Yesterday, while under influence of considerable amounts of alcohol, me and my roommate, Mikkel, decided that Rock Band was just the thing we needed. Oddly enough we felt the same when we woke up this morning, so we drove to the nearest Fona. I thought the price of the game and the instruments was around 1.200 kr., that was kind of far of, because it’s around 2.000 kr. We thought that was kind of insane, so we went back home, but after a lot of arguments like “Well, I did just get my last paycheck” and “I’ll probably sell my drum kit at home”, we went back to the store and bought the box. As you can see in the last entry I just dragged myself away from the game to post some photos, but now we’ve been playing all day, and I’d like to tell you a little about the experience.
I’ve played Guitar Hero 2 and 3 a lot, especially at the Film College, so I didn’t really expect an entirely new experience from Rock Band, maybe except from the drums, although I didn’t expect to be able to play those. I was so wrong, the game is just incredible, and I actually think the main reason is the drums. We’ve been playing three guys, and if you think you feel like a rockstar playing Guitar Hero, just wait until you try this, it’s fricking amazing! It probably helps that Mikkel plays drums in his sparetime, but damn, you feel pretty cool. The drumming looks very difficult, and I’ve always been a bit of a retard concerning my motor skills, but it’s actually not that hard. I went through the tutorials, and now I can keep up on medium, also, it’s so much more fun than playing the guitars, again, because it feels so much more real.
The game is also very well done, the campaign, called World Tour, gives you fans, money, etc. You also compete for prizes like tour vans, and eventually travel abroad. The download section is also incredibly well done, you can download the tracks individually (costing from 9 – 17 kr. a piece), and the amount of songs is very impressive. Anyway, now I know how to keep myself occupied until school starts.