Rock Band Blitz Xbox 360

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7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 5 out of 24

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  1. Apr 1, 2015
    4
    I loved Frequency and Amplitude, so I was excited to see Harmonix return to it's roots with Rock Band Blitz. Well, not exactly...

    Gone is the techniclor cyberpunk randomness of the old games to be replaced by... a city. That's all! No exotic locations, just city, city and more city. You don't get to make a profile, character, or anything else. The Freqs are gone. The graphics are pretty
    I loved Frequency and Amplitude, so I was excited to see Harmonix return to it's roots with Rock Band Blitz. Well, not exactly...

    Gone is the techniclor cyberpunk randomness of the old games to be replaced by... a city. That's all! No exotic locations, just city, city and more city. You don't get to make a profile, character, or anything else. The Freqs are gone. The graphics are pretty plain with little texture in the hopes you don't notice them when franticly trying to hit targets.

    The gameplay has been changed to up to five tracks with two targets each. The number of tracks varies wildly and there are many songs with HUGE blanks on one track while the other is flooded which can destroy your combo by making the times ratios uneven. On the up side, every single song you bought in Rock Band and Dance Central will work here. Just choose the songs you play carefully to prevent boring/flood songs. Wait... isn't it the game designers' job to do pick songs carefully for us? They fail at this- even the trial songs like One Week have the lopsided tracks problem.

    Combos, by the way, are everything in this game with powerups mostly serving to add to your combo. And how do you get that great combo? By playing the song the same way every single time with the same powerups that everyone else is using. There's a max score in this game and everyone keeps knocking eachother out of the top spots with the exact score. There's no creativity.

    Rock Band Blitz isn't the worst game ever, however, it's not Amplitude/Frequency or Rock Band. It's not even really a Rock Band game. Unless you loved the trial, skip it.
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78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 42 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. X-ONE Magazine UK
    Oct 11, 2012
    90
    Bloody brilliant. [Issue#90, p.90]
  2. Hyper Magazine
    Oct 8, 2012
    80
    Designed specifically for Rock Band fans that have held onto their DLC. If that's you, this is great fun. [Nov 2012, p.67]
  3. Sep 24, 2012
    70
    Rock Band Blitz is an above-average music game and a worthy addition to the libraries of genre fans and dabblers alike.