It's the resurrection of the epic music confrontation: Guitar Hero vs. Rock Band. Which franchise has the edge this time and honestly, do we really care?
Rock band for its community centric gameplay. It helps that you can use your old instruments and soundtracks.
Rock Band for me, because I don't care for the live-action footage in Guitar Hero. I prefer a colorful fun cartoony look.
Honestly my bet goes to guitar hero because of activisions marketing clout And deep pockets. Also long run still guitar hero because I think activision is trying to do something different, where as harmonix is sticking with the already proven successful formula. But never know we will see
I don't think guitar hero will end up innovating in ways that will lead to success though. Most of its innovations are either "borrowed" from Harmonix or are just terrible ideas in general. I also like to think the average consumer knows Harmonix is the real music game mastermind and will give gamers the bang for their buck unlike Activision. That could be wishful thinking though and Guitar Hero could have the better sales.
Well even adding to that, with Harmonix actually taking the time and effort to make as much of the old music and instruments compatible with Rock band 4 we know Activision and they wont bother....Activision let their licenses lapse a long time ago and they didn't care
Rock band always wins. Its way better.
Well it really depends on the person. If Rock Band was definitively better, then Guitar Hero would have died when Rock Band 1 released, it did not. For someone like me who is only interested in Guitar, Guitar Hero does that significantly better and always has. The full band thing is definitely better in Rock Band. I've experienced that and it's really fun, I just don't want to do it all the time. Guitar Hero is the better game for someone who just wants to play alone with a guitar and beat scores and beat the hardest songs on expert etc. Rock Band is boring if you play it that way. So with these new games, you just have to look at how you want to play it to get the answer and which will be better. There is no definitive answer. But I do appreciate that Guitar Hero is doing something new, whereas Rock Band is just doing the next Rock Band that is no different than 3 for instance but with new songs to play. It's great that the entire library of 2000 songs is there, and that you can use the old instruments. But doesn't that just prove that the game is going to be exactly the same as the last few? That's what nobody is realizing, and didn't people get tired of the same old thing from Rock Band and Guitar Hero games coming out like 3 times a year? That's my view on it.
Agreed I always preferred the guitar gameplay and peripherals when it came to guitar hero. But the band experience added so many more dimensions to the game. I played GH2 and 3 and was bored of the solo gameplay after that (and even just the guitar gameplay in general). Since then Rock Band has reigned supreme for me and has added some much needed variety to the formula. That and drums often require more physical skill and coordination which I enjoy. Drums on GH suck though.
Thing is i've been dismayed by the way the last GH games added notes for the sake of challenges , and stuff like making you play keyboards with the guitar , in songs that clearly dont feature much guitar . I also was never fan of the use of cover songs in GH in some cases , while RB consistently aimed to get catalogues and most of all new remasters of songs . it was a whole new experience Other than that , yeah GH is more difficult on harder difficult i can agree with ... but doesnt RB isnt challenging on the guitar either , nor does it make it "boring" . But our mileage definitively varies . It's only an argument for few people than can even handle the higher difficulties in both games anyway
Rock Band 4 over Hipster Hero
Looks like I'm buying my first ever rock band! Hate the new direction guitar hero is taking, its had all its character and charm sacked out! Plus, by the looks of its setlist, it's gonna be full of crap pop rock like fall out boy and my chemical romance. No thank you!
Don't forget Skrillex as well.
Forgot about him. His music should be buried in the desert like all those copies of et, only no one would care enough to dig them up!
His first two EPs were genius, but since then he has gone downhill for sure. Would bury Leaving and Recess in the desert without a doubt.
With the value of being able to play old rockband tracks that I've purchased in the past(over 1000),the new rockband will definitely be the way i go this console generation.
I like how people think Rock Band supports old tracks and all. Last I heard, it was if Sony and Microsoft ok it. Otherwise it won't happen, as for me? I'm getting both, best of both worlds.
It was officially confirmed the moment RB4 was announced . it will however take some times to make it all available on the next gen consoles 4
Yep 100% confirmed. There was one catch though. They said "most". I'm guessing some songs can't make it over because of copyright issues. Sometimes I hate the music industry. This is why we can't have Birth By Sleep or Crisis Core even emulated on a Vita.
Of course but then again it was an issue between each previous RB games ...
Thats good we are getting some of the old tracks, hope its the good ones. Any word on the support for old controllers? Not it matters, I like getting the games with a fresh smell of a new controller. @Baka No it wasn't, they talked about trying when itwas first announce. Or going by when I heard about it.
Yes it was the moment the sequel was officially announced ... There were official statements on many sites and Harmonix's own site . To be clear , i'm talking about the official announcement of the game . Not the time we've pretty much known unofficially that the game was coming
The part that needed approval is support for the old instruments. Old DLC was always included, but not all of it will be available right away.
I've always been the guitar player when it came to RB and GH, and the GH guitars have always been better than RB guitars. Now that I've gotten older and moved away from my hometown I basically play games solo or online so I'm more interested in the new GH as it appears to be made for someone like me. I'm also very intrigued by GH's new guitar as it changes the formula up a bit and looks like it could actually be more challenging on expert. Also, the live footage isn't a big deal to me since when you play on expert you don't have any time or focus to pay attention to the background, you can only focus on the track. The GH TV platform also seems really cool.
Team Rock Band 4 all the ways . While not looking for absolute realism , i can't dig nor feel , oddly enough , that pre-recorded live concert system . It makes you loose almost all customisations of your band and its components . The only way i could dig it , would be if the band was known groups , wich obviously got better things to do than record all potential variables and variants of what happens in a concert or a tour . And there is no excuse for a company like Activision , to not rework a good chunk of their past songs into the new system . It's actually something they've been too guilty of .... ditching the older tracks , under the pretense that they can't rework them like Harmonix does
Rock Band>Guitar Hero. Now and forever.
Originally, I was a bigger Guitar Hero fan. But as of RB3, I preferred it. Definitely liked the guitar play better there.
By looking at the agree\disagree numbers, most peeps here, are more of a Rock Band fans. I honestly had both and spent most of my time on Guitar Hero, the game just felt better and harder, specially using the drumms, Rock Band was just too easy for me. This time around I'm picking up Rock Band first, lack of drumms and microphones on GH just makes a party game not a party...
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