reviews\ Oct 20, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Guitar Hero Live Review

Now raise your goblet of rock. It's a toast to those who rock!

It's time to put an end to the debate. Now that Guitar Hero Live is out, we must crown a champion. Right? I mean they both let you live out your rock band fantasy as an up and coming band, although in Guitar Hero Live's case, it's just the lead guitarist. But what if I told you that you don't have to compare them. What if I told you that each one brings something unique to the table, that makes them both a viable purchase, even if you were just scoping out a single game.

Guitar Hero Live is easily a reinvention of the entire series. Gone are animated bands and caricatured characters like Lars Umlaut and in their place are pre-recorded FMVs with real people, real instruments, real crowds. Gone are the days of five multi-color buttons in a row and in their place is a far superior three-on-three button placement, that easily makes for some realistic chord action.

But what Guitar Hero Live has going for it, outside of its pretty fun campaign, is GHTV; A live 24-hour set of channels that stream music videos, which you can hop into anytime and play at no extra cost. Want to play a specific song? Use a Play Coin that you can earn as you play. Don't have any Play Coins? You can buy them using real money. It's a really interesting evolution of DLC, since it never really allows you to outright purchase a song, but it also lets you play any song currently playing, without any kind of fee.

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