Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I Officially Support A Family-Friendly Rhythm Game

News has been coming out about Band Hero's full setlist and LEGO Rock Band's celebrity appearances, and I found the whole idea a little ridiculous. More or less everyone savvy enough to own RB2 has to have access to DLC, right? So then why not release these more popular songs on the network?

Maybe I'm just thinking about this the wrong way, maybe I should look at it like a track pack, like the ones that came out for Rock Band.

However, I think one best fits the mission statement here at Rhythm Bastard Central: LEGO Rock Band.


Why not Band Hero? After all, they've got Cheap Trick, Devo, and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, so what gives?

Yeah, Band Hero has apperances by Adam Levine from Maroon 5 and Taylor Swift. Not one, not two but THREE songs by her.

It does have a few good selections, but while Band Hero seems to go "OK, we'll give you Devo and Styx, now here's some Top 40 shit that kinda has guitar and bass in it sorta" , LEGO Rock Band says "Fine, you recognize Pink and Kaiser Cheifs, 'K kids? Good, here's some classic rock you might have heard somewhere via cultural osmosis."

Open Mic tomorrow. GOING IN EARLY for it this time.

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