Guitar Hero Live Review – The guitar is top notch, the rest less





We have some mixed feelings about Guitar Hero Live. The new guitar suits us fine. In many other parts of the game but we do have some criticism. That you now against real band members and a real public perception is nice, but because you are always a few songs to play along with a band, you build not a single band on. That you can collect Star Power again to deploy Hero Powers is still very nice. But the duel with another guitarist has become quite drowsy. We will also miss the option to play together and help each other correctly. Although the game has a much wider choice of playable songs, Guitar Hero Live is therefore something more boring than its predecessors.

New guitar
Many songs playable
Offer songs grows


Hero Powers that boring
Not interesting Campaign
Little variation in music

Final Verdict
Tweakers zegt: 7
Price at time of publication: € 89.99
Available from: € 93, –
Tested version: Guitar Hero Live, Xbox One

Played on: Xbox One
Also available for: PlayStation 4, Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

You could write a book about the rise and fall of the guitar games. Perhaps such a book has even been somewhere for sale. Strikingly, in any case, that the success of the two major competitors Guitar Hero and Rock Band vanished as quickly as it came. After a few years of tremendous achievements the market collapsed completely. It’s been five years since Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock appeared, the latest game in the series. At least; a long time it seemed that this would be the last part in the series. Meanwhile Guitar Hero Live is in the shops. Apparently, Activision dares to weather, throws all the publisher in this new part does have a slightly different tack. Indeed, in Guitar Hero Live is tampered with the foundation upon which both Guitar Hero and Rock Band is built.

The changes to the concept all start with a new developer. Activision had to look for a new studio, because the old games were made by Neversoft. After Activision bought the studio in 1999, he was merged in 2014 with Infinity Ward and not much later officially lifted. The development of the new Guitar Hero Live Activision outsourced to Freestyle Games, which made its name with both DJ Hero games. The new studio dares to seize hard in the concept of the game.

Review Guitar Hero Live
New developer

Remarkably Freestyle Games has stepped into the same trap where Neversoft fell. It has not only new software on the market, but also new hardware. To Guitar Hero Live to play, you need a new plastic guitar. If you have an old lie, then you can do anything with it. Playing guitar in Guitar Hero will live differently than you’re used to. Should you however still have a drum set in the attic lie: even there you Guitar Hero Live anything anymore. Did you like bass? Then you come in Guitar Hero Live also disappointed.


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