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POSTED 25/11/09


LEGO ROCK BAND

WB Games/MTV Games
PS3 (also on Xbox 360, Wii, NDS)

The LEGO juggernaut has crashed headlong into the music game genre, and it actually works – plus there’s no mess of blocks to have to pick up afterwards!

Perfectly self-explanatory from title alone, LRB (not THAT one, thank rock god) takes the classic Rock Band interface and LEGOfies it. It’s aimed at a younger and broader audience than the main game, with all its inherent prog rock silliness and guttural metal that might alarm those of more delicate sensibilities.

So, we get a disproportionately large selection of emo rockers bumping uglies with a few tracks to satiate the oldies from the likes of Elton and Queen, plus some pleasing choices including Blur (Alex James has the cutest LEGO ‘minifig’ we’ve ever seen!), Kaiser Chiefs and even ace Swedes The Hives, whose ‘Tick Tick Boom’ is used in a challenge where you must demolish a building using the ‘power of rock’. Nice! There are only 45 songs, although if you have existing Rock Band DLC it will meld itself to the game – assuming that it’s kid friendly.

Keeping with this aim of universal niceness, nobody can fail in LRB – you just lose currency in the form of ‘studs’. There are also concessions such as a super-easy mode where you could survive when comatose, plus an auto-kick function for those who have trouble coordinating their feet and hands when in the vicinity of drums.

LEGO Rock Band really is great fun, although the repetitiveness of the limited set list really made us do our block… (Dad joke – yeah!)

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