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What was Rock Band like?
For me, it's Check Yes, Juliet on LEGO Rock Band
25 or 6 to 4 on Rock Band 3, most fun guitar song in the entire franchise.
for me it was rude mood
Lego RB had no business being that fun, I wished it had full access to all DLC songs and RB2's tracks as I would have moved onto it instead. Presentation was good and I loved the fretboard design.
It was a blast, especially when I had made some friends online to play with. Megadeth tracks were a constant for us.
Fuck yeah man. Me and my friend would find randoms and just place all the rust in peace songs.
My fingers ache remember tornado of souls on expert guitar or poison was the cure
We played certain tracks from Rust in Piece a lot, but I think our most played Megadeth track was Good Mourning/Black Friday from Peace Sells. Shame nothing from Killing is My Business was added, that's my favorite album of theirs.
the early controllers were pretty flimsy, I’m not even a lardo and I busted the foot pedal getting too into the intro for enter sandman. I fixed it with butter knives
It's not even being a fat ass. They made a kick pedal for Beatles rock band that has a metal plate over it, works great. I have a set still for my PS3. The guitars had the issue for me bad sensors and miss notes/strums.
Yeah, the metal pedal makes all the difference, that cheap plastic piece of shit broke so easily.
I only used the RB2 one, but the metal they had on it was still really flimsy and the plastic part snapped eventually anyway. I bolted on a piece of steel to it for reinforcement.
The rockband guitars at least had quiet strum switches. I prefer the 360 xplorers but they click and clack like a mofo. The GH3 guitars had a neat idea to split the neck and body but the connections got bad over time.
I think it was the GH5 controller that had the perfect click for me, the sound helped me a lot when keeping rhythm for alt strumming
I liked the scale of the Rock Band controllers. Even the GHWT controller feels too small.
I like the clicks, it kept me in rhythm.
The Guitar Hero 4 guitar is my favorite plastic guitar of all time.
Based, world tour guitar is flawless and guitars that dont click are garbage
I get so much fucking fret drops in clone hero solely from the GH3 wii guitar neck. I always have to press it hard together to keep it working right
You could try soldering the connections together.
there are a shit load or replacement button assemblies for hardware. Try looking for instruments at thrift stores
>try looking for instruments at thrift stores
That ship has sailed. Best years were from like 2014-2019 when people were offloading hardware from the PS360 era.
Goodwill knows what they have now, and prices shit accordingly.
Very unfulfilling. Unlike Konami's rhythm games which had cool original songs and a very linear difficulty curve, Rock Band was all over the place both for soundtrack choices and challenge. Guitar Hero might have been pretty unbalanced as well but playing lead in Rock Band is a complete toss-up, there's no rhyme or reason to which songs are actually possible for a beginner or not.
People say it's fun with friends but that's not something everyone did. A lot of people took Rock Band seriously and tried to perfect play the songs, and that's when the flaws started to show. Don't even get me started on the peripherals, which you're lucky to find a working kit nowadays.
I also just really despise the pricing model and anyone who defends that shit is responsible for Western rhythm games crashing and burning in the 2010s.
It was an easy way to get people who don't normally play vidya to hang out and play stuff. Especially girls.
I only played it at a friends house with 6 other people. Never played it solo. Always had a lot of fun when we would all play.
It was probably what finally killed couch multiplayer, but it was fun if you had 3 other engaged people playing songs you actually liked.
My favorite thing in RB3 was playing with online randoms and tossing jerry was a racecar driver into the setlist. Then just sit back and watch the bass player choke and die under the sudden pressure. Or they expert it no prob which was also great
I never bothered playing RB3 with randoms. Most people would just quit out right after their song. Never had that problem in 2.
> Have some e-drums
> Find out they sell a MIDI controller adapter for ps3
> Am able to play rock band songs in Pro Mode with it
> Even put it in my mapping where if I lift the foot pedal, the hi-hat registers as the blue cymbal, since Rock Band sometimes uses it for the ride cymbal and sometimes for an open hi-hat
> Still play every now and then
I'd like to see a resurgence just because technology js probably a lot better now and would result in more durable controllers. I don't know how well it would sell though or how quickly it will get milked.
I wish I could get my hi-hat pedal to register properly. When I have it pressed down the cymbal doesn't register. I bought a roll limitless for my rockband 4 ps4 and it's been a fucking blast. That's the only downside cause some of the songs, it's clear that the blue cymbal is an open hi-hat and it's difficult as shit to alternate rapidly between the hi-hat and the ride.
Lots of good memories playing rock band 1/2 and halo 3 in high school. Was the only person who could function on drums even on easy, so I always got to play even though it was usually 6 of us swapping in and out
shits fun, I still play with my roommate sometimes
i thought this was one of those israelite images
You're in luck
I see it too now
Similar to guitar hero it was a fun partying game. Then the try hards appeared and the game became the biggest dick measuring contest in the world and ruined it for everyone. 90% of people wouldn't go near or touch the game because if you ever saw one of the try hards they'd use the game as their excuse to spend 50+ minutes "showing off" on expert
>tfw no girl will ever EVER yell this to you to insult you
caused a lot of fights when people couln't play a song they wanted because someone else wanted to play something or a specific instrument
and got old after a few songs
Sadly Harmonix is pretty much dead in the water now that they are owned by Epic.
are you actually asking, OP? Like just Rock Band in general or like the Rock Band/Guitar Hero plastic instrument gimmick era?
Drum kit sucked ass.
YOU COULD HAVE BEEN ALL I WANTED BUT YOU WERE INHONEST NOW GET IN THE GROOOUUNND
It was pretty awesome. The idea of becoming a rockstar without having to put much effort was perfect for the average person who only wants the rush of the song and the stage. Pretty much what simulator games should be. It's a shame there are no more instruments to buy
I had a mic stand so I could play guitar and vocals sometimes, you’d have to play the vocals on easy if you wanted to have fun
it had a pretty extensive character creator
I kinda wish I got figures made of my characters, even if it was very early 3D printing.
Fun but the guitar instruments sucked. They were too soft and flimsy. I used the Xplorer that came in a GHII bundle I found on sale at Best Buy for $40. When that bit the dust, I bought the Guitar Hero: Metallica bundle just for the guitar (oh, and the game was okay too, I guess).
The main thing I remember about it was that the controllers were way better than Shittar Hero
Man rock band was great. I remember playing Guitar Hero for fucking hours on end and then getting tired of the setlists and switching to Rock Band and playing Green Grass and High Tides for hours on end. Good times.
take the clone hero pill my friends, I'm up to 18k songs
I'm glad clone hero exists cause trying to play any of the old games with original hardware sucks ass depending on your settup. Plus new Tvs always seem to be out of sync
i mostly use phase shift, can you please redpill me on clone hero? i installed it years back based on hype and in fact even kinda followed it in its early years, just not at all after. i literally could not get mouse keyboard controller or any fucking thing to work. i am mostly a drummer what is the scene like for drums right now?
I wish anybody played online MP
>rock band/guitar hero dead
>LAN parties dead
>couch coop dead
>voice chat in games is neutered/everyone sits in their private chats
>MMOs are all instance-based and solo-able/doable with zero communication
why has gaming become so insanely anti-social
>why has gaming become so insanely anti-social
Literally it's because a bunch of brown people immigrated to the first world and now half the people online speak various subhuman languages such as spanish, indian, korean, portuguese, etc. The internet and technology in general are being completely re-geared towards accessibility for low IQ poos.
it was the first reason i bought a PS3. very easily my greatest purchase as i consider rock band one of my favorite games now. i had a lot of fun bringing it to parties. nobody was ever any good as a full band but it was funny. i actually took up drums because of it, realizing a great appreciation for the drums as i frequently filled in as the drummer as nobody else ever wanted to do it. i still occasionally play drums with phase shift custom tracks on PC to this day with my roland vdrum kit. i really didn't want the franchise to ever die out, it'd be a terrible a shame. the way it changed how i view and participate with music was pretty substantial.
The drums and the drum pedal broke after only a few weeks of play, which meant you had to invest in expensive third party durable instruments if you didn't want them breaking. The guitar was dog shit and squishy, it didn't have the "click" like guitar hero had. The guitar also broke easily, the buttons were squishy and shit as well. The microphone stuff could be beat by just humming the right pitche instead of actually singing. Overall it was an incredibly popular game series from 2007-2010ish and then faded away as quickly as it became popular. I owned all the games, the Beatles rock band, band hero. I stopped playing before rock band 3 came out. I had a closet full of plastic instruments, I tried to sell them one day and absolutely no one wanted them, EB games wouldn't take them, local MA and PA used video game stores wouldn't take them, no one on Craigslist wanted them, so they all went into the trash. 10 years later, I wish I kept at least a set of instruments, because sometimes I think it would be fun to fire up a couple songs on drums or guitar.
anyone want to do a weekly online sessions in clone hero? trade songs etc? I'm down to play more often
I have literally made threads every friday night begging Ganker to play MP
>got into the plastic guitar craze with RB2
>loved the 'make your own band' thing just as much as the actual playing
>RB3 and RB4 walked back on it super hard to the point HMX said they were originally not even going to let you make characters in RB4 as they saw no point to it.
>final end product still has very little in terms of customization with the majority of tops being t-shirts with various logos on them instead of the variety of outfits 2 and even 3 had.
One thing I really missed from RB2 was how some venues would incorporate your band name and logo into the stage design, RB3's ported versions of those stages left those areas blank as it was evidently too much hassle to replicate.
Was 3 that much worse for character customization?
3 was a step back from 2, probably since the wii was trying to be equal to the PS3/360 versions and it could barely handle 2 before the addition of multiple singers and the keyboard
What was missing? I genuinely don't remember. Overall I liked 3 because of how much you got to see your characters, and how you could play quickplay to still see your band.
It had way less outfits and instruments in exchange for a more involved character creator. I could never make female characters look 'right' in the face in it though. Worst thing was that it had no ways to set a character's personality as animations were now tied to the song itself (and most of them were just set to default, especially RBN songs) and less animations in general.
RB3 also had the mike stand permanently glued to the singer's hand unlike in 2 where they would stomp around with just the mike. Less instances of the guitarist and bassist striking up conversations with audience members during down times too.
It was fun, but it also stopped people from playing music together. Instead they took the virtual shortcut.
it was great
i just wish you could have made your own tracks, upload them and download etc, i'd kill to play some new york dolls or heartbreakers songs
Later GH games let you do that but they were essentially midis.
you could make any song you want, it just had to sound like a late 2000s ringtone
It existed, you could even make your own album covers.
It had some seriously nasty limitations like being only to play a few notes on a scale unless you had a special guitar.
My brother sold my 360 X-plorer guitar and rockband drums several years ago. I'm still salty, I loved GH and RB
Drums were really nice. I got a GH set with guitar and drums because we bought one as a birthday present for a friend, but someone else got the same present first, so I got to keep it. There's this thing however that if you're to sink considerable amount of time into a rhythm game with replica instruments it's more rewarding to learn an actual instrument instead, whatever it would be for you. You'd spend $300-$500-$1000 on an instrument, but you'd never again depend on some israeli publisher to greenlight another installment of the game. Plus, with a real thing you have a connection between what you do and the sound you make; just making whatever sound you're able to feels good. GH/Rockband do not have this connection, the fake guitar being particularly bad. The game makes you press buttons, but they don't quite correspond to the sound that plays and the whole experience feels fake.
>went over to my friends house every friday night because they had the full band setup
>RB 1+2, and later III
>parents would paly along with us
>one time they were all drinking outside so we just put on eye of the tiger on expert and kept failing out, laughing our asses off
god I miss those kids
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