Rock Manager is the latest in a long string of simulation style games. The concept itself is interesting. There are several missions that you have to complete and specific goals within each mission. The challenge varies from mission to mission, but produces some fun and amusement in short bursts. The problem I found was that I was more frustrated than amused while playing.
When you think of rock music you expect there to be controversy, swearing, and attitude problems, and this game doesn't let you down, at least in that department. It's the other departments that are disappointing. Being a rock game, I was expecting good sound and it was definitely lacking. It may have just been my computer, but there were several times where the sound would skip and become choppy from accessing the CD.
The one great thing about the game is that every time you play a mission, you unlock another one, but you can also replay any previous ones you have unlocked and do them differently. There are no controls to learn because you only use the mouse, but it is tricky to figure out how to use items in the recording studio.
While the game does allow you to control everything in the rock world from making the band to purchasing songs to picking fights with other bands, the game failed to hold my interest. For those of you who have the need to play 'God' over computer characters that complain, swear, and pick fights, you will enjoy this game' for a little while. For everyone else, feel free to pass on this game unless you have a need to beat every game ever created.
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- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP