Rock Band 2 is not a game. It’s an event. And yes I stole this quote from NowGamer ‘s verdict of Rock Band 2 on the Wii. But I have not encountered a better description for it. It’s indeed an event. Couples organise their house parties and entertainment around it while sad men and women get to be the drummers of Metallica or the Red-Hot Chilli Pepper singer or just jump up and down in ecstasy listening to Beastie Boys’ Sabotage.
The Wii is probably the console built for games like Rock Band 2. Attractive to people who don’t play games but want to be entertained in new ways. Rock Band 2 brings wireless guitars and drums to the living room which is a huge plus around drunken friends. It also has the store available to download more songs and albums like its 360 and the PS3 siblings.
Expensive, but so worth it if you can get people around. Listening to a friend singing Roxanne by The Police is one of the most traumatic and fantastic experiences I’ve had in this generation of videogames.
Rock Band 2 on the Wii is Game of the Week.
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