“One of Rock Band’s key selling points – and the main thing that initially set it apart from the early Guitar Hero games – was the fact it let you sit around with a few pals, pick up a bunch of plastic instruments, and bash out rock hits as a group. For the series’ portable debut on the PSP, Harmonix has taken things in a completely different direction. Rock Band Unplugged does away with the need for fake instruments, ditches the multiplayer-centric experience that made it so great in the first place, and introduces a new style of play that feels more like a juggling act than rocking out. Sound lame? Surprisingly, it’s not.”
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