There's no doubt that The Beatles: Rock Band is one of the year's most anticipated titles. After all, what could go wrong when you combine one of the twentieth century's most cherished bands with one of the most popular methods of experiencing music in our modern times? As X-Play's Abbie Heppe reports, not much. She really enjoyed her time with The Beatles: Rock Band, citing its amazing visuals, solid tracklisting, and wonderful presentation of the band's career trajectory. Here's a choice snippet from her review:
"The Beatles: Rock Band story mode spans the entire career of the band, starting from the Cavern Club and through Budokan, Abbey Road and Apple Records amongst others. Structurally, the game is brilliant. The fidelity to the Beatles transition from early shows and the clean cut boy-band image to the trippier, psychedelic later years is flawless and sublimely represented in the animation behind the note highway. It is the first time in any music game that the background frequently proves a distraction -- and not in manner that detracts from the quality of the game. As you progress into "Here Comes the Sun" or "I Am The Walrus" there becomes the urge to just watch the game rather than play. It is beautiful and heartwarming and exactly the experience that the game should be."
I agree. After watching Abbie play it, I paid much less attention to her guitar work and much more to the amazing background visuals on display. I'm ready for September 9th, are you?