Seven45 Studios - Power Gig: Rise of the SixString Guitar and Software Bundle for Xbox 360
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Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews(2 Reviews)
Rated 2 out of 5 stars
Great concept, mediocre delivery.
Great concept, mediocre delivery.Posted .
The main selling point of this game was that it was the first music game to include a real guitar. While this is true, in normal gameplay you still play with the standard five fret system that's used in Guitar Hero and Rock Band so it won't teach you anything about playing the guitar (it will actually teach you do it wrong). There is a "Power chord mode" that will tell you to play power chords on different strings of the guitar, but even that only expands you to playing on seven frets and it's more annoying than fun. You're basically playing Guitar Hero with a real guitar which really isn't all that fun. I can't say too much about the durability. The guitar hasn't broken on me yet, but I can't say I've used it too much either. It does function OK as a guitar, but as I said before, it sucks as a game controller. Reading the drum notes is kind of a pain if you're used to the other music games as the kick note is displayed as another gem in the center of screen rather than a line as in most games. Other than that, it uses Rock Band's four pad layout. It's playable, but it takes some getting used to. Vocals are also more complicated in this game. It rates your hits and misses on each note on half-second or so sections of every word instead of using phrases like the other games. Other than that it's not much different from the other games out there. The story mode is a pain. It's kind of like a bad version of Rock Band's world tour mode. You have a choice in what songs to play, but you'll only progress by playing songs that align with a certain clan's "mojo" so you'll have to play a lot of the same songs several times in order to finish and unlock everything. The company makes their own drum kit as well. While it's not included in the bundle, it did include a coupon for it. I don't have it, but I looked it up and I find it hilarious that a company that was (sort of) dedicated to a realistic guitar experience would go in the completely opposite direction and make a drum peripheral that makes you air drum. Other cons: - No online multiplayer - Certain achievements are only unlockable with this game's guitar and drum peripherals The only redeeming quality this game has is the setlist. It has a lot of great songs on it that haven't made the other music games so far. I wouldn't recommend buying this game unless you really love the songs on it; and even then I'd say just buy the game without the guitar and play it with your fake plastic instruments. You'll probably have a lot more fun that way.
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great game for $180
Great game for $180Posted .
I absolutely love this game!!! The real guitar controller is a great extra. Also, you can plug it into a real amp and rock it real! Although the graphics aren't great, the songs are awesome. This game also includes tracks from Eric Clapton, Kid Rock, and other great artists. I understand the Rock Band 3 is coming out soon..... but the real guitar controller isn't coming out untill 2011 and it will cost over $250. This game is $180 and is absolutely worth it.
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