So you've got a copy of Rock Band 3, and if you're lucky you may just have one of the few Keyboard peripherals that managed to wing their way into Australia. But what do you think? Is it a big enough leap from Rock Band 2? Does it go too far? How are you finding the Pro Mode?
When I first popped Rock Band 3 into the disc tray I was confused. What's all this log in stuff? Why does everyone have to go in seperately - and what's with all these playlists?
As someone completely used to navigating the Rock Band 2 menus, I have to admit I was a little overwhelmed at first. There was what seemed to be an overload of completely unnecessary options and, for me, as a Rock Band veteran, I wondered how tough this might be for someone new to the series.
But then it clicked - it was only difficult because I was already used to navigating another set of menus. A newbie would probably have less difficulty, and once I got used to flicking through the extensive options it suddenly struck me just how handy everything was - especially when it came to filtering through my 500-strong music collection.
The playlist creator, the different choices, the filters - everything just works really well and integrates perfectly into the Rock Band 3 experience.
The only disappointment so far is, surprisingly, the Keyboard peripheral. I found that playing the keyboards regularly was a little dull, and playing the Pro Keys was just too overwhelming unless you had any previous keyboarding experience. I have a regular crew that comes round and plays Rock Band at my place and, at the moment, the Keyboard is the least favoured of all the instruments.
Anyway - enough about me. What do you guys think? Have been enjoying Rock Band 3 so far? Let us know in the comments below!