Chen wrote:I mean I played on guitar and my GF on drums, but only guitar goals ever got unlocked until she switched to her own profile.
I definitely didn't notice this on PS3. I mean, I was logged in main on drums and my friend was getting Guitar goals. I'm not sure I saw any drum ones pop, but I wasn't paying attention. I know it recorded my scores though for viewing in quickplay.
Endless Mike wrote:Yeah, they definitely took a lot of "game" out of the game.
Now that you say this, it does seem to be the direction it went. I noticed you can't view previous scores anymore (only stars). They're still saved to leaderboards, but that's a pain in the ass to lookup, and can't be done without being online. Seems like they removed a lot of the features that the 'hardcore players' liked (getting those extra few points, competitive play) in favor of more casual experience. I've heard you can't do bass/guitar/keyboard at once without being in All Instruments Mode, in which you need a vocalist and a drummer. Additionally, in that mode, vocalists do not get scored, which really just make them a token player. I mean, karaoke can be fun, but improvement and scoring is really what drives me to play. As for Score Duel, they could even fix it by letting me import my RB3 tracks into RB2. Don't see that happening though. It's odd they would limit you to one of each instrument wehn Guitar Hero was taking steps in the right direction by saying "Play whatever you want! Four drummers? Done. 3 guitars and a vocalist? Go Ahead."
Adacore wrote:We could each play through the challenges and tour at our own rate using a single Xbox and a single Live account. This seems completely impossible now RB3 links all that stuff purely to the Xbox Live account.
Yeah, given that situation, I could see how that would be infuriating. Seems like there were a lot of "What were you thinking?!" design decisions. However, at the same time, there's a lot that is just more smooth than previous releases. Reminds me of Modern Warfare 2, in that I enjoy the game, but there are certain things I know are just going to piss me off and end up with me not playing it.