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windbane said:
Zen: RB2 adds a lot, and anyone that owns RB1 will be getting RB2. GH IV will have to deal with the added cost this time.

 

Granted, I still think RB2 will be as good as RB1, I just don't think they are gonna be able to match the features in GHIV due to development time. Add to that, RB2 has a staggered launch and is a 360 exclusive for a while, I hear, and it's definately the inferior music game just like Guitar Hero 3 is now when compared to Rock Band(in functionality I mean, I still prefer the song list and increased difficulty of GH, personally).

 

This should all be taken with a grain of salt, because not only am I a GH fanboy, but I hate Harmonix for the Rock Band Wii port.

 

However, I think that even despite that, I'm speaking at least a small amount of truth here. Guitar Hero IV has some impressive features and guitar hero metallica coming out for it(which I only mention because I'm a huge metallica fan) so I've made up my mind.



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I don't really care about GHIV's features.

I don't play the drums. I don't play the guitar. I play Guitar Hero and Rock Band as fun videogames...it seems like these games are trying harder and harder to get closer to actual instruments, and I don't like it.

I don't want to sit in a living room with realistic-looking instruments while playing 5 colored notes coming down the screen...I don't want to pretend I'm really playing an instrument...I like it being more like a game...I dunno.



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BenKenobi88 said:
I don't really care about GHIV's features.

I don't play the drums. I don't play the guitar. I play Guitar Hero and Rock Band as fun videogames...it seems like these games are trying harder and harder to get closer to actual instruments, and I don't like it.

I don't want to sit in a living room with realistic-looking instruments while playing 5 colored notes coming down the screen...I don't want to pretend I'm really playing an instrument...I like it being more like a game...I dunno.

 

There is always Wii Music



BenKenobi88 said:
I don't really care about GHIV's features.

I don't play the drums. I don't play the guitar. I play Guitar Hero and Rock Band as fun videogames...it seems like these games are trying harder and harder to get closer to actual instruments, and I don't like it.

I don't want to sit in a living room with realistic-looking instruments while playing 5 colored notes coming down the screen...I don't want to pretend I'm really playing an instrument...I like it being more like a game...I dunno.

 

Well you can just download the free songs and play the game same as before I would think.  Maybe I'm missing your point though, not sure.

Personally, I love that they are adding all these features, but I do agree they don't need to make them super-realistic to the point where you might as well just buy the real thing. I think that definitely does defeat the point.



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Sqrl said:
Phendrana said:
That's cool and all, but I can't help feeling like GHIV has some nice features that not many people will actually use. How many people have electronic drum sets to take advantage of this? How many people can write music well enough to make something that doesn't suck in the music creator? Their standard drum kit is nicer, but RB2's premium drum set looks even better (a lot more expensive though, and wouldn't be as nice as an actual drum kit). I suppose GHIV is the way to go if you're an actual musician. Personally I'd rather stick with RB for its larger music library.

But maybe I'm just marginalizing since I have RB and don't feel like paying for another set of instruments.

 

If you haven't checked out the new videos for the music editor I think you might be surprised how easy it is to create stuff even for a non-musician/complete novice. There are also some tutorials for the music editor as well so even the clueless will have somewhere to start it sounds like.

Give it a fair shake, if its not your bag then so be it.

 

I was concerned it would either be too difficult for non-musicians or too simple to create a decent variety of music. It seems like they've added enough to it to get a good range of possibilities without making it overly complicated. I probably won't get very involved with the creator myself, but I'm looking forward to seeing what other people come up after seeing those videos.

 



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It seems like midi data is used, so theoretically you could use existing midi tracks and port them to GHIV. Which means there could be a huge amount of existing content that could be added with little effort.



BenKenobi88 said:

I don't want to sit in a living room with realistic-looking instruments while playing 5 colored notes coming down the screen...I don't want to pretend I'm really playing an instrument... I like it being more like a game...I dunno.

What? Isn't that pretty much what Guitar Hero is? Please expand your thoughts here. I'm interested.



I was upset when GHWT's set list wasn't revealed like RB2, but then after reading about the new features it seams like RB released their info to try to steal some of GH's spotlight. GH is the better game of the two feature wise, and probably song wise since they have Hendrix, The Doors, etc. and Aerosmith, Van Halen and The Eagles are all GH exclusive artists. Rock Band really only has a drum trainer, but since GHWT lets you use real drums, it's no contest, especially for Wii owners.



GHIV is definitely looking to be the better game as far as features go. Now I just need to see a track list, and as long as they don't fuk that up completely then we're good to go.



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fkusumot said:
BenKenobi88 said:

I don't want to sit in a living room with realistic-looking instruments while playing 5 colored notes coming down the screen...I don't want to pretend I'm really playing an instrument... I like it being more like a game...I dunno.

What? Isn't that pretty much what Guitar Hero is? Please expand your thoughts here. I'm interested.

I dunno, I think it just starts to get pretty lame when it tries to be realistic using realistic instruments.

I'd probably have more fun when it's clearly a plastic guitar with colorful buttons.

 



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