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Rock Band Review

Looks like the roadies only brought half the equipment...

In terms of two-word phrases, there are many we could use to describe Rock Band. 'Musical genius' would undoubtedly be one - coming from the original creators of the Guitar Hero franchise, Rock Band's concept takes that single instrument framework and expands it into a massive rock experience by throwing drums and vocals into the mix. 'Awesome multiplayer' would be fitting too, because being able to gather four of your friends around for an extended drum-bashing, guitar-thrashing, vocal chord-mashing session is more fun than anyone's had since the invention of fun itself. But the most appropriate two-word phrase we can think of? Sadly, it's one that EA won't like one bit: 'missed opportunity'.

You see, reviewing Rock Band on the Wii as it is right now - namely missing a number of critical elements seen on other consoles, failing to work with the already-available Guitar Hero III Wii guitars and coming out just two months before the seemingly superior Guitar Hero: World Tour - leaves us with a serious dilemma.

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The problem is, we love Rock Band. Seriously, truly, deeply love it. Or at least, we do on the Xbox 360. It's excellent fun, has a perfectly balanced difficulty level and makes for wonderful (if slightly drunken) evenings in with our friends. And yet as trusted reviewers, it's our job to tell you when a game isn't worth the price being asked for it, and to prevent you shelling out on something that ultimately isn't going to deliver. That's why, at a potentially whopping £140, we've got no choice but to admit that Rock Band on Wii just isn't worth the outlay.

Paper, Rock, Scissors

The reason why that's so difficult for us to say is because deep down, Rock Band Wii is still a brilliant game. Conversely though, it's a brilliant game that's not as brilliant as it should be for so much money. The vast majority of that is because Rock Band on Wii, modelled as it is on the equally-lacking PS2 game, is essentially a castrated version of the vision Harmonix originally created. For reasons that aren't quite clear (we can only assume it's down to lack of physical space on the disc), half of the decent elements of Rock Band have been stripped out here and that leaves the experience feeling decidedly light.

For example, are you eager to spend ages poring over your rock icon as you customise their clothes, hair, facial features and extensive range of tattoos? Well, you can't - the option to create your own characters has been taken out. Fancy going online and rocking out with your friends, simply because getting everyone together with all the kit is a pain in the backside? Nope, sorry, that's gone too. And as for World Tour Mode, which saw you and your friends playing a huge number of songs as you travelled the virtual world, earning fans and generally having a ball? Forget it.

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Sadly, all that leaves us with is a straightforward set-list of 67 songs split into varying tiers of difficulty for each instrument, a couple of fairly average two-player competitive multiplayer modes and, of course, the chance to play any song in Quick Play with up to three friends in tow. And yes, 67 is a very specific number, because there's no downloadable content either. The additional nine European songs aside (five of which you won't know because they're in either French or German), you won't see any of the 200+ additional songs available on other consoles. Damn.

To be fair, it's still a very robust package when compared to, say, the original Guitar Hero game and there's no denying that even with all these elements missing, Rock Band still offers a great deal of enjoyment for those who aren't fussed about the bigger picture. But is that really enough? We don't think so. That Guitar Hero: World Tour is only just around the corner only serves to make Rock Band seem even more inadequate. What, No Encore?

True, Activision's effort will certainly be just as pricey - there's no avoiding that when you combine the extent of the peripherals with the way that the genre is currently being milked for all its worth. But even so, it appears to do most of the things that Rock Band doesn't, such as online multiplayer and character creation, and then throws a really in-depth Track Creator on top of that as well.

As it stands, Rock Band's belated European release feels like a rushed and overly-blasé effort on the part of EA. It could have just jumped straight to the superior Rock Band 2 instead of releasing an inferior and downright lacking effort like this. Instead, we're left pining for what could have been and impatiently awaiting the arrival of the next iteration of Guitar Hero. Disappointing, EA... very disappointing indeed.

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  1. mcs31 Friday 12th Sep 2008 at 13:42

    Not good atall! I wasn't going to buy it anyway, because im bad at guitar hero but I know lots of people were :cry:

  2. shrimpboy123 Friday 12th Sep 2008 at 14:41

    how long did this take u to get it out? i swear the game came out a while ago. i was looking for this review every mag! oh well hopfully guitar hero 4 or rocks my socks!

  3. thebigN Friday 12th Sep 2008 at 15:13

    Saw that coming, now activision can breathe easy for a while

  4. Son_of_Shadoo Friday 12th Sep 2008 at 15:16

    What can I say, except: I was right. This is little more than a lazy port, and a missed opportunity. Yet, it will sell by the proverbial bucketload. *sigh*

  5. Jim1990 Friday 12th Sep 2008 at 15:17

    However good the peripherals are and the song listing is, as soon as I found out that, as per usual, us Wii-owners were getting the short straw, I knew I'd never buy it.
    I can cope with rubbish graphics..but effectively cutting out half of the main game is unacceptable, especially considering the Wii version is no less expensive that the others.
    I think I'll save my hard-earned cash and wait for GH:WT.

  6. SpinachPuffs Friday 12th Sep 2008 at 15:29

    I gave up on Rock Band a long time ago, especially when I heard that Guitar Hero: World Tour retains every feature for the Wii version, and even adds a few Wii-exclusive ones as well!

    It's a shame I'll be missing out on Rock Band 2's songlist because of it though... At least I can have a stab at making my own songs on GHWT :D

  7. marcus222 Friday 12th Sep 2008 at 15:30

    I havent played the wii one, but I played the 360 one in pc world and the prehipheral sucks, two 8 year olds played it before me and broke the pedal. and the drum kit lags, and the guitar isn't as good as the guitar hero...guitar.

    I'm gonna stick with guitar hero.

  8. Anonymous Friday 12th Sep 2008 at 15:38

    how long did this take u to get it out? i swear the game came out a while ago. i was looking for this review every mag! oh well hopfully guitar hero 4 or rocks my socks!


    Er... but it only came out TODAY. On the Wii, anyway. Think before you type, please.

  9. Gamer Xtreme Friday 12th Sep 2008 at 15:56

    how long did this take u to get it out? i swear the game came out a while ago. i was looking for this review every mag! oh well hopfully guitar hero 4 or rocks my socks!


    Er... but it only came out TODAY. On the Wii, anyway. Think before you type, please.

    It's been out in America for yonks though...

  10. Vortex099 Friday 12th Sep 2008 at 16:06

    This is why i've been counting down the days until Guitar Hero World Tour releases...

  11. Ben707 Friday 12th Sep 2008 at 16:33

    Not to bothered about your review. I'm getting it in an hour. Arguing will persue soon.

  12. Gynjanynja Friday 12th Sep 2008 at 16:42

    typical yet another lazy ps2 port. it reli annoys me cuz the wii has so much potential nd most developers just choose to ignore it nd just cash in. as hopefully proved by guitar hero world tour the wii can have downloadable songs, customisation etc so y not put it in!!! its also giving the wii a bad reputaion. heres looking at u gingerbread man

  13. Pokemario Friday 12th Sep 2008 at 17:05

    I think I might just wait 'til Rock Band 2 or GH4.

  14. Mrlizard Friday 12th Sep 2008 at 18:23

    Wii: Delivering half the half the experience since 2006.

  15. SALTYB0B Friday 12th Sep 2008 at 19:23

    i was kinda expecting this from the wii version, ign gave the wii version a 7 out of 10 :?

  16. Barton Friday 12th Sep 2008 at 20:06

    FAR TOO EXPENSIVE!!

  17. Oni-91 Friday 12th Sep 2008 at 21:20

    I called it. To be honest, it's a bad move on EA's part, like the whole of Rock Revolution...

    Anyway, getting RB1 when the price drops below £100 on 360. Either that or wait for the x years it takes for RB2 to hit the UK.

  18. _R_Greg Friday 12th Sep 2008 at 21:24

    typical yet another lazy ps2 port. it reli annoys me cuz the wii has so much potential nd most developers just choose to ignore it nd just cash in. as hopefully proved by guitar hero world tour the wii can have downloadable songs, customisation etc so y not put it in!!! its also giving the wii a bad reputaion. heres looking at u gingerbread man

    No it doesn't you pillock =/ The Wii has no potential to be anything more than a Gimmick console, with literally zero hardcore games. I mean, the new Mario was, crap, SSBB, was completely overrated and even Metroid failed to impress.

    And as I said in the Rock Band preview news thing, I knew this would happen. I knew all the stuff would be pulled, cos the Wii has 512MB of space. 5.1.2MB. Which is shocking, considering the Xbox and PS3, if you don't count the Arcade 360, are at least 20GB, which isn't sold anymore, so now it's 40GB.

    Lol, the future's bright, the future's Microsoft.

  19. SteveMega Friday 12th Sep 2008 at 21:35

    360 + Rock Band 2 > This Crap > World Tour

    Seriously people, don't judge a brilliant game on the crappy Wii release.

  20. Vortex099 Saturday 13th Sep 2008 at 08:56

    typical yet another lazy ps2 port. it reli annoys me cuz the wii has so much potential nd most developers just choose to ignore it nd just cash in. as hopefully proved by guitar hero world tour the wii can have downloadable songs, customisation etc so y not put it in!!! its also giving the wii a bad reputaion. heres looking at u gingerbread man

    No it doesn't you pillock =/ The Wii has no potential to be anything more than a Gimmick console, with literally zero hardcore games. I mean, the new Mario was, crap, SSBB, was completely overrated and even Metroid failed to impress.

    And as I said in the Rock Band preview news thing, I knew this would happen. I knew all the stuff would be pulled, cos the Wii has 512MB of space. 5.1.2MB. Which is shocking, considering the Xbox and PS3, if you don't count the Arcade 360, are at least 20GB, which isn't sold anymore, so now it's 40GB.

    Lol, the future's bright, the future's Microsoft.

    Gimmick console? So you're telling me that the Wii doesn't have potential to have good graphics, good controls, good online play and good downloadable content? Just look at Super Mario Galaxy and the upcoming Guitar Hero World Tour...

  21. SteveMega Saturday 13th Sep 2008 at 09:07

    typical yet another lazy ps2 port. it reli annoys me cuz the wii has so much potential nd most developers just choose to ignore it nd just cash in. as hopefully proved by guitar hero world tour the wii can have downloadable songs, customisation etc so y not put it in!!! its also giving the wii a bad reputaion. heres looking at u gingerbread man

    No it doesn't you pillock =/ The Wii has no potential to be anything more than a Gimmick console, with literally zero hardcore games. I mean, the new Mario was, crap, SSBB, was completely overrated and even Metroid failed to impress.

    And as I said in the Rock Band preview news thing, I knew this would happen. I knew all the stuff would be pulled, cos the Wii has 512MB of space. 5.1.2MB. Which is shocking, considering the Xbox and PS3, if you don't count the Arcade 360, are at least 20GB, which isn't sold anymore, so now it's 40GB.

    Lol, the future's bright, the future's Microsoft.

    Gimmick console? So you're telling me that the Wii doesn't have potential to have good graphics, good controls, good online play and good downloadable content? Just look at Super Mario Galaxy and the upcoming Guitar Hero World Tour...


    Galaxy was one big gravity gimmick. I liked the game, but that's undeniable.

    And GHWT is just one huge terrible gimmick (the crappy song creation).

  22. Nemesis X1 Saturday 13th Sep 2008 at 10:20

    how long did this take u to get it out? i swear the game came out a while ago. i was looking for this review every mag! oh well hopfully guitar hero 4 or rocks my socks!

    It's been out on Xbox and PS3 for a while now, but the poorer Wii version has taken longer to develop.

  23. cyborgsatan Saturday 13th Sep 2008 at 15:34

    ah well i saw that coming

    at least Activision won't fail to impress with the wii version of World Tour i mean they even gave us an extra mode this time round!

  24. SteveMega Saturday 13th Sep 2008 at 16:08

    ah well i saw that coming

    at least Activision won't fail to impress with the wii version of World Tour i mean they even gave us an extra mode this time round!


    Remember how well the extra Battle Mode worked out? :G

  25. Elmand Saturday 13th Sep 2008 at 19:16

    Tis a shame that wii owners are missing out on one of the best games this generation. It's a genre that will most likely never work on wii due to it's inferior online service and hardware.

    Don't let that 69% fool you though, if you own a 360 or PS3, turn those numbers upside down.

  26. Ben707 Saturday 13th Sep 2008 at 19:43

    Desrves an extra 5-10% solely on the Multiplayer. It's briiliant, even with 3 players.

    As for the Price, £125 hardly exspensive!

  27. Son_of_Shadoo Saturday 13th Sep 2008 at 20:49

    Don't let that 69% fool you though, if you own a 360 or PS3, turn those numbers upside down.

    69 upside down is still 69, dude... But, I agree with your point, having played the 360 version.

  28. SteveMega Saturday 13th Sep 2008 at 20:59

    69 upside down is still 69


    ...No it's not. It is if you rotate it upside down, but not if you flip it. :wink:

  29. Elmand Saturday 13th Sep 2008 at 21:58

    Don't let that 69% fool you though, if you own a 360 or PS3, turn those numbers upside down.

    69 upside down is still 69, dude... But, I agree with your point, having played the 360 version.

    69 ---> 96

    If you were to rotate it then it would still be 69.

  30. Zarnak Sunday 14th Sep 2008 at 10:47

    Desrves an extra 5-10% solely on the Multiplayer. It's briiliant, even with 3 players.

    As for the Price, £125 hardly exspensive!

    LOL. £125 is more than the amount of money I save up in a whole year. And it's not expensive?!

  31. SteveMega Sunday 14th Sep 2008 at 14:24

    Desrves an extra 5-10% solely on the Multiplayer. It's briiliant, even with 3 players.

    As for the Price, £125 hardly exspensive!

    LOL. £125 is more than the amount of money I save up in a whole year. And it's not expensive?!


    Either you earn less than £10 a month or you spend like an insane person.

  32. Don_Corleone Sunday 14th Sep 2008 at 19:18

    Doesnt really bother me seen as Guitar hero world tour is going to be so much better than any of the rock band games.

  33. Don_Corleone Sunday 14th Sep 2008 at 19:21

    Doesnt really bother me seen as Guitar hero world tour is going to be so much better than any of the rock band games.

  34. SteveMega Sunday 14th Sep 2008 at 19:30

    Doesnt really bother me seen as Guitar hero world tour is going to be so much better than any of the rock band games.


    *Pacefalm*

  35. leegelson1987 Monday 15th Sep 2008 at 13:51

    I played the Xbox 360 version of this last night and I must say I was really impressed with the amount of additions featured as well as how well everything worked (although I really couldn't get the hang of singing and managed to fail three times when someone who has just messing around managed to pass every time). By the end of the night I was really considering purchasing myself a copy even with guitar hero 4 coming out in just a couple of months. However once learning that once again the Wii version has been stripped down to its basics my mind has been reverted back to its original thinking. I know that Nintendo are working on a new storage system so the sooner that is released, the better!

    At least it means I can side with the superior franchise rather then converting to the dark side which is "Rock Band" :P

  36. Elmand Monday 15th Sep 2008 at 15:53

    I played the Xbox 360 version of this last night and I must say I was really impressed with the amount of additions featured as well as how well everything worked (although I really couldn't get the hang of singing and managed to fail three times when someone who has just messing around managed to pass every time). By the end of the night I was really considering purchasing myself a copy even with guitar hero 4 coming out in just a couple of months. However once learning that once again the Wii version has been stripped down to its basics my mind has been reverted back to its original thinking. I know that Nintendo are working on a new storage system so the sooner that is released, the better!

    At least it means I can side with the superior franchise rather then converting to the dark side which is "Rock Band" :P

    I dont see why you see guitar hero as a franchise, its more of a brand. And heres a key reminder

    Neversoft Created GH3, GH Aerosmith and GH On Tour

    Harmonix Created GH2, GH1 and Rock Band.

    TBH, rock band is the superior game however since the wii is a much weaker console, it obviously cant have all the features. And i can guarantee that GH:WT will be watered down on wii, regardless of what neversoft say.

  37. SteveMega Monday 15th Sep 2008 at 16:27

    ^ True. The Harmonix created GH games are infinitely better.

    Neversoft just sold out the brand and crapped all over it.

    If any game is 'the dark side', it's GH. It is to music games what McDonalds is to fine food.

  38. superdudemiles Monday 15th Sep 2008 at 16:58

    I HATE IT WHEN THEY MAKE THE WII VERSION JUST A PS2 COPY!!!!!!!! DONT THEY UNDERSTAND THAT WII IS THIS GEN AND PS2 ISNT!!!!!!! GUITAR HERO IS WAY BETTER EVEN THOUGH NERSOFT SOLD OUT THE BRAND.

    by the way i know that comment was in capital letters

  39. SteveMega Monday 15th Sep 2008 at 17:14

    I HATE IT WHEN THEY MAKE THE WII VERSION JUST A PS2 COPY!!!!!!!! DONT THEY UNDERSTAND THAT WII IS THIS GEN AND PS2 ISNT!!!!!!! GUITAR HERO IS WAY BETTER EVEN THOUGH NERSOFT SOLD OUT THE BRAND.

    by the way i know that comment was in capital letters


    If the Wii is current gen, then the Game Boy Colour is par with the N64.

  40. rangersgreg Monday 15th Sep 2008 at 18:33

    typical yet another lazy ps2 port. it reli annoys me cuz the wii has so much potential nd most developers just choose to ignore it nd just cash in. as hopefully proved by guitar hero world tour the wii can have downloadable songs, customisation etc so y not put it in!!! its also giving the wii a bad reputaion. heres looking at u gingerbread man

    No it doesn't you pillock =/ The Wii has no potential to be anything more than a Gimmick console, with literally zero hardcore games. I mean, the new Mario was, crap, SSBB, was completely overrated and even Metroid failed to impress.

    And as I said in the Rock Band preview news thing, I knew this would happen. I knew all the stuff would be pulled, cos the Wii has 512MB of space. 5.1.2MB. Which is shocking, considering the Xbox and PS3, if you don't count the Arcade 360, are at least 20GB, which isn't sold anymore, so now it's 40GB.

    Lol, the future's bright, the future's Microsoft.

    Gimmick console? So you're telling me that the Wii doesn't have potential to have good graphics, good controls, good online play and good downloadable content? Just look at Super Mario Galaxy and the upcoming Guitar Hero World Tour...

    Yes, yes I am.

    Xbox360 had the Marketplace and Arcade before the Wii had those things, Microsoft were the first to implement proper online play, if you don't count the failtastic Dreamcast, and many, many games have terrible controls on the Wii.

    Oh yeah, the graphics suck too =D

  41. The Arbiter Monday 15th Sep 2008 at 20:00

    typical yet another lazy ps2 port. it reli annoys me cuz the wii has so much potential nd most developers just choose to ignore it nd just cash in. as hopefully proved by guitar hero world tour the wii can have downloadable songs, customisation etc so y not put it in!!! its also giving the wii a bad reputaion. heres looking at u gingerbread man

    No it doesn't you pillock =/ The Wii has no potential to be anything more than a Gimmick console, with literally zero hardcore games. I mean, the new Mario was, crap, SSBB, was completely overrated and even Metroid failed to impress.

    And as I said in the Rock Band preview news thing, I knew this would happen. I knew all the stuff would be pulled, cos the Wii has 512MB of space. 5.1.2MB. Which is shocking, considering the Xbox and PS3, if you don't count the Arcade 360, are at least 20GB, which isn't sold anymore, so now it's 40GB.

    Lol, the future's bright, the future's Microsoft.

    Let the flame war begin! :lol:

    But seriously, lets pick apart your points you've made.

    1. The Wii has no potential.

    Anything has potential. The Wii has revolutionised the way many of us play video games. Many who wouldn't think of playing before are now enjoying the delights of video gaming. With hardware such as MotionPlus and WiiSpeak on the way, along with software pushing the Wii's limits, like The Conduit, I think there is still a fair amount of potential to be unlocked in the console.

    2. Zero hardcore games.

    This statement is completely false. I respect your opinion, that you disliked titles like Super Mario Galaxy, Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Metroid Prime 3, but these are all examples of hardcore games. Others would include Okami, Twilight Princess, Battalion Wars, Zak and Wiki, No More Heroes, the list goes on, and I'm sure my fellow forum members will add to the list. These arguments can get REALLY heated...

    3. Small memory.

    Yes, the Wii's memory is pitiful. However, that should be no excuse for software developers should deny us downloadable content. It's up to us how we use our 512mb.

    K? :wink:

  42. Smash-bros fan Monday 15th Sep 2008 at 21:08

    Shame. Rock Band should be great. Instead its a
    http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo275/DancingNinjaKid/millionaire_idiot_fail.jpg

  43. LordYoshiman Monday 15th Sep 2008 at 21:19

    I never have liked any of the guitar/drum/anything rock related simulation games. One, because I'm pretty ignorant of ALL music, and two, if you can do it in real life, I don't see the point of simulating it, and you get more satisfaction than pressing coloured blobs.


    I prefer the "out there" rhythm games. You know, Donkey Konga and Samba De Amigo.Heck, flame me as much as you want, but I would rather play Wii Music over ANY version of Rockband. But that's just me...

    It's still inexcusable that third parties don't give the Wii any respect. Mario Galaxy managed to fit a lot in, and I got 40 hours out of Zelda. It's basically just a developer going "Hey! It's the casual market! Just cut out all the good stuff, they'll never know."

    And on more than one occasion it has been EA. The Simpsons Game on Wii was an widescreen version of the PSP game.

    You can't say the Wii is bad because some third parties can't be bothered to work hard on something.

  44. SteveMega Monday 15th Sep 2008 at 21:37

    You can't say the Wii is bad because some third parties can't be bothered to work hard on something.


    I say it's bad because Nintendo can't be bothered to put any effort into their games or products, because we all know that as effort goes up, sales go down.

  45. LordYoshiman Monday 15th Sep 2008 at 22:09

    You can't say the Wii is bad because some third parties can't be bothered to work hard on something.


    I say it's bad because Nintendo can't be bothered to put any effort into their games or products, because we all know that as effort goes up, sales go down.

    You may think that but others don't, I don't. Mario Galaxy in my opinion was awesome, better than any other Mario Platforming game. Sure, you may think that, but you're opinion isn't the right one, and neither is mine.

    And the Wii has had a lot of effort put into it really, the 360 was just an updated Xbox no matter how you look at it. The Wii was a complete overhaul gameplay wise.

  46. Anonymous Tuesday 16th Sep 2008 at 11:16


    I say it's bad because Nintendo can't be bothered to put any effort into their games or products


    That's possibly one of the most ridiculous, uninformed and generally 'intended to generate a flame war' comments I've ever read.

  47. Mama Luigi Tuesday 16th Sep 2008 at 15:35

    Oh well. I've never liked Rock Band anyway.

  48. Mama Luigi Tuesday 16th Sep 2008 at 15:36


    I say it's bad because Nintendo can't be bothered to put any effort into their games or products


    That's possibly one of the most ridiculous, uninformed and generally 'intended to generate a flame war' comments I've ever read.

    Since when did Nintendo make Rock Band?
    Learn the backstory before commenting SteveMega.

  49. Mama Luigi Tuesday 16th Sep 2008 at 15:38

    Desrves an extra 5-10% solely on the Multiplayer. It's briiliant, even with 3 players.

    As for the Price, £125 hardly exspensive!

    We're not all rich you know. I'd prefer to spent £125 on a few good games, not one sub par one or even one amazing game for that matter. I could get an actual console for that price!

  50. Dean Thompson Tuesday 16th Sep 2008 at 15:47

    In some ways this being a fairly poor attempt is a good thing. Now choosing between Guitar Hero Worl Tour and Rockband should be easy! :)

  51. Ben707 Tuesday 16th Sep 2008 at 19:14

    We're not all rich you know. I'd prefer to spent £125 on a few good games, not one sub par one or even one amazing game for that matter. I could get an actual console for that price!

    I'm hardly rich. I was saying that people complained that it was £140, £15 is alot of money off.

    You could get a console! Like what an Atari :roll:

    360= £150
    PS3= £300
    Wii= £180

  52. calumt6 Tuesday 16th Sep 2008 at 20:14

    I dont think this game is as lacking as the reveiw makes out i bought this game on saturday and i think it rocks :D

  53. SteveMega Wednesday 17th Sep 2008 at 12:10


    I say it's bad because Nintendo can't be bothered to put any effort into their games or products


    That's possibly one of the most ridiculous, uninformed and generally 'intended to generate a flame war' comments I've ever read.

    Since when did Nintendo make Rock Band?
    Learn the backstory before commenting SteveMega.


    *Facepalm*

    Oh God... Are you really that stupid?

    And yeah, Martin, I exaggerated. :D

  54. The Arbiter Wednesday 17th Sep 2008 at 20:31


    I say it's bad because Nintendo can't be bothered to put any effort into their games or products


    That's possibly one of the most ridiculous, uninformed and generally 'intended to generate a flame war' comments I've ever read.

    Since when did Nintendo make Rock Band?
    Learn the backstory before commenting SteveMega.


    *Facepalm*

    Oh God... Are you really that stupid?

    And yeah, Martin, I exaggerated. :D

    What?! Seriously, I don't want to cause offense, but it seems you're the one lacking intelligence here. :x

  55. SteveMega Wednesday 17th Sep 2008 at 21:15


    I say it's bad because Nintendo can't be bothered to put any effort into their games or products


    That's possibly one of the most ridiculous, uninformed and generally 'intended to generate a flame war' comments I've ever read.

    Since when did Nintendo make Rock Band?
    Learn the backstory before commenting SteveMega.


    *Facepalm*

    Oh God... Are you really that stupid?

    And yeah, Martin, I exaggerated. :D

    What?! Seriously, I don't want to cause offense, but it seems you're the one lacking intelligence here. :x


    Read the post I was replying to. I never, ever thought that Nintendo had anything to do with Rock Band. At all.

    Rock Band's made by Harmonix, produced by MTV and distributed by EA... if that helps.

  56. The Arbiter Thursday 18th Sep 2008 at 17:49


    I say it's bad because Nintendo can't be bothered to put any effort into their games or products


    That's possibly one of the most ridiculous, uninformed and generally 'intended to generate a flame war' comments I've ever read.

    Since when did Nintendo make Rock Band?
    Learn the backstory before commenting SteveMega.


    *Facepalm*

    Oh God... Are you really that stupid?

    And yeah, Martin, I exaggerated. :D

    What?! Seriously, I don't want to cause offense, but it seems you're the one lacking intelligence here. :x


    Read the post I was replying to. I never, ever thought that Nintendo had anything to do with Rock Band. At all.

    Rock Band's made by Harmonix, produced by MTV and distributed by EA... if that helps.

    Right. I'm sorry if you were trying to be sarcastic or something, but it's much harder to pick up from a piece of written text, than if someone was to speak to you directly. For that reason, I made my posts. I still agree with Martins post, though.

  57. Vortex099 Saturday 20th Sep 2008 at 07:00

    typical yet another lazy ps2 port. it reli annoys me cuz the wii has so much potential nd most developers just choose to ignore it nd just cash in. as hopefully proved by guitar hero world tour the wii can have downloadable songs, customisation etc so y not put it in!!! its also giving the wii a bad reputaion. heres looking at u gingerbread man

    No it doesn't you pillock =/ The Wii has no potential to be anything more than a Gimmick console, with literally zero hardcore games. I mean, the new Mario was, crap, SSBB, was completely overrated and even Metroid failed to impress.

    And as I said in the Rock Band preview news thing, I knew this would happen. I knew all the stuff would be pulled, cos the Wii has 512MB of space. 5.1.2MB. Which is shocking, considering the Xbox and PS3, if you don't count the Arcade 360, are at least 20GB, which isn't sold anymore, so now it's 40GB.

    Lol, the future's bright, the future's Microsoft.

    Gimmick console? So you're telling me that the Wii doesn't have potential to have good graphics, good controls, good online play and good downloadable content? Just look at Super Mario Galaxy and the upcoming Guitar Hero World Tour...


    Galaxy was one big gravity gimmick. I liked the game, but that's undeniable.

    And GHWT is just one huge terrible gimmick (the crappy song creation).

    How do you know that the song creation is crappy when the game isn't even out yet?

    Anyway, I really believe the Wii isn't a gimmick console and stand by Gynjanynja's beliefs. The Wii has the power to display better games, but nobody apart from Nintendo is actually putting the effort in (well, maybe a few third-party ones, but NOI THQ). And remember - this isn't Nintendo's fault!

  58. kraid Monday 7th Jun 2010 at 21:18

    360 + Rock Band 2 > This Crap > World Tour

    Seriously people, don't judge a brilliant game on the crappy Wii release.


    this.

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