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Old 09-14-10, 12:07 PM
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Re: Power Gig: Rise of the SixString - Real Guitar Music Game (PS3, 360)

Originally Posted by chuckd21 View Post
Well, I think I've gone from "Yeah maybe I'll give it a shot" to "Screw you Power Gig, I hope you sell less copies than Rock Revolution".

Their tactic seems to be "Suck it, Rock Band and Guitar Hero, we're better than you. Extreeeeeeeeme!" etc. etc.

Latest blog where they call out Rock Band 3: http://powergig.com/buzz/power-gig-a...al-differences
As little interest as I have in this game (except for liking some of the songs and artists a lot), I have no problem with that blog post. First of all, it's a blog, not a press release. Second of all, is there anything they say there that isn't 100% true? Thirdly, I sort of like that they're reaching out to gamers who are fond of the other guitar games and saying essentially that you can play our guitar with your games. I think it's a pretty good strategy.
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Re: Power Gig: Rise of the SixString - Real Guitar Music Game (PS3, 360)

If it fails hardcore, will the exclusive artists be soured against a viable music-gaming platform? I'd hate to see Clapton or DMB or (shudder) even Kid Rock not even give RB or GH a chance.
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Re: Power Gig: Rise of the SixString - Real Guitar Music Game (PS3, 360)

I think the PowerGig guys just know that they are effed, so they may as well swing wildly at the competition. What do they have to lost at this point?
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Re: Power Gig: Rise of the SixString - Real Guitar Music Game (PS3, 360)

I played this at PAX last week and its not for me. For one, the guitar is pretty hefty(heavy even) and two, the strings hurt. I imagine folks who know how to play guitar are not bothered by this but as someone who does not - there was no fun in this game for me.

However I must give them credit that guitar out of game mode (where you can just play as a guitar) sounded pretty good.
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Re: Power Gig: Rise of the SixString - Real Guitar Music Game (PS3, 360)

It's here! This week! Where's the buzz?!
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Re: Power Gig: Rise of the SixString - Real Guitar Music Game (PS3, 360)

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It's here! This week! Where's the buzz?!
Well I, for one, can't wait
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for the guitar bundle to go on clearance
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Re: Power Gig: Rise of the SixString - Real Guitar Music Game (PS3, 360)

Apparently it got a 9.1 on 1up.
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Re: Power Gig: Rise of the SixString - Real Guitar Music Game (PS3, 360)

If you'd used a letter grade, you would have gotten me on that one.
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Re: Power Gig: Rise of the SixString - Real Guitar Music Game (PS3, 360)

Damn.
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Re: Power Gig: Rise of the SixString - Real Guitar Music Game (PS3, 360)

I give this game 5.75 transforming pig-men guitar shredders...out of 4.
Old 10-19-10, 02:26 PM
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Re: Power Gig: Rise of the SixString - Real Guitar Music Game (PS3, 360)

Things are getting a little strange. It's supposedly out today, but both Amazon and Best Buy say it's backordered, Gamestop still has it listed as a pre-order, and there are zero reviews on the web.
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Re: Power Gig: Rise of the SixString - Real Guitar Music Game (PS3, 360)

Originally Posted by chuckd21 View Post
Things are getting a little strange. It's supposedly out today, but both Amazon and Best Buy say it's backordered, Gamestop still has it listed as a pre-order, and there are zero reviews on the web.
Yeah, we are waiting on our copy as well. Me thinks they ran into some manufacturing shortages.

But there is a review in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Because everyone knows that when you want game reviews, you think the Gazette. lol Link
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Re: Power Gig: Rise of the SixString - Real Guitar Music Game (PS3, 360)

I knew I shouldn't have let my subscription lapse.
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Re: Power Gig: Rise of the SixString - Real Guitar Music Game (PS3, 360)

Some quick info I've gathered.

-Apparently on the Power Gig forums, one of the people working on the game said it was probably shipping out 'today and tomorrow.' So most likely they will not have copies of the game in store for their own launch.

-As for the game's promise of 'Rock it Real!' it ends up besides their lack of grammar, the game also lacks in gameplay based in reality. Per a Rock Band Forum post from someone who has played it:
it doesn't require you to play more than two notes together (only power chords). it only uses the first 5 frets, and only the power chords are musically accurate (rest of the notes are random).
I did find a video from the developer on youtube talking about the game only teaching 2-note power chords. However, he says that if you play the chords enough, you 'walk away with the fundamental skills of playing real guitar'.

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Re: Power Gig: Rise of the SixString - Real Guitar Music Game (PS3, 360)

I'm still kind of amazed that this product will actually end up on store shelves. If you thought the GH:WoR sales figures were low, you ain't seen nothin' yet.
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Re: Power Gig: Rise of the SixString - Real Guitar Music Game (PS3, 360)

"Sold out worldwide on opening day!"
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Re: Power Gig: Rise of the SixString - Real Guitar Music Game (PS3, 360)

There's a part in the review linked from the Gazette about how the graphics look like they'd be at home on the original Xbox or PS2. So they didn't spend their time on graphics, and apparently didn't spend it on making a realistic guitar experience beyond power chords. What DID they spend it on?
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Re: Power Gig: Rise of the SixString - Real Guitar Music Game (PS3, 360)

Locking up Clapton and Dave Matthews.
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Re: Power Gig: Rise of the SixString - Real Guitar Music Game (PS3, 360)

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There's a part in the review linked from the Gazette about how the graphics look like they'd be at home on the original Xbox or PS2. So they didn't spend their time on graphics, and apparently didn't spend it on making a realistic guitar experience beyond power chords. What DID they spend it on?
They were too busy spending time playing Rock Band.
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Re: Power Gig: Rise of the SixString - Real Guitar Music Game (PS3, 360)

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Locking up Clapton and Dave Matthews.
Pffft... Kid Rock fool.
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Re: Power Gig: Rise of the SixString - Real Guitar Music Game (PS3, 360)

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Re: Power Gig: Rise of the SixString - Real Guitar Music Game (PS3, 360)

Hot knees.
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Re: Power Gig: Rise of the SixString - Real Guitar Music Game (PS3, 360)

If they'd only put half the time invested on making the guitar real into making the drums real. Well.. maybe not.
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Re: Power Gig: Rise of the SixString - Real Guitar Music Game (PS3, 360)

Forget Clapton, DMB, and Kid Rock, it sounds like the Power Gig guys are rocking out to Steve Miller Band's "Take the Money and Run."
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Re: Power Gig: Rise of the SixString - Real Guitar Music Game (PS3, 360)

Amazon seems to think they'll be shipping out by Nov. 1st now. Nice job guys... couldn't even get the game out before RB3.

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