7 years in the making

A long time ago in a living room far, far away… OK so I’ve been playing this game for 7 years now on and off and with the 52 game challenge in full flow I have decided that it’s time to put this puppy to bed.

Rock Band 4 cover art

I really do enjoy a good rhythm game, especially those of a musical persuasion, having played Guitar Hero and Rock Band for a number of years when Rock Band 4 was released on the PS4 I knew I had to own it, more over I had to get the Band in the Box version as I had heard the rumour that Harmonix wouldn’t be releasing another game for this generation so it was a no brainer really.

Why then did it take me 7 years to finish the game? Simply I would play a few stages of the band career mode then get a bit annoyed that I was getting a subset of the tracks to make the career stages challenging, unfortunately quite often those wouldn’t be tracks I was particularly fond of and so I would go into quick play and play the songs I liked.

That said I would make slow but steady progress and having committed to the challenge this seemed like an easy completion, I was kind of correct with that assumption but not 100%, the career mode would keep adding additional gigs to the venue and so as it looked like I was about to beat the game I’d look back over past stages and spot there was another show to play.

I really did enjoy this game and do hope that we get a new game for the new/current generation with a new set of built in songs and hopefully we will get the ability to migrate tracks from previous games too, which reminds me of the other area of the game I was disappointed with, it was possible to migrate tracks into Rock Band 4 from previous games however I didn’t do this when I got the game and when I went to do it to increase the library but unfortunately there was a timeframe to do this and so my migration codes weren’t accepted.

As I said, this was a great game to play and enjoy and one that if you have the instruments and friends to play them, makes a great party game.

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