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Electronic Arts Official Rock Band Guitar (Xbox 360)

by Electronic Arts
Xbox 360
 Ages 12 and Over
2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Game Information

  • Platform:   Xbox 360
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 12 and Over Suitable for 12 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 12. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 12 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game

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  • ASIN: B0017IK8YC
  • Release Date: 28 Nov. 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,780 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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Rock Band guitar

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rockupied 9 July 2010
By Loz
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
When I bought Rock band for the first time all my friends moaned about the guitar controller, going 'its too plasticy' and 'the GH controller is better, it feels better'. This guitar is awesome and better than the guitar hero model, and here's why -
when i had both at uni, me and my friends spent time playing with both controllers and all agreed the rock band one was awesome and the GH one was lame. it is easier to play difficult songs on this one than the GH guitar; the fret buttons are next to each other making it easier to slide your hand over them. the GH controllers look garish, the RB ones nice and simple.

The most disturbing thing with the GH controller is that 2 years after buying the RB controller i bought guitar hero 5 with a GH controller, and 6 months later the GH is completely broken - the blue button doesnt work, neither does the whammy bar and the strummer will only strum upwards. this was after 6 months of use compared to the 2 years of use with the RB controller, which, frankly, we used more anyway. the only field the GH is superior in is the strummer.

If your trying to chose between the two, go for this one. it doesnt work on guitar heros 1 2 and 3, however, but does on world tour, greatest hits, aerosmith, metallica, van halen and 5. and obviously all the rock band games.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid axe 22 Jun. 2009
It's the standard wireless Rock Band axe the US instrument buyers got in the instrument package. Europeans have to order it separately as second guitar, as the instrument package had a disappointing USB corded guitar.

Some find the GH guitar better, because it's more robust, the fret buttons are more like buttons and the strum bar gives a clear click when you press it. I prefer this RB guitar because I prefer the exact opposite, except for the robustness maybe. I could imagine that the slide bar on the GH guitar is better than the solo buttons on this one. I think those are just useless, but otherwise this is my guitar of choice.

Keep on rockin'!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Better than GH guitar, because ... 6 Aug. 2009
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
In my opinion this guitar is better than all of its Guitar Hero versions:
The guitar is light and lends itself to doing tricks such as putting it behind your head and other shenanigans!
The guitar gives you chance to change the effect the overdirve (star power for guitar hero users) has on your track such as chorus, flanger, echo or wah-wah.
The strum bar does make a clicking noise when pressed and as it sticks out more, I think its easier to strum.
The solo buttons at the bottom are a huge help when on really tricky parts with all eyes on you!
It looks more like a guitar than the GH versions.
KEY PIONT, without big chunky buttons and huge gaps between frets, as on the Guitar Hero guitars, it is easier to move your hand around the guitar to hit the orange notes.
Admittedly I do prefer the strum bar on the Guitar Hero guitar and the straps feel a little sturdier, but overall the rock band guitar has to be the victor. Son of account holder.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars lets be fair 17 July 2008
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
now come on people lets not get too wound up over the price. dont you think one of the reasons it seems so expensive is that they want you to buy the full kit and kaboodle which, i think, is a fair price at £100 pounds. it also seems that everyone who is whingeing about the price hasnt actually used the guitar. well i have and its G-R-E-A-T. feels so much better than the gh controller. the fret buttons on the neck which are used to "finger tap" the solos are a godsend for those expert tracks. yeah the strummer feels spongey and the buttons are "clicky" but the guitar part of this game is ALOT easier than gh. and lets face it, the game is about showboating. do it with aplomb using a fender strat replica!
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Most fun i've had on 360 yet. 27 May 2008
By Al
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I'll start by saying that the only reason this game didn't get 5 stars overall is due to the price, which is extortionate. However, I don't agree with the Amazon Customer Review section being used to air opinions on how EA want to market their game, that is what forums are for. The review section is to give an overall opinion on all aspects of gameplay, not just the price. Those that have used this area to discuss the pricing may not have played the game and therefore cannot comment on the playability of the game.

This game is tremendous fun, as with Guitar Hero before and for me, it is quite possibly the best gaming experience yet, both solo and multiplayer. It can, however, take some getting used to.

The Drums are surely the instrument everyone will want to play, and justifiably so. They are amazing. They are a far more 'real' experience to play than the guitars from both the guitar hero games and rock band, and when playing on the harder levels, you really could believe you are a drummer. Only slight gripe is the noise the sticks make when hitting the pads, which is pretty loud. That said, having played on an electric drum kit, the noise of the stick hitting rubber is not that much different.
The pads themselves are reasonably sensitive and I have had no problems with any delays between hitting the pad and registering on the game. There have been reports of this, but you are able to manually calibrate the game to correct this issue should it arise.

The Guitar is more 'advanced' than the Guitar Hero guitars, with the solo frets near the main body of the guitar. I will agree with a previous reviewer that these do take a bit of getting used to. But this isn't guitar hero and its great to see something new to learn.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best.
Its wireless, so you don't have to deal with the wire. I got rechargeable batteries so i don't have to buy them. A MUST BUY.
Published on 8 Jun. 2009 by Mr. Natha B. Valentine
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible guitar - stick to Guitar Hero guitars!
I have used every guitar controller since the first Guitar Hero on PS2 and this is by far the worst of them all. Avoid at all costs! Read more
Published on 18 May 2009 by E. Rayson
1.0 out of 5 stars Bad controller
This controller is much harder to use than the Guitar Hero one. The strummer is really spongy. It's also a crazy price.
Published on 14 July 2008 by Graphic Artist
4.0 out of 5 stars DON'T BLAME HARMONIX FOR LACK OF GH SUPPORT!
It's not Harmonix' fault the guitars don't work with Guitar Hero, blame Neversoft for not programming the game to recognise it!
Published on 9 July 2008 by Mr. J. Whinham
1.0 out of 5 stars DOESN'T WORK WITH GUITAR HERO!!!
Not only expensive but is incompatible with guitar hero. Crap. And I don't like the spongey contact on the strum bar which makes it very hard to use for very fast riffs.
Published on 14 Jun. 2008 by Saara Boo Harma
1.0 out of 5 stars Cheaply made controller, stupidly high price.
Seriously this controller is so flimsy every time you switch from the top to the bottom it feels like it's going to snap. Read more
Published on 7 Jun. 2008 by Mr. Lukus
1.0 out of 5 stars is it necessary?
No. I've got the GH games with original wired controller, and that works just fine with this too. The additional 'solo' bits can still be done using the old controller as far as I... Read more
Published on 4 Jun. 2008 by SnowDog
1.0 out of 5 stars No where near as solid as Guitarhero 3's guitar
This guitar is definatly NOT worth the £59.99 or so it costs...it creaks, it rattles, the neck bends, you need batteries for the tilt sensor to work, the d-pad is upside... Read more
Published on 1 Jun. 2008 by T. J. Cleverly
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