Times have been rough for the rhythm genre of games. After a rather explosive couple of years, with the rise of Rock Band, Lips, and of the ever-present Guitar Hero, 2009 brought down the hammer on sales. There are a multitude of reasons for the collapse, but one of those most harshly hit was Activision, as they themselves saw the fall in sales for one of their pillar franchises: Guitar Hero. Now that we see the latest edition of the game, it's clear that someone in the company is learning their lessons and making a product that focuses on what makes the original Guitar Hero games so popular. That is, of course, rock music. Now we're not talking about the pop-rock pablum of Band Hero, or the expansive musical content of Guitar Hero 5.