GamesRadar's seemingly annual Platinum Chalice Awards 2007

Winner: Rock Band
EA | 360PS3PS2

We choked back a little vomit when we first saw the price for EA's Rock Band bundle. One hundred and seventy freaking American dollars for one game? Eff that noise. No game is worth that much, even if it does come with a microphone, guitar and drum set. No way we're dropping that kind of cash to dick around with a bunch of plastic instruments.

That entire paragraph represents our "pre-Rock Band all-nighter" train of thought. After spending hours with an entire fake band, custom-built musicians and 58 songs of pure rock bliss, our wallets couldn't open fast enough. Playing guitar alone is nothing special, but get everyone in a room and bust out Iron Maiden's "Run to the Hills" and you'll see why everyone's flipping out over this Guitar Hero killer.

Just be sure you mod the drums and scrounge around for a Guitar Hero III controller first - the Rock Band controllers are, at the time of this writing, prone to malfunction. Bit of a bitch, ain't it?


  • JosefMotley - January 7, 2010 10:34 p.m.

    i don't really see the fuss about the mario galaxy soundtrack. the isle delfino theme from sunshine was miles better than anything in galaxy, and both games horrifically maul the main mario theme itself. those "beeps & boops" of the old games are FAR more memorable melodies than the saccharine overscored string sicklyness of galaxy, and have a hell of a lot more character. i miss the days when videogame soundtracks actually sounded like games rather than second rate film scores
  • RebornKusabi - December 19, 2008 11:44 p.m.

    Great Article, some of these games I had played and actually loved... some, not so much >_>

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