so after literally not being able to play games that he paid for when sony's servers took a shit, my roomate decided to play some rock band 3, and it made me realize how much of a fucking piece of garbage 4 is
on 4, there is over 100ms delay on video and audio, but on 3 there's only like 20 something ms. how the fuck does that even make sense? how the fuck can there be 5 times more delay on the same fucking tv? not to mention a fucking laundry list of other shit that sucks about it compared to 3
on-disc setlist is the worst in the series easily
no training mode
laughable customization options but hey we got a vault dweller outfit to cash in on normalfags
literal top 40 pop radio shit for dlc last 2 weeks
STILL, fucking 3 MONTHS LATER, haven't ported all of the old tracks from other games
drums have even more delay than everything else for some reason making them completely unplayable on pretty much any tv
note highway fucking shakes around and shit when you activate star power, don't know what that's about
game will randomly chug while starting a song, don't even know how that is even possible
just off the top of my head, there's probably other shit I'm forgetting
I didn't pay a cent for this because my roomate spends money like a dope fiend and anything that catches his interest so I got lucky, but I feel legitimately sorry for anyone that got scammed on this shit
oh also for drums, they really dropped the ball on the star power activation mechanic, because you'll get songs that have like a weird shuffle beat or other off-time rythym, and the then the star power thing will come in and be completely different timing and fuck you over
oh man and how could I forget the "freestyle solo" crap? not even going to waste my time bitching about it, it speaks for itself
While I think the setlist is better than 3's, I agree with everything else.
You can pin the slow DLC transfer to the wacky process of bringing over a shit ton of songs by a now small studio. They said by the end of this month it'll all be worked out.
They also said there's going to be a major patch this month, as well. I'd hold reservations until then, but so fa it's been a shit show.
I've had it for over 2 weeks and I'm still fine tuning the calibration. And that highway shaking happens to me too, only instead it's whenever I enter a solo.
They probably tried to play on everyone's nostalgia too early one when they weren't ready. Harmonix has been down in the dumps for too long and they got desperate. I don't think they have most of they're senior/veteran key developers working for them.
They dropped the ball and released Guitar Hero Live along with it to make it seem like there was some sort of competition, but in the end it's the same company so nobody really loses. They made money and that's all that matters, plus I don't think our generation or the one that was growing up with it is the demographic anymore. Whilst playing on our nostalgia, the setlist is obviously geared towards younger people.
I just bought GH Live and I've been having way more fun with it than RB4.
I didn't have high expectations for either but GHL surprised me whereas RB4 just let me down. At least GHL was a finished product, not some pseudo-early access shit
oh shit, you can turn off those drum fills? fuck how did I not know that? I mean yeah I knew you could turn off freestyle solos but yeah like you said they spent time coding those abortions when they could have spent it doing literally anything else
Thank god for this otherwise you'll only be doing the new fills for the trophy/achievement you get for doing a couple.
I'm not a harmonix shill but I like the game for what it is. But I'm so sick off seeing the same 4 or 5 venues where your band plays and the same fucking vocalist animations because I noticed for some reason most of the time it's focused on the vocalist which bothers me. I really hate how you can't fully customize your band via logos, more band clothing options, etc. Looks like the free updates are adding more clothes but the main problem is that it looks like we'll have to wait a year before we can see if Rock Band 4 holds up as a true successor to RB3. Other than that it's still a great party game since I play with friends all the time and like getting high scores.
>But I'm so sick off seeing the same 4 or 5 venues where your band plays and the same fucking vocalist animations because I noticed for some reason most of the time it's focused on the vocalist which bothers me. I really hate how you can't fully customize your band via logos, more band clothing options, etc.
I've only played this shit at a friends house but I'm curious since I have time to blow.
What is the must play of this genre spawned from GH?
Is there a game that does offer what you were talking about?
People tend to say Rock Band 2 or 3 is their favorite, these offer what I'm taking about. Hell, you can't even put 3d glasses on your characters and IIRC every other Rock Band game you can. And I just want to say The Beatles Rock Band is the greatest rhythm game of all time and was basically the reason why Rock Band began.