Everyone likes video games. Okay well, maybe not every one, but a lot of people like video games, and I am definitely one of them. More often then not if you ask what I’m up to the answer will just be Xbox. So as a fan of video games and as it happens also comedy if I’ve got time to kill (or i’m procrastinating, which one is more likely you decide) sometimes I’ll watch the videos of this British born, Australia based critic who goes Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw. Now as a fair warning, his reviews tend to be very explicit but also very funny at the same time. Yhatzee is well known for his hyper-sarcastic style, poking major fun at flaws and glancing over positives, but there is still quality information to be found. So his most recent review was released just today, the 28th of October, about the Harmonix hit game Rock Band. So for those of us who have some how managed to black out all of the mid to late 2000’s, Rock Band was on the wave of music simulator games that were all the rage at parties, with the big clunky plastic guitars and the wana be Keith Moon plastic drum sets. Harmonix, the publisher, decided to re release Rock Band for the new generation of counsels to very mixed results. As Yhatzee made a point of in his review, the solo campaign is quite painful if you don’t pay for additional content as all the same songs get reused over and over again.
I find it strange that in this day and age companies think they can get away with trying to gip customers like this. With critics being a major part in the PR cycle, consumers can easily do their research and be well protected from a crappy buy.