Guitar Hero is coming back

#1 Edited by MaFoLu (1858 posts) -

Bobby Kotick has said that GH is being reinvented, by new studios, for a modern and more demanding audience.

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I know you have all been waiting for this, right? Rock Band 3 must be getting old now.

Now, how many drum pads will the new drums have? Rock Revolution is still number one in that terrirtory, so we can only hope this new one has no less than ten, because as we all know more pads means a more authentic experience.

#2 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -
#3 Posted by SuperfluousMoniker (2910 posts) -

"...word has come straight from Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick that the game is currently being reinvented for a modern, more demanding audience."
 
I assume by more demanding, he means less demanding. Expect pop. Lots of pop.

#4 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

If they can find a way so that I don't ever have to buy more instruments again and can just keep using the ones I got, even on next-gen consoles and everything, then I'll be pretty happy.

#5 Posted by iDarktread (1206 posts) -

"Bobby Kotick... " 
 
*leaves thread*

#6 Posted by natetodamax (19212 posts) -

I'm calling it: Iron sights will be involved somehow

#7 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -
@SuperfluousMoniker said:
"...word has come straight from Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick that the game is currently being reinvented for a modern, more demanding audience."  I assume by more demanding, he means less demanding. Expect pop. Lots of pop.
So, the songs people actually want to play?
#8 Posted by SuperfluousMoniker (2910 posts) -
@HandsomeDead
You like playing Guitar Hero songs that just repeat the same chord for two and a half minutes? I think that audience is served already by Singstar or whatever it's called. And Just Dance.
#9 Posted by supermike6 (3586 posts) -

I haven't cared about a music game since Rock Band came out in 2007. 

#10 Posted by Loose (419 posts) -

I keep thinking that the fake-instrument genre is going to die, yet somehow keeps on truckin'.

#11 Posted by Gamer_152 (14091 posts) -

Well, that was a fun five minutes without Guitar Hero, wasn't it? I'll at least look at the coverage of this game, but I'm really not expecting much more from it than trying to play catch-up to Rock Band 3 in a way that remains as accessible to the general public as possible.

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#12 Posted by Xolare (1284 posts) -
#13 Posted by 71Ranchero (2782 posts) -
@HandsomeDead said:
@SuperfluousMoniker said:
"...word has come straight from Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick that the game is currently being reinvented for a modern, more demanding audience."  I assume by more demanding, he means less demanding. Expect pop. Lots of pop.
So, the songs people actually want to play?
Yes, the songs THEY want to play.  
 
I dont care what they do with the series but does anyone else find it hilarious that a game designed to let you be a guitar god in your living room is going to turn into a pop music game? Perhaps next they can make a "Lets Dance: Scandinavian Metal" because thats the same thing but in reverse. 
#14 Posted by Xolare (1284 posts) -
@Atramentous said:
"Lets Dance: Scandinavian Metal" 
Keep talking...
#15 Posted by Jadeskye (4367 posts) -

@Xolare said:

@Atramentous said:
"Lets Dance: Scandinavian Metal"
Keep talking...

You have to do DDR style foot motions in front of a kinect while strumming on one of those real guitars. You can only get full points if you hair is so long it covers your eyes and you have a lip piercing. kinect can tell.

#16 Posted by Guyzea (816 posts) -

Michael Scott: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

#17 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -
@SuperfluousMoniker said:
@HandsomeDead: You like playing Guitar Hero songs that just repeat the same chord for two and a half minutes? I think that audience is served already by Singstar or whatever it's called. And Just Dance.
I like playing songs that are fun, not the too-long noodly metal that's plagued the franchise since the second game.
#18 Posted by ajamafalous (12031 posts) -

What's the console equivalent of playing a state fair?

A Wii exclusive.
 
 
Badumtsh.
#19 Posted by TotalEklypse (1000 posts) -

For a modern audience? I didn't know 2 years ago was so far back in the day.  
 
Someone go explain the definition of a fad to that little gremlin looking twit.

#20 Posted by Hailinel (25179 posts) -

So they laid off all of those people and disbanded the Guitar Hero business unit for absolutely no reason, then?

Oh, wait. Money.

#21 Posted by Creamypies (4075 posts) -

Theatrhythm Guitar Hero.

#22 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

Rebbeca Black Friday Confirmed then?

#23 Edited by Napalm (9020 posts) -
@HandsomeDead said:

@SuperfluousMoniker said:

@HandsomeDead: You like playing Guitar Hero songs that just repeat the same chord for two and a half minutes? I think that audience is served already by Singstar or whatever it's called. And Just Dance.
I like playing songs that are fun, not the too-long noodly metal that's plagued the franchise since the second game.
Your mini bio says so many awful and uninteresting things about you that is directly related to music.
#24 Posted by Toxin066 (3302 posts) -

@TotalEklypse said:

For a modern audience? I didn't know 2 years ago was so far back in the day. Someone go explain the definition of a fad to that little gremlin looking twit.

Two years ago, gamers were much less jaded towards Activision. I don't know how they're going to do it, but it sounds like he's going to make a rhythm game for people that don't like Activision.

#25 Posted by FreakAche (2954 posts) -

The Guitar Hero

#26 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -
@Napalm said:
@HandsomeDead said:

@SuperfluousMoniker said:

@HandsomeDead: You like playing Guitar Hero songs that just repeat the same chord for two and a half minutes? I think that audience is served already by Singstar or whatever it's called. And Just Dance.
I like playing songs that are fun, not the too-long noodly metal that's plagued the franchise since the second game.
Your mini bio says so many awful and uninteresting things about you that is directly related to music.
Do those so many things all equate to 'he doesn't like metal'?
#27 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -

Why. Dear god, why.

#28 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -
@HandsomeDead said:
Do those so many things all equate to 'he doesn't like metal'?
No, they equate to you have a generally bad taste in music because the music is the stuff of the Top 40 rock charts and/or the Billboard charts, which, admittedly, I find odd considering you have a pretty good taste in movies. I've no idea what your taste in videogames are, though.
#29 Posted by BUCK3TM4N (549 posts) -

music based games are over and they should stay that way

#30 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -
@Napalm said:
@HandsomeDead said:
Do those so many things all equate to 'he doesn't like metal'?
No, they equate to you have a generally bad taste in music because the music is the stuff of the Top 40 rock charts and/or the Billboard charts, which, admittedly, I find odd considering you have a pretty good taste in movies. I've no idea what your taste in videogames are, though.
Not everything popular is bad; my favourite album of last year got nominated for a Grammy and was in the iTunes charts for months.
#31 Posted by Stonyman65 (2763 posts) -
#32 Posted by SuperfluousMoniker (2910 posts) -
@HandsomeDead:   
#33 Posted by Xolare (1284 posts) -
@jadeskye said:

@Xolare said:

@Atramentous said:
"Lets Dance: Scandinavian Metal"
Keep talking...

You have to do DDR style foot motions in front of a kinect while strumming on one of those real guitars. You can only get full points if you hair is so long it covers your eyes and you have a lip piercing. kinect can tell.

You have three months. Get it done and ship it.
#34 Posted by HistoryInRust (6334 posts) -

Guess what.

I still don't want to play rhythm games.

#35 Edited by Hobosunday (41 posts) -

Oh man, I hate it when people says that it's gonna appeal to modern audiences. That either means 1: You're going to have to use your whole body to play five notes on a guitar, 2: Guitar Hero is coming back in 3D, or 3: zombies are somehow going to be involved.

And it hurts too, this game franchise got me back into video games, and now watching it flounder is sad.

#36 Posted by wealllikepie (757 posts) -

i would HONESTLY prefer dj hero WAY MORE, i had a lot more fun with it in recent years and the mixes they make are mostly pretty great

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