The Beatles: Rock Band is a Rhythmaction game available on the 360.
The Beatles: Rock Band is a Rhythmaction game. Rhythm action games combine the enjoyment that comes from creating music with the challenge of video game scoring. The player is usually tasked with dancing on a mat, tapping a touch screen, pressing a button, singing into a mic or strumming a fake guitar controller in time with the music.
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If you are going to make a music game about The Beatles then you have to be sure that's is going to be nothing more than utterly perfect. But this game wasn't just an aurally awesome experience, it was a visually mesmeric feast as well. It brought an amazing intepretation of the Fab Four's work into my living room and made everyone, from my Auntie to my son, pick up a music controller and join in with the fun.
Usually with Rock Band or Guitar Hero I'm banished to my special room so that the constant click of the strum bar or thud of the drums doesn't wake the baby or irritate my other half. There's nothing quite like failing a song because someone literally pulled the plug halfway through an epic Metallica rendition. This being the case I rarely get the chance to pour my heart and soul into a music game, much less involved my family in a positive way.
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