Review of Rock Band Track Pack: Vol. 1 for PS2 and Wii
Rock Band is a delightful game, which allows four players to play at once and create their own band while each player can play their instrument at their own skill level. However, the original game comes with just over 50 songs, and playing the same tunes day in and day out can get a bit old. Rock Band owners who have the game on the Xbox or PS3 have the ability to download additional songs for a couple of dollars and add songs at will to their Rock Band library. However, PS2 and Wii Rock Band owners don’t have such a luxury.
Enter Electronic Arts, creator of the original Rock Band game, to save the day with Rock Band Track Pack: Volume 1 for the PS2 and the Wii. The Track Pack contains 20 additional songs that are available to download for Xbox and PS3 confined to a single game disc for the PS2 and Wii. While it is great to have new songs to play (as the other 50+ were getting a bit tiresome), it’s a little cumbersome to constantly switch disks in order to play the song you want to play. The Track Pack includes a good mix of songs, as does the original Rock Band game, so you can play any song from “Truckin'” by the Grateful Dead, to “Move Along” by The All-American Rejects. The PS3 and Xbox do make it easier to play the Rock Band game, as all songs are either on the disk or saved to the system, therefore there is no need to constantly switch disks, as you need to do when playing Rock Band on PS2 or Wii.
Electronic Arts is smart in providing new song disks for the game systems that can’t download the songs online. They are also fair in pricing the disk so the cost is about the same as what you would pay to download the same number of songs on either of the other game systems. The Track Pack costs about $30 and contains 20 songs, so you pay about $1.50 per song
The only major difference found in the original Rock Band game and the Track Pack for the PS2 is when you begin a song, the original Rock Band would allow you to hit the drums without being penalized before the song actually started. The Track Pack has locked the instruments from playing until the song begins. Not that this is a huge deal unless you like just hitting the drums and making noise prior to playing the game.
Overall, the Track Pack is a nice addition to the original Rock Band game. It gives PS2 and Wii owners a chance to play some new songs that they would not otherwise have access to, and the Track Pack is available at a reasonable price to the consumer. Rock Band Track Pack: Vol. 1 is a really easy and fun game that you can enjoy. If you are having trouble leveling up in the game or you are stuck at some level for a long time then eloboosting is there for your rescue.