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    Default Guitar Hero 6 Details Leaked - Back To Basics Approach

    This info comes from the latest issue of Official XBox Magazine UK (courtesy of GoNintendo):

    - back to basics approach
    - past Guitar Hero characters return
    - recruit each character by playing their song sets
    - unlock their alter-ego and gimmick (Lars becomes Warrior Lars, and allows you to get a x6 multiplier)
    - quickplay feature revamped
    - carry over previous DLC
    - Streakers, Momentum, Do or Die now available in online competitive modes
    - new Power Challengers
    - Queen, Kiss, Black Sabbath confirmed
    - Quest Mode features Gene Simmons as narrator
    - sustain open notes when playing bass
    - CBGB is the only real-world location to appear
    - no real-world celebrities as playable characters
    - much bigger focus on rock 'n' roll

    http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=123689

    Being one of the apparently few who actually enjoyed Guitar Hero 5, I'm looking forward to this one.

    But from what I read in the OXM article, the character morphing alter-ego's gimmick sounds pretty outlandish and unnecessary. Like the way Lars can turn into a warthog...

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    I'll keep my "whatever" approach and then find something about it I like. Kinda wish I hadn't done that for 5, what a waste that one was.

    I really do think, though, that the music genre is over. At least it is for me, personally.
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    I think there will always be a market for music games, it'll just get smaller than it used to be.

    Not everyone loves the never-ending parade of FPS titles.

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    FPS games at least have SOME diversity to them. Activision has basically been beating the same horse for years. Unless 6 has something completely life-changing and fresh, it's just another cash run that I might pick up when it hits the bargain bin.

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    I wonder how this one will pan out? I probably won't rent it or anything, Guitar Hero was dead to me when 3 came out. After that it was all about Rock Band and then it was all about real guitars. (It still is about real guitars to me) Its cool they're going back to the guitar only approach though.

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    Did anyone really buy GH5 or Band Hero new and at full price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by portnoyd View Post
    Did anyone really buy GH5 or Band Hero new and at full price?
    Well here's one who hasn't. I haven't bought any band controllers since Rock Band and no games since Rock Band 2.

    Austin

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    Give this thing a rest already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by portnoyd View Post
    Did anyone really buy GH5 or Band Hero new and at full price?
    I got GH5 on sale and completely passed on Band Hero. I got GH:M and GH:VH- mainly because I'm a big fan of the bands- full price but really nowadays all I play rhythm-action-wise is Rock Band 2... until Rock Band 3 comes out of course.

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    I liked the first Guitar hero only and then, when Rock band came out, it was all over with Guitar Hero for me. I also never liked the "characters" in Guitar Hero and just preferred making them myself. The biggest thing though is the sheer amount of DLC available for Rock Band...
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    LMAO "back to basics", there all the same.

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    I've never played any Guitar Hero or Rock Band. I think I'll wait until the genre dies off then cherry pick the best of each series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melf View Post
    FPS games at least have SOME diversity to them.
    They do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Melf View Post
    it's just another cash run that I might pick up when it hits the bargain bin.
    Like most FPS games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob2600 View Post
    They do?
    Some of them at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob2600 View Post
    They do?



    Like most FPS games.
    Hey man, wanna come over and play some Timesplitters 2?

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    What they need to do is step up their efforts on publishing the Guitar Hero games. I want to see Guitar Hero 12 by the year 2012. Not only that, but they need to ramp up their efforts and crank out more Guitar Hero (Band Name) titles to compete with Rock Band. They might have to branch out into other genres to step up the competition but I see nothing wrong with them publishing games like Guitar Hero: Taylor Swift, Guitar Hero: Miley Cyrus, Guitar Hero: Keith Urban, or Guitar Hero: Lil' Wayne.

    While they're at it...they need to churn out some more Tony Hawk, Call of Duty, and Modern Warfare games. Yes...CoD and MW ought to be treated as two separate franchises now, each with bi-annual releases every year. They also need to expand their Little League World Series franchise to other sports. The consumers need titles like Little League World Series: Pee-wee Football, Little League World Series: Soccer Club, and Little League World Series: To Hell With College, When's the NBA Draft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob2600 View Post
    They do?
    FPS games can be set in the past, the present or future, in space or on Earth and can be standard run and gun or RPG fare.

    GH is on that damned button band. Every time. Just with different songs and different "venues", venues which have no bearing on how you strum that bar or how you play the song. GH games are rail shooters where you shoot the same 3-5 targets every time.

    So saying FPSes have more diversity than GH games is definitely true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by portnoyd View Post
    FPS games can be set in the past, the present or future, in space or on Earth
    And yet recently, most of them take place on Earth in the 1940s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob2600 View Post
    And yet recently, most of them take place on Earth in the 1940s.
    I thought most recent ones were set in modern or future times, but whatever makes your argument work, I guess.
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