The high price of music game peripherals acts as a barrier to entry for many gamers and arguably contributed to the sharp sales decline of 2009. No one wants to shell out loads of money for expensive plastic tat in the middle of a credit crunch... but thanks to Zavvi (and an eagle-eyed Hot UK Deals member), now you can shell out hardly any money for some vastly reduced plastic tat! Zavvi are currently selling the official Rock Band drum kit (which is compatible with Guitar Hero) for £11.95, which will save you £7 compared to LoveFilm. As peripherals go, this is an excellent price for a solid and nifty piece of kit.
The official Rock Band drum kit is a great piece of kit. Solid, reliable and able to take a beating; it not only simulates the drumming experience, but actively replicates it. Drumming is the the most authentic of all the instruments supplied by music games at the moment... in fact, I personally know two people who learned to the drums by playing Rock Band and taking a couple of lessons just to practice their technique. They're pretty good now- and you certainly can't learn to play the guitar with the Explorer guitar!
Basically the Rock Band Drum kit is a steal at this price, and whilst it doesn't include the optional cymbals, it's still well worth buying. Stocks don't tend to last very long- so if you fancy it, now's the time to get involved. Note, however, that it hasn't been confirmed to work with Rock Band 3... but considering their backwards compatibility policy, it probably will.
Thanks to lucerysmum at Hot UK Deals!