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An anonymous Activision source has divulged the existence of a cancelled final Guitar Hero project, titled simply Guitar Hero 7. The game was binned along with the Guitar Hero franchise as a whole in early 2011, and with all due respect to developer Vicarious Visions, it sounds like we dodged a bullet. The project was allegedly a "disaster", an attempt at reinvention crippled by over-reaching ambition and limited resources.... read more

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Postby mariachi2000 » 06 Dec 2012, 12:41

Ever since I played on a friends copy of Rocksmith I have been overjoyed at the fact that this means Guitar Hero/Rockband etc. are doomed :)

(Mostly because I was never any good at them...)
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Postby PonderingWalrus » 06 Dec 2012, 15:53

Speaking of Rocksmith, will you chaps at OXM ever be reviewing it? I'm curious as to whether or not it is any good.
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Postby CunningSmile » 06 Dec 2012, 17:05

PonderingWalrus wrote:Speaking of Rocksmith, will you chaps at OXM ever be reviewing it? I'm curious as to whether or not it is any good.


Xbox World really rated it. I think they gave it an 8/10, but it was only a short review.
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Postby mariachi2000 » 06 Dec 2012, 17:16

PonderingWalrus wrote:Speaking of Rocksmith, will you chaps at OXM ever be reviewing it? I'm curious as to whether or not it is any good.


I have only played it once at a mate's house but it was enough to make me want to crack out my guitar which I hadn't played in 10 years or so and start playing again. The sound was great with no noticeable lag, but I don't know what set-up he had as there are reports of lag with if you use HDMI for video and audio.

There are a good range of different tracks and a couple of simple but addictive mini-games.

As you progress you can unlock effects pedals and just use them in a 'jam' mode where you use the game as an effects pedal and amp.

It also adjusts the difficulty mid-track depending on how well you are doing so can be used by anybody.

I only had a whistle-stop tour of the game but that is what I picked up from it.

I am looking out for getting it myself, but after the price comes down a bit. So I recommend it, but it depends on how much you want it as to whether you are willing to pay over £50.00 for it or not.

Hope this can help until a professional review. :)
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Postby PonderingWalrus » 06 Dec 2012, 17:29

mariachi2000 wrote:
PonderingWalrus wrote:Speaking of Rocksmith, will you chaps at OXM ever be reviewing it? I'm curious as to whether or not it is any good.


I have only played it once at a mate's house but it was enough to make me want to crack out my guitar which I hadn't played in 10 years or so and start playing again. The sound was great with no noticeable lag, but I don't know what set-up he had as there are reports of lag with if you use HDMI for video and audio.

There are a good range of different tracks and a couple of simple but addictive mini-games.

As you progress you can unlock effects pedals and just use them in a 'jam' mode where you use the game as an effects pedal and amp.

It also adjusts the difficulty mid-track depending on how well you are doing so can be used by anybody.

I only had a whistle-stop tour of the game but that is what I picked up from it.

I am looking out for getting it myself, but after the price comes down a bit. So I recommend it, but it depends on how much you want it as to whether you are willing to pay over £50.00 for it or not.

Hope this can help until a professional review. :)


Sounds interesting but my only concern is that it is purely designed as a "encourage people to pick up and play an instrument" game. I already play guitar but wouldn't mind picking it up if it could help further my ability and learn a few neat new songs along the way. :)

Can you manually set the difficulty or is it out of your control? Because I thought I could remember reading somewhere that the computer sets the difficulty and there is no way to manually change it. Basically, I don't want to buy the game if it's going force me to spend an hour learning what a fret is and make me go through all the basics before letting me do what I want.
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Postby Decent_Jam » 06 Dec 2012, 19:29

PonderingWalrus wrote:Speaking of Rocksmith, will you chaps at OXM ever be reviewing it? I'm curious as to whether or not it is any good.


I think it was in the last issue of OXM (92) and Log reviewed it but I can't remember what it got number wise. The gist of the review is that it was an inventive way to learn guitar rather than a game per se.
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