Dan is really hyped up for Rock Band and Chris Kohler over at Game|Life makes it seem like the perfect party game. Sure, I think the concept of having a group of people play instruments together is a novel idea, but I just can’t get into Rock Band. It’s not just Rock Band, it’s (gasp!) Guitar Hero too. Disclosure time: I’m not into rock music.
The kind of music on my MP3 player is electronica, mostly house and lounge, peppered with underground hip hop and the occasional ethnic grooves (Bombay Beats / Café Oriental). So, while I dig the idea of Rock Band, my lack of interest in “rocking” takes me away from the game. In a discussion last night, I came up with my own Rock Band equivalent that will probably never exist.
It’s called Nightclub and it supports four players. One person has turntables and has to keep the beat in line by rapidly swapping records and scratching. Another person acts as the MC and rhymes to words on screen. You can’t have a nightclub with out people dancing so another person has to dance to the beat. Then the final person controls an on screen light show by pressing the correct sequence of buttons. Something like Boom Boom Rocket. I guess this is a mix of Dance Dance Revolution, Beatmania and that awful Get on Da ‘Mic game from Eidos… and unfortunately for me it will never see the light of day.
Just to satiate my curiosity are any Siliconera readers anticipating this?