Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Power Gig: Rise of the SixString Review:

So Over the weekend (Saturday Morning to be exact) I went to a favorite store of mine and I saw that they had Power Gig on Sale for $40 Dollars which I thought was a great deal, I had seen it at another store for nearly $200 dollars, so thinking I just snagged a great deal I bought it, I noticed that aside from being bundled with a guitar with real strings, it was also bundled with a Microphone and a Drum kit, which made the deal even sweeter. I was getting all that for $40? It seemed to good to be true.

So an excited me got home to try it out, I already had Guitar Hero World Tour so I didn’t even bother with the Power Gig game at first I was anxious to try out the Drum set,
And here comes my first problem with my purchase.

The “AirStrike” drum set is horrible, at first I thought it was just my game and that it wasn’t compatible but after testing it with the game it came with I realized that it was the kit itself, the motion sensing is really bad, I kept missing the notes, not only that but it used up 6 batteries: 2 batteries per drumstick, and 2 more in the drum kit. Aside from that there is no way to turn off the drumsticks without removing the batteries completely.

Second problem: The Guitar,
The guitar’s whole gimmick was that it looks like a real guitar and that you actually hit the strings on the guitar to hit the notes in the game, which seems like a cool idea but I would’ve loved it if I can actually use it as a real guitar. But that’s beside the point but the controls are bad…

My third problem: The Gameplay.
Well being that you can use instruments from the Guitar Hero and Rockband games I decided (after buying Band Hero) to try out the instruments from that on this game hoping to get better results, it plays okay with the more traditional video game instruments but it doesn’t feel right, it feels like I’m playing a Guitar Hero/Rockband Knockoff. In reality that’s exactly what I was doing.

And finally, my last (Major) problem: The Story
I didn’t get very far before deciding to turn the game off and begin to play a real music game, but from what I saw the story was just plain stupid, I’m not going to go into detail because just thinking about it makes me cringe. But just know that it’s bad, they didn’t even bother with the graphics, they’re just drawing and not good ones either.

So now that I wrote a really bad review for a really bad game is there anything good I’d like to say about it? well…
Maybe the music selection is okay. Not the greatest songs ever but they’re not horrible the only one I liked was “Alive” by P.O.D. but that’s about it.

I really like the concept of this game playing a music game with a real guitar, if they would’ve tried harder to make a good game instead of relying solely on the Gimmick that you were using a “Real” guitar to sell the game this review would be a lot different

But at the end you’re pretty much getting a new addition to something old (new guitar/old game concept) and you’d expect they’d get at least one right but this game Fails epically at both, and I wouldn’t recommend this game to anyone, it’s not worth the $40 and its definitely not worth $200.

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