The rhythm gaming genre has come a long way, hasn’t it? From the early days of pressing buttons like in Parappa the Rapper, to the days of plastic instruments in Guitar Hero and Rock Band, all the way up to the most recent craze of actually, physically dancing to the music like in Just Dance and Dance Central, the rhythm/music genre is a constantly changing beast. Yet still, there’s always been one company constantly pushing that genre forward and trying to top themselves each and every time a new game is released and that company is Harmonix.
Harmonix singled-handedly changed the entire genre several times over with each new release. Not only did they introduce the world to Guitar Hero, but they took that idea one step forward with the Rock Band games and changed the dancing sub-genre with Dance Central for use with the X-Box 360’s Kinect. Harmonix knows their music games and they want you to know it. But, with their latest release, it seems Harmonix isn’t as concerned with pushing the genre forward as it is with bringing it back to basics. Enter their newest addition to their library of music gaming epics; Rock Band Blitz.