Music games apparently resemble the well-famed London buses – you wait for months and then two come together at the same time. Rockstar fans have been waiting for years to enjoy a high quality music game once again, and they got two instead. Rock Band 4 and Guitar Hero Live are two exceptional “buses” that can give any rock fan the ride of their lives.
Guitar Hero Live is a mix of everything you’ve ever wanted from a playstation game. The guys from FreeStyleGames, which is the company behind the DJ Hero franchise, have wished to create something totally new. Of course, Guitar Hero Live falls into the unique category of all-British affairs.
Guitar Hero Live looks totally different than its previous versions. The caricatured, shiny and always smiling rockstars from yesterday have morphed into experienced real-life musicians ready to make a name for themselves in front of the large live audiences. The assault of colors is still there, but it has evolved into a much more complex and elegant system. Compared to the previous versions, Guitar Hero Live has a more contemporary style and looks much more appealing to the eye.
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Jamie Jackson, the creator of this game and the mastermind behind the designing team, said that “It could have definitely been quite easy to just update the graphics, make slight changes to the gameplay and throw in some new features. However, we wanted to make something totally unique and to innovate like never before.”
The most striking aspect of the Guitar Hero Live game is the filmed footage in single-player mode. Each song has its own band of singers performing live and backing you up, the leading guitarist. Now you are no longer watching the band, but you are an integral part of it. Previously, you had a third-person view of the scene. Now you have a first-person view. As a result, the whole experience becomes much more realistic.
General Feel and Features
To make the experience even more real, the creators of the game put together a lot of little “touches”. For instance, as you walk on the stage, the piano guy gives you a little nod of his head just for good luck. Just before entering the stage, you get a glimpse of your time spent together with your bandmates. Everything seems so real that you actually believe you are not in a game, but in reality. Unfortunately, Guitar Hero Live is still just a console game.
In addition to the game, you also get the Guitar Hero TV, a complete music channel that actually turns any music video into a playable track in the game. Even though it strips the game of most of its live features and the dynamic performance stuff, you might find it quite challenging.
The Bottom Line
There is no doubt that Guitar Hero was one of the most successful game franchises of the last decade. Today, it has emerged brand new, in a totally different incarnation, ready to continue its global domination once again. The game will be released on October 20, 2015, so don’t hesitate to buy it and capitalize on the unique experience it offers.