After months of hesitation and a week or so of comparisons I finally dropped the $189 on Rockband 2, purchasing it over the highly popular Guitar Hero: World Tour. I picked up Guitar Hero 2 after a buddy had one reserved, but never picked it up, so he gave me the certificate a few years back. Since then my wife picked up GH: III and both games were highly addictive (as if games are addictive like drugs, nicotine or alcohol…more on that later) and playing them were very enjoyable.
The main reason for the RB2 over GH: WT was the wide selection (400+) of downloadable content (DHC) from the XBox Marketplace. Supposedly there is new content every week. I have already bought some Clash and Rush music, but might have mistakenly gotten some RB music that might or might not work (but should) work with RB2. I have not spent that much time with the game, but I do know one thing. I suck ass playing the drums. Talk about taking some real coordination to be good.
I rock with vocals, which is where my main interest lied, as well as playing lead and bass guitar. So far it has been a great experience, who knows I might even get the wife on the couch to play…Rockband 2 that is. So far she has not been too involved in Guitar Hero, so I doubt she will put much time into RB2 over her current love…WoW. Don’t get me started on that damn game.
More to follow after I get more involved in the actual game play aspect of the game, but I already know I do like the game.