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3.0 out of 5 stars Great, but too expensive, September 27, 2009
This review is from: Xbox 360 The Beatles: Rock Band - Software Only (Video Game)
I love the Rock Band series and it's one of the most fun games to play with a group of friends. When I first heard about The Beatles Rock Band, I was excited because now no one will get "stuck" as the singer. It's much more fun to sing when you can sing as The Beatles.

The gameplay is awesome, the graphics are great and I think the game captures the essence of Beatlemania. There are a few missing features from the other incarnations of the Rock Band series (like you can only change timing lag for one instrument during a session, so if the guitar player fixes the lag for himself, it may be off for the preferences of the drummer, with no way to fix it. If the timing is off for one player, it can amount to a LOT of missed notes.)

The main disappointment comes with there only being 45 songs, and therefore only about 2-3 hours of truly unique gameplay (sure, you can change the difficulty, but you can really only play a song so many time before it gets predictable and boring). I understand that getting the rights to those 45 songs was probably difficult and extremely expensive for the developers; however I feel like the game being released (software-only) at $60 is a LOT to ask for 45 songs. What is equally frustrating is that they plan to release future albums via downloadable content... for a price. It just seems a bit shady to me. I don't want to complain too much, because I should be glad that they are at least releasing downloadable content, rather than just leaving us high and dry. It would be nice if at least a few of the to-be-released songs would be free.

The songs included with the game are awesome; however there are many (MANY) hits missing. I guess it's just a case of me not reading the description well enough, but it also feels like with a game that LOOKS so good, they missed the mark with the songs.

In all, the game is fun and the visuals are great, but the price point is a bit high for what you actually receive. Overall, if you are a huge Beatles fan, get it. If you like The Beatles and like Rock Band, wait until it gets a little cheaper before shelling out the cash.

Overall, I gave the game 4-stars for gameplay because it IS fun, but only 3-stars for the game as a whole because of the factors described above.
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Initial post: Aug 5, 2011, 11:41:53 PM PDT
ha ha, and now i'm getting this for $8 ;)
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