The Beatles: Rock Band Abbey Road

Posted by Michael Pinto on Oct 21, 2009 in Videogames |

Shown above is the trailer for The Beatles: Rock Band Abbey Road download which is available on Xbox LIVE (and will be available later this week PlayStation Network). Watching this footage I realized why from a conceptual point of view that I hate this game: The Beatles started life as a “Rock Band” but when they made it they really became a pop music act. The quality of their work is second to none, but it’s unfair to call them a rock band when other acts from that era really did earn the title like the Rolling Stones:

The other thing I dislike about the game is that so much of what The Beatles did was about studio technique, so playing along with them seems to be a bit fake. For me the fantasy of being a band in concert is the air guitar quality that makes Rock Band brilliant. And on an ironic note even the concept of Wings: Rock Band makes more sense to me as McCartney focused back on live performance in the 70s. But methinks we’ll never see that come to fruition.

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