ROCK BAND BLITZ
PS3/PSN (also on Xbox 360/XBLA)
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
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
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