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I Love the Beatles, but....

  • Oct 4, 2009
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Playing Beatles Rock Band makes me hate myself...even more than regular Rock Band does.

I grew up on Beatles music and could listen to it day and night. I L-O-V-E it.

When this game was released we seriously thought about buying it, but decided on a trial rental first.

So very glad.

There's something rather particular to the voices of each of the Beattles that makes the average non-singer fan (such as myself) sound truly horrid when trying to sing along.

I've been playing regular Rock Band for over a year and hated myself pretty bad with that much of the time. I can't fault either game for my lack of singing skills.

However, unlike with regular Rock Band, I'm FAR more interested in singing with Beatles than I am in playing instruments. At least attempting to master the drums placated me with the 'regular' version. But being a die hard Beatles fan (and not because I wanted to beat drums like Ringo, play the guitar like George or rock the harmonica like Paul) all I want to do is sing the songs.

If you're thinking about buying this game because you REALLY love to sing along to Beatles tunes, I'd recommend you rent it first and give it a trial run.

Lest Beatles Rock Band makes you hate yourself as it did with me.

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The Beatles: Rock Band is a music video game developed by Harmonix Music Systems, published by MTV Games and distributed by Electronic Arts. It is the third major console release in the Rock Band music video game series and, like other games in the series, it allows players to simulate the playing of rock music by using controllers shaped like musical instruments. The game consists of 45 songs by the British rock group The Beatles spanning their career, along with virtual depictions of the band members performing the songs. Future downloadable content for the game will feature additional songs and full albums from The Beatles, such as the entirety of Abbey Road (1969) shortly after the game's release.

The game was released internationally on 9 September 2009, coinciding with the release of the new, remastered CD versions of The Beatles' albums. The game is shipped as a bundle with themed instrument controllers and as a standalone game for which all existing Rock Band and compatible music game accessories can be used. The game incorporates many of the gameplay features of the Rock Band series; however, it is not an expansion pack for the Rock Band series, and content for it and other Rock Band titles will not be cross-compatible; Harmonix co-founder Alex Rigopulos describes the game as "... a new, full game title production built from the ground up."

The game was developed with the blessing and critical input of Apple Corps, including former Beatles members...
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ESRB: E
Number of Players: 1-4
Publisher: EA
Developer: Harmonix
Console: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Music
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