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Published on February 6th, 2014 | by Edwin Millheim

Bandfuse: Rock Legends First Wave DLC Review

Bandfuse: Rock Legends First Wave DLC Review Edwin Millheim
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Summary: Bandfuse: Rock Legends first wave of DLC hits all the right notes.


First Wave Of DLC

Bandfuse: Rock Legends DLC

Realta Entertainment Group


The sweet sound of power chords hitting just right intermixed with the melody of single fretted and open string notes is one of the greatest things around. Better yet, if you are even in some small way making those beautiful sounds yourself, it is a thrill you just don’t ever lose.  Bandfuse: Rock Legends drops its first wave of DLC to keep us making music and smiling all the way.

With Jimi Hendrix leading the charge with “Love or Confusion” a song with a heavy sixties sound and guitar that drips with mystic notes… and “Fire”  Tears it up with driving drums and raw power of the times.

Easily one of the stand outs in the first wave of DLC is Boston with “Foreplay/Long Time” you can’t help but feel awesome playing along with this tune that celebrates the unique sounds that is the band Boston.



The other songs that make up the first DLC releases are all an eclectic mix of totally tasty tunes. The full list of songs in the first release is bolstered by some backing tracks that will help the budding guitarist and established musician alike keep up with their chops.

The full song DLC list is:

Jimi Hendrix: Love or Confusion

Jimi Hendrix: Fire

Boston: Foreplay/Long time

Incubus: Pardon Me

Filter: Hey Man Nice Shot

Pantera: Cowboys from Hell

Yes: Roundabout

Blues Traveler: Run-Around

The Offspring: All I want

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Simple Man

These are all a nice start to the DLC. A company source advises the plan is to release a minimum of 10 songs at a time, once per month, for the foreseeable future. This of course like anything in the gaming industry can change.

The excitement of what may come and the possibilities are off the charts since we do see some live cuts in the game already. Live performance cuts makes things interesting as the song remains the same but the arrangements may be changed a bit, giving fans and guitarists exciting changes that can add even more punch to a well-known song. Since Harmonix lent some knowhow to the game by way of the vocals part of the game in no small way….we can only hope the influences extend to some of the stellar bands we see in some of the Harmonix games. For Realta Entertainment, so far they have not stumbled with songs and choices…DLC so far is solid…oh so rocking solid.

Have fun, play games…rock on.

About the Author'

Edwin Millheim is a freelance writer since the 1980's has worked in comic book scripting and story writing, for such magazines as Shadis magazine, Anime A2. and also has worked on role playing game creation and adventure creation in the role playing industry as a freelancer (For such companies as Hero Games ,Palladium Books Rifts Index and Adventures Vol 1 hook line and sinker story contributor) working over the years with his editor and co writer for many projects, Donna Millheim, his wife, together... wrote the "electronic games" article for Funk And Wagnalls Encyclopedia Edwin has also worked as writer on comic adaptations to some of his writer/created role-playing games such as Bright Future (Sci Fi) and Unknown Eagles (Based in World War II), and Moonsfar: Warrior's Creed.(Sword and Sorcery) Has also worked as an actor for various live action stunt shows and worked as action fight coordinator and action coordinator for film, and tv and live shows. He is also the Lead singer and Lyric writer for the band Dragon and Berr, who he works with his Drummer wife. Other than the albums they have released over the years, he has also started producing and mixing and mastering for other artists from his wife and his label Loose Bolt Records. All in all likes to keep busy, his first love will always be gaming though.

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