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Lego Rock Band

 

 

SCORE: 70

 

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Lego RockBand takes the RockBand franchise into a much more family friendly direction. All of the characters, instruments, etc. are Legos. The Lego characters sing, dance, and act just like rock stars. Four players can work together playing Lego RockBand on the Wii, Playstation 3 (PS3), and Xbox 360. The Wii version was used for this review. Lego RockBand is compatible with most music game controllers. We experimented with microphones, and guitars with no problems.

Visually speaking Lego RockBand is better than most of the other music games out there. The reason is the enticement to lust issue is taken out of the mix. There is standard Lego humor in this game though. A character throws a drumstick at another one knocking them over. Another characters arm goes flying off. None of this bothered me, however it is only fair I bring it to your attention in this review. I have to admit I found these little scenes to be humorous. The visual special effects in Lego RockBand are top notch, and were very encouraging.

Every single music game Family Friendly Gaming reviews has to pass the gauntlet of lyrical content. By my count there are forty-five songs included in Lego RockBand, and even more can be downloaded (for a modest fee of course). These rock songs range from the 1960s to current. The majority of these songs are safe for the family. There are some that contain lyrics that families will have a problem with. I noticed that the attitude in certain songs like So "What" from Pink are not very encouraging, or uplifting. Those songs can be avoided in free play, but will come up in story mode. Still Lego RockBand is better than many of the music games I have played.

I am shocked at how much content was put on this disc. Not only are there are a lot of songs, but Lego RockBand also has a lot of customization. This includes bands, characters, and vehicles. Like other Lego games, the player collects studs which are used to purchase content. With downloadable packs of music coming, players can play Lego RockBand for months. I am hoping for some Christian rock packs to be one of the choices. There are some great Christian songs I would love to play in this game.

There are four modes in Lego RockBand - super easy, easy, normal, and hard. This makes Lego RockBand approachable by all ages, and skill sets. We found that as we learned how to play Lego RockBand, we were able to increase the difficulty. It is really cool to have four people in the same room jamming together on a song. We found it works great as long as you pay attention to your part of the screen only. Every single one of us that played Lego RockBand had fun.

Families can play Lego RockBand together, and ours has been. I see Lego RockBand as a game that can really bring people together in a common goal. I really hope there are some Christian rock downloadable packs coming very soon. I like how Legos has taken the RockBand franchise into a friendlier direction for families. It would be great to be able to remove certain songs from the story mode. I would like to see sequels to Lego RockBand in the near future. It was my pleasure to be able to play and review this game.
- Paul

 

Graphics: 65%
Sound: 60%
Replay/Extras: 80%
Gameplay: 75%
Family Friendly Factor: 69%
System: Xbox 360/Wii/Playstation 3
Publisher: Warner Bros Interactive
Rating: 'E10+' for Everyone 10+
{Comic Mischief, Mild Cartoon Violence, Mild Lyrics}

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