The music genre has grown stale. No matter what Guitar Hero and Rock Band think of they will be going to way of the dinosaur.
music gaming was always gay
only when you have no friends + you are under 21 edit: but I agree with the article, the genre has grown stale. Beatles Rock Band was the pinnacle of the music genre, it can only go downhill from there.
I was only into guitar hero 2 big time. Then it got boring and I cant believe how much money my friend throws down on plastic items and new games which only add songs
OH Darn! I was hoping Lord of The Dance/ River Dance would come out for the Kinect.
gay? how old are you?
Meh dancing games are making a comeback because they are taking advantage of motion + the casual market.
what they said is true but is not really backed up by any numbers to show the sales decline? Personally, I think if Guitar Hero should give up. Mad Catz should make cheaper instruments that are always compatible for the future or allow upgrading old instruments for a huge discount. Finally the game would be better if there was daily and weekly challenge like Halo. This keeps the game new and exciting. They also need to lower the cost of music if they want to sell more. The extra charge for pro versions is just stupid. Perhaps now that Rock Band is in new hands they might actually survey the people and figure out what they want next in a music game...but probably not because most game developers don't care.
I like that last thing you said. I think they should take a break as well, but they seem so disparate to exploit the novelty as much as possible RIGHT NOW. It's like farming a very productive acre of land over and over again desperately without giving it time to replenish itself, only to have it dry up and stop producing moneyfruitz.
Just because a genre isn't hugely popular like it used to be doesn't mean it is gone. The companies exploited the novelty and growing popularity to of the genre and it peaked. Because it is not new anymore, it is doubtful that it will peak again, unless there is something groundbreaking like an innovation of some sort. Few more hours until the KZ3 Beta :DDDD
Do you know what time it's gonna b available? @below thanx oh and good luck to all the people who gonna play to try to win the limited helghast edition.
I'm not sure what time you will be able to download the client. I have been trying to find out and checking PSN once in a while. I believe the Beta officials starts in the US @ 1 PM Eastern time 10 AM Western.
A few hours?! What hour does it release on? o_O
In the US, 1 PM Eastern time the BETA starts. I am not sure when you will be able to download the client, but I have been checking PSN periodically. Sorry if "few more hours" was a bit misleading" I hope the client can be downloaded before then so we can play botzone. Don't forget, they are giving away 60 Limited Helghast Editions not available in stores. http://n4g.com/news/692559/...
it's true i haven't even bothered to buy the last iterations. Maybe once it hits the bargain bin.
I skipped RB3 due to it was more plastic peripherals and it was expensive. Buying RB3 would have meant missing out on a lot of games like LBP2,Dead Space 2,KZ3.
anyone who thinks Rock Band has gotten 'stale' or 'died' needs to get their hands on RB3 with Green Day Rock Band, Lego Rock Band, Rock Band 1 and Rock Band 2 all exported, along with the Pro Guitar and Pro Drum Kit. it seriously is just incredible fun if you have ever had any interest in learning drums or guitar. i had to import both the pro instruments since they arent getting released in australia, and after paying close to $600 for them i still feel that it was a bargain considering the amount of play ive gotten out of them so far - with no sign of stopping - and how theyre teaching me to play the real thing. Guitar Hero on the other hand, died a quick death after Harmonix left. this was mainly to do with the fact that theyd release 4-5 new titles every year, only difference being the songs on each one. how they could justify shipping band hero as a different game to guitar hero 5 i dont know.
These games can't teach you how to play any instrument because they don't show any chords in use. Also you'd have scales etc and there's 5 on guitar. Drums you need to understand rythum not just hit the skins any old way. I would say the drums would allow you to speed up on real drums.
Pretty obvious you've never seen or heard of pro guitar or drums. They are basically a whole new game. The pro guitar that you need to play pro mode has 102 buttons on it. 6 for each fret. And when you play expert pro you are playing the real song. Don't included piano cause i heard that one was limited. So really look it up on youtube and see for yourself. The fact that you don't know what pro mode is does not surprise me. They didn't advertise the game and its new feature at all. Thats why i think its declined in sales. My bro has the ion drums which are real drums. And im currently waiting for the real RB guitar coming out in march. Yes a real fully functional guitar with 6 strings that you can plug into an amp and play on rb3. Made by fender btw.
Ah, I forgot about the pro instruments. I have wanted to give them a try, but I'm not sure I'd be totally committed to the pricetag. I'll wait for a price drop or special retail offer before I consider making the plunge.. but I'll admit, the concept is pretty compelling. I applaud Harmonix for actually trying to move the genre forward rather than obliging the status quo
I dunno why, but I love Rock Band. It really doesn't get old for me. I'm a beast on expert vocals, and I'm pretty good at expert bass.. which means nothing, just my hands are small and chords hurttt, so guitar is beyond me. Anyways, just because the masses aren't playing it anymore because they moved onto their Kinects and Moves and whatever the new trends are, I dunno.. but just because they're no longer faithful, doesn't mean there aren't people like meee who still love the music genre. Music genre, what's neww? Music genre, someone still looooves youuu. <3
just about dead? i mean i enjoy dance central once in a while but other than that.....
There really wasn't much other "party games" except for Mario party it was great and very fun when learning to play it on expert nows it a piece of plastic in the corner of my room.
Music games died when DDR started getting replaced by Guitar hero.
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