|The Band Hero Super Bundle Contains:
Family and friends will come together to ascend the virtual stage and rock their way to superstardom with Band Hero. Brought to you by the makers of Guitar Hero, one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time, Band Hero features the hottest chart-topping hits from everyone’s favorite acts including Taylor Swift, Lily Allen, The All-American Rejects and Jackson 5. Headlined by some of the biggest names in music as in-game artists and playable characters, Band Hero is the ultimate party game where players of all ages will be able to experience the signature, easy-to-learn but difficult-to-master Guitar Hero gameplay. Band Hero allows fans to create the band they always dreamed of using any combination of guitar or drum controllers and vocals, providing rockers and performers of all ages the chance to experience and interact with their favorite music. Music sensation Taylor Swift joins forces with Band Hero for the ultimate family music gaming experience! Taylor Swift, global music sensation and best selling artist of 2008, will ascend an all-new virtual stage this November in Band Hero. Budding music stars, their families and friends, will all live their musical fantasy on the Band Hero stage, playing as Taylor Swift or alongside the singer/songwriter and guitarist, as she performs her smash-hits “Love Story” and “You Belong With Me” from her latest album Fearless as well as “Picture to Burn” from her self-titled debut record. “Anything that encourages people to pick up an instrument and play, I’m fully behind. And, I’m really excited about Band Hero, because not only are fans getting to play my songs, but I’m actually in the game,” said Swift. “There are so many awesome things that go into being in Band Hero, like getting to customize my band to look like my touring band, and it’s so cool for people to feel like they are experiencing one of my concerts. This is one of the closest things out there to going to see me perform!”
"...a surprisingly solid, well thought-out, and just plain entertaining game. Joe Rybicki, GameSpy.com
"...the music featured in the game opens the franchise up to a whole new audience... Darren Cartledge, RealGamer.com
Broken pedal - terrible customer service (from Act3/4/2011
Game arrived with the pedal in bad condition (cable's isolation falling into pieces, no connectivity to main unit). Called Activision's customer service on November 19th and they agreed to send a replacement pedal withing next 6 weeks. It's been over 3 months and so far I haven't received the pedal. Other than that game is decent, but of course my kids can't use the pedal
Mine had the new drums. The wire used for the foot petal was falling apart!! Hard to explain. Not a big deal but it made a mess. Still works thou...
Old Box, good deal1/5/2011
For $60 this was a great deal, but like others I got an old box and the sheath on the kick pedal fell off immediately. The wire is double wrapped so it is not really an issue other than the mess it made. Overall I am happy with it, but if I had paid the current price and got what I did I would not be happy.
Many places are lowering this bundle to $60. What Activision failed to tell us is they have a defective product. As mentioned in one of the other reviews, the pedal wire sheath completely disintegrates immediately after removed from the box. I spent an hour scrubbing a black tar like residue off of my floor on Christmas morning. The drum overall isn't made as well as Rock Band's.
Good Game Cheap Controllers12/28/2010
Like previous reviewers said, the price was hard to beat however, there may have been a reason for it. The drum controller failed to work out of the box. Unacceptable. The pedal wire rubber sheath disintegrateed all over the floor in the first 24 hours. Otherwise, the guitar controller worked well. The song selection skews mostly toward current teenybopper pop with some older rock songs thrown in to keep those of us over 30 somewhat interested. All in all, for the money it is a fun game, however, I expect all the equipment to be unplayable within 6 - 12 months.
Get what you paid for12/25/2010
The rubber sheath on the wire for the kick pedal is old and everything fell off, which happened to other buys. Not a great thing to happen when this is a Christmas gift. Wondering how long the rest of the item will last, considering the box had an expiration date. Glad I didn't way the over $100 price tag for this.
Great package - lots of fun!12/20/2010
Recently played Lego Rockband for the Wii at a cousin's house and wanted a similar set up for the PS3. So when an offer for the package comes up for less than $70, I jumped on it. It includes everything you need to get the family involved (old & young). It was packaged securely and everything was working perfectly. One minor gripe is that in one of the boxes, the wire for the foot pedal was cracking. It didn't affect performance, but it just left a sticky residue when I tried to peel it off. The guitar is of a better quality than previous guitars. More buttons and makes gameplay a bit easier. The drums, although challenging, is definitely a lot of fun. Not too many people want to use the mic, but is definitely enjoyable. The songs are great especially for someone who isn't into too much metal or rock. Has a nice blend that involves a wider range of players.
Getting everything for $60 was a great deal. The box I got was old - it said 'Do Not Sell Until Nov. 9 2009' on it. The rubber sheath on the wire for the kick pedal is old and falling off, but I just wrapped it in some electrical tape. Everything works great. My only complaint is the rubber falling off.
Getting Band Hero for $60 was an amazing deal. All the instruments, and the game for $60 is great. Everything works wonderfully and it's a lot of fun to play. I'd definitely buy it again if I wanted another one.