History YMMV / RockBand

9th Aug '17 9:56:18 AM case
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* GoddamnedBats: Some songs require you to just hit the same note over and over again. Really. Really. Quickly. There's no real skill involved, just you strumming/flailing on the drums faster than you ever thought possible. (You do need skill to actually keep the rhythm while doing this, but for most people, full-comboing these sections is a write-off anyway). Of note is [[Music/{{Evile}} "Thrasher"]] on bass, "[[Music/{{Slayer}} Black Magic]]" on guitar, the latter part of "[[Music/{{Megadeth}} My Last Words]]", and the outro of "[[{{Rush}} The Camera Eye]]" on drums.

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* GoddamnedBats: Some songs require you to just hit the same note over and over again. Really. Really. Quickly. There's no real skill involved, just you strumming/flailing on the drums faster than you ever thought possible. (You do need skill to actually keep the rhythm while doing this, but for most people, full-comboing these sections is a write-off anyway). Of note is [[Music/{{Evile}} "Thrasher"]] on bass, "[[Music/{{Slayer}} Black Magic]]" on guitar, the latter part of "[[Music/{{Megadeth}} My Last Words]]", and the outro of "[[{{Rush}} The Camera Eye]]" on drums. This was changed in ''Rock Band 4'', where everything above a certain but rather high speed threshold is automatically converted to a slower speed with fill lanes underneath, even on songs made before fill lanes were a thing.
7th Jul '17 3:29:09 AM Doug86
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*** Then there's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fndzbtAhEWc Paradise by the Dashboard Light]] by MeatLoaf, which doesn't have as many arpeggios, but is ''[[MarathonLevel almost nine minutes long]]''. Say hello to carpal tunnel syndrome.

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*** Then there's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fndzbtAhEWc Paradise by the Dashboard Light]] by MeatLoaf, Music/MeatLoaf, which doesn't have as many arpeggios, but is ''[[MarathonLevel almost nine minutes long]]''. Say hello to carpal tunnel syndrome.
22nd Jun '17 9:02:58 AM Gsueagle31049
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*** To use Xbox 360 instruments on the Xbox One, one has to [[http://www.polygon.com/2015/8/24/9197735/rock-band-4-instrument-compatibility-last-gen-xbox-one-adapter-ps4 use a separate controller adapter]], which increases the price of the Xbox One disc version to US$80; gamers who either digitally purchase [=RB4=] or purchase a physical guitar or band bundle for Xbox One and want to use Xbox 360 instruments have to purchase the adapter separately for US$25. The adapter is necessary because Microsoft changed the wireless controller connection protocol between the Xbox 360 and Xbox One; also, wired legacy controllers will not work on Xbox One. The MIDI Pro adapter and the Ion drum kit inexplicably requires another adapter to be able to use them in [=RB4=]. [=PS4=] users with [=PS3=] instruments have it easier; since the [=PS3=] instrument controllers already use a USB dongle, no additional hardware adapters are needed. However, on both consoles, any combination of last gen and current gen instruments can be used.

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*** To use Xbox 360 instruments on the Xbox One, one has to [[http://www.polygon.com/2015/8/24/9197735/rock-band-4-instrument-compatibility-last-gen-xbox-one-adapter-ps4 use a separate controller adapter]], which increases the price of the Xbox One disc version to US$80; version; gamers who either digitally purchase [=RB4=] or purchase a physical guitar or band bundle for Xbox One and want to use Xbox 360 instruments have to purchase the adapter separately for US$25. The adapter is necessary because Microsoft changed the wireless controller connection protocol between the Xbox 360 and Xbox One; also, wired legacy controllers will not work on Xbox One. The MIDI Pro adapter and the Ion drum kit inexplicably requires another adapter to be able to use them in [=RB4=]. [=PS4=] users with [=PS3=] instruments have it easier; since the [=PS3=] instrument controllers already use a USB dongle, no additional hardware adapters are needed. However, on both consoles, any combination of last gen and current gen instruments can be used.



*** In order to receive the Online Quickplay update released in January 2017, one must purchase the ''Rivals'' expansion pack for US$30. Early adopters could see it as a cash grab for putting a heavily requested feature behind a paywall.
** "Rock Band Rewind" DLC could be considered a double edged sword. For newcomers to the ''Rock Band'' series, it allows them to get songs that were only previously available as on-disc exports. For those who were fortunate enough to export "Rewind" content in the previous generation, it's less opportunity for new content, especially since Harmonix only releases two songs a week.

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*** In order to receive the Online Quickplay update released in January 2017, one must has to purchase the ''Rivals'' expansion pack for US$30. Early adopters could see it as a cash grab for putting a heavily requested feature behind a paywall.
** "Rock Band Rewind" DLC could be considered a double edged sword. For newcomers to the ''Rock Band'' series, it allows them to get songs that were only previously available as on-disc exports. exports, which have since expired. For those who were fortunate enough to export "Rewind" content in during the previous console generation, it's less opportunity for new content, especially since Harmonix only releases two songs a week.
21st May '17 3:47:34 PM nombretomado
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** Each star earned makes a distinct "[[WaynesWorld shwing!]]" sound.

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** Each star earned makes a distinct "[[WaynesWorld "[[Film/WaynesWorld shwing!]]" sound.
20th May '17 4:16:55 PM nombretomado
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** Surprisingly, while nearly all of the talky sections can be mumbled through, SOME talky sections are blatantly hard to pull off on Expert. Painkiller's descending "AAAAAAH" phrases stands out, as they are marked as talky phrases in Rock Band (''VideoGame/GuitarHero VanHalen'' "charts" them as a full-octave slide downward). Screaming "AAAAAAH" isn't enough to get it, you have to do some trickery with your voice to get the game to cooperate.

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** Surprisingly, while nearly all of the talky sections can be mumbled through, SOME talky sections are blatantly hard to pull off on Expert. Painkiller's descending "AAAAAAH" phrases stands out, as they are marked as talky phrases in Rock Band (''VideoGame/GuitarHero VanHalen'' Music/VanHalen'' "charts" them as a full-octave slide downward). Screaming "AAAAAAH" isn't enough to get it, you have to do some trickery with your voice to get the game to cooperate.
9th May '17 11:39:14 AM Asbduhas
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** ''Rock Band'' does not sell well in Europe, where the general opinion is that it's a ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' rip-off. Never mind the fact that ''Rock Band'' was made by the creators of ''Guitar Hero'', and that the first ''Rock Band'' game came out a year before ''Guitar Hero World Tour''. Then again, the main problem was that the first ''Rock Band'' game came out a year late in Europe. Even ''Rock Band 4'' has an issue on [=PlayStation=] 4 where a good number of Legacy DLC are unavailable and likely won't be.

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** ''Rock Band'' does not sell well in Europe, where the general opinion is that it's a ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' rip-off. Never mind the fact that ''Rock Band'' was made by the creators of ''Guitar Hero'', and that the first ''Rock Band'' game came out a year before ''Guitar Hero World Tour''. Then again, the main problem was that the first ''Rock Band'' game came out a year late in Europe. Even ''Rock Band 4'' has an issue on [=PlayStation=] 4 where a good number of Legacy DLC are unavailable and likely won't be.
7th May '17 4:06:22 PM CherryLotus
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** ''Rock Band'' does not sell well in Europe, where the general opinion is that it's a ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' rip-off. Never mind the fact that ''Rock Band'' was made by the creators of ''Guitar Hero'', and that the first ''Rock Band'' game came out a year before ''Guitar Hero World Tour''. Then again, the main problem was that the first ''Rock Band'' game came out a year late in Europe. Even ''Rock Band 4'' has an issue on [=PlayStation=] 4 where a good number of Legacy DLC are unavailable and likely won't be until December 2015.

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** ''Rock Band'' does not sell well in Europe, where the general opinion is that it's a ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' rip-off. Never mind the fact that ''Rock Band'' was made by the creators of ''Guitar Hero'', and that the first ''Rock Band'' game came out a year before ''Guitar Hero World Tour''. Then again, the main problem was that the first ''Rock Band'' game came out a year late in Europe. Even ''Rock Band 4'' has an issue on [=PlayStation=] 4 where a good number of Legacy DLC are unavailable and likely won't be until December 2015.be.
10th Apr '17 11:04:12 AM Gsueagle31049
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* UncannyValley: The March 2017 title update for ''Rock Band Rivals'' added [[WesternAmination/{{Archer}} Sterling Archer]] as a playable character. Archer's 3D cel-shaded appearance looks off compared to the rest of the game's art style.

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* UncannyValley: The March 2017 title update for ''Rock Band Rivals'' added [[WesternAmination/{{Archer}} [[WesternAnimation/{{Archer}} Sterling Archer]] as a playable character. Archer's 3D cel-shaded appearance looks off compared to the rest of the game's art style.
10th Apr '17 11:03:17 AM Gsueagle31049
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* ViewerGenderConfusion: The singer for "Visions".

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* ViewerGenderConfusion: UncannyValley: The March 2017 title update for ''Rock Band Rivals'' added [[WesternAmination/{{Archer}} Sterling Archer]] as a playable character. Archer's 3D cel-shaded appearance looks off compared to the rest of the game's art style.
* ViewerGenderConfusion:
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The singer for "Visions".
10th Apr '17 10:55:31 AM Gsueagle31049
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** "Rock Band Rewind" DLC could be considered a double edged sword. For newcomers to the ''Rock Band'' series, it allows them to get songs that were only previously available as on-disc exports. For those who were fortunate enough to export "Rewind" content in the previous generation, it's less opportunity for new content, especially since Harmonix only releases two songs a week.
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