Guitar Hero is back! Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), today announced the pop culture phenomenon that captured the hearts of 40 million players across the globe is officially available at retail stores nationwide with the completely reinvented Guitar Hero Live. Developed by FreeStyleGames, the critically acclaimed studio behind DJ Hero and DJ Hero 2, Guitar Hero Live introduces a radically improved guitar controller, hundreds of songs and two brand new ways to play: GH Live, a first-person point of view where you play in front of a real crowd that reacts to how you perform, and GHTV, the world’s first playable music video network.
We received the new Guitar Hero Live PS3 at no cost in exchange for an honest review.
My boys and my husband are really big into video games. They have had several versions of Guitar Hero over the years. They love the music, and the interactive component of this. Not only do they get to hear the awesome music, but they get to hold the guitar and play it, and compete with each other. My boys are extremely competitive with each other, and with their dad.
This new guitar is a bit different from past ones, but once they got the hang of it they were OK with it. There are a lot more songs in this version than in past games and they loved that. There are some very recognizable songs, and some that were new to all of us. My boys especially loved the live play mode and the crowd cheering for them. This game really challenges them and gets them moving. I love that they are actually moving and interacting and not just sitting on the couch with a controller in their hands.