Looking Back: The Beatles: Rock Band

The Beatles: Rock Band is a deceptively iterative game. While it did make improvements to the Rock Band formula both subtle, improved hammer-on chords for example, and major, adding three-part harmonies, it was, at its mechanical core, Rock Band with an all Beatles set list. That does of course make it the recipient of the greatest-song-list-in-music-game-history-award, but it also allowed for the team at Harmonix to explore some new ground in the video game medium.

It was an attempt at a documentary video game.

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