A year ago, the music game genre was at its peak. Rock Band 2 and Guitar Hero World Tour had recently launched to rave reviews, and looking back, it appears that the developers of those games -- Harmonix and Neversoft, respectively -- saw the success of their products as a mandate to churn out rhythm games at a faster pace.
But considering the ever-deepening recession, how retailers are overflowing with sizable boxes full of plastic instruments, and lower-than-expected sales of The Beatles: Rock Band and Guitar Hero 5, one wonders if the music game market has reached saturation. LEGO Rock Band is Harmonix’s family-friendly game, a direct competitor to Activision’s Band Hero, and before its release earlier this month, questions abounded as to whether its existence was warranted. Hit the jump to find out.