TheDescent;4696018 said:Notice how a complex guitar solo is reduced to rapidly clicking between 5 buttons.
Ralphy2009;4696020 said:Isn't that to be expected? I'd be worried if it was reduced to a sustain note or a slow series of repeating notes. This seems perfectly in line with how the gameplay and "Blitzification" algorithm is supposed to work.
Lowlander2;4696029 said:I'm not complaining that it's too hard; it's the other way around.
Lowlander2;4696029 said:See, this could have been solved if they had added just one more button. It's not like it would have blown peoples' minds with its complexity. Come now.
Blasteroids;4696042 said:But that's why there is other things going on such as the need to keep an eye on each lane multiplier, the pinball bit and all the powerup bonus bits that are on certain lanes.
FujiSkunk;4696047 said:Apparently they decided it would, and most likely they have some playtesting or other research to back that up. Do you think these games are created in a vacuum?And like Blasteroids said, you're doing more than just focusing on one instrument track in this game.
Lowlander2;4696048 said:Again, how much could have been solved with just one more button.
Lowlander2;4696053 said:What happened?
KooleKyle;4696060 said:I think this game will do just fine with out the third button, considering it will have five lanes maximum. Don't try and pass judgement on a companies actions until the actual product is out.
FujiSkunk;4696063 said:You said yourself this game has some different features than the earlier games, including power-ups. Again, Harmonix may have determined the extra features made for a better game ioverall, but also necessitated some slimming down of the instrument tracks to make the game more fun and easier to learn, at least for the typical player they are hoping to bring in.
Lowlander2;4696067 said:Considering solo events are where most of the magic happens, what happens when there's no magic to be found?
Lowlander2;4696067 said:Oh yeah, remember how you guys keep saying how the simplicity of one track is compensated by having lots of different ones? Well, this video shows that "solo restriction" is still in effect. That is, when a solo is playing, you have to play just that track. Considering solo events are where most of the magic happens, what happens when there's no magic to be found?
Lowlander2;4696067 said:Bla bla bla this video bla bla bla
FujiSkunk;4696076 said:I understand you feel you have legitimate concerns about the game play, but could you please state your concerns and opinions in a way that doesn't imply you know everything there is to know about a game that isn't even out yet?
Meat-Popsicle;4696070 said:Another thing this article makes clear something that everyone else has known for a long time, but the people here in the echo-chamber just won't acknowledge: there is no WAY we are ever going to get a Rock Band 4. The genre isn't just down from it's heyday, it is permanently DEAD.
kiggidykev;4695970 said:Was "Once Bitten" confirmed to be part of Blitz, or perhaps it could be a piece of upcoming DLC? The Blitz page has the four other songs confirmed, but not that one.
SirDavidTLynch;4696090 said:Maybe what works on the DS's + Control Pad doesn't work on the Xbox 360's D-pad. Maybe Harmonix tested out many different designs to see what would work.
Magnet;4695887 said:The press release specifically calls out RB1/2 exports as compatible:
Lowlander2;4696108 said:It's my humble opinion that, yes, while the 360's D-Pad is not exactly top of the range, meaning 4 input would be a bit impractical, perhaps, as afar as I know, the PS2 titles used 3 of the 4 face buttons for their inputs.
Lowlander2;4696067 said:Well, this video shows that "solo restriction" is still in effect. That is, when a solo is playing, you have to play just that track.
Meat-Popsicle;4696070 said:The genre isn't just down from it's heyday, it is permanently DEAD.
SirDavidTLynch;4696119 said:According to the first post in the thread:"There were two reasons we settled on two [lanes for each instrument]: one was that the modern controller is better suited to two [lanes] instead of three [like the gameplay of] Frequency and Amplitude"
Magnet;4696125 said:I don't know about Blitz since a lot of the details haven't been revealed yet, but with Unplugged you could just turn the Solo thing off if you wanted.
MagicMurderBag7;4696129 said:Are there anymore full song playthough videos like the one LowLander posted? Id love to see a song that is more then just one long guitar solo.
SirDavidTLynch;4696090 said:I saw nothing in the article that said there will never be a Rock Band 4.
Meat-Popsicle;4696145 said:Already the forthcoming XBLA title "Rock Band: Blitz" has taken over the design of the site. That's the future of Rock Band, the keystone of the franchise: a downloadable mini-game.
grumblevolcano;4695972 said:Cipher would be disappointed as he can't play Misery Business in RBB.