Put together a rock band and rise to Superstar status!
Kudos Rock Legend
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- You choose the path that your character follows.
- Make decisions regarding your band like who to hire and what gigs to play.
- Allows you control your band and interact.
- Mini games let you make songs and practice your instruments.
- No animation only text and pictures.
- Game starts fairly slow with limited options.
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Awesome rock band sim!
In Kudos: Rock Legend, you are the star! Your job is to form a band and go from unknown to global superstars!
Select a band name and customize your Avatar with many different looks. Audition new band members for each instrument type and then write your own songs. With enough tracks - record albums, and find a publisher.
Manage your band members, upgrade instruments, performance light effects, and more! Book gigs for your band to perform for cash, listen to music or go see other band's gigs to get inspired. But don't forget to post flyers, and remember to bring enough T-Shirts.
When your band has grown you'll need roadies, transportation, food and better gear. Are you a rising star or will you burn out?
Getting Started Guide:
- Audition members for the band and choose a bass player, drummer, and lead guitarist
- Write 5 songs
- Once you have enough songs, rehearse them as a band
- Book a gig at the cheapest venue
- Post and pass out flyers to promote your show
- Practice your music skills a couple times to increase your band's musical ability
- Rest up before the show then play!
- After that, save money for new instruments, lighting, or whatever your band members suggest
- Get inspired by watching other bands or buying CDs and listening to them. Use your high inspiration levels to write new songs and replace low quality ones.
- Perform more shows and earn more money!
Kudos Rock Legend Review
Kudos: Rock Legend is a life simulation game that lets you control a rock band on the rise. Your band members, your rehearsals and what you do with your free time is all up to you. Interaction with your band is improved over previous Kudos games. You have five years to make it big as a band and reach the top. People simulation enthusiasts will love this game and have a blast playing it for hours on end.
Hints and a Tutorial Get You Going
You begin the game with either a short tutorial or by just jumping straight into the action. Either way there are tips and hints throughout the game. You will only be able to select from the pre-made characters, so there is no customization. You are the vocals for your band and you will need to hire a bass player, drums and at least one more instrument. Once you have your band you will have to start making songs, booking gigs and practicing your instruments. To better your reputation and the attendance at your gigs you will need to upgrade your show and instruments.
Controls in the game are very simple to learn either through the tutorial or trial and error. The mouse controls most everything and the number keys are used for practicing your instruments. The game is entirely text based, so when you play a gig you won't see it but you are given a summation of the events (how it went, reputation gained, how much money you made...).
Earn Money to Advance Your Career
You will earn money every gig that you play so the more gigs you play the better. Money can be used to purchase the upgrades for your band that are needed to progress further. There are a few activities that are free but most others will cost money. To create new songs you have to organize note sequences in the best manner you can. Practicing instruments is accomplished by repeating a sequence of numbers displayed on the screen.
Basic Graphics and Sound
Graphics really don't contribute to this game since it is largely text based. Background pictures and the profile pictures of your band members are the only real graphics in the game. There is also very minimal sound to the game. The lack of much sound and graphics leaves the game feeling empty.
Can Become Repetitive, Especially If You Can't Make Money
While there are plenty of choices to make the game can quickly become repetitive, especially in the beginning. When you don't have much money all of the activities and items are out of reach. Eventually when you can do a variety of things the the game moves a lot faster. A lot of people will be bored in the beginning of this game, but if you stick it out it will be worth it in the long run.
Conclusion - Unique Theme and a Fun Way to Become a Rock Star
Kudos: Rock Legend does an excellent job of making a people simulation game, the interaction with the band will keep most people interested and wanting to play. The lack of graphics is more than offset by the options and capabilities of the game. Players of any age could understand and pick up the game easily though it might take younger players a little longer to learn. For a text based game this does a great job of keeping you sucked in and wanting to play. Give this game a try and decide for yourself.
- Review by Mick
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