Guitar Hero 5 Hands-On Interview

Neversoft's Brian Bright discusses forward compatibility, deeper music studio features, reworked instruments, and the all-new music in Activision's forthcoming rhythm game.

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haxyou
haxyou

i aggre with tz99 it should be ROCK not POP

tz99
tz99

the wii,xbox 360 people is stupid an i think ruins it! Also elton john??? stevie wonder thats sucks they dont play guitar its should be rock not POP!!!

Indiscrimi
Indiscrimi

All these new features in GHMix mean nothing unless they let us use accidentals. I hate being forced into the confines of one scale. Fellow musicians will know what I mean.

jpsportz
jpsportz

The new guitar sounds worse in Crosshairs Preview Guiatr Hero 5 Dont get me wrong I think guitar hero is awesome but the guitar still needs to be improved

FF_fan2004
FF_fan2004

Don't get me wrong, I'm a casual listener of musics with a big preference to rock/metal and its branched out genres but GH shouldn't always be just pure metal. Then again GH should do on demand DLC. What I meant to say is that if anyone has a song that features these 4 instruments, they want to play, then GH developers should make them available. I prefer the 1st ever GH because they had one of my favourite song by Black Label Society. And NathanHippy? Did you see Slipknot at Download this year? If not, they were awesome; but so was Faith No More and Def Leppard.

NathanHippy
NathanHippy

Where is Slipknot!!!? there has been none since GH3 and it was the best song to play on the game. More metal would do me... But come on Slipknot Are the best metal band at the moment, and have been since there first album.

JigokuKage
JigokuKage

Oh, yay. So with the new and "improved" GHMix, instead of having to split a song into three parts because of the 1200 notes/instrument (or maximum of three minutes) -limit, I have to split the song into three parts because the 7500 notes are shared. Damn well done, Neversoft! Even my own band's songs have a total of about 8000 notes in less than three minutes...

FF_fan2004
FF_fan2004

I don't hate GH but after trying to play through some later songs on medium, I certainly don't like it. I once again had to put bags of frozen peas on my arms from the strain of playing it. How one has the ability t play Dragonforce on medium let alone expert is beyond my comprehension. I prefer the older GH before RB came out. But that's just me being the old fashioned dinosaur.

AdamSkeen
AdamSkeen

People are hating on GH the same reason people hate on the PS3. One, RB/360 have a bigger fanbase right now. Two, the PS3 and GH series take more money to get what you want. But what I don't get, is that the PS3 and GH series actually give a whole lot more for their price, besides the lack of fanbase...

1337-ish
1337-ish

They dont take much time on the Guitar Hero series. 2 games have came out sence rock band 2. Ill stick to rock band for now. If you wanna know why, and my points against flaming (if any) its in my review about RB2

FF_fan2004
FF_fan2004

Rockband 2, definitely. You can actually install rockbad 1 onto your 360 hard drive and play rockband 2. All the tracks form 1 will be playable on 2. At least that's what my friend told me. I was a big fan of guitar hero 1 when it came out on PS2, but I agree with what socialanxiety said. The difficulty issues is still just as bad ever since GH3, medium has become the new hard mainly because a lot of people have been playing expert mode too easily nowadays. As for smash hits... well I covered that in my review.

SocialAnXieTy
SocialAnXieTy

Terrible interview for what's most likely going to be a terrible game. I mean, the drums look even worse than last year.. how have they not fixed this yet? The gameplay still looks as week as World Tour, so I'm sticking with Rock Band. Neversoft should have never touched this series.

freemini
freemini

the Guitar Hero engine is very outdated. It's just not ready for drums. Remember world tour? In world tour all notes on drums remained on the screen after u hit them. That makes me wonder if I hit any note(Yes I was hitting them). GH5 looks pretty cool... But I want a damn guitar that lasts more than a week of strumming.

BlackShadow1595
BlackShadow1595

ROCK BAND 2 OR GH WORLD TOUR?????? Send me a message i dont know which to get.

Regisland
Regisland

gh,tony hawk and halo..alll the same thing

unkipower
unkipower

YES YES CHILDREN OF BODOM FTW!

benjit6
benjit6

sounds great but i'll still stick with rock band 2 for now. Nothing that really sells it for me. More song keep coming out for rock band so that's satisfying my rocking need at the moment. I really want some Bloc Party tracks though!

Dragonsingh3000
Dragonsingh3000

gr8......ANOTHER guitar hero game.......why. instead of releasing more games, why dont they just make this as a DLC add-on pack for world tour, cos that all it seems to be... Once it was strong, now its become weak and lame...

KoRniTo
KoRniTo

I'm not saying this is bad, it's just that they're making WAY TOO MANY GH games. I'll stick with my Rock Band 2 with 700+ songs.

AirPortugall
AirPortugall

Guitar Hero will never beat Rock Band...it seems more of a gimmicky game than an actual full rhythm game.

FakePlasticSN32
FakePlasticSN32

I was about done with Guitar Hero when the 3rd one stopped letting you play as Clive Winston (seriously, what the hell?). Though it seems like Activision is trying to get in touch with their audience again, I doubt it will be enough to pry me from Rock Band any time soon.

Rottenwood
Rottenwood

Someone needs to explain to the X-Box development community that nobody gives a crap about their avatars. If you can do some sort of photo-capture or make reasonably realistic avatars, sure, a lot of people would dig that. But the current Mii knock-off avatars are just a mild irritation and shouldn't be occupying valuable development dollars.

Melty123
Melty123

Johnny Cash rules, can't say the same about the game tho.

ziv_ew
ziv_ew

GH sucks.RB ROCKS!!!!!

Zidaneski
Zidaneski

There are some songs I really want from this game but the chances the specific songs I want may be DLC for RB are pretty good. I mean the Gorillaz just released 3 songs for RB this week.

w4rgasm
w4rgasm

I'm officially done with Guitar Hero. It's sad I'm saying that since I loved GH2 and GH3... and GH: Metallica.

sheepradish
sheepradish

only song im excited about is Bullet with Butterfly wings.

Bioshockraptor
Bioshockraptor

@KoRniTo Realitically every 6 months, but I agree. I'd like to change it to just having the one game on every console then having track lists come out on disc every year or so.

KoRniTo
KoRniTo

I don't like this "guitar hero mania" coming out basically every month. It's just ridicolous how they just wanna milk more cash with this series.

xXl_IMoRTaL_lXx
xXl_IMoRTaL_lXx

ill get it. what the hell is up with that dudes hair though? lmao

GC4ever
GC4ever

as much as they really worked on GHmix i most likely wont touch it sorry neversoft this player doesnt care for it

clickclick-BOOM
clickclick-BOOM

Sounds like a great addition to the series to me! :)

CeZil
CeZil

the most god awful tracklist EVER.. the series really took a turn for the worse when neversoft took over

Gedddy_lee
Gedddy_lee

I think ill just continue to play GH: Metallica for a whle

TheCaveRat
TheCaveRat

I can't wait to play some Bob Dylan, Rammstein, and Gorillaz!

xblane
xblane

I wasn't going to get this, but there has been some really solid features announced which makes me want in :)

Narutofan30
Narutofan30

ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

randomrings
randomrings

"...we got jeff beck. we got derek trucks, i mean... i don't even know who he is. but he's just some big... virtuoso guitarist" i just found this humurous, a little before the 6minute point, i thought i'd point it out

thetravman
thetravman

Crappy interview, really. He asks for gameplay tweeks or career changes, and all he mentions are Xbox avatars. What the heck?

rangegear
rangegear

Cant wait for this. Guitar hero=Addicting.

Regisland
Regisland

nothing for me here,il stick with uncharted 2

sk8erwarlock
sk8erwarlock

im getting this, importing, ghwt finally, but wheres gh3