Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


4750 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1031

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

Topic # 29275 31-Dec-2008 21:49
Send private message

/rant
So I was in DSE today and some kids were playing Rock Band on their demo rig.  I've heard nothing but good things about this game but this was the first time I'd seen it in the flesh with someone playing it and I have to say - Why doesn't the drum kit have rubber pads?!?!?!  It sounds AWFUL!  All I could hear was this inane tap tap tapping while the kid was hitting the drums, I could hardly even hear the music they were playing too.

Would it be so hard for the manufacturers to install rubber pads instead?  The type that real-life practice drum kits use, or even electric drums? 

Anyone here play the game?  If so how do you stand the noise?!?!3

Create new topic
222 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 25


  Reply # 186876 1-Jan-2009 01:53
Send private message

I agree, without headphones it would ruin the experience for me.

741 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 186877 1-Jan-2009 02:16
Send private message

Get Guitar Hero World Tour, it may be more but my friends and I have just been playing it and the drum kit is a real gem - the rubber pads really do soften the sound! The new guitar is very very cool too, a great game all round I must say :)
(ok so not exactly answering your question, but they're similar enough)







4649 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 470

Trusted

  Reply # 186884 1-Jan-2009 07:00
Send private message

After doing a lot of research I got World Tour because the instruments are better.

I'm going to buy Rock Band 2 from Trademe, since thats compatible with the PS3 World Tour instruments (Rock Band isn't compatible with the Drums), as well as backwards compatible with the Rock Band songs...




Twitter: @nztechfreak
Blogs: HeadphoNZ.org




4750 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1031

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 186911 1-Jan-2009 15:23
Send private message

It's not really a game i'd personally play, but I'd have it in the house for if friends or relatives/kids wanted to play it - if it wasn't so annoyingly noisy.  Might look into GH instead.


4025 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1076

Trusted

  Reply # 186923 1-Jan-2009 17:33
Send private message

i hate the clack clacking of the strummer thing on guitar hero too, i dont know how people stand that either.

4649 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 470

Trusted

  Reply # 186931 1-Jan-2009 19:16
Send private message

The Guitar Hero World Tour guitar strum bar is much quieter than previous ones, amongst other improvements.




Twitter: @nztechfreak
Blogs: HeadphoNZ.org


3282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 208

Trusted

  Reply # 187271 4-Jan-2009 03:44
Send private message

NZtechfreak: After doing a lot of research I got World Tour because the instruments are better.

I'm going to buy Rock Band 2 from Trademe, since thats compatible with the PS3 World Tour instruments (Rock Band isn't compatible with the Drums), as well as backwards compatible with the Rock Band songs...

I was thinking of doing the same, but how will you get on with DLC for RB2?  Don't you need a US PSN account?  Will it make things tricy with online play and importing the tracks rom RB1 etc?  So everything in the GH:WT pack work swith RB2 now, right?  Argh!  So many questions.  Sorry, just picked it up today, only $280 from K-Mart, awesome!

1027 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 96

Trusted

  Reply # 190731 20-Jan-2009 10:12
Send private message

eXDee: i hate the clack clacking of the strummer thing on guitar hero too, i dont know how people stand that either.


Luckily my stereo came with volume control, so I can turn it up sufficiently enough to counter the clicking sound.

No worse than a clicking mouse. Besides, when you're playing you tend not to notice little things like a little click. If the click is distracting, I'd suggest ritalin.

Guitar Hero all the way... I play the drums for real, but don't have a drum kit so it's actually really good practice. They respond like real practice pads. The idea of plastic pads is just gammy.




My very metal Doctor Who theme

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.