Rock Band 2 Trophy Guide. Difficulty: **** A music rhythm game that simulates playing in a rock band using instrument-styled controllers. The Platinum requires both a lot of time, as well as skills with all instrument types.
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Rock Band 2
Rock Band 2 is a music game, inspired by such predecessors as Beatmania and Guitar Hero. After designing a character and band, you begin your career playing in small, seedy bars. As your fame and fortune rises, so too do your possibilities as you take on tours across the globe. Eventually, becoming a rock star.
Like the first Rock Band, you can choose between playing a guitar, bass guitar, drums, or sing on the mic. Invite your friends over to jam, or go online. The game includes 84 new songs, plus (for a fee) you can upload the songs from the previous Rock Band, as well as the tracks in Lego Rock Band, not to mention the thousand of songs available on the PSN.
This game does not require so much time as it does skill. If you've gotten good at the previous Rock Band, then you've got an advantage. Otherwise, you've got some practicing to do. And not just on one instrument, but all of them in order to claim the Platinum.
Anyone can win all the vehicles or play in every part of the world. Many, after much practice, can score 100% notes on each of the instruments. But only the serious professionals can finish the endless setlist on Hard. And finishing the endless setlist on Expert is going above and beyond, requiring a 4-star rating for this game's difficulty.
One advantage these music games have which others don't, is that they're all basically the same. Getting the Platinum in Dead Space does not necessarily guarantee a Platinum in Dead Space 2. However, becoming enough of an expert to acquire the Platinum in Rock Band 2 means you can take on any of the music games - Lego Rock Band, Guitar Hero 5, etc.
While not a simple task, there are easier songs which can help you get 100% notes for each of the instrument trophies. Whether you're a fan of the Beastie Boys or not, the song "So What'cha Want" is your friend. The challenge level does not change much between Easy and Expert. Another recommended song is "Charlene (I'm Right Behind You)" which is a DLC. It may be a little more difficult, but is a very short song.
Having a friend help you with the endless setlists really helps - particularly for Bladder of Steel, which requires you to NEVER fail and NEVER hit pause. The endless setlist takes 6.5 hours to play. If you attempt this on your own, make sure you've got everything ready (snacks, a drink, and you've visited the toilet) and have fresh batteries in your instrument!
For the most part, you just need to become an expert on the instruments - particularly the guitar and drums - and work your way through all the world tours and challenges. Still, we have several links below which give advice on particular trophies and easier song recommendations.
An excellent list of Tips can be found here:
This is a fantastic Trophy Guide, created by trophybot:
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Finally, here's a basic Trophy List: