Comparing the UI of The Beatles:RB vs RB2

jakeellis01jakeellis01 Opening Act
edited September 2009 in The Beatles: Rock Band
Makes me sad to go back in playing RB2 after the awesome improved UI in TBRB.

Here's the things I noticed:

+ No Fail Mode in Player Selection Screen
+ Righty/Left mode in Difficulty Selection Screen
+ Mic Test in Difficulty Selection Screen
+ Mic Test when Microphone is disconnected from console
+ Difficulty Tiers in Difficulty Selection Screen
+ Instrument icons can be changed
+ Controllers 5,6 and 7 are now recognized (tested on PS3)
+ Change Difficulty option is now in Pause Menu
+ Bass scores can be toggled in Quickplay Songlist menu
+ Advanced Vocals scoring system
+ Stars scoring are now in Quickplay Songlist menu
+ Advanced Trophies/Achievements from the Extra's Menu
+ Countdown after resuming from paused screen
+ New engine/time window for Chords HO/PO makes it feel smoother
+ Leaderboards in Quickplay
+ Number of Band Members in Leaderboards
+ Difficulty played in Leaderboards
+ Bass Career Score in Leaderboards

- No Local Player Profile
- No Note-bending sound when whammying (restricted)
- No Guitar Effects (restricted)
- No Drum Fills (restricted)
- No Star Cutoff sound effect
- Vocal Track Volume options are reduced (restricted)
- Although the visuals are impressive, the chart highway is sometimes unclear in beatlemania
- No quick toggle switch between Friends to Global in Quickplay Leaderboards

can't think of anything else... lemmie know if there are any other stuff i did not notice...

Comments

  • brad74brad74 Unsigned
    edited September 2009
    The way it deals with trophies is a vast improvement too
  • TheRockerTheRocker Road Warrior
    edited September 2009
    That sounds great, We'll more than likely see all of this in RB3
  • jakeellis01jakeellis01 Opening Act
    edited September 2009
    brad74;3020474 said:
    The way it deals with trophies is a vast improvement too
    yeah forgot about that one
    added :)
    TheRocker;3020480 said:
    That sounds great, We'll more than likely see all of this in RB3
    hope this all can be done with a big patch.. but i highly doubt it :/
  • screwedbujscrewedbuj Unsigned
    edited September 2009
    you forgot the countdown after unpausing a game mid-song :D
  • Doom878Doom878 Road Warrior
    edited September 2009
    Hey HMX, I LOVE the added features.
  • jakeellis01jakeellis01 Opening Act
    edited September 2009
    screwedbuj;3020553 said:
    you forgot the countdown after unpausing a game mid-song :D
    ye forgot about that.... added
  • Jordan10laJordan10la Opening Act
    edited September 2009
    Doom878;3020751 said:
    Hey HMX, I LOVE the added features.
    Me too. Even the little things make a big improvement.
  • obladerekobladerek Opening Act
    edited September 2009
    Anybody have an issue where as you fill up your beatle mania gauge when it flashes it causes the note highway to sort of hop? I'm getting used to it with the drums but do still find it a bit annoying. Also, it seems to me that the lead in audio clips of studio chatter and whatnot are cropped. I've wondered if this had to do with using the song cache option and can't find an easy way to turn that off in the settings. I suppose I could flat out delete it but don't know what other consequences that might have.
  • SteveMegaSteveMega Opening Act
    edited September 2009
    Personally I love how they decided to keep the music in the game 'pure' but not letting terrible fills, stupid whammying and effects ruin it.

    Sure those things are fine in a regular RB game (drum fills especially. whammying and effects get annoying), but this really shows how much respect their treating the original recordings with.
  • SikarisSikaris Rising Star
    edited September 2009
    Milky Discharge;3023480 said:
    So all the songs with drum fills and whammy effects are disrespectful to the original recordings? RB1 and RB2 are a slap in the face to the artists?
    No, that's not what he was saying at all.
  • jakeellis01jakeellis01 Opening Act
    edited September 2009
    Milky Discharge;3023480 said:
    So all the songs with drum fills and whammy effects are disrespectful to the original recordings? RB1 and RB2 are a slap in the face to the artists?
    heh.. i can't believe you guys have to do this.. he obviously didn't mean that... i miss the whammy though.. whammying with the beat suits sometimes...

    anyways... i also added a negative point about the the highway color since everyone is bitcin about it..
  • MisterSchulzMisterSchulz Road Warrior
    edited September 2009
    Improved Leaderboards all around.
    + Leaderboards in Quickplay
    + Number of Band Members in Leaderboards
    + Difficulty played in Leaderboards
    + Bass Career Score in Leaderboards

    - No quick toggle switch between Friends to Global in Quickplay Leaderboards

    That last one is kind of a hassle. You have to go all the way back to Options to switch between the two.
  • jakeellis01jakeellis01 Opening Act
    edited September 2009
    MisterSchulz;3027183 said:
    Improved Leaderboards all around.
    + Leaderboards in Quickplay
    + Number of Band Members in Leaderboards
    + Difficulty played in Leaderboards
    + Bass Career Score in Leaderboards

    - No quick toggle switch between Friends to Global in Quickplay Leaderboards

    That last one is kind of a hassle. You have to go all the way back to Options to switch between the two.
    thanks.... added

    havn't checked out leaderboards yet
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