Sessler's Soapbox: Meet The Beatles... Rock Band, That Is!

Posted: September 9, 2009
Sessler's Soapbox: Meet The Beatles... Rock Band, That Is!
X-Play's Adam Sessler takes a look at The Beatles: Rock Band and how the game stands up to the legacy of the music.

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  • bohalloran95

    I think that the Beatles RB will crash and burn. 2 1/2 is not enough of music. It is just the wrong kind of music for a rhythm game. When RB3 is released (its bound to happen), have these glorified track packs as DLC only. This should be nothing more then DLC, maybe have the guitars for sale online. RB wanted to realese something to compete with GH5. Beatles must have been in the works, so they thought what the hell. GAMES ARE FOR GAMERS, GAMES ARE NOT FOR LITTLE OLD LADIES AND CREEPY OLD MEN. ALWAYS REVIEW FOR THE HARDCORE GAMERS. NO ONE WHO ISN'T A GAMER READS OR WATCHES X-PLAY (sorry but face the fact ( for the record i love the show). PEOPLE WHO LIKE THE BEATLES WILL JUST GET THE GAME OR ASK THE PEOPLE AT BEST-BUY. INCLUDE LITTLE NOTE FOR NON-HARDCORE GAMERS, BUT KEEP IT FOR THE REAL GAMERS, THE ONES THAT NITENDO, MICROSOFT, AND SONY (really needs to refocus to good job) NEED TO FOCUSE ON, WE BUY MORE GAMES (we're the reason Game Stop is still in business)

    Posted: September 15, 2009 1:37 PM
  • Dreamgod247

    It seems every year a new band gets the royal treatment of being in a rock band or guitar hero game. You got your Aerosmith, Metallica, Van Halen and now the Beatles. It wouldn't surprise me to see more bands get on the bandwagon and come out with there own game. I wouldn't mind a Rolling Stone or a Journey band game. Or better yet, the king himself, Elvis Presley.

    Posted: September 14, 2009 6:17 PM
  • ChrisHero22

    I mentioned something about a ten point scale in a previous post to, but I do agree that it is kind of irrelevant when talking about a game like the Beatles: Rock Band. The game is shorter, and easier....so as a "game" it is less. But when you look at the title, and the purpose for the game even coming out.....OBVIOUSLY it is meant to service fans of the The Beatles who play a Rock Band/Guitar Hero game. It is also meant for introducing two other audiences.....fans of The Beatles who don't play said games, and fans of the games who have never listened to the Beatles and are willing to give them a chance.

    I have said this before, and I think you cant really overstate it until fan boys start to pay attention....the score is not everything. The review is what matters....in a review, GO FIGURE! At the end of the day for most reviewers if you read there thoughts on the game, you usually can logically see how they came to the decision for the scoring that they did. I do think that a 10 point scale would help OTHER reviews on the game, even if it wouldn't of mattered for a game like Beatles: Rock Band....but that is a whole other discussion.

    Posted: September 14, 2009 5:19 PM
  • threephasewolf

    once again Sessler has showed us his great insight on a game. He sees games in an, "out of the box" kind of way, and that is always refreshing.

    Posted: September 13, 2009 4:34 PM
  • Vodun

    Couldn't you replace the score with a box where the reviewer sums up their feelings for the game in a sentence? In combination with the pros and cons boxes it should be enough for the lazy folks to get a quick idea of a game.

    Posted: September 11, 2009 9:16 AM
  • CAG01

    Another great job explaining how reviews should be seen as an opinion. I read and listen to game reviews a lot, and I use them to get a general idea of what the game is offering. Sometimes I might think I will pass on a game because of the review and then I play the demo and really enjoy it and vice versa. Everything comes down to preferences and what each individual likes and dislikes.

    Posted: September 11, 2009 12:51 AM
  • Xo_Bankai_oX

    They should turn Halo: The Fall of Reach into a movie. Then Halo 1, Then Halo 2, ODST, and finally Halo 3. I like this order because They could have Fall of Reach movie out a little after Halo: Reach comes out, maybe about half a year or less if they get on the ball for it.

    Posted: September 9, 2009 11:01 PM
  • Ntendo

    You should put Can't Rate on some games :)

    Posted: September 9, 2009 5:23 PM
  • IntelliMoo

    I do appreciate reviews, but ultimately I hate them. LOL While some offer a decent guideline, usually they are waaaaaay too nit-picky about things (or lack thereof) in the game, and I agree a numerical value is basically useless (some games I have "only" got a metacritic 60-70, for example, yet I find them to be some of the greatest). It is a shame some would pass on a game even if they like the content because it's missing a star or two or got a lower than 80 rating. Oh well, their loss!

    And no matter how hard i try i cant like the stones

    Posted: September 9, 2009 4:34 PM
  • pazuzu414

    A ten point scale would be better. Ptttsth.

    It does seem that no matter how objective a game critic/reviewer tries to be, the largely subjective, and emotional, responses he or she (or, for maximum political correctness, both) has to a game will always affect the general disposition of the review. Whether or not this is indeed fact, will be deemed irrelevant due to the fact that believing that it is fact warrants the analysis and criticism of analyses and criticisms that sustain my fragile internet character.

    Posted: September 9, 2009 3:11 PM
  • SuperXer0

    yeah i don't know what all the fuss is about these guys...

    Posted: September 9, 2009 2:21 PM
  • xRIZZOx11

    no matter how hard i try i cant like the beatles

    Posted: September 9, 2009 2:08 PM
  • Ewoc

    put?.... is that right?... that word just looks weird to me.. anyways, have fun!

    Posted: September 9, 2009 2:03 PM
  • Ewoc

    Well put sir.. Well put.

    Posted: September 9, 2009 2:03 PM