Lego Rock Band Pros and Cons

adamlathromadamlathrom Road Warrior
edited November 2009 in LEGO: Rock Band
Surprised I didn't see a thread on this yet, but what are your LRB pros and cons?

Pros:
I love the scores and the stars in quickplay how they alternate, would be nice to see both at same time, but this is a step in the right direction.

The story is pretty neat so far, the Ghostbusters thing was nice. My wife said, "Aww, how cute." LOL.



Cons:
Not having all my songs being playable (I understand why, but I'm 27 years old dangit :p)

Hammer ons and Pull offs aren't as noticeable as RB2 (I'm sure I'll get use to it but it would have been better if they would have used white instead of grey on the edges of the lego).


I'll come up with some more but I'm tired and if there is a thread of this already can a mod please move it.

Comments

  • playmikeplaymike Rising Star
    edited November 2009
    PROS:
    the way new songs are introduced / unlocked. just.... perfect. ghostbusters and monster come to mind :)

    super easy setting

    auto kick drum

    song multipliers via entourage/staff

    reduced strobe light effect

    CONS:

    no online play. no XBL? fine. but i should still be able to play with my friends,
  • dady5000dady5000 Road Warrior
    edited November 2009
    playmike;3211330 said:
    PROS:
    the way new songs are introduced / unlocked. just.... perfect. ghostbusters and monster come to mind :)

    super easy setting

    auto kick drum

    song multipliers via entourage/staff

    reduced strobe light effect

    CONS:

    no online play. no XBL? fine. but i should still be able to play with my friends,
    CONS:
    NO ONLINE PLAY huuuge con.
    Reduced Strobe light effect is a con for me

    Everything else is a pro. Awesome except the lack of online play.
  • SkodeSkode Headliner
    edited November 2009
    What is an auto kick drum?
  • jimburyjimbury Road Warrior
    edited November 2009
    the only con for me so far is having to wait another 4 weeks for it to come out.
  • G_tarRoCK3RG_tarRoCK3R Road Warrior
    edited November 2009
    Skode;3211353 said:
    What is an auto kick drum?
    Does the bass for you, only hit the pads
  • ThunderCurlsThunderCurls Road Warrior
    edited November 2009
    No exporting for the Wii.
  • NoThru22NoThru22 Road Warrior
    edited November 2009
    PROS:
    This has the best tracklist I've ever seen in a music game. I like every song I know and I am looking forward to playing the handful (if that) of songs I don't.

    CONS:
    No online and no leaderboards (was really looking forward to the leaderboards.)
  • BlazezBlazez Opening Act
    edited November 2009
    Thats what Exporting is for, only reason beatles has a Leaderboard.
  • JoshVanHalen87JoshVanHalen87 Road Warrior
    edited November 2009
    i dont really care about online nor letterboards soo no cons for me, well, except i dont have the cash to buy it right now :(
  • InsanityExInsanityEx Opening Act
    edited November 2009
    For Wii:

    Pros:
    - Summer of 69
    - Lego Queen

    Cons:
    - No export
    - No online
    - No DLC*

    * not yet confirmed.
  • beingmusedbeingmused Opening Act
    edited November 2009
    InsanityEx;3211595 said:
    For Wii:
    Cons:
    - No DLC*

    * not yet confirmed.
    All family friendly DLC is LegoRB DLC - why would they make songs just for that one game, when they can count for both??
  • T-HybridT-Hybrid Washed Up
    edited November 2009
    adamlathrom;3211316 said:
    Surprised I didn't see a thread on this yet...
    Why are you surprised? The game only launched officially like 8-9 hours ago (if you had a midnight release site). Otherwise many of the stores that would sell it aren't even open yet.
  • ZidaneZidane Road Warrior
    edited November 2009
    Pro: Queen
  • v1g1lance1v1g1lance1 Road Warrior
    edited November 2009
    Did I miss something? I thought we could export the tracks to RB2 for $9.99?
  • eke826seke826s Road Warrior
    edited November 2009
    I can't wait to get home to play this. It sounds to me like it will be more enjoyable and longer lasting than Beatles. More along the lines of the "platform" thing. I don't think I'll mind all that much that some songs don't import in. I don't download a lot of the kind of stuff that would probably be held out. No online play stinks a little bit because I want to play with friends, although my friends are cheap and probably won't buy it anyway.
  • PNT510PNT510 Unsigned
    edited November 2009
    v1g1lance1;3211641 said:
    Did I miss something? I thought we could export the tracks to RB2 for $9.99?
    Not for the Wii version.
  • moose39moose39 Road Warrior
    edited November 2009
    PS3

    Pros:
    --Export
    --Jimi Hendrix

    Cons:
    --One Jimi Hendrix song
  • T-HybridT-Hybrid Washed Up
    edited November 2009
    Pro:
    My reservation is waiting for me at BB today.

    Con:
    I can't go get it until around 5 or so.
  • NickyStardustNickyStardust Opening Act
    edited November 2009
    JoshVanHalen87;3211474 said:
    i dont really care about online nor letterboards soo no cons for me, well, except i dont have the cash to buy it right now :(
    Same here...and I'm still getting it lol.

    Finally getting to play some Incubus in RB will be awesome.

    I just hopes stores around here have received it though...BB and Futureshop's websites have no info if they got it in stock.
  • MushroomMushroom Road Warrior
    edited November 2009
    Pros:
    New Character Creation System
    45 Great New Songs
    Stars in Quickplay
    Rock Challenges
    Export

    Cons:
    Semi-Expensive Export (I'll probably leave it for a while)
    DLC Filter blocking some of my favourite songs
    I probably won't be able to get my hands on it until Christmas
  • BehonkissBehonkiss Opening Act
    edited November 2009
    Pros:
    My favorite setlist in the series so far
    Good/funny presentation
    Rock Challenges
    Export
    Star tracking built-in

    Cons:
    No online play or leaderboards
    Not nearly as many songs as games in the main series
    Not all DLC is compatible
  • BullseyeBullseye Rising Star
    edited November 2009
    Wow, I haven't seen any cons that would make me regret this. Online play has never been a selling point for me. No leaderboards, ha! Like I'm going to be in the top 100 of anything...could care less. I'm guessing the biggest CONs will be those 2000 era songs that grate on my nerves, but they're probably someone else's PROs.
  • BookerBooker Rising Star
    edited November 2009
    Con: Living in the UK and having to wait till the 27th to get it :(
  • NickyStardustNickyStardust Opening Act
    edited November 2009
    Just picked this up...daam can't wait to get home!!
  • princeofcupsprinceofcups Road Warrior
    edited November 2009
    Pro:

    Con:
    - Terrible setlist. RB2 > BRB > RB1 > LRB
    - Terrible graphics. Never understood why anyone would want to see toys dancing around. And yes I played with Legos when I was a kid.
    - Same old game. No real improvements. Songs still locked.

    Sorry, not a game for me. Just another distraction on the long road to RB3.
  • adamlathromadamlathrom Road Warrior
    edited November 2009
    T-Hybrid;3211620 said:
    Why are you surprised? The game only launched officially like 8-9 hours ago (if you had a midnight release site). Otherwise many of the stores that would sell it aren't even open yet.
    Yeah, now there are a million of them going around. I was just surprised that it was 4 hours after launch that nobody was discussing.
  • bradjfowlerbradjfowler Rising Star
    edited November 2009
    PRO
    Being able to export the whole lot into RB2 and not having to actually play a Lego game.

    CON
    Having to wait until the 25th in Australia to get it (but at least we do get it this time, unlike RB2)
  • ReedusReedus Opening Act
    edited November 2009
    pros:

    they are legos.
    very clever story presentation (especially ghostbusters).
    being able to rename and customize your entire entourage/road crew.
    many of the old rock band clothes/instruments are recreated in lego form.
    despite not jumping for joy for the setlist, finding out that almost every song is really fun to play.
    the nice surpise to find RB1 disc songs and dlc show up automatically (wasn't really clear on how that worked - I assume we wait till next week when us PS3ers can also import RB2 disc songs.)
    some really nice and very animated venues.

    cons:

    the very clunky way the band roster system works in this game. it's a lot of trouble just to customize the NPC bandmates.
    the criteria for "approved" songs from other RB's/DLC is confusing, to say the least.

    that's all I can think of. I'll have to play through the game a lot more to see if there's anything else to add.
  • InsanityExInsanityEx Opening Act
    edited November 2009
    beingmused;3211616 said:
    All family friendly DLC is LegoRB DLC - why would they make songs just for that one game, when they can count for both??
    *sigh* I wish I knew:(
  • aspiringaspiring Rising Star
    edited November 2009
    Reedus;3215181 said:
    pros:

    I assume we wait till next week when us PS3ers can also import RB2 disc songs.)
    HUH'? I think your confused. You can "export' your LEGO songs to RB2, but there is NO WAY to export your RB2 songs to LEGO.
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