Rock Band Blitz Reveal: First Impressions Poll

samjjonessamjjones Road Warrior
edited April 2012 in Rock Band Blitz
Rock Band Blitz Reveal: First Impressions Poll

Based on the G4 preview, what are your first impressions?

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  • dragoninforcerdragoninforcer UnWashed
    edited April 2012
    Its actually straightforward. No deeper meaning, just a love for unicorns.
  • Lord_MhoramLord_Mhoram Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    I liked Frequency and Amplitude. The game looks fun. For me it's a 25 song pack with a nifty new game play element.

    And if people that don't do music games, but play that, it could drive some incremental song sales, so that is really pretty cool too - anything to help out HMX Bottom line, that at the same time doesn't diminish Rock Band.
  • tdc002tdc002 Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    MagicMurderBag7;4695134 said:
    Microsoft recently upped it to 400G.
    Now I'm just hoping for Avatar Awards :D
    I can't even remember the last game I bought that had Avatar Awards. Maybe Rock Band 3? And those were just plain t-shirts with instrument icons. I think developers got wise to the fact people will pay for that crap. I've never bought any, but I use the Avatar Awards stuff all the time.

    Back on topic though, it's funny for how many people whining about how totally disappointing this is and how they definitely aren't gonna buy it, no ones has voted not interested in this poll yet.

    I'm definitely buying it. Just judging by those videos, I have no idea how the game's gonna work, but looking forward to playing it. Hopefully it'll be out sooner rather than later.
  • MySummerJobMySummerJob Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    I have no interest in the game, but it has songs I want =/

    "Jessie's Girl" is a cool song I enjoyed listening to on the bus (bus radio)

    Frickin "Always" by blink-182... I seriously screamed when I heard it because I knew it would be in the setlist. Now I have to buy this game to export it into RB3... Damn you HMX XD
  • dabrry0523dabrry0523 Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    well so far i like the set-list they have to give more... but right now im a seriously considering buyer here well see what they have planed. I will say this that announcement trailer is a little crazy it just keeps hopping to different tracks (as in in the game not tracks as in songs)
  • GNFfhqwhgadsGNFfhqwhgads 99% Washed Up
    edited April 2012
    dabrry0523;4695185 said:
    it just keeps hopping to different tracks
    That is exactly how it's worked for years.
  • HeXcodaHeXcoda Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    As long as this isn't the end of the line for the traditional RB instrument performance game, I'm okay with it.

    But buying it as a track export is going to depend on the tracks being exported, the final playlist. If there's not enough there I care about, why pay money for a game that wasn't designed for me? It's clearly designed to rope in folks who hate or don't care about how Rock Band plays in the first place.
  • dragoninforcerdragoninforcer UnWashed
    edited April 2012
    dabrry0523;4695185 said:
    I will say this that announcement trailer is a little crazy it just keeps hopping to different tracks (as in in the game not tracks as in songs)
    /facepalm
  • Scythemaster 37Scythemaster 37 Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    While I'm not totally interested in this, I think it's a pretty awesome idea to draw in more customers. Plus, I love the 5 songs we know about and I'm excited to have them in my library.
  • FlyGuyLXIFlyGuyLXI Headl!ner
    edited April 2012
    Not interested until I see the track list. Though I have a strong instinct we're getting "Love Shack" which I'm pleased about.
  • skyp1eskyp1e Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    Even if I should HATE the game (which I probably won't. I like audiosurf a lot and this looks similar), my kids will absolutely love it.

    That is good enough for me no matter how you slice it up.
  • Chemical PhoenixChemical Phoenix Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    It has Pumped Up Kicks, Jessie's Girl, and Always. Harmonix has already sold me.
  • edited April 2012
    tdc002;4695168 said:
    I can't even remember the last game I bought that had Avatar Awards. Maybe Rock Band 3? And those were just plain t-shirts with instrument icons. I think developers got wise to the fact people will pay for that crap. I've never bought any, but I use the Avatar Awards stuff all the time.

    I would never buy any Avatar things but I love the game related awards. The most recent game I have with them is (I think) GunStringer but Twisted Pixel always throws tons of freebies in their games.
  • GNFfhqwhgadsGNFfhqwhgads 99% Washed Up
    edited April 2012
    I bought a Fleshreaper Hat so I wouldn't get Fleshreaped.
  • jfh2112jfh2112 Opening Act
    edited April 2012
    FlyGuyLXI;4695202 said:
    Not interested until I see the track list. Though I have a strong instinct we're getting "Love Shack" which I'm pleased about.

    Oh, man, I hope you're right. Been wanting that song for years now.
  • dragoninforcerdragoninforcer UnWashed
    edited April 2012
    it's as big as a whale
  • queuemarkqueuemark Opening Act
    edited April 2012
    I was a bit underwhelmed initially, as I was hoping for something with instrument gameplay and more songs (but in hindsight that was silly of me -- they simply can't fit that many songs in with the XBLA limit).

    But heck, at no more than 20 bucks for 25 songs, I'm pretty stoked for that fact alone. I already know that I'd pay for at least the 5 that have been unveiled (not a huge fan of "Pumped Up Kicks," but my wife loves it), which is already 10$ DLC value for me.

    Once I finally got to see the trailer, I felt pretty optimistic. Gameplay looks intriguing and the visuals look great.

    I remember someone from HMX alluding to "April's gonna be nuts for Rock Band fans;" I hope there's some sort of groovy DLC announcement to cap things off.
  • edited April 2012
    GNFfhqwhgads;4695284 said:
    I bought a Fleshreaper Hat so I wouldn't get Fleshreaped.

    I had to stop myself from buying a little RB keyboard for my avatar.
  • bonethug0108bonethug0108 Headliner
    edited April 2012
    I picked option 2, but I want to add that it just looks like it may not be for me. I'm all for giving it a try though. If anything I'll get 25 songs for a great price.
  • skyp1eskyp1e Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    MagicMurderBag7;4695297 said:
    I had to stop myself from buying a little RB keyboard for my avatar.

    I haven't bought any of those things. I look at them sometimes though because my kids get a kick out of all that stuff.
  • Lowlander2Lowlander2 FaIling Star
    edited April 2012
    I loved Unplugged and LRB DS, but...two buttons...

    Will be interesting to see how well prior DLC works, like if we can break Constant Motion's guitar lane.
  • MoonageDaydreamMoonageDaydream Opening Act
    edited April 2012
    Chemical Phoenix;4695263 said:
    It has Pumped Up Kicks, Jessie's Girl, and Always. Harmonix has already sold me.
    These songs are actually making me consider NOT getting this pack/game thing. 3 Songs I won't play even once. If it has some GaGa or Coldplay I will just skip it completely. Do not disappoint me Harmonix.
  • GNFfhqwhgadsGNFfhqwhgads 99% Washed Up
    edited April 2012
    It would be a great time to see Violet Hill.
  • dabrry0523dabrry0523 Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    GNFfhqwhgads;4695189 said:
    That is exactly how it's worked for years.
    dragoninforcer;4695193 said:
    /facepalm


    if only you read the entire post........



    and what i mean by that for further clarification is the player just jumps from red to yellow to blue to green occasionally, it goes red, yellow, blue, yellow green,red,orange,red, blue, green, yellow red, blue orange, blue etc.......
  • GNFfhqwhgadsGNFfhqwhgads 99% Washed Up
    edited April 2012
    I did. Then I deleted the part I didn't need quoted to help the conversation flow.

    And I repeat. That is exactly how this has worked for years. You can go look up videos of any of the DS Rock Bands or Unplugged.
  • atalkingfishatalkingfish Opening Act
    edited April 2012
    GNFfhqwhgads;4695324 said:
    It would be a great time to see Violet Hill.

    I would eat up Violet Hill on RB3 with my face and mouth.
  • Ace4eVerAce4eVer Unsigned
    edited April 2012
    I was at work when it was announced and while I was slightly disappointed that it wasn't a traditional Rock Band game, I wasn't surprised. I have already made up my mind to support HMX in whatever endeavor is next, so I would have bought it regardless. Hearing it will serve as a track pack with songs I want is great, so I was happy. I came home and watched the trailer and am excited about it now. It'll be a day one buy for me. Not sure I'll play it for hours at a time, but it looks entertaining enough and gives me more value for my DLC library.

    I do love that they can bring in some new blood to the DLC game though. There might be people out there who pick this up, enjoy it, start buying DLC and decide they might as well pick up Rock Band to use that DLC in another manner. or to check out HMX other work. I also love the social features they've built in to constantly advertise the ever expanding music library. Maybe a retired RBer might pick it up, see that there are songs they enjoy and pick up some DLC and dust off their old instrument. Anything that keeps the company growing sounds good to me.
  • LuigiHannLuigiHann Stormtrooper
    edited April 2012
    Looks cool to me.

    As much as this is counter to the point, I wonder if there'll be an option to control it using instrument controllers anyway. I don't mean standard RB style (though it's cool that the songs will be playable in RB3) I just mean the two-button gameplay or whatever would be fun on a keyboard too.

    Either way, looks like a fun way to re-explore my DLC library
  • skyp1eskyp1e Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    LuigiHann;4695353 said:
    Looks cool to me.

    As much as this is counter to the point, I wonder if there'll be an option to control it using instrument controllers anyway. I don't mean standard RB style (though it's cool that the songs will be playable in RB3) I just mean the two-button gameplay or whatever would be fun on a keyboard too.

    Either way, looks like a fun way to re-explore my DLC library

    I wondered this too, but directly from the video from XPlay it's stated that it won't be.

    Upon reflection I can see why that is. They also alluded to "playing against your friends" but digging a bit more I see it's always solo play, they must be referring to high scores.
  • PaperMario21PaperMario21 Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    Looks cool, I will definitely get it day one.
    I wonder about the deal with the 25 songs the game comes with, they will be usable in RB3, pro upgrades for new songs HMX? huh?
    Either way, looks like a nice throwback (updated Unplugged).
    I've been playing HMX games since Frequency, back in 2001 and was hoping to see similar arcade title on XBLA/PSN.
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