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I will say this right off, the most memorably fun moments in my gaming career have gone down while playing Rock Band 2. I have played it at parties, in bars, in competitions, on stage at the Penny Arcade Expo, I've played it by myself and (my favorite way to play) at home with 3 of my best friends.
It is probably the most fun game I've ever played and I say "probably" only because, to date, I've yet to play Rock Band 3.
I could talk at length about the cool features, great visuals, amazing track list and seemingly unending replay value, but I will keep this review short.
I will simply mention two questions of mine that I never want to have answered:
1. How much have I spent playing this game?
2. How many hundreds of dollars have I spent on downloadable songs?
Rock Band as a franchise has, in my opinion, the best and copious downloadable content of any game in any genre and it certainly exceeds the available DLC options of Activision's Guitar Hero franchise.
As a musician, I was naturally predisposed to loving rhythm genre games. So when the first Guitar Hero came out, they had me at hello, but with Rock Band it's entirely certain that I will never say goodbye.
Game Traits applied to Rock Band 2 (X360) by brinklm