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    Guitar Hero 4 to feature more Instruments, Vocals

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    Guitar Hero 4 to Feature More Instruments, Vocals
    by Aaron Linde Apr 21, 2008 2:53pm CST tags: Guitar Hero IV, Guitar Hero, Activision, Rock Band

    Activision CEO Bobby Kotick said that the fourth installment of Neversoft's Guitar Hero franchise will incorporate additional instruments similar to competitor Harmonix's Rock Band (PS2, PS3, Wii, X360).

    "[Guitar Hero IV's] not just about guitars," Kotick told IGN. "We'll include a lot of other instruments, vocals. It will help us expand internationally. It's the first game we've had in which we can use local content and local bands."

    The runaway success of the multi-instrument rhythm game Rock Band, which includes drums and vocals on top of guitars, had led many to speculate that the traditionally guitar-only Guitar Hero franchise would eventually see the addition of more instruments.

    Guitar Hero IV is expected for release this fall, as the third Guitar Hero title announced by Activision for release in 2008. The first two were announced as Guitar Hero: On Tour and Guitar Hero: Aerosmith.


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    Re: Guitar Hero 4 to feature more Instruments, Vocals

    So they are basically making Rock Band???


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    Re: Guitar Hero 4 to feature more Instruments, Vocals

    Quote Originally Posted by sir clinksalot View Post
    So they are basically making Rock Band???

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    Re: Guitar Hero 4 to feature more Instruments, Vocals

    What do they mean by "a lot" of other instruments?

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    Re: Guitar Hero 4 to feature more Instruments, Vocals

    Quote Originally Posted by sir clinksalot View Post
    So they are basically making Rock Band???
    Yup, they're blatantly ripping it off. And of course, don't expect the instruments to be compatible with one another, you're gonna have to get two of EVERYTHING.

    I'm just happy that I'm not that into Rock Band/Guitar Hero. I mean, it's fun when I go over to friends houses, but I'll take my Square*Enix over RB/GH any day (and not just because buying each 40+ hour RPG is hundreds of dollars cheaper).

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    Re: Guitar Hero 4 to feature more Instruments, Vocals

    I was going to say "I liked it better when it was called ROCK BAND"
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    Re: Guitar Hero 4 to feature more Instruments, Vocals

    I mean, I'll buy it, but I won't buy any of the "Band" stuff. Just use my existing two Guitars.


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    Re: Guitar Hero 4 to feature more Instruments, Vocals

    You know what I'm excited about?

    Guitar Hero: Aerosmith.

    Why?

    Because for some reason its going to have the White Stripes on it.

    Ohhh yeaahh.
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    Re: Guitar Hero 4 to feature more Instruments, Vocals

    Quote Originally Posted by sir clinksalot View Post
    So they are basically making Rock Band???
    Yeah, Karaoke style. That's what it sounds like to me.

    I wonder if you get points if you sing off key?

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    Re: Guitar Hero 4 to feature more Instruments, Vocals

    Yah, like because Rock Band is a rip-off of Guitar Hero in a way. It was the logical next step to go. You couldn't have two Guitar games! It wouldn't sell.

    And you know, I thought Rock Band was fun, but I wasn't THAT blown away by it. Yes the graphics were way better but I didn't care for the song selection and I thought that the guitar parts were easier than Guitar Hero.

    Rock Band was announced for the Wii but I wasn't sure if I would get it because I have already played enough Rock Band with friends and already being tired of the song selection, I wasn't too thrilled to pick up an OLD game where it would now be old hat to have people over and play.

    With the announcement of Guitar Hero IV, I think I'll just pass on rock band and get GH4 instead.


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    Re: Guitar Hero 4 to feature more Instruments, Vocals

    " '[Guitar Hero IV's] not just about guitars,'

    oh. it's just...the name...and all."

    that's my favorite quote

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    Re: Guitar Hero 4 to feature more Instruments, Vocals

    Quote Originally Posted by Coheteboy View Post
    Yah, like because Rock Band is a rip-off of Guitar Hero in a way. It was the logical next step to go. You couldn't have two Guitar games! It wouldn't sell.

    And you know, I thought Rock Band was fun, but I wasn't THAT blown away by it. Yes the graphics were way better but I didn't care for the song selection and I thought that the guitar parts were easier than Guitar Hero.

    Rock Band was announced for the Wii but I wasn't sure if I would get it because I have already played enough Rock Band with friends and already being tired of the song selection, I wasn't too thrilled to pick up an OLD game where it would now be old hat to have people over and play.

    With the announcement of Guitar Hero IV, I think I'll just pass on rock band and get GH4 instead.
    The company that makes Rock Band is the company that started Guitar Hero they gave up the rights to it after Guitar Hero 2 to the company that made the Guitars because they were making Rock Band

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    Re: Guitar Hero 4 to feature more Instruments, Vocals

    Quote Originally Posted by Karnever View Post
    The company that makes Rock Band is the company that started Guitar Hero they gave up the rights to it after Guitar Hero 2 to the company that made the Guitars because they were making Rock Band


    Right I understand that the 2 companies parted ways which is why Guitar Hero 3 was kind of rushed in a way as I understand it. But I still like the difficulty better on GH3 so I'll just stick with the GH franchise.


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    Re: Guitar Hero 4 to feature more Instruments, Vocals

    Quote Originally Posted by Coheteboy View Post
    Rock Band was announced for the Wii but I wasn't sure if I would get it because I have already played enough Rock Band with friends and already being tired of the song selection, I wasn't too thrilled to pick up an OLD game where it would now be old hat to have people over and play.
    First.. Rock band on Wii = the suck. Not even worth mentioning.

    Why? Because its lacking the DLC that makes Rock Band on the other platforms so great. Which is why I'm confused with your comments about the song selection. That's actually the best part of rock band! The # of songs available and new content for it is just mind boggling. And the track list isn't bloated with tons of no-name bands you've never heard of like Guitar Hero has been. GH has it's A-list of tracks, and then 2x as many no-name tracks to beef up its sound count. Rock band has a huge song list to start with.. in fact there is almost 1.5x the number of songs available as DLC as there is 'in the box'. And there is more then double the # of songs available for GuitarHero III. Plus.. the DLC expands almost weekly - where there is virtually NO additional content coming down the pipe for GHIII.. they must be saving all their tracks for the next game already.

    I'd consider rockband almost purely for the track lists..
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    oooh cant wait! I love these games.

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