Our senior reviewer JanaLee Stocks and her partner "in crime" made a combined effort intofor Xbox 360. It's a bit of a different way for us to review games, but we decided to publish it anyway. Can't hurt, can it?
In spite of its minor flaws there’s no question, in my mind, that Rock Band is the reigning champion not only of rhythm games but of party games in general. The varied game play lets the game continue much longer than just playing guitar alone would. Each time it was my turn to play again I was excited to get back into the band and there was always something new to try. Fingers tired of the fret board? Then bang those drums or belt out the vocals. Rock Band shows that Harmonix understands the appeal of their game as more than just a solo experience and has worked hard to keep the game play fresh and entertaining. This is a challenge to imitators that they will be hard pressed to match.