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Power Gig: Rise of the SixString will transport players to an entirely new universe, with its own mythology, politics, settings, heroes and villains, where music rules all. On the gameplay front, Power Gig uses new technology that represents the next evolution of music performance games to provide all players, from casual gamers to the hardcore, from those who have never before picked up a guitar to those who play guitar on a regular basis, with a more authentic and fun experience. The game offers two overarching modes of play. In addition to traditional beat-matching that will be familiar to fans of the band game genre, Power Gig also introduces the option to switch on chording, or chord play. Chording presents the added challenge of playing the game using chords that require specific finger placement on the strings. As players progress through the game, becoming more comfortable with a genuine guitar and potentially choosing to play real power chords, they will find that the byproduct of playing the game is coming away from it with an understanding of some real-life guitar fundamentals.

Power Gig: Rise of the SixString Review

After the disaster that was Rock Revolution, it's almost surprising that another developer is taking a stab at the music genre. Though given it is the first game to feature an actual electric guitar as the controller, the developers knew they had to offer something different than the standard music offerings to distinguish themselves from the norm.The main draw to Power Gig was the claim that players could play real chords to the 70 songs on the disc. This statement could not be further from the truth. The game revolves around the use of the five colored frets, meaning you will play using only those, which makes playing with the bundled guitar useless and awkward.Talking about standard play is worthless since it's a straight rip-off of Guitar Hero and Rock Band. The Power Chord mode is... Read Review

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