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Which is you favorite franchise
Mushroom Kingdom would include all the Mario games, like Mario kart, Super Mario World, and Super mario Sunshine. It would also include Luigi's Mansion, and all those other Mario/Peach/Wario games.
Metroid: Metroid Prime, Zero Misson, And Fusion, and the original.
Zelda: Link to the Past, Ocarina Of Time, Majora's Mask, Windwaker, Twighlight Princess.
Pikmin: Pikmin 1 and 2
Kirby: Nighmare in Dreamland, Crystal Shards, Air Ride
Earthbound: Anything Ness related
F-Zero: Anything Captain Falcon/ speed Racing oriented
Fire Emblem: Fire Emblem, Sacred Stones, Path Of Radiance.
Well I a sorry to say I have lost taste in all of these franchices. I only liked GBA zelda and never liked the GCN ones.The new Zelda for GCn looks awesome and I think I will finaly like it
I wasnt blown away with a Zelda game before Ocarina of time and i didnt like Majoras mask. Zelda on the super nintendo was good, but i actually liked the Gameboy version even better. Wind waker was also good, but not even close to Ocarina of time. The new Zelda TP looks awesome and is definitive a must buy. I picked Metroid as my favourite franchise because i think every single game i have played of it is absolutely awesome. I remember playing the first metroid on the original nes when i was about 10 years old and i will never forget it. And Super metroid on the Super nintendo is possible one of my favourite games of all time. An 11 out of 10 game of its time :)
Metroid prime on the Gamecube is my favourite FPS of all time. That game was just awesome and revolutonery. If Castlevania had stayed exclusive to Nintendo it would be a close 3rd place on my favourite franchise. The first Castlevania is also on my top 10 games of all time list. The music, playability and atmosphere of that game owned everything back in the day :)
Zelda is the most epic of them all plus it's one of my favorite series so I'm picking that.
I think most people here will go with Zelda. Same for me.
Here's the situation: You're in a groove, about to pass Iron Maiden's infamously-difficult 'Run to the Hills' on Expert Drums for the first time. Suddenly you hear a loud crack, and to your dismay, you view a broken bass pedal beneath your feet. If you haven't figured it out yet, this was the case for this unfortunate PSU journalist.
Although Electronic Arts' customer service is fairly snappy, we weren't searching for a quick fix that would create issues again a few months down the road; we wanted something durable, effective and just plain rockin'. Behold -- The Destroyer.
The folks over at RockBandPedal.net (http://rockbandpedal.net/) were kind enough to send us a pedal to review. First off, know that this pedal can take a beating. It's metal obviously, so that fixes our primary concern about the standard Rock Band pedal. Made from actual bass pedal parts, this beast won't snap under any circumstances. Ever.
It's relatively simple to set up. Plug it in and it should work from the get go, but what we love about The Destroyer is its ability to be customized to fulfill any specific personal preferences. The pedal works when the magnet on its right-hand side passes by the sensor. As a result, you're able to loosen the screw above the pedal and slide it left or right to adjust the distance between the magnet and sensor, thus changing its sensitivity.
After finding our own personal sweet spot, we started playing and immediately noticed several serious differences between the default Rock Band pedal and The Destroyer. The Destroyer is approximately a half-inch thinner than the standard pedal. This isn't necessarily a positive or a negative as it simply comes down to preference. Initially, the rebound on The Destroyer felt awful, but it proved to be only a learning curve. Mastery of the lighter rebound equates to easier double hits -- Tom Sawyer on Expert is a prime example of the benefits of the lighter pedal resistance.
All isn't perfect however, as The Destroyer, being hand-crafted from real pedal pieces, can't connect to the base of the drums like the standard pedal. Instead, it must be placed directly in front of the two bars at the base of the drums. This didn't cause any distance concern for us, but another huge factor immediately came into play. Depending on the surface it's used on, the pedal may slide around during usage, which in turn, ruins the entire intent of the pedal to improve the Rock Band experience. This issue is actually easily remedied with the purchase of some sort of mat to keep the pedal in place. We snagged a $15 rubber "outdoor mat" which ended up keeping the pedal in place quite nicely.
This brings us directly to our second concern. At the initial price point of $64.99 USD, do you really want to be spending more money to get The Destroyer to stay in place? Even if you're already playing on an appropriate surface area, the price is nothing to scoff at.
In the end, it comes down to how much you want to improve your Rock Band experience. With The Destroyer, we definitely noticed a discernible difference in our skills, getting consistently higher scores and passing harder songs than when playing with the original pedal. With a price point rivaling that of a full retail game, the decision does get a bit tricky though. If money is no object however, we recommend that you give The Destroyer a shot.
+Strong metal build
+Ability to be customized to fulfill any personal preferences
+Improved rebound over the original pedal
-High price point
-Lack of attachment to drum base
Bottom Line: The Destroyer is a high-quality product at a fairly hefty price point. Quality or cash -- which one matters more is up to you.
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hopefully it wont break in half like the original rock band pedal :x
Actually, that's what prompted me to e-mail this guy - mine broke the other day. It won't btw, it's metal.
I'm glad that the dev's are honoring the exchange policy though. Got a new guitar and new drum set this past month.
ps3 Wanna be
Changed RockBandPetal.net to RockBandPedal.net
Ah appreciate it
I'm going to do this tomorrow morning, I'm already a bit through it.
Don't worry about it Mike and I'll finish it up, thanks.
All yours mate. ;)
Justin, can you 'top pick' this?