Activision Announces Guitar Hero Live With 2015 Release Date

Activision has announced Guitar Hero Live, the latest installment in the popular franchise, will be released in autumn 2015.

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ArchangelMike2261d ago

For me personally - Rocksmith wins hands down. Simply becasue you get to learn how to play a REAL GUITAR! It beats playing with a fake piece of plastic any day.

Baka-akaB2261d ago (Edited 2261d ago )

I'm not sure why people wanna bring Rocksmith in , whenever Rock Band or Guitar Hero are discussed .

Rocksmith does its intended job ,to be a realistic enough experience and tool ..

RB and GH are fun party games , even if some options in the latest version allow for some teaching and learning experience , and even if they feature challenges as well.

It just isnt the same . Most people can play a GH or RB set of songs with tons of people at home , possibly drunk and having fun ... Rocksmith will usually be a more intimate and serious experience , even if fun is possible .

You guys are essentially doing the equivalent of dropping the name of Gran Turismo (Or Forza before someone gets started) , in a discussion between mario kart and wipeout fans . it doesnt make you look good , especially with crap like "cheap or fake plastic toys" , while you're still plugging a real instrument into one

Crimzon2261d ago

I agree with Baka-akaB.

Having said that however, I just looked at footage on IGN and it looks so... soulless. The crazy cartoonish designs are gone entirely, replaced with a first-person perspective looking out over video footage of a real concert.

The color is gone as well, which also adds to that dull, soulless vibe I was talking about. No more red/green/blue/yellow etc. instead it's just black and white keys.

I can't say I'm a fan, personally. I was initially excited for a new Guitar Hero when the rumor leaked the other day, but now I've seen it I'm disappointed. I know it might sound foolish to complain about the visual style of a plastic toy guitar game, but Guitar Hero had a whole look and style about it, and the bombastic cartoony stylings were fun. I loved unlocking crazy outfits for my character and enjoying the style of it. This new one? It looks so bland and empty and just... like somebody sucked out all the fun and personality of Guitar Hero to leave an empty shell of a game.

Baka-akaB2261d ago (Edited 2261d ago )

I dont like the new GH either , and will go Rock Band all the way instead .

And sorry to mike if i sound aggressive ... i'm just generally tired of those kind of elitists sounding remarks .

Most of us never played GH or RB to learn an instrument or discover landmark songs and artists ... it's just two series of fun arcade game and great in multiplayer , be it live or online .

i already know how to play a few instruments so i dont need the games to learn basics , and still appreciate those games for what they intend and are . And even if i didnt know , i wouldnt mistakenly attribute that goal to RB/GH .

Yi-Long2261d ago

I agree with Crimzon, in that I don't the like the use of video-footage, and I prefer a colourful cartoony game instead.

Not sure what to expect from new GH and Rock Band, but I do hope the plastic instruments will be of better quality than they were on last-gen...

ArchangelMike2261d ago (Edited 2261d ago )

I hear you, I completely know and understand where you are coming from... and then I tried Rocksmith.

The fact that Rocksmith has the Guitarcade means that it doubles up as a very fun party game. Games like Stringskip saloon mean that even if you've never picked up a guitar in your life, you will still have great fun trying to pluck the indicated open strings. Even the very slightly more challenging games like 'castle chordead' offers a great fun party-zombie-guitar-game. The difference is that among all the fun and laughter of being mauled by rock zombies - you're all actually slowly learning how to play a real life guitar!

Baka-akaB2261d ago

I know Rocksmith a bit , and i still dont really agree . it just aint the same nor the same kind of fun .

Going back to my analogy , Gran turismo too got an arcade mode , it still isnt mario kart .

ArchangelMike2261d ago (Edited 2261d ago )


I'm not sure your analogy is correct - seeing as Gran Tourismo doesn't teach you how to drive an actual car - while having as much fun as playing a racing video game!

Now don't get me wrong, the bottom line is that not everyone is able to play a musical instrument, regardless of how it may be presented; ergo there will be people out there who simply will be unable to get to grips with Rocksmith. For those people, games like Guitar Hero provide a very good happy-medium.

But... if anyone is inclined toward music, specifically guitar music, and has a basic knowledge of a guitar - then I couldn't recommend Rocksmith highly enough.

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brads42261d ago

Don't worry about these folks, you are 100% right. Rocksmith rips, is just as much of a party game as stupid plastic controllers, and you get something out of it in the end.

This game is going to flop anyways, the one left standing will be Rocksmith, mark my words.

RaidensRising2261d ago

It's been a while since I heard the words Guitar Hero.

OrangePowerz2261d ago

I hear it every house party attend and make :D

porkChop2261d ago

If they can refrain from making this an annual franchise, and continue adding significant innovation and features, then this time GH might be more successful.

mamotte2261d ago

So... Guitar Hero always was this light hearthed guitar arcade game. Full of awesome, colorful characters, incredible and impossible performance, an awesome guitar toy with funny colored buttons, the incredeible scenarios, the wonder of an arcade game.

Now we have realistic graph... wait. Let me correct myself. We have videos of generic boring real performance in sepia and gray, a full brown guitar, dumbed down difficulty...

God, Guitar Hero has gone the first person shooter way. This cant be more boring and generic. I'll keep playing GH3, I suppose.

BC_Master_Haze2259d ago

Hey it's a pretty smart way to avoid the dreaded graphics debate too, just hire cheap actors and put no skill into the game as far as animation goes.

Well played, Craptivision... Well played indeed..

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