History YMMV / RockBand

16th Mar '17 1:06:46 PM Gsueagle31049
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*** In order to receive the Online Quickplay update to be 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.

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*** In order to receive the Online Quickplay update to be 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 4'' gets hit with this due its perceived weaker on-disc soundtrack compared to its predecessors[[note]]Despite some noteworthy additions to the franchise (e.g. Music/TheProtomen, Music/{{U2}}, Music/VanHalen, Music/ElvisPresley), several songs are either by little known [[MusicOfThe2010s 2010s]] artists or {{One Hit Wonder}}s, and songs from the series' returning artists (e.g. Music/{{Rush}}, Music/FooFighters, Music/JudasPriest, Music/QueensOfTheStoneAge, Music/AvengedSevenfold, etc.) are either deep cuts or new material, since most, if not all, of their most well known songs were already released either as on-disc songs in prior games or as DLC[[/note]], shallow character and band customization[[note]]Presently, players can't adjust a character's weight and height, there are a limited number of faces, there is an overall limited selection of clothes, there are no options for tattoos, certain accessories (e.g. bracelets, gloves) are tied to tops, and shoes are tied to bottoms[[/note]], the absence of both online play and practice mode at launch, and the removal of keys and pro guitar. Harmonix stated that several missing features may be added in later updates to the game; however, keys and pro guitar ''won't'' make a return in ''[=RB4=]''.

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** ''Rock Band 4'' gets hit with this due its perceived weaker on-disc soundtrack compared to its predecessors[[note]]Despite some noteworthy additions to the franchise (e.g. Music/TheProtomen, Music/{{U2}}, Music/VanHalen, Music/ElvisPresley), several songs are either by little known [[MusicOfThe2010s 2010s]] artists or {{One Hit Wonder}}s, and songs from the series' returning artists (e.g. Music/{{Rush}}, Music/FooFighters, Music/JudasPriest, Music/QueensOfTheStoneAge, Music/AvengedSevenfold, etc.) are either deep cuts or new material, since most, if not all, of their most well known songs were already released either as on-disc songs in prior games or as DLC[[/note]], shallow character and band customization[[note]]Presently, players can't adjust a character's weight body shape (i.e. height and height, weight), there are a limited number of faces, there is an overall limited selection of clothes, there are no options for tattoos, certain accessories (e.g. bracelets, gloves) are tied to tops, and shoes are tied to bottoms[[/note]], bottoms, and there are no options for creating a band logo[[/note]], the absence of both online play and practice mode at launch, and the removal of keys and pro guitar. Harmonix stated that several missing features may be added in later updates to the game; however, keys and pro guitar ''won't'' make a return in ''[=RB4=]''.
11th Mar '17 4:39:27 PM nombretomado
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** After Series/TheNakedBrothersBand joined the Music Store, many detractors started countdowns to when either TheJonasBrothers or Series/HannahMontana would follow suit. Well, as of June 22, MileyCyrus has five songs available for download.

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** After Series/TheNakedBrothersBand joined the Music Store, many detractors started countdowns to when either TheJonasBrothers or Series/HannahMontana would follow suit. Well, as of June 22, MileyCyrus Music/MileyCyrus has five songs available for download.



** Certain DLC packs also became scrappies, including the Music/LadyGaga, MileyCyrus, and {{Nickelback}} packs. As you can tell, it's usually the popular[[note]]"popular" in this case can refer to the genre of the music the artist makes and/or how well known the artist is by the public. The former ''usually'' applies to DLC packs that become scrappies; the latter invariably applies.[[/note]] artists' whose DLC is likely to become a scrappy.

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** Certain DLC packs also became scrappies, including the Music/LadyGaga, MileyCyrus, Music/MileyCyrus, and {{Nickelback}} Music/{{Nickelback}} packs. As you can tell, it's usually the popular[[note]]"popular" in this case can refer to the genre of the music the artist makes and/or how well known the artist is by the public. The former ''usually'' applies to DLC packs that become scrappies; the latter invariably applies.[[/note]] artists' whose DLC is likely to become a scrappy.
26th Feb '17 9:48:19 AM nombretomado
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** After Series/TheNakedBrothersBand joined the Music Store, many detractors started countdowns to when either TheJonasBrothers or HannahMontana would follow suit. Well, as of June 22, MileyCyrus has five songs available for download.

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** After Series/TheNakedBrothersBand joined the Music Store, many detractors started countdowns to when either TheJonasBrothers or HannahMontana Series/HannahMontana would follow suit. Well, as of June 22, MileyCyrus has five songs available for download.
20th Feb '17 12:31:20 AM Gageaz
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** ''4 finally'' gets some Music/{{CAKE}} with "Short Skirt/Long Jacket", along with the surprise inclusion of "Uptown Funk" and, in a move at least as big as getting the Beach Boys, "Suspicious Minds" by the King of Rock himself, Music/ElvisPresley. Music/VanHalen finally appears in ''Rock Band'' for the first time with "Panama" on the disc and a DLC pack being released sometime after release. Music/StVincent and "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo" by Rick Derringer are also included. Surprising ''everyone'' indie darlings Lightning Bolt make their debut, adding some NoiseRock to the numerous genres ''Rock Band'' includes. Even more surprising is Music/TheProtomen making an appearance with "Light Up the Night". Even better, Music/{{U2}} finally debut with ''two'' on-disc games, with a DLC pack in the near future.

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** ''4 finally'' gets some Music/{{CAKE}} with "Short Skirt/Long Jacket", along with the surprise inclusion of "Uptown Funk" and, in a move at least as big as getting the Beach Boys, "Suspicious Minds" by the King of Rock himself, Music/ElvisPresley. Music/VanHalen finally appears in ''Rock Band'' for the first time with "Panama" on the disc and a DLC pack being released sometime after release. Music/StVincent and "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo" by Rick Derringer are also included. Surprising ''everyone'' indie darlings Lightning Bolt make their debut, adding some NoiseRock to the numerous genres ''Rock Band'' includes. Even more surprising is Music/TheProtomen making an appearance with "Light Up the Night". Even better, Music/{{U2}} finally debut with ''two'' on-disc games, songs, with a another eight as DLC pack in the near future.not long after release.
20th Feb '17 12:27:56 AM Gageaz
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*** The new freestyle feature additions for vocals and guitar solos are either a fantastic way of adding your own spin to songs or free pass to a high score and not failing out.

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*** The new freestyle feature additions for vocals and guitar solos are either a fantastic way of adding your own spin to songs or free pass to a high score and not failing out. Harmonix's Alex Rigopulos himself considers freestyle guitar to be a failed experiment, and it's fallen far out of use for most, if not all, of the community.


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*** As for on-disc songs: "Dream Genie" is love-it-or-hate-it like no other song in on-disc history.
3rd Feb '17 9:22:45 AM Asbduhas
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** ''Rock Band 4'' has Dream Genie on Vocals. While the other instruments live up to their devil-tier ranking, the Vocals are relatively sparse and repetitive with many long breaks in between, though the pitches can be hard to pinpoint at first.
3rd Feb '17 7:42:40 AM Asbduhas
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* SurpriseDifficulty: Many people mistake the vocal mode for nothing more than a karaoke sim. What many of them don't realize is that the game ''will'' penalize you for "getting creative" with the pitch at which you sing, and it's even possible to fail miserably on easy mode while playing a song ''you know'' if you don't have a feel for how much you need to match the pitch[[note]]Freestyle Vocals in 4 allow you to get a little creative, but you still must sing within the chord of a given measure[[/note]]. Some songs seem easy at first, then out of nowhere they nail you with a really difficult solo section that can easily catch you off guard and screw up an otherwise perfect run. A prime example is Miley Cyrus "Can't Be Tamed", [[TemptingFate you'd expect it to be easy because it's a Miley Cyrus song right?]] WRONG! Her other songs aren't so tough, but this one in particular is a total pain in the ass on Expert guitars, the rhythm sections are a cakewalk, but the solo is just brutal[[note]]It's also surprising because the song itself has no actual guitars to speak of and instead charts synths to guitar. The solo was charted just for the game, and most players won't be expecting to get hit with a tough solo section in a song that has no guitars.[[/note]] it's every bit as difficult, if not moreso then the solo section in "Tornado Of Souls"!

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Many people mistake the vocal mode for nothing more than a karaoke sim. What many of them don't realize is that the game ''will'' penalize you for "getting creative" with the pitch at which you sing, and it's even possible to fail miserably on easy mode while playing a song ''you know'' if you don't have a feel for how much you need to match the pitch[[note]]Freestyle Vocals in 4 allow you to get a little creative, but you still must sing within the chord of a given measure[[/note]]. measure[[/note]].
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Some songs seem easy at first, then out of nowhere they nail you with a really difficult solo section that can easily catch you off guard and screw up an otherwise perfect run. A prime example is Miley Cyrus "Can't Be Tamed", [[TemptingFate you'd expect it to be easy because it's a Miley Cyrus song right?]] WRONG! Her other songs aren't so tough, but this one in particular is a total pain in the ass on Expert guitars, the rhythm sections are a cakewalk, but the solo is just brutal[[note]]It's also surprising because the song itself has no actual guitars to speak of and instead charts synths to guitar. The solo was charted just for the game, and most players won't be expecting to get hit with a tough solo section in a song that has no guitars.[[/note]] it's every bit as difficult, if not moreso then the solo section in "Tornado Of Souls"!
3rd Feb '17 7:41:56 AM Asbduhas
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* SurpriseDifficulty: Many people mistake the vocal mode for nothing more than a karaoke sim. What many of them don't realize is that the game ''will'' penalize you for "getting creative" with the pitch at which you sing, and it's even possible to fail miserably on easy mode while playing a song ''you know'' if you don't have a feel for how much you need to match the pitch. Some songs seem easy at first, then out of nowhere they nail you with a really difficult solo section that can easily catch you off guard and screw up an otherwise perfect run. A prime example is Miley Cyrus "Can't Be Tamed", [[TemptingFate you'd expect it to be easy because it's a Miley Cyrus song right?]] WRONG! Her other songs aren't so tough, but this one in particular is a total pain in the ass on Expert guitars, the rhythm sections are a cakewalk, but the solo is just brutal[[note]]It's also surprising because the song itself has no actual guitars to speak of and instead charts synths to guitar. The solo was charted just for the game, and most players won't be expecting to get hit with a tough solo section in a song that has no guitars.[[/note]] it's every bit as difficult, if not moreso then the solo section in "Tornado Of Souls"!

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* SurpriseDifficulty: Many people mistake the vocal mode for nothing more than a karaoke sim. What many of them don't realize is that the game ''will'' penalize you for "getting creative" with the pitch at which you sing, and it's even possible to fail miserably on easy mode while playing a song ''you know'' if you don't have a feel for how much you need to match the pitch.pitch[[note]]Freestyle Vocals in 4 allow you to get a little creative, but you still must sing within the chord of a given measure[[/note]]. Some songs seem easy at first, then out of nowhere they nail you with a really difficult solo section that can easily catch you off guard and screw up an otherwise perfect run. A prime example is Miley Cyrus "Can't Be Tamed", [[TemptingFate you'd expect it to be easy because it's a Miley Cyrus song right?]] WRONG! Her other songs aren't so tough, but this one in particular is a total pain in the ass on Expert guitars, the rhythm sections are a cakewalk, but the solo is just brutal[[note]]It's also surprising because the song itself has no actual guitars to speak of and instead charts synths to guitar. The solo was charted just for the game, and most players won't be expecting to get hit with a tough solo section in a song that has no guitars.[[/note]] it's every bit as difficult, if not moreso then the solo section in "Tornado Of Souls"!
28th Jan '17 5:44:35 PM Gsueagle31049
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** ''Rock Band 4'' gets hit with this due its perceived weaker on-disc soundtrack compared to its predecessors[[note]]Despite some noteworthy additions to the franchise (e.g. Music/TheProtomen, Music/{{U2}}, Music/VanHalen, Music/ElvisPresley), several songs are either by little known [[MusicOfThe2010s 2010s]] artists or {{One Hit Wonder}}s, and songs from the series' returning artists (e.g. Music/{{Rush}}, Music/FooFighters, Music/JudasPriest, Music/QueensOfTheStoneAge, Music/AvengedSevenfold, etc.) are either deep cuts or new material, since most, if not all, of their most well known songs were already released either as on-disc songs in prior games or as DLC[[/note]], shallow character customization[[note]]Presently, players can't adjust a character's weight and height, there are a limited number of faces, there is an overall limited selection of clothes, there are no options for tattoos, certain accessories (e.g. bracelets, gloves) are tied to tops, and shoes are tied to bottoms[[/note]], the absence of both online play and practice mode at launch[[note]]the latter's omission was particularly befuddling, since it was a feature present in the first ''Rock Band''[[/note]], and the removal of keys and pro guitar. Harmonix stated that several missing features may be added in later updates to the game; however, keys and pro guitar ''won't'' make a return in ''[=RB4=]''.

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** ''Rock Band 4'' gets hit with this due its perceived weaker on-disc soundtrack compared to its predecessors[[note]]Despite some noteworthy additions to the franchise (e.g. Music/TheProtomen, Music/{{U2}}, Music/VanHalen, Music/ElvisPresley), several songs are either by little known [[MusicOfThe2010s 2010s]] artists or {{One Hit Wonder}}s, and songs from the series' returning artists (e.g. Music/{{Rush}}, Music/FooFighters, Music/JudasPriest, Music/QueensOfTheStoneAge, Music/AvengedSevenfold, etc.) are either deep cuts or new material, since most, if not all, of their most well known songs were already released either as on-disc songs in prior games or as DLC[[/note]], shallow character and band customization[[note]]Presently, players can't adjust a character's weight and height, there are a limited number of faces, there is an overall limited selection of clothes, there are no options for tattoos, certain accessories (e.g. bracelets, gloves) are tied to tops, and shoes are tied to bottoms[[/note]], the absence of both online play and practice mode at launch[[note]]the latter's omission was particularly befuddling, since it was a feature present in the first ''Rock Band''[[/note]], launch, and the removal of keys and pro guitar. Harmonix stated that several missing features may be added in later updates to the game; however, keys and pro guitar ''won't'' make a return in ''[=RB4=]''.
10th Jan '17 7:20:55 PM Gsueagle31049
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** ''Rock Band 4'' gets hit with this due its perceived weaker on-disc soundtrack compared to its predecessors[[note]]Despite some noteworthy additions to the franchise (e.g. Music/TheProtomen, Music/{{U2}}, Music/VanHalen, Music/ElvisPresley), several songs are either by little known [[MusicOfThe2010s 2010s]] artists or {{One Hit Wonder}}s, and songs from the series' returning artists (e.g. Music/{{Rush}}, Music/FooFighters, Music/JudasPriest, Music/QueensOfTheStoneAge, Music/AvengedSevenfold, etc.) are either deep cuts or new material, since most, if not all, of their most well known songs were already released either as on-disc songs in prior games or as DLC[[/note]], shallow character customization[[note]]At launch, players can't adjust a character's weight and height, there are limited number of faces, there is an overall limited selection of clothes, certain accessories (e.g. bracelets, gloves) are tied to tops, and shoes are tied to bottoms[[/note]], the absence of both online play and practice mode at launch[[note]]the latter's omission was particularly befuddling, since it was a feature present in the first ''Rock Band''[[/note]], and the removal of keys and pro guitar. Harmonix stated that several missing features may be added in later updates to the game; however, keys and pro guitar ''won't'' make a return in ''[=RB4=]''.

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** ''Rock Band 4'' gets hit with this due its perceived weaker on-disc soundtrack compared to its predecessors[[note]]Despite some noteworthy additions to the franchise (e.g. Music/TheProtomen, Music/{{U2}}, Music/VanHalen, Music/ElvisPresley), several songs are either by little known [[MusicOfThe2010s 2010s]] artists or {{One Hit Wonder}}s, and songs from the series' returning artists (e.g. Music/{{Rush}}, Music/FooFighters, Music/JudasPriest, Music/QueensOfTheStoneAge, Music/AvengedSevenfold, etc.) are either deep cuts or new material, since most, if not all, of their most well known songs were already released either as on-disc songs in prior games or as DLC[[/note]], shallow character customization[[note]]At launch, customization[[note]]Presently, players can't adjust a character's weight and height, there are a limited number of faces, there is an overall limited selection of clothes, there are no options for tattoos, certain accessories (e.g. bracelets, gloves) are tied to tops, and shoes are tied to bottoms[[/note]], the absence of both online play and practice mode at launch[[note]]the latter's omission was particularly befuddling, since it was a feature present in the first ''Rock Band''[[/note]], and the removal of keys and pro guitar. Harmonix stated that several missing features may be added in later updates to the game; however, keys and pro guitar ''won't'' make a return in ''[=RB4=]''.



* FaceOfTheBand: The Duke of Gravity (given his EnsembleDarkHorse-like [[http://thephoenix.com/Boston/RecRoom/73359-Girls-guide-to-10-hottest-videogame-studs/?page=1#TOPCONTENT following]]). Still, Sir Thomas, Penny Twilight, Nicky Overdrive and Quentin Lance appeared as the faces of ''Lego: Rock Band'', even making it onto the box artwork (but unlike The Duke, none of them survived the transfer to ''Rock Band 3'').
** This even carried over to ''Rock Band Blitz'', where 4 of the premade rockers from Rock Band 3 appear as "rivals" on the score gauge for the 3-star, 4-star, 5-star, and Gold-Star cutoffs, with The Duke being the Gold-Star rival. It's also the first time in the series that the game gives you an indication as to how close to the Gold Star cutoff you got.

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* FaceOfTheBand: The Duke of Gravity (given his EnsembleDarkHorse-like [[http://thephoenix.com/Boston/RecRoom/73359-Girls-guide-to-10-hottest-videogame-studs/?page=1#TOPCONTENT following]]). Still, Sir Thomas, Penny Twilight, Nicky Overdrive and Quentin Lance appeared as the faces of ''Lego: Rock Band'', even making it onto the box artwork (but unlike The Duke, none of them survived the transfer to ''Rock Band 3'').
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3''). This even carried over to ''Rock Band Blitz'', where 4 of the premade rockers from Rock Band 3 appear as "rivals" on the score gauge for the 3-star, 4-star, 5-star, and Gold-Star cutoffs, with The Duke being the Gold-Star rival. It's also the first time in the series that the game gives you an indication as to how close to the Gold Star cutoff you got.
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