wickedbadz;1864385 said:I really don't care what name they tag on the disc or what they claim, I've listened to the Beatles alot and I just don't see any fun in playing them on Rockband. Whens the last time you heard a Beatles song with some serious shredding going on? This disc if you ask me will be a waste of cash. It just goes to show how desperate Michael Jackson who owns the rights to the Beatles music really is for cash and Harmonix bit the hook cause Activision probably wouldn't.
Game will take from the Beatles' first album "Please Please Me" all the way to "Abbey Road." And will be based on the UK releases.
Rockbandfan23467;1869755 said:Again:Why UK? and what about Let It Be?
iamtheddrman;1867882 said:I will never understand this argument that people make. So what if there are 5 instruments? You can only have 4 controllers connected at a time (on 360/Wii, 7 on PS3) so the game would let you select the 4 instruments that you currently have connected to the console. They already block out vocals on YYZ and Caprici, so why couldn't they block out "Keyboard" if there is no keyboard connected?
cherokeesam;1921174 said:Exactly.And it's not like The Beatles were ever a 5-man band. You play EITHER keyboards, OR something else like Bass.....just like Paul did. A keyboard peripheral *would* be a cool add to the game, but I won't hold my breath for it.
Drfirewater RB2;1941049 said:I am disappointed hearing this for two reasons1. this means that its possible that we will have to buy all new perperials like new drums and guitars cause nothing works together (look at GH and RB crossover problems)2. Different disk and seperate game means the songs wont be crossed over so you will have to swap out disks ... this means no beatles at my rock band parties and if i cant play with my friends with out being forced to only play one band ... chances i will sadly miss out on this large waste of money if they are not transferable.I LOVE THE BEATLES AND RB and i think that if the songs are not transferable to rb2 then this project is gonna bomb.ps. I play keybord and i can tell you there is no way to intelligently do a keybord in a rock band type game without it being near if not completly impossible for anyone who doent already read music and play the piano.
whofan;1941134 said:/facepalm1) This is an Harmonix product. What makes you think that it won't support their own periphreals? To think that it won't, you'd have to be pretty dumb2) The separate disk issue has not been resolved yet. We do not know whether or not it will be exportable. The popular theory right now (not saying that's what's going to happen, it just makes the most sense) is that at the end of the career mode you will be given access to a code that will allow you to export the tracks onto the RB Platform. However, nothing has been confirmed just yet.
iamtheddrman;1923947 said:Yeah, I'm certainly not holding my breath either. I'd like to see it make it eventually, but keyboard would require a very large number of keys to be challenging, which might make it inaccessible to beginners (unless they do like guitar and step up the number of buttons based on difficulty). At any rate, I think HMX is gonna do this game right, and it'll be worth renting even if you don't like the Beatles all that much.
Drfirewater RB2;1941049 said:1. this means that its possible that we will have to buy all new perperials like new drums and guitars cause nothing works together (look at GH and RB crossover problems)
Drfirewater RB2;1941049 said:ps. I play keybord and i can tell you there is no way to intelligently do a keybord in a rock band type game without it being near if not completly impossible for anyone who doent already read music and play the piano.
princeofcups;1942060 said:You have no basis for any of this. The guitar doesn't have strings for gods sake. Why can't the keyboard be similarly different. It can have any number of keys. I'd expect 10 or 12. There is no reason to think that they could not make their keyboard charting easy for beginners. Just cut down the number of colors to hit to 4 for easy, and add complexity from there. Two fingers per hand sounds pretty easy to me.
acondon747;1942225 said:40 songs no thanks ...
Ventura;1942537 said:While it would be nice if the songs were playable in Rock Band 2 with the omission of that controller, that would be Harmonix going out of their way (and we couldn't have that).
ps. I play keybord and i can tell you there is no way to intelligently do a keybord in a rock band type game without it being near if not completly impossible for anyone who doent already read music and play the piano.
SamStone;1945777 said:I play keyboard too, and I'm telling you that this can be done, and done quite easily.First, have a look at Synthesia, a free Rockband-like program for your PC which shows notes for all 88 keys in a falling note pattern.Now, you don't need nearly that many for a game like Rock Band. If you wanted to be able to chart piano parts exactly, but compress them in octaves, you could do it with 24 keys - a full set for each hand position. 36 would be better, so you could get some hand movement into the game on expert.
iamtheddrman;1945890 said:You say that it would be accessible, then show a program that looks completely daunting to beginners. That's exactly what we're talking about. It's certainly possible, as shown by your example and Beatmania, but that doesn't make it any more accessible to beginners. 36 keys would require the game to be piano+vocals only since it would take up the whole screen, and would be WAY too much for anybody who doesn't already play piano. It could be a great learning tool, but wouldn't make a fun game for the average Joe
west siide;1945572 said:It would be difficult to have alot of colored notes for the keyboards just for the fact that you have screenspace issues.Could you really have a display space on your TV to allow for 10 or 12 keys along with all the other instruments?I think it's likely that they're won't be any keyboard controller, unless they make it a keytar (which actually would be kinda cool).
pfunk1978;1945946 said:i really hope they release the beatles songs that are not on there as dlc
princeofcups;1945916 said:The guitar does not have strings. The keyboard does NOT have to have 36 keys. 5 or 6 keys per hand would be a nice TOY INSTRUMENT to PRETEND to play keyboard parts of songs in the GAME of Rock Band.
iamtheddrman;1946007 said:Did you read the post I quoted? That was exactly my point. He suggest 24-36 keys, which would make the game no fun for anybody but experienced piano players. I NEVER suggest 36 keys was a good idea. If I want that many keys, I'll go play my real piano