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Rock Band Versus Guitar Hero

Would You Rather: Rock Band or Guitar Hero?

I have many fond memories of rocking out hard core with my pals with Guitar Hero until dawn. Since it was the first of its kind, it will always have a place in my game loving heart. But things change, and so do my obsessions. Currently, I bust out Rock Band every chance I get. It's the ultimate party game, and I don't remember life without it. Maybe that's going a little far, but it's seriously that awesome.

With soon-to-be-released Guitar Hero On Tour taking it up a notch and coming stocked with a drum kit and microphone, we're about to have a full on battle of the bands on our hands! But until then, tell me: Which is your favorite rock game to play these days?

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jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
Im a guitar hero fan but I must admit I have only been around rock band a few times
flailswithgrace flailswithgrace 8 years
Rock Band...always. Rock Band, even if it is a video game, seems like it's so much more focused on the musicianship. Most of the people at Harmonix that developed the game are musicians and they take special care and consideration when choosing the songs to make sure that gameplay is fun for all instruments. Guitar Hero to me has always seemed like a video game and sometimes the songs are ridiculously hard for the sake of being ridiculously hard. Expert on GH is something that I wouldn't even attempt even if I play expert guitar on Rock Band. I am, however, interested in the GH4 drums because how hard you hit the drums will matter in GH (not sure if RB drums will have this feature). GH4 drums also have cymbals which is kinda cool. I may check out GH4 if the RB2 peripherals will work with it (I highly doubt it will) because I refuse to an excessive amount of drum peripherals taking space in my living room. Rock Band has always been more of an experience and it has completely revolutionized the way I think about and listen to music. The game also has so much replay value...have you ever tried plugging in two drum sets and having tug of war in the same room? It's oodles of fun...I can't even begin to explain why I like to hear the matching sound of two Rock Band drums being played in the same room. Also, the fact that all my Rock Band 1 DLC is going to be available for Rock Band 2 (without re-downloading it) makes it all the more better. They also listened to a lot of the feedback they received about Band World Tour mode and having it available online. Plus, Pinball Wizard and Give It Away as confirmed tracks? Yes, please. Want now.
freegracefrom freegracefrom 8 years
I don't know very many people that prefer the latest version of 'Guitar Hero' over 'Rock Band.' We have also owned every single GH game and often two versions of the various games across both 360/PS3 platforms. The last GH game did so many things WRONG. I hatehateHATE the face-offs. That part really irritates me. And I hate the character models - the lead singers look creepy. However, RockBand kept everything I loved about the GH series originally. By the way, I hardly ever play RockBand with other people. (The drums are impossible!) As a standalone "guitar" rhythm game, I think RockBand still far exceeds GH. I hope Guitar Hero gets rid of the irritating components that they picked up for their most recent game.
zombielove zombielove 8 years
i like both, but i like rock band more...lets me practice my drumming skills which need polishing since my actual drum kit is a piece of crap. and they have more songs i like.
RadishSalad RadishSalad 8 years
Rock Band all the way! :] Guitar Hero 4 is going to be just like Rock Band, though. So I'm gonna have to try it out.
cinamon cinamon 8 years
Where is the 'Both!' option?!?!?! I love (and own) Rock Band and Guitar Hero.
QueenOfAllCosmos QueenOfAllCosmos 8 years
"I can't play Guitar Hero at all since I used to play guitar and my fingers fight against the controller design." That's the first time I've heard anyone who plays the guitar/bass say that... I guess it works different for everybody *shrug*
Missy-Prissy Missy-Prissy 8 years
I like Guitar Hero a tad bit more than Rock Band but either is fine for me. Nic likes Rock Band more so we play it more often than GH
marinewifey marinewifey 8 years
I love them both... but I enjoy Rock Band more because you get a whole group together to play.
EvilDorkGirl EvilDorkGirl 8 years
Um, both, duh!?!?! So at my house, we have -- are you ready for this -- GH2, Rock Band, and American Idol for the 360, and GH3 for the Wii. We're getting GH: On Tour when it comes out too. My husband and I are totally into being fake musicians. He's freaking amazing on the plastic guitar, so much so that he won us round-trip airfare in a competition. And I dare anybody to top my singing performance for "More Than a Feeling" or "Maps". The only sucky thing is that my 360 is broken. AGAIN. This will be the 3rd time I've had to send the piece of crap hardware back to Microsoft. So typical of MS products... I really wish they would put as much into quality assurance as they do into development.
raieven raieven 8 years
rockband!!
krampalicious krampalicious 8 years
Rock Band, because you can SING!!! And because you can hella customize your person.
supercharger5150 supercharger5150 8 years
I don't have enough friends to play Rockband
carlabunnie carlabunnie 8 years
Rock Band is hilarious! : )
neko neko 8 years
Neither, really, but if I had to choose I'd pick Rock Band. I can't play Guitar Hero at all since I used to play guitar and my fingers fight against the controller design. At least I can play drums in Rock Band (I'm way too shy to sing), but there's significantly less satisfaction in striking Rock Band drums.
kittennoir0 kittennoir0 8 years
Rock Band is my favorite of the two, because I get to be the lead singer, while my shy fiance plays the guitar.
ehadams ehadams 8 years
Rock Band ftw!
erinflower erinflower 8 years
Once rock band goes wireless on the 360 I'll be sold but for now I'll stick with Guitar Hero.
LadyAngel89 LadyAngel89 8 years
I've not played Rock Band, but I SOOOOO want to!
SweetnLow SweetnLow 8 years
I choose other. WiiFit is the ultimate party game. Especially hula hoop and ski jump.
smart-blonde smart-blonde 8 years
Guitar Hero, because I played the drums for 12 years (majored in percussion performance in college) and the Rock Band drums frustrate me to no end.
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 8 years
i love the drums on rock band even though i'm TERRIBLE at them.
QueenOfAllCosmos QueenOfAllCosmos 8 years
Both games are great and they both have their pros & cons... Lately I came to the conclusion that I can't play Rock Band on my own, it defeats the purpose of the "band" and it makes me a little sad when my friends are not around to join me (most specially my boyfriend when he has had a couple of drinks and decides he should be singing ^_^) Also Rock Band is not a game you can easily take places so if we want to play everyone has to head to my place...
MeggyPoodles MeggyPoodles 8 years
rock band! :) i love the drums.
apma apma 8 years
I love playing both pretty equally. My kiddo enjoys watching me play Guitar Hero more than Rock Band for some reason, loves it actually.
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