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28th Jun '13 9:06:53 AM PancticeSquadCutterback
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Konami is known as the creators of ''DrumMania'' and ''GuitarFreaks'', the forefathers to [[GuitarHero many]] [[RockBand popular]] American RhythmGames. However despite this (and failed attempts to market GF in America upon its debut), their arcade versions [[NoExportForYou remained relegated to Asian arcades and those lucky enough to import them]].

When rhythm games became a major trend in 2008 thanks to the popularity of ''Guitar Hero'' and ''Rock Band'', Konami decided to FollowTheLeader and cash in on the craze in 2008 with Rock Revolution, a partial band game (no vocals) developed by Zoe Mode, with no dedicated guitar controller (just use a GuitarHero or RockBand one), and a very awkward looking drum kit peripheral. The result? Disaster. A game full of covers, a majority of songs under-charted, and an overall low-quality experience.

Versions were released on multiple platforms, the Xbox 360 and [=PS3=] versions used traditional controllers, the Wii version (which was actually ''pulled'' before release somehow) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSA0jhtZrR8 awkwardly used the Wii remotes instead]], and the DS version used the touch screen, plus the microphone for vocals.

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* CoverVersion: Completely going the other way on promises by both Harmonix and Neversoft that their future titles would only use master tracks, all but ''2'' songs on Rock Revolution are covers.
** The two songs which were original master tracks were [[LinkinPark Linkin Park]]'s Given Up, where the artist had provided other masters to both the other games previously; and Finger Eleven's [[OneHitWonder Paralyzer]], which was also released on [[GuitarHero Band Hero]] and the Rock Band Network - thus, not actually made by Harmonix for that game!
* DuelingGames: With GH and RB
* ExecutiveMeddling: Konami forced vocals to be excluded so it wouldn't compete with ''KaraokeRevolution''. To note, the original games in that franchise were co-developed with Harmonix, future developers of Rock Band, which just so happens to re-use a lot of that game's mechanics.
* RequiredSpinoffCrossover: One of the game's few DLC packs contained songs from Bemani artists, mainly crossovers from DrumMania (including a ''long version'' of Model [=DD8=], a boss song from [=GF/DM V4=]), a new Des-Row song, and a rock cover of "My Only Shining Star" from ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution'' [=SuperNOVA=].

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Konami is known as the creators of ''DrumMania'' and ''GuitarFreaks'', the forefathers to [[GuitarHero many]] [[RockBand popular]] American RhythmGames. However despite this (and failed attempts to market GF in America upon its debut), their arcade versions [[NoExportForYou remained relegated to Asian arcades and those lucky enough to import them]].

When rhythm games became a major trend in 2008 thanks to the popularity of ''Guitar Hero'' and ''Rock Band'', Konami decided to FollowTheLeader and cash in on the craze in 2008 with Rock Revolution, a partial band game (no vocals) developed by Zoe Mode, with no dedicated guitar controller (just use a GuitarHero or RockBand one), and a very awkward looking drum kit peripheral. The result? Disaster. A game full of covers, a majority of songs under-charted, and an overall low-quality experience.

Versions were released on multiple platforms, the Xbox 360 and [=PS3=] versions used traditional controllers, the Wii version (which was actually ''pulled'' before release somehow) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSA0jhtZrR8 awkwardly used the Wii remotes instead]], and the DS version used the touch screen, plus the microphone for vocals.

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!!This series provides examples of:
* CoverVersion: Completely going the other way on promises by both Harmonix and Neversoft that their future titles would only use master tracks, all but ''2'' songs on Rock Revolution are covers.
** The two songs which were original master tracks were [[LinkinPark Linkin Park]]'s Given Up, where the artist had provided other masters to both the other games previously; and Finger Eleven's [[OneHitWonder Paralyzer]], which was also released on [[GuitarHero Band Hero]] and the Rock Band Network - thus, not actually made by Harmonix for that game!
* DuelingGames: With GH and RB
* ExecutiveMeddling: Konami forced vocals to be excluded so it wouldn't compete with ''KaraokeRevolution''. To note, the original games in that franchise were co-developed with Harmonix, future developers of Rock Band, which just so happens to re-use a lot of that game's mechanics.
* RequiredSpinoffCrossover: One of the game's few DLC packs contained songs from Bemani artists, mainly crossovers from DrumMania (including a ''long version'' of Model [=DD8=], a boss song from [=GF/DM V4=]), a new Des-Row song, and a rock cover of "My Only Shining Star" from ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution'' [=SuperNOVA=].
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24th Mar '13 4:34:01 PM RedIon1992
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** The two songs which were original master tracks were [[LinkinPark]]'s Given Up, where the artist had provided other masters to both the other games previously; and Finger Eleven's [[OneHitWonder Paralyzer]], which was also released on [[GuitarHero BandHero]] and the Rock Band Network - thus, not actually made by Harmonix for that game!

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** The two songs which were original master tracks were [[LinkinPark]]'s [[LinkinPark Linkin Park]]'s Given Up, where the artist had provided other masters to both the other games previously; and Finger Eleven's [[OneHitWonder Paralyzer]], which was also released on [[GuitarHero BandHero]] Band Hero]] and the Rock Band Network - thus, not actually made by Harmonix for that game!
24th Mar '13 4:32:27 PM RedIon1992
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** The two songs which were original master tracks were [[Linkin Park]]'s Given Up, where the artist had provided other masters to both the other games previously; and Finger Eleven's [[Paralyzer|OneHitWonder]], which was also released on [[BandHero]] and the Rock Band Network - thus, not actually made by Harmonix for that game!

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** The two songs which were original master tracks were [[Linkin Park]]'s [[LinkinPark]]'s Given Up, where the artist had provided other masters to both the other games previously; and Finger Eleven's [[Paralyzer|OneHitWonder]], [[OneHitWonder Paralyzer]], which was also released on [[BandHero]] [[GuitarHero BandHero]] and the Rock Band Network - thus, not actually made by Harmonix for that game!
24th Mar '13 4:30:44 PM RedIon1992
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** The two songs which were original master tracks were [[Linkin Park]]'s Given Up, where the artist had provided other masters to both the other games previously; and Finger Eleven's [[Paralyzer|OneHitWonder]], which was also released on [[BandHero]] and the Rock Band Network - thus, not actually made by Harmonix for that game!
14th Feb '13 1:05:56 PM Lirodon
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Konami is known as the creators of ''DrumMania'' and ''GuitarFreaks'', the forefathers to [[GuitarHero many]] [[RockBand popular]] American RhythmGames. However despite this (and failed attempts to market GF in America upon its debut), their arcade versions [[NoExportForYou remained relegated to Asian arcades and those lucky enough to import them]]. When rhythm games became a major trend in 2008 thanks to the popularity of ''Guitar Hero'' and ''Rock Band'', Konami decided to cash in on the craze in 2008 with Rock Revolution, a partial band game (no vocals) developed by Zoe Mode, with no dedicated guitar controller (just use a GuitarHero or RockBand one), and a very awkward looking drum kit peripheral. The result? Disaster. A game full of covers, a majority of songs under-charted, and an overall low-quality experience.

to:

Konami is known as the creators of ''DrumMania'' and ''GuitarFreaks'', the forefathers to [[GuitarHero many]] [[RockBand popular]] American RhythmGames. However despite this (and failed attempts to market GF in America upon its debut), their arcade versions [[NoExportForYou remained relegated to Asian arcades and those lucky enough to import them]].

When rhythm games became a major trend in 2008 thanks to the popularity of ''Guitar Hero'' and ''Rock Band'', Konami decided to FollowTheLeader and cash in on the craze in 2008 with Rock Revolution, a partial band game (no vocals) developed by Zoe Mode, with no dedicated guitar controller (just use a GuitarHero or RockBand one), and a very awkward looking drum kit peripheral. The result? Disaster. A game full of covers, a majority of songs under-charted, and an overall low-quality experience.
22nd Jan '13 11:59:32 PM SamMax
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* RequiredSpinoffCrossover: One of the game's few DLC packs contained songs from Bemani artists, mainly crossovers from DrumMania (including a ''long version'' of Model [=DD8=], a boss song from [=GF/DM V4=]), a new Des-Row song, and a rock cover of "My Only Shining Star" from ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution'' [=SuperNOVA=].
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: The response from fans of the DrumMania and GuitarFreaks franchises over Konami's choice of a gameplay style closer to its competitors instead of the tried and true formula used in its originators. Complaints also came from players too used to the new industry standard of a slanted highway for notes and a colored bar spanning across the lanes to indicate pedal kicks. The end result is most people complained that they changed all the good stuff and left the bad stuff alone.
* TheyCopiedItSoItSucks: Despite Konami having originated the ''very concepts'' that Guitar Hero and Rock Band have expanded on, people still think the developers tried too hard to copy the "style" of gameplay used by its American-produced counterparts, and some would've been better off with games based more on its ancestors.

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* RequiredSpinoffCrossover: One of the game's few DLC packs contained songs from Bemani artists, mainly crossovers from DrumMania (including a ''long version'' of Model [=DD8=], a boss song from [=GF/DM V4=]), a new Des-Row song, and a rock cover of "My Only Shining Star" from ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution'' [=SuperNOVA=].
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: The response from fans of the DrumMania and GuitarFreaks franchises over Konami's choice of a gameplay style closer to its competitors instead of the tried and true formula used in its originators. Complaints also came from players too used to the new industry standard of a slanted highway for notes and a colored bar spanning across the lanes to indicate pedal kicks. The end result is most people complained that they changed all the good stuff and left the bad stuff alone.
* TheyCopiedItSoItSucks: Despite Konami having originated the ''very concepts'' that Guitar Hero and Rock Band have expanded on, people still think the developers tried too hard to copy the "style" of gameplay used by its American-produced counterparts, and some would've been better off with games based more on its ancestors.
[=SuperNOVA=].
10th Jan '13 3:46:57 AM SeptimusHeap
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* EveryoneIsRightHanded: Lefty flip for drums is mysteriously absent.
11th Aug '12 8:39:21 AM FELH2
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Versions were released on multiple platforms, the Xbox 360 and [=PS3=] versions used traditional controllers, the Wii version (which was actually ''pulled'' before release somehow) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSA0jhtZrR8 awkwardly used the Wii remotes instead]], and the DS version used the touch screen, plus the microphone for vocals.

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Versions were released on multiple platforms, the Xbox 360 and [=PS3=] versions used traditional controllers, the Wii version (which was actually ''pulled'' before release somehow) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSA0jhtZrR8 awkwardly used the Wii remotes instead]], and the DS version used the touch screen, plus the microphone for vocals.
vocals.



* RequiredSpinoffCrossover: One of the game's few DLC packs contained songs from Bemani artists, mainly crossovers from DrumMania (including a ''long version'' of Model [=DD8=], a boss song from [=GF/DM V4=]), a new Des-Row song, and a rock cover of "My Only Shining Star" from ''DanceDanceRevolution'' [=SuperNOVA=].

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* RequiredSpinoffCrossover: One of the game's few DLC packs contained songs from Bemani artists, mainly crossovers from DrumMania (including a ''long version'' of Model [=DD8=], a boss song from [=GF/DM V4=]), a new Des-Row song, and a rock cover of "My Only Shining Star" from ''DanceDanceRevolution'' [=SuperNOVA=]. ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution'' [=SuperNOVA=].
9th Jan '12 9:56:19 PM ProfessorRaine
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Konami is known as the creators of ''DrumMania'' and ''GuitarFreaks'', the forefathers to [[GuitarHero many]] [[RockBand popular]] American RhythmGames. However despite this (and failed attempts to market GF in America upon its debut), their arcade versions [[NoExportForYou remained relegated to Asian arcades and those lucky enough to import them]]. When rhythm games became a major trend in 2008 thanks to the popularity of ''Guitar Hero'' and ''Rock Band'', Konami decided to cash in on the craze in 2008 with Rock Revolution, a partial band game (no vocals) developed by Zoe Mode, with no dedicated guitar controller (just use a GuitarHero or RockBand one), and a very awkward looking drum kit peripheral. The result? Disaster. A game full of covers, a majority of songs under-charted, and an overall low-quality experience! No wonder it quickly reached the bargain bin in many stores!

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Konami is known as the creators of ''DrumMania'' and ''GuitarFreaks'', the forefathers to [[GuitarHero many]] [[RockBand popular]] American RhythmGames. However despite this (and failed attempts to market GF in America upon its debut), their arcade versions [[NoExportForYou remained relegated to Asian arcades and those lucky enough to import them]]. When rhythm games became a major trend in 2008 thanks to the popularity of ''Guitar Hero'' and ''Rock Band'', Konami decided to cash in on the craze in 2008 with Rock Revolution, a partial band game (no vocals) developed by Zoe Mode, with no dedicated guitar controller (just use a GuitarHero or RockBand one), and a very awkward looking drum kit peripheral. The result? Disaster. A game full of covers, a majority of songs under-charted, and an overall low-quality experience! No wonder it quickly reached the bargain bin in many stores!
experience.



* CoverVersion: Completely going the other way on promises by both Harmonix and Neversoft that their future titles would only use master tracks, all but ''2'' songs on Rock Revolution are covers. Want to sing along with your hopefully better voice? Nope, you can't do that in this game either!

to:

* CoverVersion: Completely going the other way on promises by both Harmonix and Neversoft that their future titles would only use master tracks, all but ''2'' songs on Rock Revolution are covers. Want to sing along with your hopefully better voice? Nope, you can't do that in this game either!



* ExecutiveMeddling: Konami forced vocals to be excluded so it wouldn't compete with ''KaraokeRevolution''. To note, the original games in that franchise were co-developed with Harmonix, future developers of Rock Band, which just so happens to re-use a lot of that game's mechanics. Is there something suspicious going on here?
* EveryoneIsRightHanded: Lefty flip for drums is mysteriously absent. Have fun lefty drummers!
* RequiredSpinoffCrossover: One of the game's few DLC packs contained songs from Bemani artists, mainly crossovers from DrumMania (including a ''long version'' of Model [=DD8=], a boss song from [=GF/DM V4=]), a new Des-Row song, and a rock cover of "My Only Shining Star" from ''DanceDanceRevolution'' [=SuperNOVA=]. Too bad they ''completely re-did the charts, and the new charts stunk just as bad as the on-disc songs.''

to:

* ExecutiveMeddling: Konami forced vocals to be excluded so it wouldn't compete with ''KaraokeRevolution''. To note, the original games in that franchise were co-developed with Harmonix, future developers of Rock Band, which just so happens to re-use a lot of that game's mechanics. Is there something suspicious going on here?
mechanics.
* EveryoneIsRightHanded: Lefty flip for drums is mysteriously absent. Have fun lefty drummers!
absent.
* RequiredSpinoffCrossover: One of the game's few DLC packs contained songs from Bemani artists, mainly crossovers from DrumMania (including a ''long version'' of Model [=DD8=], a boss song from [=GF/DM V4=]), a new Des-Row song, and a rock cover of "My Only Shining Star" from ''DanceDanceRevolution'' [=SuperNOVA=]. Too bad they ''completely re-did the charts, and the new charts stunk just as bad as the on-disc songs.''
3rd Jan '12 9:27:48 AM MagBas
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Versions were released on multiple platforms, the Xbox 360 and [=PS3=] versions used traditional controllers, the Wii version (which was actually ''pulled'' before release somehow) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSA0jhtZrR8 awkwardly used the Wii remotes instead]], and the DS version used the touch screen, plus the microphone for vocals. While many think the game was horrid on any platform, YourMileageMayVary.

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Versions were released on multiple platforms, the Xbox 360 and [=PS3=] versions used traditional controllers, the Wii version (which was actually ''pulled'' before release somehow) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSA0jhtZrR8 awkwardly used the Wii remotes instead]], and the DS version used the touch screen, plus the microphone for vocals. While many think the game was horrid on any platform, YourMileageMayVary.\n
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