The stories for this week:
The stories for this week:
I know what you're thinking: does this guy ever give the rhythm and music games a rest? Looking at my recent news and articles, you'll see Rock Band, several versions of Guitar Hero, Donkey Konga , and more. I can't help it! I love music, and was even a music major in college for a few years. It's only natural that...
Activision has sent along word that the game formerly known as Guitar Hero Greatest Hits is now known as Guitar Hero Smash Hits.
The Marvel Universe is vast to say the least. With that vastness comes many options for character inclusion in a game like Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2. Next up on that guest list is Iron Fist! Or, as the comics refer to this very classic 1970's superhero, The Immortal Iron Fist.
This past weekend, my family dug out the instruments in anticipation of an afternoon playing Rock Band 2. Ever since the first Guitar Hero came out, we've always had a plastic instrument or four laying around. After picking up our mighty axes and killer sticks this time, though, we noticed they were covered with a light coating of dust. Had it really been that long since the four of us had rocked out together? Perhaps it had been a while, but that didn't diminish our enjoyment of the game at all. Music games in general are loaded with replay value. Consider all the options available even in an older game like Guitar Hero 2. There are four different difficulties, vs mode, co-op mode, a good amount of unlockable songs, and several DLC packs. You can even go for five stars and gold stars if you want. In the latest generation of music games, there is even more replayability . You can play any one song on guitar, bass, drums, or vocals. This is one factor that, in my opinion, makes music games one of the best values you'll find in any video game. Even when you take into account the high initial outlay due to expensive instrument controllers, there's a lot of "band" for your buck. Rock Band 2 is clearly the winner when it comes to replay value, out of all the different music games. The reason why is very simple: an enormous amount ofdownloadable content. Every week, three or more new songs is released. Rock Band 1 came out almost a year and half ago, and the DLC started soon after. Simple arithmetic will tell you there's lots of music available. The sheer variety of the content is astounding. There is literally something for everyone. Country music, classic rock, heavy metal, and more, plus everything in between. It seems like every month or so, a song is released and we fire up Rock Band 2 and download it as soon as we can.
Wow, what a busy month March was. We posted a record ten co-op game reviews. Take a gander at what you may have missed.
It's time for our monthly Xbox Live Co-Op Night - on tap this month is Capcom's Resident Evil 5!
User roland was kind enough to prepare a guest submission for our Co-Op Couples column this time around. He tackles an age-old issue of finding the right game to play without wasting so much precious time and money. His solution: the co-op Demo Date Night!
I normally don't do stories like this, but when I saw that Starbreeze Studios, makers of The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay, were working on a brand new Syndicate title for EA I knew I had to be called to action.
How many of us are guilty of buying a game, then letting it sit on the shelf without really being touched? Apparently, the majority of the Wii's Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip consumers, have been doing just that: buying but not playing.