Sunday, February 24, 2008

Rock Band - 5 stars

This is a phenomenal game.

I think the press surrounding this game tells the story, so I shouldn't need to go into too much detail here. Suffice it to say, this is possibly the most perfect multiplayer co-op party game ever made. Hyperbole, you say? Well, name one that has more broad-based appeal, audience participation (i.e. fun for people who are watching), and more enduring replay value - even without the ongoing releases of new downloadable songs. You can't. Nothing even comes close. The entire game concept just blows everything else away, and the execution (by a software team whose skills have been honed by years of making games which logically led up to this one, their magnum opus) is pitch-perfect. This game is good for parties, and for couples.

Note: It is possible to play the guitar while carrying a newborn baby in a sling, and sing the vocal part at the same time. Try it.