Rock Band 2 will be compatible with Rock Band 1 in the ways that are most
important. (Guitars, DLC, certain modes).
Which begs the question...why even release another retail disc? If your method for
downloading new songs is the same, then why the hell even bother with a sequel? Why not
just keep adding new tracks?
They say it's to "add new ways to play" and new features. Well, in the age where online
distribution is not only realized but important, then why not make those things downloadable
content? FPS and other genres release new play modes all the time, don't they?
So what is it? A new guitar? Drums? Can't you just buy a new stand-alone instrument
separately if the old one is giving you that much trouble? And shit, it's not like there aren't
tons of mods (both easy and difficult) to be found on the internet to help patch certain issues.
Of course they want more money. Le duh. It's quite possible to release just one Madden game
per console life-span now, with roster and feature updates happening every now and again,
the same way it's possible to keep Halo 3 alive for years and years. I'd like to see that,
just as I'd like to see them release one big overall Super Smash Bros. title that is
constantly updated (via a WORKING online service) with new nostalgic characters and levels.
So I guess what I'm trying to say is, let's firebomb a Gamestop.
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