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Green Day: Rock Band (PlayStation 3) review


"As a music reviewer I am intrigued, and excited to review Green Day rock band. I have seen the band three times including the colossal Wembley Stadium gig in 2010. The virtual slice is compelling and deeply interactive. You can play as leading man Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tre Cool. All you need is a guitar, some drums, and if you like to bellow, a microphone. The game is a lot of fun. "



As a music reviewer I am intrigued, and excited to review Green Day rock band. I have seen the band three times including the colossal Wembley Stadium gig in 2010. The virtual slice is compelling and deeply interactive. You can play as leading man Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tre Cool. All you need is a guitar, some drums, and if you like to bellow, a microphone. The game is a lot of fun.

Green Day is punk legends. Hailing from California, the trio has built their music on 3 chord gems. Billie Joe Armstrong mind spews some wonderful wordplay; all his lyrical endeavors are contained in the game. Green Day have created some of the most contagious punk songs ever, and you can pick and choose if you want to play the old supplements, or the political songs that were grown from the wombs of American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown, its your choice.

The game brings you into the shoes of the band, you play their music, you feel like you are them, it has an element of transportation. It’s a great feeling when you are strumming away to their songs, it doesn’t matter if you cant play the game on expert, or sing precisely, its all about having fun, blotting out your inner demons, and bubbling rage, let you hair down, let your guard down, play the game and be enlightened by its interactive possibilities.

The downside of Green Day rock band, is there are only three stages and 47 songs, so the creators have dismissed all of Green Day’s 2000 album Warning, which is a real shame. The stages are unique and very realistic; you feel that you are on these stages, playing sweet music, with the audience following your every move.

The game also gives you a presentation of the bands evolvement, you can unlock rare photos when you play through the career mode, you can unlock new songs, and you can even unlock videos of the band talking. There is a lot of DLC to contend with to, so there is a lot to do, a lot to push your mind into.

Green Day rock band is an awesome game. It really takes you into the skin of the band; it gives you a real understanding of why the band is one of the biggest around. There are some downsides, but more upsides. Strum the guitar and jump into the euphonic arena, and play until your hearts contend.

Rating: 9/10

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Community review by Alk31997 (April 18, 2012)

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