When Guitar Hero came out, I absolutely loved it and was constantly playing it with my friends. Then I heard about a new video game coming out in which you were able to play drums, guitar, sing. I was very excited to hear about this.
Rock Band is available now for Playstation 2, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360. It will be available for Wii in June 2008. This game is so much fun. I bought the special edition bundle pack for PS2. This includes the video game software, guitar controller, drum controller, and microphone. I have the PS2 version of this game. In this game, you are able to play the guitar, drums, or sing. Up to 3 people can play this game at once, so it is like you are performing in a band.
The guitar controller is similar to the one in Guitar Hero. The guitar has 5 different colors on the neck of it that are like frets on a guitar and they coordinate with colors on the screen when you are suppose to play them. This is also a button that you move up and down to play each note, which is suppose to be similar to plucking a string.
The drums have 4 different colored drumheads and then they have a bass color. Each drumhead color coordinates with a color on the screen that you are suppose to play. The microphone is like a regular microphone. When singing, you are told whether you are singing too low and too high and you want your voice to match the correct pitch.
When you play a song on this game, you want to make it through the whole song without getting "boo'd" off stage. On the side, there is a crowd meter and when you hit the notes correctly with your musical instrument controller, your crowd meter is high but if you miss notes, than you crowd meter starts to go low to the red zone and you could end up being boo'd off stage.
I have the PS2 version of this game which features tons of rock songs. However, this game for the other 3 consoles, allows you to go online to purchase and download new songs to play in your game. These songs are constantly being updated. This is definitely a game worth buying and is lots of fun.