‘Guitar Hero Live’ is a music game for a new decade
I thought I knew Guitar Hero.
Its revival, like that of another milestone music franchise — Rock Band — seemed at first like the return of an old friend. It was familiar; it’d be easy to get back in the groove. If you’ve played one guitar, you’ve played them all, right? Even though I took a break when music games crashed in 2010 (and I sold all my instruments), I felt like I had pretty well mastered what it took to rock with a plastic guitar.
Until I found myself being booed by a crowd of angry fans while hopelessly failing to pluck the simple pop-punk power cords of Good Charlotte’s “The Anthem.” My confidence was shaken — but I wanted to get back on the horse for the next song. Read more…
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