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Overpriced but incredible

  • Oct 18, 2009
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+5
My son managed to get enough money for his birthday to get this package. It is an inordinate price but for that price a large group of people are entertained for hours on end.

The package includes the guitar, drums and mike to allow three people to play. If you already have an existing guitar you are in a position to add a fourth player and the games begin.

The game itself is pretty good, standard rock band fare with the great improvement of the music of the Beatles. For a 40th something like me this means the teen will be playing music that I won't get sick of.

The background graphics and the various goals and additions are well done making the game pretty solid.

The big differences are of course the special guitar. It is very nice looking and the Beatles front for the Drums is pretty cool too. The mike turns it into a home karaoke system (my wife doesn't approve) Its for the buyer to decide if the chrome is worth the bucks but it certainly passes the way cool test, but for the price it really ought to.

If you want to keep track of your kids and their friends this package is guaranteed to make your house the stop of choice for teenagers and 20 somethings for a very long time.

You will pay a high preimum for this item, but it will certainly get plenty of use to justify it.

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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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