This may be a little damning but I'm about to call it a night at 5:30 AM. I'm not super motivated to try to solve this at the harder levels for a 12 hour session. i.e. I did GH Aerosmith on hard on launch in one sitting. Rock Band 2 has many of the things I wished I had a year ago in the first version. Instead of calling this version Rock Band 1.5, I'd probably go with Rock Band 1.75 or so. 2.0? A lot of this should have been in the first release.
Of course, I'm sitting with my GH III Aerosmith Les Paul. I'd probably be more excited if I had a new Fender and drums in front of me. We were so damn excited about Rock Band 1 that we took pics at various stages of even opening the box.
The calibration thing is bugging me. We worked it out on the PS3 and it will take some time here. I didn't spend a lot of time with Rock Band on 360. It could also be the differences in the bigger margin on error on GHIII vs RB; maybe I got used to a slop factor. I'm not too worried about it.
A lot of the music is bumming me out. I need heavier shit right now. I know this is ROCK Band and not METAL band.... Major kudo's for the Rock Band export feature... the only reason I have to load the original RB now is for achievement whoring.
I like that your characters are no longer tied to an instrument.
I like the challenges / battle of the bands. They have a couple of Launch Day challenges, one with an only another hour or so to go. Very nice. Only 1000 people have played so far.... Ouch... I guess a lot of walmarts only got a few copies....
I like the idea of the drum trainer but have not way to play it tonight.
Attempted to do a little Xbox live band quickplay but no one showed up. Not too surprising. It's launch day and the stores aren't open! .... update... someone showed up on drums and bass... choose expert on my random set list... then bailed out. * sigh *
I fucking hate my Les Paul.. the star power doesn't ignite quickly.. i ended up breaking my streaks while choking the neck of my guitar. Damn, this issue has cost me some points tonight. No, I'm not super trained on using the select button to activate star power.
One final note before I sign off... I'd be a MUCH better bass player if I didn't waste my time with these fucking games.