Rock Band on the Wii… Review

Here are my initial observations on the Rock Band for the Wii.  First, let me say that I bought Guitar Hero 3 about 8 weeks ago.  I really liked it.  I had a blast with it.  I had no complaints.  I beat it last week and then sold it on Craigslist with the intention of getting Rock Band when it was released.

I say all that positive stuff about GH3 because I keep comparing the guitar play of Rock Band to GH3 and have to say that the GH3 absolutely blows away the Rock Band game.  Pretty much playing Rock Band is an endless cycle of “Loading…” messages.  It’s pretty annoying.  Let me also say that the gameplay with the guitar is very easy.  I blew through every song, on Easy, getting a 90% or better.

Now that I’ve got some of the negative stuff out of the way…  I have to admit to really liking the idea of the multi-player capabilities of the game.  Katie and I went to a friend’s house and had a really good time playing Rock Band with a couple families.  You don’t get that with GH3.  When I unpacked my Rock Band on Sunday it was fun to have Noah playing drums, me on guitar, and Noah and Katie taking turns on vocals.  I liked that a lot.

Recapping…  The wait between songs with the “Loading” screen gets really annoying, but the multi-player capabilities should make up for the wait and leave me real happy with the game.

M. Night Shyamalan is totally out of ideas…

If the title of my post doesn’t give you an idea where this is going, let me be clear…  I just saw the new M. Night Shyamalan movie, The Happening.  IT SUCKED!  My five year old, Noah, could come up with a better, scarier, more interesting movie.  The scary parts stunk.  The attempts at humor were dumb.  The bad guy, the plants, are the least scary “bad guy” ever!

Oh dear how I feel ripped-off.  M. Night Shyamalan, YOU OWE ME $8.75!!!

I saw the new Indiana Jones movie last night… NO SPOILER HERE

I went and saw the new Indiana Jones movie last night, and I hate to say it, but the best thing I can say about the movie was it was ok.  I can’t even get myself to type it was good; I’m sticking with it was, ok.

I think the problem with these legendary trilogies (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, etc) is they wait way too long between movies.  I don’t know if the problem is it’s hard to pick up after so long away.  Or, if there has just been too much technological advancement in movies and the old movies don’t seem right with all the new “stuff”.

Anyhow, go see Indy, don’t let my opinion keep you away.  It’s still cool to see Harrison Ford on the screen playing Indy, and there are some familiar faces in the movie that make it fun.  I’ll wait a few days, and then update this post with my favorite parts of the movie.  That way I don’t spoil it for anyone.