By Jimbo_N 5 Comments
Presentation feels fresh and everything RB1 did seems to be in here and more. Metallicas Death Magnetic album just lies there waiting for me on the store but theres so much stuff on the disc that speaks to my taste that I will have to deal with first.
We tried out a couple of homebew songs made by gamers and to my surprise they were actually playable. The quality of the instrument sounds is waay lower than in the real songs tho so they end up sounding like the soundtrack from an old videogame with half-fake, digitalized instruments. (think Doom 1, E1M1 Hangar, fake shredding style). If you take it for what it is and see the charm of playing these songs like a distraction its kinda neat.
So far the game has blown me away with its feel and polish and if they can support their store with regular content I see no reason to go out and buy the Rock Band 2 disc. The whole Guitar Hero interface just "clicks" better with me and it wasnt until tonight that I realized this.
The problem is tho, they probably WONT update the store nearly as often as Harmonix and not with as many recognizable songs either. But I´ll wait and see..