DMBillies;2280751 said:Upon hearing the news that the bundle would include a Bass I was pretty excited. I think Bass deserves its own thing and having a guitar that plays differently (hopefully) would really add to a different feeling for it. Also, the drum kit sounds pretty awesome (we'll see how it is actually executed).After some reflection though (and I hope I can be proven wrong as more details on the instruments/game are released), I am actually quite disappointed that a regular guitar will not accompany the pack. The main reason being that I really need one and was hoping to pick a new one up with the game (cheaper by the bundle).Additionally, I really think I have no need for a mic or mic stand (I have both already... and in fact I already have 2 mics IF there are harmonies). The only way I'd want another mic is if it were wireless.Basically, with the info I have right now, the price tag seems purty steep for a bass, drums, and game... unless the drums are absolutely epic (meaning strongly built and not cheesy looking).So, all in all, I'm torn and I really hope instruments will be offered separately (at least eventually) because at that price tag I might rather pick and choose.
santoron;2281202 said:I think it's safe to say that the Hofner will function exactly as a regular RB guitar would. It may have a longer neck but I doubt with it's inclusion in the bundle it will even have the split strummer that the Fender bass has. Harmonix isn't going to include a guitar peripheral (even one modeled after a bass guitar) that wont function well as your primary guitar for those that will only have the one included.
DMBillies;2281956 said:You may be right (and it did occur to me that might be the case). If you are right, then I think HMX is missing a glaring opportunity to "evolve" the game. Part of the reason bass is looked down upon is because it is (generally) just a dumbed down, repetitive version of guitar that requires basically the same skill set. Incorporating a different peripheral design (a longer neck is not "different") wouldn't preclude people wanting to use a regular guitar from doing so while at the same time providing a fun change for those who drop the cash.Also, if you are right, my interest in the bundle just went through the floor...
TheKitchenMan;2281549 said:I almost believe it is imperative that TB:RB will have to include multi-vocals because unless the game is way overcharted, you're not going to have the same difficulty level that we have become accustomed to.
Mr. Tate;2282022 said:If anyone is playing the Beatles game for challenge sake, I think they're in for a huge disappointment. This, in my opinion, is a game for the fun factor.
jeccaneko;2282030 said:Agreed, but I still hope it supports multiple vocals. Not so much for the challenge, but for the fun factor. I do voxtar/voxbass already. My husband's preferred instrument is vocals so when we play together, I can't officially sing in game but I do sing backup vocals/harmonies anyway. I'd love it if what I'm singing anyway it would do something in game. That would be fun to me. I'd also have an excuse to buy a second mic stand.
Julio_Strikes_Back;2282250 said:It's been basically confirmed that The Beatles: Rock Band will have vocal harmonies.
RMThompson;2282292 said:I don't know about that. Just because everyone WANTS it doesn't mean it's Basically been confirmed.Look at it from a players standpoint... how can they do that for solo players? They going to allow you JUST to sing the songs if you want?Also, thus far Rock Band games have always been 4 players. 2 Singers means you HAVE to make one person on a instrument and singing.I will say it's a strong possibility, but I wouldn't get too excited until we see something solid. However, the inclusion of a Mic Stand over Ringo's drums on the official website is pretty interesting, especially now that we have confirmation of a mic stand being included in the Bundle!
Jordashebasics;2283318 said:All I see from Game Informer is the phrase "rumor has it" which means exactly what it says.
jeccaneko;2282013 said:Do you have the P-Bass? You can use it as your primary guitar just as well. I mean, I use it as my primary guitar, whether I'm playing bass or not. I kinda have to - when you play online people usually like switching between guitar and bass and it's not like you'll want to switch controllers just to play guitar (and it's a pain in the butt with 360 controller sign in issues). It works great for me. I actually prefer it even if I'm playing guitar BECAUSE of that longer neck. As a real guitar player, I like how it's closer to the size of a real guitar neck and it feels more comfortable for me to use for that reason. I know when I'm forced to use the Xplorer for GH2 and GH3 I hate how I have to have the elbow of my fretting arm like right up against my body when I play. It's so uncomfortable.
whofan;2281980 said:How do you propose to evolve the Bass playing? Show me something that makes sense and I'll give you credit up the wazzoo.There really isn't a way to "evolve" the bass, outside of adding more buttons (which wouldn't add that much in all honesty). Bass really is just a "dumbed down repetitive version of guitar" (and I'm a Bass player too), with the exception of a few select amazing Bass players who took their art to the next level (John Entwistle, etc).
IErrantVentureI;2291363 said:Sayburr, will you add to the OP that the rating of this game is T?It's rated T for tobacco references and mild lyrics. So I got to thinking.... A Day in The Life Lyrics:Woke up, got out of bedDragged a comb across my headFound my way downstairs and drank a cupAnd looking up, i noticed i was lateFound my coat and grabbed my hatMade the bus in seconds flatFound my way upstairs and had a smokeSomebody spoke and i went into a dream...And, I'm So Tired Lyrics:I'm so tired, I'm feeling so upset Although I'm so tired I'll have another cigarette And curse Sir Walter Raleigh He was such a stupid git...Can anybody think of more?
ZosoBaron;2291963 said:I'm pretty sure the tobacco references would go under "Mild Lyrics" or "Lyrics".
cherokeesam;2292047 said:I think what Errant was aiming for was trying to find songs that had tobacco references --- those are the ones we could add as likely appearing in the game. And yes, I'd luh-huv to see "A Day In the Life" and "I'm So Tired" in the setlist, but both seem pretty iffy in terms of actual gameplay --- not much to do for anyone but the vocalist(s). ..
IErrantVentureI;2291363 said:Can anybody think of more?
The Rents;2298106 said:I just noticed that the T rating has been replaced with rating pending....
Sayburr;2297681 said:SexWhy don't we d-d-do it in the road!DrugsI get high, with a little help from my friendsMurderI'd rather see you dead, little girl, Than to be with another man. You'd better keep your head, little girl, Or I won't know where I am. You'd better run for your life if you can, little girl, Hide your head in the sand, little girl. Catch you with another man, That's the end - ah, little girl.