Should this be the future of GH (or Rock Band for that matter)

#1 Posted by MoistJohn (235 posts) -
Spoony suggested something (though a while ago, i just discovered the site) that i thought was very smart. Right now, GH/RB costs 50-60 bucks and the set list is... well... set and to be attractive to a wide an audience as possible, it has music that feels like it has no connection. Metallica with Three Doors Down, Kiss with Bob Dylan and so on. So he suggested this instead: 
For 50 bucks, you'll get the basic stuff - menus, online play, and so on and a bunch of credits to use with the store so you could get the songs you want. 
So it's like your buying an OS and then downloading stuff for it with every now and then you upgrade because now it add keyboards, or now it supports 12 lead guitars and so on. 
I mean no one plays these games for the story, it's just the songs that we need. 
 
While I doubt Activision will do something like this because instead of selling the game AND paying extra for downloads, but this is really where i would like to see these games go. 
#2 Posted by JJWeatherman (14553 posts) -

Viable for Rock Band with their massive DLC song library but definitely not for GH. 

#3 Posted by Hockeymask27 (3683 posts) -
@JJWeatherman said:
" Viable for Rock Band with their massive DLC song library but definitely not for GH.  "
That be cool. However the drm would be a nightmare, how would you play offline? Maybe the could offer this as digital download alternative sort of like game room where the shell is free but you have to pony up for the rest.
#4 Posted by Elazul (1327 posts) -

That's a pretty good idea but it really doesn't seem that viable, especially for online play. It can be enough of a challenge making sure that all four people have the downloaded songs you want to play. Doing that with whole instuments would just be asking for trouble.

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