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# 29275 31-Dec-2008 21:49
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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

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  # 186876 1-Jan-2009 01:53
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I agree, without headphones it would ruin the experience for me.

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  # 186877 1-Jan-2009 02:16
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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)







 
 
 
 


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  # 186884 1-Jan-2009 07:00
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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...




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  # 186911 1-Jan-2009 15:23
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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.


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  # 186923 1-Jan-2009 17:33
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i hate the clack clacking of the strummer thing on guitar hero too, i dont know how people stand that either.

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  # 186931 1-Jan-2009 19:16
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The Guitar Hero World Tour guitar strum bar is much quieter than previous ones, amongst other improvements.




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  # 187271 4-Jan-2009 03:44
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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!

 
 
 
 


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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.




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