46 Comments
Posted by Killroycantkill

They have some cool ideas like the party play and being able to use the same instruments and stuff like that. But it seems they are taking the guitar hero franchise the same way they took the Tony Hawk franchise. I think they are just going to milk it until it dies, which will be bad for both Rock Band and Guitar Hero. Thought Rock Band might be able to get by since they have their awesome DLC model.

Edited by Themanohall

He forgot Smash Hits...
 
EDIT: Nevermind, I'm retarded.

Posted by faustyn
@Themanohall said:
" He forgot Smash Hits... "
nope. that was Beenox. not Neversoft.
Posted by DerekDanahy

Nice job Ryan.

Posted by Baggykins

Not enough metal in this game for me...

Posted by kagekage

i saw the dead pixel!

Posted by RHCPfan24

Hmm...still not that interested honestly.  Sorry but it looks like Beatles: Rock Band is my only other music game this year.

Posted by nail1080

I lost interest in the Guitar Hero games ever since they removed the awesome ability to be able to play the game with the standard xbox controller. That used to be so much fun so I still just play GH3...

Edited by Earthborn

"Guitar Hero 5, what World Tour should have been, but with enough problems that we can remake it and repackage it next year!"
 
EDIT: Also, great interview, Ryan!

Posted by JJOR64

I wont lie, this game is looking pretty awesome.

Posted by nick69

It doesn't sound that appealing to me, I'll probably get the beatles rock band if anything.

Posted by TDot

hmm band moments where if everyone hits the notes the multiplier goes up...where have I seen that before...

Posted by WreckinRodRumbler

Nope, sorry Activision. Stop milking franchises, ruining the video game industry, and maybe I'll buy your games.
 
The Beatles: Rock Band, here I come.

Posted by AaronAlex

Master Chief. Master of Drumming.

Posted by sneaky77
@WreckinRodRumbler said:
" Nope, sorry Activision. Stop milking franchises, ruining the video game industry, and maybe I'll buy your games.  The Beatles: Rock Band, here I come. "
unintentional irony?
Posted by Coltonio7

Please buy our 7-inch, our 7-inch.

Posted by shanchett99

TheDeadPixel ! 
awesome

Edited by MeatSim

Are they ever going to run out of milk? wait don't answer that.

Posted by Trilogy
@WreckinRodRumbler said:
" Nope, sorry Activision. Stop milking franchises, ruining the video game industry, and maybe I'll buy your games.  The Beatles: Rock Band, here I come. "
I'll just assume you're being sarcastic. That way my head doesn't explode from reading idiocy.
Posted by Mouth

This could be the only other Guitar Hero Game I may ever own (key word: MAY). However, The Beatles will still be mine.
Posted by Heartagram
@nail1080 said:
" I lost interest in the Guitar Hero games ever since they removed the awesome ability to be able to play the game with the standard xbox controller. That used to be so much fun so I still just play GH3... "
it is weird that they took it out but honestly...if you want to play with a controller play Amplitude or Rock band Unplugged
Posted by AlexB

Wow fail. We're mainly focusing on guitar, and letting band hero focus on all instruments except band hero is "family friendly music". Wtf. It just makes them seem lazy. What are the drum enthusiasts going to do. *sigh* Guitar Hero continues to be underwhelming and Harmonix is pwning them on all fronts.

Posted by WreckinRodRumbler
@Trilogy said:
" @WreckinRodRumbler said:
" Nope, sorry Activision. Stop milking franchises, ruining the video game industry, and maybe I'll buy your games.  The Beatles: Rock Band, here I come. "
I'll just assume you're being sarcastic. That way my head doesn't explode from reading idiocy. "
You do realize that Harmonix has only released 1 game every year while Activision has released at least 3 instances of Guitar Hero this year, right? Oh, and then there's Band Hero.
Posted by KinjiroSSD
@TDot: Unison Bonuses? I never get those because my wife sings while i play guitar.
Posted by Sticky_Pennies

I still don't understand why they don't just patch in the gameplay updates and release the tracklist as DLC. It'd be cheaper for them, right?

Posted by Trilogy
@WreckinRodRumbler said:
"You do realize that Harmonix has only released 1 game every year while Activision has released at least 3 instances of Guitar Hero this year, right? Oh, and then there's Band Hero. "
Regardless, the whole damn industry of plastic music games is based off of the golden goose concept. Both companies keep squeezing the poor goose over and over again in fear that one day that goose won't lay anymore precious eggs.
Posted by Godlyawesomeguy

I hate any music game but I would be more interested if they put out an M rated one with a bunch of cursing, that would be awesome, but a lot of people disagree with me I know.
Posted by Themanohall
@faustyn said:
" @Themanohall said:
" He forgot Smash Hits... "
nope. that was Beenox. not Neversoft. "
Oh, my mistake.
Posted by milkman4591

wow, he ruined band hero for me.

Posted by Dr_Feelgood38

Obligatory statement: Great review!
 
Actual comment: These games are coming out way too fast for me. I can't keep up with this. What I need is for all of this "Band Hero" stuff to go away so that I can just focus on one franchise at a time.

Posted by Ouroboros

As a Rock Band fan this looks pretty interesting, Harmonix has some good competition for the next year I think and I'm excited to see what the future brings for Rock Band

Posted by bybeach

Is there any way to do a different mike setup. i think  the interviewee might be happier holding their own mike, bottom line. Mabe ask preference before the interview, even if it`s passing one back and forth. 2 Mikes would be better, mabe, more comfortable. Just an impression. One mike..improptu or short interview. Anything longer, especially sitting down...
Posted by deerhaunter

lol, Neversoft is hashing out Guitar Heros so fast, even their lead guy can't keep track of how many there have been.

Posted by papercut
@shanchett99 said:
" TheDeadPixel ! awesome "
Posted by Scooper

The small amount of comments on these videos kind of tells me no one really cares about GH5 anymore.

Posted by BottomCrunch

Well as far as this song importation thing goes from smash hits and world tour I just hope they put the Tool songs on there and trapped under ice and other metal tracks TBH.
Posted by Chewii101

Dont wanna sound lke a RB fanboy but yeah........Guitar Hero is gone. dead. finished. *insert more synonyms*

Posted by sneaky77
@WreckinRodRumbler said:
" @Trilogy said:
" @WreckinRodRumbler said:
" Nope, sorry Activision. Stop milking franchises, ruining the video game industry, and maybe I'll buy your games.  The Beatles: Rock Band, here I come. "
I'll just assume you're being sarcastic. That way my head doesn't explode from reading idiocy. "
You do realize that Harmonix has only released 1 game every year while Activision has released at least 3 instances of Guitar Hero this year, right? Oh, and then there's Band Hero. "
You do realize that Rockband has a lot of DLC every month right? which is totals to more songs released over the year that the guitar hero games?
Edited by Media_Master

Spartan playing drums, an EXCLUSIVE in GH5         %Pr

Posted by WreckinRodRumbler
@sneaky77 said:
" @WreckinRodRumbler said:
" @Trilogy said:
" @WreckinRodRumbler said:
" Nope, sorry Activision. Stop milking franchises, ruining the video game industry, and maybe I'll buy your games.  The Beatles: Rock Band, here I come. "
I'll just assume you're being sarcastic. That way my head doesn't explode from reading idiocy. "
You do realize that Harmonix has only released 1 game every year while Activision has released at least 3 instances of Guitar Hero this year, right? Oh, and then there's Band Hero. "
You do realize that Rockband has a lot of DLC every month right? which is totals to more songs released over the year that the guitar hero games? "
I fail to see how that's milking a franchise. I see that more of supporting their fan base without making them pay 60 dollars for a graphics update and new songs that cost only 1-2 dollars when they're released on RB.
Posted by Afroman269
@sneaky77 said:
" @WreckinRodRumbler said:
" @Trilogy said:
" @WreckinRodRumbler said:
" Nope, sorry Activision. Stop milking franchises, ruining the video game industry, and maybe I'll buy your games.  The Beatles: Rock Band, here I come. "
I'll just assume you're being sarcastic. That way my head doesn't explode from reading idiocy. "
You do realize that Harmonix has only released 1 game every year while Activision has released at least 3 instances of Guitar Hero this year, right? Oh, and then there's Band Hero. "
You do realize that Rockband has a lot of DLC every month right? which is totals to more songs released over the year that the guitar hero games? "
I would prefer to pick the songs I want on the DLC in RB instead of buying a whole $60 Guitar Hero game they release 3x a year but thats just me
Posted by Trilogy

They are both milking the franchise.

Posted by JoeH

I really don't mind if the milk either franchise, because the more milking they do, the more songs I get to play.

Posted by sneaky77
@WreckinRodRumbler said:
" @
I fail to see how that's milking a franchise. I see that more of supporting their fan base without making them pay 60 dollars for a graphics update and new songs that cost only 1-2 dollars when they're released on RB. "
Both series are just adding more songs to play the game in, different business models, one releases discs, one releases lots of dlc, but at the end of the day they are both providing more songs.
Posted by MrKlorox

Shitty PR.

Posted by Pepeman

Somehow i feel sorry for this guy. He looks...bored. Like he's not happy doing Guitar Hero games, Just look at his sad eyes.