I never thought that I would get so hooked on a game as I have with Rock Band. Heck, I never thought I would drop as much cash as I have for a single game. In any case, I really enjoy it. My friend, about two months ago, maybe a little more, bought a copy of the game. I was shocked because he was the last person I thought would spend $150 on a game and then another $90 on Guitar Hero II to get a second guitar. I had played Guitar Hero before and I thought it was entertaining but not $90-$100 entertaining, so I never thought twice about picking up Rock Band which was even more of an expense.
Well, to keep this story moving, I was invited to his house to sit around, drink a few beers and fire up Rock Band. Pretty much from the start I liked it but did not consider buying it. The guitar part is pretty much the same as Guitar Hero, so that did not blow me away. The drums we fun but challenging especially for someone who has very little natural rhythm. And the signing I could take or leave. What made the game entertaining was not the individual parts, but the who game iteself when you have two guitarists, a singer and a drummer. Four people working together to complete a song. I was amazed on how much of a group activity the game truly was. Even at the times when I was taking a break so someone else could play, it is fine watch them struggle to finish the song.
After several visit to my friend's house, I broke down and bought the game and Guitar Hero II. I also now have Guitar Hero III making my guitar collection a total of three. I have to say, I am not really a fan of the Rock Band Fender guitar. I like the Gibson style guitars from the Guitar Hero hero series. I find them easier to use and handle. I have gotten pretty skilled at the drums and I may actually be better on them than the guitar. I still avoid singing. I just do not have much patience or skill in it.