George Harrison, fantastically talented as he was, never really cut loose on any of the Beatles' songs. Sure there were some wonderful little licks and chord shuffles here and there but he never really turned it up to 11 and busted out the solos, it just wasn't really his style. But to write off this nostalgia-tinged title just because of that is to miss the point: Rock Band: The Beatles is a lovingly crafted homage that sets the bar high for single-artist-oriented music games.
ShopTo are currently selling the Wii version of the game,you'll need to buy the instruments separately I'm afraid, for just £9.85, which is over £5 cheaper than nearest competitor Amazon!
With 45 tracks on offer here, a Career Mode stuffed with Beatles memorabilia and biographical history, and top notch presentation, this is no knock-off game. A true family affair with a library that will certainly appeal to any and all Beatles fans out there this actually, rather unsurprisingly, has a incredible hit:dud ratio. The new introduction of three part harmonies - you'll need three mics of course - is perfect, as singing along to these songs is actually the main highlight here.
More than a simple music game, this is a title that reminds us exactly why the Beatles were so highly adored, how they reached the pinnacle of the music world, and why their music has endured for so long. The gameplay might be more simple than some of the other solo heavy games, but none feel more beautifully woven than this.
Thanks to Rhys135 at HUKD