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POSTED 29/8/12


ROCK BAND BLITZ

Harmonix
PS3/PSN (also on Xbox 360/XBLA)

I am the champions! I am the champions!

Ahem, I – umm, we - let that third person thing slip again...

We are the champions! Actually, that’s wholly more appropriate, as that’s just one of the songs you can fiddle with here – if you buy it.

Yes, this is Rock Band Jim, but not as we know it. If you’ve a fucktonne of songs you’ve imported into Rock Band 3, you can fiddle with them here (yes, we keep saying that), plus you get 25 newies. Most are pretty shitty – especially the poxy, hideous, atrocious and otherwise shit-festering cover of Ian Hunter’s classic ‘Once Bitten Twice Shy’ by some pack of shitmunchers shittily named ‘Great Shite’ or summat. Anyway, these new songs can be played in RB3, so it’s a track pack.
 
Wait, it’s more! Remember Amplitude? Or Frequency? They were music games that Harmonix cut their teeth on (teething’s a bitch, too). Blitz is kinda similar. Rock Band players will feel comfy – save for having to rock out with a DualShock rather than a placcy geetaw - whilst fiddling. Umm, without a fiddle. But there are up to five lanes pumping musical notes onscreen, representing the usual drums, bass, geetaw, vox and keys.

Whereas the aim in Rock Band is super-accuracy, here it’s all about scoring. Bounce between lanes chasing the yieldingest score runs, bonuses and such, and buy oomphier power-ups with in-game currency (of which there isn’t enough. Grrr!)

We started meh – it’s a bit sensory overload initially - but eight break-less hours later we prised ourselves away. Admittedly our lack of stoppingness was as we were nailing several global number ones (’cos we rock, natch), however once everybody’s in on the action we’re sure that carrot will nippily calcify.

In the meantime (MMMmmm... Spacehoggy), we must defend Glasvegas!

take me back to the start...

 



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