Green Day: Rock Band
Let’s get this out of the way right off the bat: I don’t love Green Day. I don’t dislike Green Day, either. In fact, Green Day is one of the first bands I ever listened to that didn’t come from my parents’ music library. I had the Dookie cassette tape in fifth grade just like everyone else in 1994, and I still have plenty of songs from the band’s catalogue on my iPod. However, I haven’t really followed Green Day over the last ten years or so, and most of their newer songs are completely unfamiliar to me. Despite this, I went into Green Day: Rock Band somewhat optimistic. After all, I was really impressed by Harmonix’s last single-band game, The Beatles: Rock Band, and the franchise as a whole has provided me with hundreds of hours of entertainment. However, after spending a few hours with Green Day: Rock Band, it seems pretty clear that this band is really not ideal for its own game, though Harmonix made the best of what they had to work with.