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Guitar Hero Live

Developer: FreeStyle Publisher: Activision
20 October 2015
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The single player campaign is an admirable attempt at blending rockstar fantasy with full-motion video and a slight twist on the established GH gameplay. Even when it doesn't completely work, there is enough meat to it to make the campaign worth playing, with a soundtrack that does well enough despite the decade myopia. However, GHTV as a service, despite some promising features, is undercut by the free-to-play elements and a calibration system that simply doesn't work because it fails to understand how far TVs have come. Throw in unreliable hardware and threadbare vocals and you have a game with very little replay value, a carnal sin for rhythm games.
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A game made by people who don't understand game design.
The beauty of the original Guitar Hero was its simplicity. There were five coloured buttons on your controller, and five coloured rows of notes on your screen. By having each button have a unique position and colour on the screen, it was incredibly easy to learn how to play the game.
The challenge came from more complex guitar parts, and adding more buttons. Adding more buttons meant that you had to first learn to use your pinky, then learn to keep track of where your fretting hand was on the controller. Harmonix continued this trend when they left Activision and applied it to a drum kit for Rock Band.

Guitar Hero World Tour added an open note for the bass parts, which disrupted the flow of the game. It's not immediately obvious what a long purple line running through all five sections actually means. Do you hold every button? No, you hold no buttons. It wasn't a bad idea on its own, but it did muddle the simplicity of the original Guitar Hero. Let's not even start with the "slider" thing.


Guitar Hero Live throws the simplicity completely out the window. The interface is completely unintuitive and requires 100% concentration at all times to process all the information. The original Guitar Hero had such a simple and obvious interface that you were able to sing along to a song, hold a conversation, or just think about your day and still do nearly as well as you would focusing intently.

Guitar Hero Live throws out the five distinct rows of green, red, yellow, blue, and orange for three rows of two buttons.
On-screen, this is translated to a three-lane highway. If you're meant to press the top button, the note will be black and point upward. If you're meant to press the bottom button, the note will be white and point downward. If you're meant to press both, it will be square-shaped, half white and half black. There are also white bars which tell you to press no buttons at all.
And, of course, there will be times when you'll have two notes coming down two different lanes, one pointing up and the other pointing down. Have fun!
There is so much information here that needs to be parsed and noted in such a short time that it ceases to be a fun game, and just becomes frustrating.
The original Guitar Hero made you feel like a rock star. Guitar Hero Live makes you feel like you're doing calculus.


Rock Band 4 is made for people who want to have a fun party experience with their friends.
Rocksmith is made for people who want to learn how to play a real instrument.
Who is Guitar Hero Live made for?
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sathington_willoughby Guitar Hero Live 2024-04-03T19:54:07Z
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FirstMate Guitar Hero Live 2024-03-29T15:21:06Z
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0.5
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vc15 Guitar Hero Live 2024-03-17T19:12:39Z
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3.0
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Alex22jp Guitar Hero Live 2024-03-15T18:15:01Z
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2.0
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Engine_Numero_Cuatro Guitar Hero Live 2024-03-12T01:32:02Z
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3.5
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lovefades Guitar Hero Live 2024-03-06T23:42:43Z
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2.0
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DaggerDraven Guitar Hero Live 2024-02-24T04:17:29Z
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DaggerDraven Guitar Hero Live 2024-02-24T04:17:13Z
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Sleuthing Guitar Hero Live 2024-02-07T14:53:51Z
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CodaScapegoat Guitar Hero Live 2024-01-17T21:23:34Z
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brothrlogan Guitar Hero Live 2023-12-22T08:35:37Z
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MainManMoon Guitar Hero Live 2023-11-16T00:53:29Z
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ESRB: T
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  • Toadfan64 2018-03-27 08:32:35.207014+00
    Terrible new gameplay with an awful set list.
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  • MarxAnderson 2019-03-05 03:18:51.839561+00
    unless you really get a kick out of those fmv sequences the game is actually worthless now that ghtv is gone and clone hero has 6-fret controller/chart support
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  • Farboro 2019-05-19 05:35:44.888501+00
    The set list sucked and GHTV was a fucking scam, but man I loved the way this game played. It really made me feel like playing Guitar Hero for the first time again and learning how to and getting better while also still being a familiar enough experience that it scratched the same itch as playing an older GH. Could have been so much better but the core gameplay is a lot of fun
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  • okayfrog 2020-07-02 20:44:25.802939+00
    I didn't play it too much 'cause I didn't care too much to ever turn on my Xbone, but I enjoyed what i played. GHTV was a neat idea. I dug jumping in and just playing whatever song was up, knowing I was playing through the same song however so many other players were also playing.
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  • SneakyPete8 2021-06-29 04:53:35.570417+00
    GHTV was absolutely fantastic and the 6 button setup really delivered on the "simple for beginners, challenging and fresh for veterans" premise but now there is no reason to own the game since GHTV is gone
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  • loophole572 2021-07-28 18:02:26.888955+00
    6 fret is infinitely superior to those 5 candy colored monstrosities. Shame the package around it was god awful.
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  • Teglement 2022-11-03 15:03:59.432274+00
    Live service game that's been deprecated? Ding. Awful music selection including songs that were cut down to be digestible? Ding. Hardware so awful that I bought THREE guitars and they all overstrummed within 10 minutes of gameplay? Ding.

    Absolute shit pile.
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