Lego Rock Band

6.0 Overall Score
Graphics: 7/10
Sound: 6/10
Controls: 8/10

Family friendly, some fun songs

Not enough songs, no online play

 
Game Info

Game Name: Lego Rock Band

Developer(s): Harmonix/TT Games

Publisher(s): MTV Games/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Platform(s): PS3/XBox 360/Wii

Genre(s): Music

Release Date(s): November 3, 2009

ESRB Rating: E10+

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All the fun of Rock Band plus all the fun of Legos…minus the building stuff…so…All the fun of Rock Band!

You’ve built Star Wars, you’ve built Indiana Jones, you’ve built Batman…now it is time to build your band.  The Lego World has an itch for rock and you’ve got the pieces to scratch it…Now build a better band!  Is someone watching your band’s every move?

Lego Rock Band really seems to push it.  The already flooded game market by the music games questions if another game is warranted and the already flooded market of Lego games also throws that into question…so to combine Lego and Rock Band seems like the no-brainer, but unnecessary.

It isn’t necessary.  The fact that they made this game with Legos means nothing.  There is some ok animation but it isn’t like it is necessary for it to be Lego constructions.  The music is much more family and kid friendly and a lot of downloadable songs won’t transfer to the game.  Another frustrating problem with Lego Rock Band is to keep it “kid friendly” they took off the online play.

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The complete song setlist for Lego Rock Band:

A-Punk—Vampire Weekend

Accidentally In Love—Counting Crows

Aliens Exist—Blink-182

Breakout—Foo Fighters

Check Yes Juliet—We the King

Crash—The Primitives

Crocodile Rock—Elton John

Dig—Incubus

Dreaming of You—The Coral

Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic—The Police

The Final Countdown—Europe

Fire—The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Free Fallin’—Tom Petty

Ghostbusters—Ray Parker Jr.

Girls & Boys—Good Charlotte

Grace—Supergrass

I Want You Back—Jackson 5

In Too Deep—Sum 41

Kung Fu Fighting—Carl Douglas

Let’s Dance—David Bowie

Life Is a Highway—Rascal Flatts

Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)—Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel

Monster—The Automatic

Naïve—The Kooks

The Passenger—Iggy Pop

Real Wild Child—Everlife

Ride a White Swan—T. Rex

Rooftops (A Liberation Broadcast)—Lostprophets

Ruby—Kaiser Chiefs

Short and Sweet—Spinal Tap

So What—Pink

Song 2—Blur

Stumble and Fall—Razorlight

Suddenly I See—KT Tunstall

Summer of ’69—Bryan Adams

Swing, Swing—The All-American Rejects

Thunder—Boys Like Girls

Tick Tick Boom—The Hives

Two Princes—Spin Doctors

Valerie—The Zutons

Walking on Sunshine—Katrina & the Waves

We Are the Champions—Queen

We Will Rock You—Queen

Word Up!—Korn

You Give Love a Bad Name—Bon Jovi

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The song list is relatively short, with a number of good songs, but for the most part it is a bit weak.  It is a good family friendly game and could work as an introduction to music games for kids with a lot of different levels of difficulty.  The graphics for the game are so-so (it looks like it could have been a last generation game).  The game is for big fans only and shouldn’t be purchased for much if you decide to buy (but it is kind of fun to see Lego versions of Queen).

Related Links:

Rock Band

Rock Band 2

Rock Band 3

The Beatles:  Rock Band

Lego Harry Potter:  Years 1-4

Lego Harry Potter:  Years 5-7

Lego Pirates of the Caribbean:  The Video Game

Lego Batman:  The Video Game

Lego Batman 2:  DC Super Heroes

Lego Star Wars:  The Complete Saga

Lego Star Wars II:  The Original Trilogy

Lego Star Wars III:  The Clone Wars

Author: JPRoscoe View all posts by
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