If youâ€™re a Green Day fan then youâ€™ll probably want to invest in Green Day Rock Band. This new rhythmn game brings 47 songs for you to rock out to and most Green Day fans will be satisifed with the playlist on offer.
The gameplay remains the same with only a few differences. The game is broken up into three locations of Green Dayâ€™s most memorable performances. Each of those locations are based upon one of the complete albums in the game, which is then broken up into several sets of songs. These need to be completed before you unlock the next set. Once you have completed a venue, you will then have the ability to play through the whole album that the venue was based upon. Your star performance will gain you credits through each song performed, ranging from one to five stars. Most of the songs are easy to play along with and I scored five stars on most.
Progressing through the game, youâ€™ll unlock photos of the band around the time the song was made, which was good because they were quite random. If youâ€™re not a huge follower of Green Day, it would of been useful to have some information on the photos as they offered no insight on the band. Green Day Rock Band offers a number of challenges such as playing a three song set and trying to gain at least 13 stars.
Hitting the right notes is not always easy on the much harder levels causing your fingers to clamber all over the guitar. When singing the vocals, each player must sing relative to the original note,which I found difficult due to the fact that I didnâ€™t know most of the Green Day songs. As Iâ€™ve said before, if youâ€™re a Green Day fan youâ€™re going to love this game. If not, you may come away feeling a little bit lost. Itâ€™s all about experience and how quick your response times are with this game. If you know the song well, youâ€™re going to perform great, if not you may find yourself having to work a lot harder to make the grade. Progressing through the game you can unlock additional rewards such as photos or videos which is quite cool. In some of the challenges, players have to earn enough â€˜Credâ€™ to actually unlock certain rewards.
The game also offers players tutorials if youâ€™re not accustomed to playing these type of rhythm games. This teaches you how to play your guitar from basic right through to advanced, Which is always handy. In practice mode you can play a song at random from beginner to demanding. For these challenges you have to earn at least four stars for the harder levels.
The game features 47 tracks spanning the whole career of the band, including two full albums â€˜Dookieâ€™ and â€˜American Idiotâ€™. So thereâ€™s plenty of tracks to work through. Playing through this game made me realise that compared to the Beatles Rock Band game, it was a disappointment.Â It was enjoyable to play, but I didnâ€™t have the uplifting feeling I did with Beatles Rock Band. Something was definitely missing from this game, which lacked the magic and fun they I had experienced in previous Rock Band games. The career mode spans from The Warehouse in 1994 right up to their performance in 2009 in the â€˜Fox Theatreâ€™ in Oakland. If players want the collectibles, then be prepared to go through 111 songs to gain them all and even then you have to get three to five stars.
I love rhythm games because it encourages players to join in the fun with a microphone, guitar or drum. Iâ€™ve played a series of these types of games and Iâ€™m sorry to say that â€˜Green Day Rock Bandâ€™ doesnâ€™t offer anything new or appealing unless you are a dedicated fan of the band. The videos were ok and I would have liked some more information on the photographs that I had unlocked, but overall the game just didnâ€™t appeal to me. For fans of the band I think they will be satisfied with the level of the music, videos and photographs, but for me personally it just didnâ€™t appeal to me because I wasnâ€™t keen on the content.