End of An Era: Activision Axes Guitar Hero Series Once and for All

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Thoren

It was novel to play the first few times, but it was just the same thing over and over and got really repetitive very quickly.  I'm surprised it stayed around as long as it did.

You will not be missed.

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praetor_alpha

Another franchise falls victim of Activision running it into the effing ground.

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2007/12/5/

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steevonson

Guitar Hero was dead the moment Harmonix sold it to Activision. Harmonix innovated and Activision just played catch up to Rock Band.

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steevonson

Double Post

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Ghok

I have the PC version. It was pretty fun.

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Forte125

In all fairness, they did support the PC versions for most of the series.  I did have quite a bit of fun with the first two games, but I can see how the games get old.

 

Still like frets on fire though :P

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MdX MaxX

Good riddance.  I'm sticking with Konami's GuitarFreaks/DrumMania.

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riopato

Follow Rockband's lead and actually have a way to learn how to play a real guitar. But unlike rockband, nix the pro mode and make it a learning game!

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MdX MaxX

I honestly think the guitar is too complex of an instrument to simulate well in a game.  I mean, drums are just 4 drum pads, 3 cymbals, and a bass pedal or two.  Keyboard is just keys.  Both can be displayed easily through lanes.  Guitar can't.  I don't see how anyone can effectively learn guitar through Rock Band, even with it's astronomical timing windows.

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Aksparks04

Yeah.  I agree.  You can play the same note over and over on the guitar and change the actual sound output by only slightly altering the way you fret, pick, bend, mute, or slide the note.

I would say the same of drums as well.  Depending on where you hit the head -- if you strike the bell of the symbol or the outer edge, type of sticks used, etc you can change the sound created.

Most instruments that require manual creation of sound/notes are hard to simulate.  Those with many mechanical parts that produce consistant note sounds nearly every time are much easier.

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poee

Perhaps this terrible loss will prompt GH fans to consider a crazy alternative... learning to play guitar! I've heard those things can potentially rock. It's amazing what they can come up with nowadays.

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ddimick

I like playing the game but have no interest in learning to play the guitar. Not the same thing at all.

 

Windows/Mac/Linux users should check out FoFix.

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