picked up Rock Band yesterday as an early Xmas present for my daughters and myself. Honestly so far I'm pretty disappointed.
Out of the box the Mic is dead. The 360 doesn't see it as plugged in no matter how I connect it.
The guitar looks great, is the sturdiest yet but absolutely sucks in regards to the strum bar. I'm a down-strummer only and the thing doesn't recognize half my strums. As an example on Seven I only got 73% complete. I switched to the guitar from GHIII and hit 100%.
The drums don't seem to register all hits, especially on multi-note segments. And I really wish they would have dropped or really limited the use of the kick-drum on easy.
As far as game play goes. It's pretty obvious no one on the team is colorblind! When I go into overdrive it is very difficult to see the notes as they approach the target box. The scoring seems wonky, I've gotten only 3 stars on a song with 97% complete and 4 stars on a song with only 71% complete, Weird!
Overall I like the set list much better than GHIII but on guitar anyway they just don't seem fun to play for the most part until you reach the tune by Boston. Before that it just seems to be mostly repetitive notes for the majority of the songs.
I'll have to hold off on how well it plays as a group, since my Mic is dead and the learning curve on the drums is rough.