LEGO Rock Band

[7 December 2009]

By G. Christopher Williams

PopMatters Multimedia Editor

Merging the LEGO brand with the Rock Band franchise might not seem like the most obvious idea, but it works rather well by adding some engaging elements to the gaming franchise. With a greater emphasis on unlockables and collectibles, the interests of the toy brand is well served and replaying songs is given greater purpose. Adding wacky performances in which the band must demolish a building or battle a giant octopus using the power of rock also demonstrates a commitment to the imaginative qualities of the LEGO brand. Focusing on family friendly rock while still paying homage to good music, the game is ideal for bridging the generation gap between both large and small would be rockers. We think that Freddy Mercury would have been delighted to see himself in LEGO form. And we certainly know that we are.

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