Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Beatles: Rock Band Video Game

So, who out there is going to buy The Beatles: Rock Band? Normally, I wouldn't be posting about a video game, but the potential hype on this product has me curious. I've been watching the news tonight, and it seems there are game launch events with live Beatles music and everything.

Given the popularity of the previous Rock Band games, I'm sure this one will do just as well. The good things I have heard is that it gives a younger generation a deeper appreciation of the Beatles and all they accomplished, given the note charts displayed in the game. The complexity of the songs can be visually seen, allowing for a better relationship to the Beatles music. It is also being whispered that this may create a new wave of Beatlemania. To be determined,I guess.

Ultimately, if you by the game, you will be able to play 45 of their songs from 12 Beatles albums. Here is a list of the songs that can be played (more to be released via download):
  • I Saw Her Standing There
  • Boys
  • Do You Want To Know A Secret
  • Twist And Shout
  • I Wanna Be Your Man
  • I Want to Hold Your Hand
  • A Hard Day’s Night
  • Can’t Buy Me Love
  • I Feel Fine
  • Eight Days A Week
  • Ticket To Ride
  • Day Tripper
  • Drive My Car
  • I’m Looking Through You
  • If I Needed Someone
  • Paperback Writer
  • Taxman
  • Yellow Submarine
  • And Your Bird Can Sing
  • Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • With a Little Help from My Friends
  • Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
  • Getting Better
  • Good Morning Good Morning
  • I Am The Walrus
  • Hello Goodbye
  • Revolution
  • Back In The U.S.S.R.
  • Dear Prudence
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  • Birthday
  • Helter Skelter
  • Hey Bulldog
  • Don’t Let Me Down
  • Come Together
  • Something
  • Octopus’s Garden
  • I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
  • Here Comes The Sun
  • Dig A Pony
  • I Me Mine
  • I’ve Got A Feeling
  • Get Back
  • Within You Without You / Tomorrow Never Knows
The only negative things I have heard about the game is whether or not the game progression is too fast. Apparently you can go through all the songs and 'beat' the game in a couple hours.

I'm not sure if I will be buying it, but the hype definitely has me intrigued.

1 comment:

Cassie said...

I won't buy it, but I'll play my brothers :) I'll butcher the tune but I'll sure sing my heart out :)