The controls seem bonkers but I have a lot of faith in Harmonix and I've been really looking forward to this title. Although I'm disappointed to find I can't import RB3 songs into Blitz
only one thing... 2 notes??!! WHY? You can play GH 1,2,3 with controller and there are 5 notes. I loved to play GH with controller but I think this is boring!!
This looks very much like the PSP Rock Band (Unplugged), which is a very good thing, because that was a great game. One of my favorite games for PSP actually.
Agreed with the other commenters - I don't understand the control scheme. Do you just sit there mashing the button at the right time for the note then move left and right to the other ones? Are you even able to use a RB instrument or is this controller-only (effectively)?
Nice review Carol - maybe I missed the information I'm confused at above.
I loved Amplitude... Hell, I still own it! this game looks okay, but it's very cool that you can play older rock band songs on this game.
Love amplitude, love rockband, looks like the best of both worlds (except for that coin nonsense). Definitely going to download this.
I still don't get it... so if it's yellow I'm mashing the Y button like crazy, then switch to the blue X and do the same thing? If that's the case looks like you're inviting a serious case of carpal tunnel. It would have helped to describe the controls better.
Reminds me of Frequency (never played Amplitude, should pick it up someday). I just bought Rock Band 1 and 2, plus some more songs, just so that I can import them into the game. CAN'T WAIT!
So there is 2 notes to hit.. Where is the green, red, yellow blue and orange button. this isn't rock band!
@Elk Hey Elk! Nice to see ya. The controls become second nature pretty fast, I think, and your Rock Band 3 songs are totally playable in Blitz.
@lacee148 I think if you were to give it a chance, you would find that it's not boring at all, that switching between the various instruments rather than being concerned with only one like you are in the core Rock Band games makes this one feel different, and that the two-note scheme, while obviously not nearly as intricate as that in the core Rock Band games, does a fine job of making you feel like your inputs are mimicking the actual song.
@Janus67 The game is controller only. The control scheme is bumpers/triggers to move from each lane in their respective directions and I believe it was left stick and/or dpad for the left note and right stick and/or 2 of the face buttons (I believe it was a and b for the 360 but I could be wrong) for the right note. I got to play it a few months ago at PAX East and it took a little bit to get used to but it's quick to catch onto and enjoy.
@polsci1503 No, not like that at all. The left note and the right note each have their own input and changing lanes is assigned to the triggers/bumpers. Far less painful than what you're fearing.
@carolynmichelle Really? I didn't believe RB3 had any export options right now for the tracks that are on the disk.
@Elk Sorry, you're right, I misunderstood. All downloadable RB3 songs work in Blitz, of course, but yeah, there isn't a way to get the on-disc songs into Blitz.