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    dna2playboy is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    New Rock Band info

    - One disk with 4 separate campaigns. Guitar, Drum, Bass and Vocal. Each can be played on its own from start to finish, in addition, a full band game is designed to allow for one huge co-op playthrough.

    - Will feature full support for four player online play on both 360 and PS3. Any combination of on/offline play will work and each player can pick their own difficulty setting.

    - Flexible community system will allow you to find bandmates anywhere in the world

    - There will be a way for you to share your band's triumphs with the world, but the details are still under wraps.

    - Musical fret-boards are now transparent so you can see more of the background visuals. Guitar is on the left side of the screen, Bass on the right and drums down the middle. Vocals scroll from right to left along the top of the screen.

    - Guitars and Bass now have 10 frets. 5 for the regular sections of the game and 5 for the newly designated solo sections.

    - Whammy bar is back as is the tilt to activate rock band's version of star power

    - there is a five way switch on the guitar that allows for 5 different self-applied effects to the sound.

    - Singing is now more in depth. There is a phoneme detector that will pick up individual vowels and consonants you say. Build up enough highly judged phrases and you'll be able to sing free-form. If you do well enough in free-form, then you'll trigger the vocalist's version of star power.

    - Microphone doubles as a tambourine on many songs to combat super long guitar solos where the singer doesn't have much to do.

    - Drums are apparently insane. You use actual sticks and hit one of four colored pads in front of you, in addition to a kick pedal attached to the drumming unit. Drummers will also have the ability to do fills etc. in their own little free-form section, do well and you'll trigger the drummers version of star power.

    - If one person fails, the whole band does not fail, their section simply turns gray and they have to sit out the rest of the song unless one your band mates initiates star power, which will bring you back into the fold.

    - If all bandmates can reach the end of a song, you'll be greeted with one huge free-form jam session.

    - There will be a character creation system, and you can create multiple avatars that play different instruments.

    - Four themed clothing stores in addition to licensed guitars and pedals and other rock paraphernalia.

    - A full set of mo-cap stage movements have been added for each instrument. You can decide whether your vocalist moves like Axel Rose, or stands his ground like Clapton.

    - 40 performance venues planned

    - All peripherals will be unique to each platform. This isn't the developer's decision. Apparently MS peripherals require special circuit boards.

    - You'll be able to craft your own band logo

    - The HUD in the screens isn't final but is a good indication of what you can expect

    - 4 songs announced in the article, not sure if this is new or old but whatever.
    Weezer - Say It Ain't So - Original Master Track
    Black Sabbath - Paranoid - Original Master Track
    The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again - Original Master Track
    Nirvana - In Bloom - Original Master Track

    INSTRUMENT DESCRIPTIONS

    Sorry I can't post photos so my descriptions will have to suffice

    Guitars/Bass

    Guitars are an exact 3/4 replica of a Fender Strat.

    Xplorer guitars will work for 360 owners, but you may not be able to pass on all the new stuff this model has.

    Five familiar buttons near the top of the neck, five buttons near the body of the guitar. You will use these new buttons during specially designed solo sections using ONLY hammer ons and pull offs, no having to worry about your strum bar. Signature Fender 5-way switch has been added. By shopping at the in game store you'll be able to purchase several virtual effects pedals such as Flange, Wah, Chorus and Echo. These can be applied during your song by setting the 5 way switch to the desired effect.

    Microphone

    There will eventually be a Rock Band branded Mic

    Other USB mics will be supported, but Harmonix will probably NOT allow the use of the 360 headset due to its low fidelity. Mics will be usable as tambourines during certain songs.

    That's all for mics!

    DRUMS

    The picture of the drum peripheral in the mag is not final.

    It consists of four pads, a kick pedal and legs for the enire unit to stand on. Think of it as a TV dinner tray stand only cooler

    Leftmost pad (red) is your snare drum, everything else doubles as toms and cymbals depending on the song.

    A set of real wooden drum sticks will ship with the unit.

    A piece of the stand can be taken off so that the unit can sit lower, or on a coffee table.

    There is a kick pedal

    If you play drums in this game on hard or expert, then you're really playing the drums. Apparently you could sit down at a real set and play the same songs.


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    Just read about this game in GI yesterday,and bout the only thing that comes to mind is exactly how much the whole thing will cost with everythign included.
    Plus I was kind of thinking they would do the drum set kind of like the Drum Mania(think thats the title) game where it's pretty much an actual drum set.

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    ya the drum set is supposed to be like a drum set in this one too. Plus the price of the game guitar drum and mic comes to 200 big ones.

    It's a shame it's not for ps2 or I would get it in a second.

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    Looks way cooler than Guitar Hero DD

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    cool maybe.
    but cooler than guitar hero no way.

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    ive seen a demo on youtube of people playing it and the drums do look hardcore, also i heard from ign i think that if you could play the drums on hard mode then you can play drums in real life
    Get it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeathScythe10x View Post
    ive seen a demo on youtube of people playing it and the drums do look hardcore, also i heard from ign i think that if you could play the drums on hard mode then you can play drums in real life
    Thats exactly what GI said, but tbh if you ever played http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBEne...elated&search= this(drummania) at all and got any good at it I'm sure the drum portion of this game will probably be nothing.(some of the songs in drummania go as long as 10 minutes)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KNada View Post
    cool maybe.
    but cooler than guitar hero no way.
    it's by the same ppl who did guitar hero, so its definately gonna be better

 

 

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