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Posted by Smithers

This seems like its cool if you already have a significant investment in RB DLC and whatnot. Makes me want to play a new Audiosurf if its as cool as this and I can mess around with my own music library.

Ryan does tend to wait too long on the menus to show off his games, which is meaningless here. Although once Jeff started explaining it I got it.

Posted by ahgunsillyo

Did Ryan say "Green Bidet Rock Band" at 2:08?

Posted by BlackLagoon

@eccentrix: You kinda had to be there in the chat as it happened, but I daresay Jeff's behavior throughout that livestream qualified as trollish.

Edited by GunstarRed

I not usually fond of Ryan's menu love, but for this game showing the controller and all of the song challenge stuff made a bunch of sense. I had no real idea how this game played until the quicklook. I'm pretty damn excited to play this as I have 427 songs in Rock Band (minus the 83 for RB3) So glad the games achievements reward people that stuck with previous RB games.

Posted by Death_Burnout

Well hey, I knew what the fuck was going on by the end of it, took like 12 minutes, but I got it.

Posted by Brodehouse

My roommate is playing Persona 4 and listening to this Quick Look, and after about five minutes he's goes "is he seriously still just talking about the menus?"

Posted by Mijati

Already got the points ready to buy this. Looks awesome.

Posted by triviaman09

I would consider buying this in a full price game context if it came with all the previous Rock Band songs. But as it is, I don't have any of those, so I have little to no reason to buy this game. It seems like this is more a way to get people who were already way into Rock Band back into Rock Band, than it is a way to get new players into it.

Posted by Ravelle

Looks interesting but so few songs will get boring really quickly.

Posted by Baal_Sagoth

Cool QL of a well-made game. I'll have to agree that the Facebook integration is a little unfortunate though. I generally don't enjoy any elements in games that require me to be involved in anything else than purchasing a game (and online verify it if need be). I made an obviously personal and subjective but reasonably informed decision to not get involved in the FB ecosystem and every person, game or service that is pushy or preachy about that sort of thing and seems to be forcing me to just make a fucking account is immediately suspect now. I even despised Tribes: Ascend for offering a meager amount of currency for liking their little FPS on FB.

And I'm not even talking about the whole 'real-name' aspect of this situation (that's not very scary just exceptionally naive: are all actors, porn stars, artists of any sort or fakers really going to be giving their actual name on a platform that's basically an advertisement-based medium? Of course not. That rule is just for fucking tools that don't mind their personal data being available to corporations). I suppsoe this isn't quite on topic but the concept really struck me as I watched this particular QL. Nothing wrong with the game itself of course!

Posted by npchester

Just to be entirely clear: the Achievements tied to DLC are 100 Gamerscore beyond what can be offered for any typical XBLA game. That is to say, 400 Gamerscore can be completed by just owning the core game, and an additional 100 will require DLC, for a total of 500 Gamerscore.

Edited by Dan_CiTi

Man, I wish I had owned any Rock Band game at all. May get this if the RB Store has a lot of music I like.

EDIT: No Pet Sounds, no buy. Also barely any hip-hop, or really much I would like. blahhhh too bad. Also no Rite of Spring! lame. Would have gotten it for some good amount of classical or jazz, but "jazz" section on the store is absolutely hysterical and pathetic. London Calling and Doolittle would be pretty fucking cool though.

EDIT 2: I don't really notice Ryan going around in menus. It's never been a big deal to me at all.

Posted by august

@ahgunsillyo said:

Did Ryan say "Green Bidet Rock Band" at 2:08?

I think so!

Posted by synbios128

Not interested at all. I am a huge fan of Rock band and Rock band this is not. Way to run a franchise into the ground. Good luck getting me interested in Rock Band again.

Posted by 234r2we232

@Milkman said:

@jasius said:

@Winsord said:

@vhold said:

@david1890 said:

I wish Ryan would stop explaining the menus for half of every quick look he does.

That and playing the hell out of a game before doing the quick look so that we no longer get any kind of initial impression of anything. They used to just jump right in and show the learning process, sometimes they still do, and those are always the best quick looks.

There's no winning. When they do it that way, people freak out because they're not experts at the game. Someone's upset and whines in the comments about it incessantly either way.

Well its better than Brad gushing over stupid minutia like TITLE CARDS or when he stops and oogles a fucking texture and goes on and on about it, he's one of the worst for quick looks because he plays them as if he's playing at home, while hes NOT hes playing with some seemingly random time allotment.

Jeff and Vinny seem to be the winning combination on these, and Drew is great too, patrick is one of the most annoying and makes the most unwatchable QLs on GB, unless theres Jeff to balance him out. It seems like even they(other editors) get extremely annoyed with patrick from time to time, which is great.

You idiots will literally bitch about anything.

Yes. Literally, there are female dogs all over this.

Posted by kindgineer

This game actually looks like a lot of fun and cannot wait to grab it. I don't have any of the previous Rock Band games on my console, so I hope the initial 25 song list will be good enough for me. Also, it seems they did the Facebook integration the right way this time.

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Posted by ajamafalous
@Devil240Z said:

Green Bidet Rock Band?

I lol'd when it happened
Posted by Smokey_Earhole

@jasius said:

@Winsord said:

@vhold said:

@david1890 said:

I wish Ryan would stop explaining the menus for half of every quick look he does.

That and playing the hell out of a game before doing the quick look so that we no longer get any kind of initial impression of anything. They used to just jump right in and show the learning process, sometimes they still do, and those are always the best quick looks.

There's no winning. When they do it that way, people freak out because they're not experts at the game. Someone's upset and whines in the comments about it incessantly either way.

Well its better than Brad gushing over stupid minutia like TITLE CARDS or when he stops and oogles a fucking texture and goes on and on about it, he's one of the worst for quick looks because he plays them as if he's playing at home, while hes NOT hes playing with some seemingly random time allotment.

Jeff and Vinny seem to be the winning combination on these, and Drew is great too, patrick is one of the most annoying and makes the most unwatchable QLs on GB, unless theres Jeff to balance him out. It seems like even they(other editors) get extremely annoyed with patrick from time to time, which is great.

So much piss & vinegar, the local fish n' chips stand ran dry...

Posted by ShaggE

@synbios128 said:

Not interested at all. I am a huge fan of Rock band and Rock band this is not. Way to run a franchise into the ground. Good luck getting me interested in Rock Band again.

They ran a franchise into the ground by doing a spinoff?

Edited by Camsampbell

That song. I hate. So hate.

I hope Adam Levine dies alone and in pain.

Posted by Ronald_Raiden

more of ryan's strange infatuation with spending half the video showing off menus

Posted by NoelVeiga

So... it seems like this game is not great to play on a 360 controller, but I bought all my Rock Band games on 360, not PS3, which seems like it has a way better controller for what the game is.

Let me guess, no way are they giving you song credentials cross-platform, right?

Meh, first world problems.

Also, this guy?

@mnzy said:

@wumbo3000 said:

Hey Ryan, just wanna offer a piece of constructive criticism that I think will help your viewers.

Rather than explaining the intricacies and power-ups of a game in the beginning of a quick look, I think it's probably most effective to show the basic gameplay first, and then explain the ins and outs. Especially for a game like Rock Band Blitz, in which it may be confusing to some people on how the actual game is played. Just saying something that I think will help improve the quality of the quick looks, and I hope nobody flames me! Love what you guys do and keep up the good work.

Is spot on.

Posted by eccentrix

@BlackLagoon: Oh yeah, I forgot about Ryan eating poo. I guess that could be considered trolling.

Posted by ZmillA

WAY too much time spent in menus

Posted by headn00b

@jasius said:

@Winsord said:

@vhold said:

@david1890 said:

I wish Ryan would stop explaining the menus for half of every quick look he does.

That and playing the hell out of a game before doing the quick look so that we no longer get any kind of initial impression of anything. They used to just jump right in and show the learning process, sometimes they still do, and those are always the best quick looks.

There's no winning. When they do it that way, people freak out because they're not experts at the game. Someone's upset and whines in the comments about it incessantly either way.

Well its better than Brad gushing over stupid minutia like TITLE CARDS or when he stops and oogles a fucking texture and goes on and on about it, he's one of the worst for quick looks because he plays them as if he's playing at home, while hes NOT hes playing with some seemingly random time allotment.

Jeff and Vinny seem to be the winning combination on these, and Drew is great too, patrick is one of the most annoying and makes the most unwatchable QLs on GB, unless theres Jeff to balance him out. It seems like even they(other editors) get extremely annoyed with patrick from time to time, which is great.

Why do you guys even bother coming to the site?

Posted by gbrading

Yep, Pumped Up Kicks is a great song. I'd happily listen to it on repeat. Not much of a fan of Foster The People's other stuff though.

Posted by cthomer5000

FACEBOOKWORLD!

Posted by Jimbo7676

Green Bidet Rock Band

Posted by vhold
@headn00b said: 

Why do you guys even bother coming to the site?

Indeed, why do we even pay for it?  Just because we criticize some small thing doesn't mean we hate the whole site, or even feel that strongly about what we said.   
 
We're just saying what we think, being honest about it, you know, kind of like how the Giant Bomb guys are just honest about how they feel about games, for all the criticisms they have for games, do you also question why they still bother playing them?
Posted by Mandrewgora

@TonyBlue87 said:

@Devil240Z said:

Green Bidet Rock Band?

Ok, I'm not the only one who heard it!

that's what I heard

Posted by ripelivejam

@vhold said:

@headn00b said:

Why do you guys even bother coming to the site?

Indeed, why do we even pay for it? Just because we criticize some small thing doesn't mean we hate the whole site, or even feel that strongly about what we said. We're just saying what we think, being honest about it, you know, kind of like how the Giant Bomb guys are just honest about how they feel about games, for all the criticisms they have for games, do you also question why they still bother playing them?

i don't think patrick is a small thing, last i heard.

Posted by csl316

Probably not gonna replace Audiosurf for my music game needs, but still looking forward to it!

Posted by Mechanized

@Riboflavin:

I wish nobody had ever brought this to my attention. Now I notice it in every Quick Look with him.

Posted by spiceninja

This game looks awesome and it gives my DLC some use. I haven't played Rock Band in years.

Posted by TPoppaPuff

If given the option between Green Day and the other, I'd much rather have 45 tracks from Green Bidet.

Posted by NickL

@ZmillA said:

WAY too much time spent in menus

When Ryan is running a quick look you can skip the first 20% and not miss a thing. Guaranteed.

Posted by fox01313

Game seems good for the people into this genre, I played more Guitar Hero at home & Rock Band at friend's home so guess that if I got this then I'd have none of the DLC so hard to tell how much would be left for those people but again glad that they are making this for people who do have a ton of that DLC for this game.

Edited by AssInAss

@Metal_Mills said:

What the fuck at Jeff explaining this game? I have no clue what he was saying. Might as well have been teaching quantum physics in French.

(Neogaf)

Got all that?

Posted by bkbroiler

@Camsampbell said:

That song. I hate. So hate.

I hope Adam Levine dies alone and in pain.

I got the moooves like Jagger I got them moooohoooooves!

Posted by Sinkwater

You better run faster than my bullet.

Posted by PandaBear

@AssInAss said:

@Metal_Mills said:

What the fuck at Jeff explaining this game? I have no clue what he was saying. Might as well have been teaching quantum physics in French.

(Neogaf)

Got all that?

Look at the ellipses in that quote, they cut some of his key points. I mean it looks bad in a massive wall of text, but when he's explaining while the video is running I understood him - context is everything.

Posted by 00

7m30s to gameplay. That’s got to be some kind of a record.

This is a video games website guys. We know how games work, please don’t waste all of our time explaining things like powerups in the menus.

If something needs more explanation, it’s far easier to understand a concept during gameplay where you can actually show how it works.

Posted by Sunjammer

.............. what?

Posted by Korolev

Even listening to Jeff closely, I still have NO IDEA what is going on.

Posted by hagridore

I'm getting close to wanting an extension to shut off the comments here. Some of you can cry about anything it seems.

Posted by WilliamHenry

@hagridore said:

I'm getting close to wanting an extension to shut off the comments here. Some of you can cry about anything it seems.

Welcome to the internet.

Posted by CatsAkimbo

@Korolev said:

Even listening to Jeff closely, I still have NO IDEA what is going on.

Yeah, I wish they would've shown the facebook stuff and how it ties in instead of just telling us about it. Still looks fun and I'm sure I'll figure out the crazy amount of other stuff going on after playing a while.

Posted by HerbieBug

mmkay.

Posted by Toxin066

This doesn't seem like it's for me. I was never that in to DLC.

Posted by MormonWarrior

This actually looks a lot like the DS Rock Band games, which were different and kinda cool.

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