" @TheHBK said:The middle icon is supposed to light up red... so I'm told." ... these 360s dont even have red LEDs to light up anymore. "That's what I thought too. Microsoft making sure the new boxes won't red ring...by removing the red LED :D "
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Career on the menu seems to just mean "This is where you go to see everything you've done in your Rock Band career". But yeah, having the Road Challenges mode under that menu option may have been a better move.
" Can you hit SELECT (BACK for 360) on the controller to activate vocal overdrive, like you can on the guitar/bass? If you can't, they should put that in. I haven't personally had trouble activating vocal overdrive, but I'm sort of a loud person by nature. Anyway, I haven't even tried the Road Challenges stuff yet. I just went straight to Career and goals. I think Road Challenges are in Play Now, which is why I ignored them. Sounds like they should have been put under Career, since they basically are the old career mode. "
Have you tried throwing the mic through a window? Seems like the natural progression.
I've yelled, whispered, swore at, hit the mic, done high pitches, low pitches, and everything in between
I thought the overdrive challenges were OK, though I did play on guitar. I did have serious issues with the challenge that forces you to save all of your OD until the meter's full and then release it. My guitar sucks and can't hold onto overdrive for very long unless held in a specific way. The hardest challenges for me though were the ones that forced you to keep a streak. When it's separated by song sections, it's fine, but when it's just the free-form "keep a streak" challenge, I had issues at times. It's kind of a shame because I ended up choosing easier songs a lot of the time just so I could get the gold goal at the end. I like the theory of the challenges for extra spades, but they seem a bit lazy. Maybe it's better to say that they feel forced. Harmonix knows that the data for older songs is more limited than the data for newer songs, so knowing that people's libraries are all over the place, they just chose the easiest stats and actions to track (like streaks) and made challenges out of them.
As Ryan mentioned in his review, the Road Challenges go by pretty quick. I wish that part was expanded a bit to last longer. At this point I'm just left with quickplay and the challenge menu, which is fine, but taking a band on the road is more fun.
Oh and I always used to start in Seattle too. Woo Seattle. I'm sad you can't choose hometown or attitude for created characters anymore.
That's actually not entirely accurate. The songs rated one lighter are avoided almost completely, but will still show up in the case that there are no other suitable songs. Probably not a common scenario, but it can still happen.
" @Little_Socrates: The genius about the Ratings system in there is a way to avoid encountering songs you know you'll never want to play in a randomized setlist. If you put 1 point into any song, that song will never show up in any randomized choosing. Songs with anything from 2-5 will obviously show up more or less often depending on your rating. A song with no rating however, can also show up. Either way, putting one rating point into a song will guarantee it will never show up in any of your randomized choosings and can only be played if chosen directly. "
@Timma1083: I hate you for hating The Smiths. :P
This comes out tomorrow, guys. Thank god for this patch release. Who else can't wait to play the game without it freezing every level or so?
I'll probably buy the $2 DLC too, if only to support this awesome game and the Scott Pilgrim "brand".