Now I know that the franchise is far from dead, but Rock Band has layed the smack down on GH3 this year and GH responded with a limp wristed Aerosmith game. My biggest peeve with GH is the "career" mode. It's uber-lame and needs some major refining. so here are my proposals. Scrap the mode as it is. It sucks and is pretty pointless. Replace it with the following modes. Career - Single, Co-Op The career mode would consist of creating your own band and following them from nobodies to superstars. You could create each member, or use pre-existing templates for each member. After creating all the members, except for the guitar player, you would be prompted with a "Try-Out" option. The "Try-Out" would consist of a practice mode with various guitarists trying to make your band. You would advance with each skill practiced, but the guitarist would be rejected each time. On the last "try-out" you would be prompted to create a guitarist (or use an existing template). Complete the "try-out" and your created guitarist would be accepted into the band. If you choose to skip the Try-Out, you would just be prompted to create a guitarist for the band. This process would be repeated for a bassist in Co-Op mode. Once you have a band, you would begin your career. Career would be broken down into these "stages". Local Cover Band, Signed Artist, Rising Star, Superstar, Legend. You would start out as local cover band playing gigs at bars, dances, events, etc. Each gig would earn you fans and cash. The more fans you get, the quicker you rise in the ranks. Cash allows you to buy stuff like instruments, outfits, etc. The user would always be in control of the gigs they play. Play a bad gig at a crummy location, get low scores in your songs, or get booed off the stage and you can lose fans. After getting enough fan support, you would be invited to a radio station sponsored "Battle of the Bands", with the winning band getting a record contract. Your selected difficulty level would determine the required percentage of notes hit to win the battle (Easy 85%, Medium 90%, Hard 95%, Expert 100%). Once signed, you move onto the next stage, which is "Signed Band". Here your band would need to record an album and then play a set number of tour spots to build their fan base. The tour spots would be pre-determined in this stage and mostly small to medium venues. Once enough fan support is gained, you are invited to open the concert for a huge name band. Do a successful opening gig, and the "Encore" song would be playing a song with the headlining band. Successfully complete the encore and you move onto the next stage. The "Rising Star" stage would be similar to "Signed Band". You record an album and then tour. Except now you can pick where you tour. Added replay value by having more tours available than are required to move on to the next stage. The last concert in this stage would be a co-headline with a big-name band where every song played is played along side the big name band. Complete to move on. The "Superstar" stage opens up world tours. These are huge venue events. On this set of tours, you are given the option to headline various television shows. Think shows like SNL or charity concerts. The last concert is filmed ala a documentary. Complete to move onto "Legend". Once you become a "Legend" it opens up various tour locations. Have these be licensed venues in shows featuring all the bands you played with throughout the game. The final concert is a battle of the bands again, this time between all the major bands. This mode could be extended via DLC opening new songs, venues and even achievements. Documentary Mode - Single This mode would become available after unlocking the big-name bands in the game. You could choose any of the bands, and play concerts that are recorded for a documentary about the band. Each venue would be based on a defining moment fro mthe bands history, featuring songs from various eras of the bands life. Completing this mode would unlock songs and venues for your career mode. Make A Music Video In this mode, you pick a venue, pick a song and pick a band. you then play and record the song of your choice. Once completed, you can then direct a video based on the song you picked. You control every thing from cameras, to pyrotechnics, to crowd reactions and even band member placements. You could share your finished videos through XBox Live or the PSN. Quick Play - Single, Co-Op, Versus Same as the existing Quick Play options. Design A Stage Create a stage set design that can be used in any mode. Another feature that would stand out about the game is the ability to upload custom face plates for your guitars.