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Four controllers, $170, and a dream: a review of Rock Band
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Written by Daniel   
Monday, 19 November 2007 09:17
I don't want to be a guitar hero, I want to be in a band
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By Ben Kuchera | Published: November 18, 2007 - 11:00PM CT

Rock Band
Publisher: MTV Games
Developer: Harmonix
Platform: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2
Price: $169.99 (Shop.Ars)
Rating: Teen

There is something almost brave about the decision to make a game like Rock Band. With Activision and Red Octane ably handling the Guitar Hero franchise, what could Harmonix do that was bigger, louder, and even more daring? The answer was simple: make the guitar only one part of the set and bring gamers the experience of being in a band. The result of this fever-dream of a game is awe-inspiring when you see it for the first time: the set comes in a box that's almost four times as deep as the Guitar Hero 3 packaging and weighs around 20 pounds. The second you pick up the box, you'll know that there is some serious hardware in there.... More   Comment in the Forums
 
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