Rejoice Guitar Hero fans! For Activision has announced a new rebooted Guitar Hero game; aptly named, "Guitar Hero Live". This time the developers of DJ Hero, FreeStyleGames, have taken the reigns to create a familiar yet fresh take on the Guitar Hero experience.
Guitar Hero was put on an indefinite hiatus back in 2009 when sales weren't meeting expected goals. Guitar Hero was also beginning to leave the eyes of gamers until February 2015 when rumors of a new Rock Band and Guitar Hero game surfaced. As of today, April 14th 2015, Activision has officially announced the reboot of the Guitar Hero series.
Many aspects of the familiar Guitar Hero formula have been changed for better or for worse depending on your opinion. Most notably are the changes to the guitar controller and the game's visuals.
Gone are the cartoon stylized graphics. They have been replaced with a type of live action FMV. This is to make the player feel like they are really the guitarist of a band.
The crowd is live action as well and their reaction is determined by your guitar playing abilities. If you're good, then they will rock out. If you aren't, then they will make that known and begin to boo.
Your band mates will also let you know if you need to start preforming better by doing things like glaring at you for hitting the wrong notes.
As previously stated, the guitar controller has also been revamped for this new reboot. The controller no longer has the series familiar Green, Red, Yellow, Blue, and Orange buttons substituting actual strings.
Now the controller has six buttons on the fret board. Three on top and Three on the bottom. The three on the top are all black and the three on the button are all white.
The new fret board is actual a much better representation of an actual guitar than the previous Guitar Hero controllers. It seems the new developers are going for a more authentic and personal experience in the music world through Guitar Hero Live.
Guitar Hero Live will be coming to PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, PS3, and Xbox 360 Fall 2015.