessie's Girl has been my #1 most wanted song for YEARS.
Seems pretty great, must check it out when it's on PSN. I played over 50 hours of Rock Band Unplugged and this seems more of the same so I'm sold
I can't wait for this game. What time does XBLA update because I want it ASAP.
Worth it if I don't have a facebook and a short xbox friends list?
This should be a no-brainer for me since, like Ryan, I've spent an embarrassing amount of money on Rock Band DLC. However, I'm not interested in this game at all, and I am unlikely to pick RB3 back up any time in the forseeable future.
This is the most addictive rock band game yet. I can't quit playing it. They should've put it out before school started!
Not in, like, a sexual way. At least not that we know of.
So only during sleepwalking?