Green Day: Rock Band Review

Green Day, despite most thoughts to the contrary, did not start with their breakthrough album Dookie.  In fact, Green Day had put out two albums before they saw critical success in 1994.  Sixteen years, three AMAs, two ASCAP Pop Music Awards, six Billboard Music Awards, four Grammies, and many more awards later, Green Day has managed to sell over 22 million albums in the United States alone.  When compared to a band like Rush, who

Similar to what we saw in last year

The Beatles: Rock Band featured several venues including the Cavern Club, Ed Sullivan Theater, the Abbey Road recording sessions, a performance on the Apple Corporate office, some imaginary landscapes, and even a crazy trip to the world of the Blue Meanies to round out their incredible career.  With Green Day: Rock Band we are only given three venues

Rock Band: Green Day was handled by Demiurge Studios

Mechanically, Green Day: Rock Band is surprisingly lacking.  A great many of the tracks utilize the same riffs, strum patters, and drum rhythms.  In fact, I found myself fairly bored throughout the roughly 2.5 hour run-time it took to complete all of the tracks

Ron Burke is the Editor in Chief for Gaming Trend. Currently living in Fort Worth, Texas, Ron is an old-school gamer who enjoys CRPGs, action/adventure, platformers, music games, and has recently gotten into tabletop gaming. Ron is also a fourth degree black belt, with a Master's rank in Matsumura Seito Shōrin-ryū, Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do, Universal Tang Soo Do Alliance, and International Tang Soo Do Federation. He also holds ranks in several other styles in his search to be a well-rounded fighter. Ron has been married to Gaming Trend Editor, Laura Burke, for 21 years. They have three dogs - Pazuzu (Irish Terrier), Atë, and Calliope (both Australian Kelpie/Pit Bull mixes).

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