Guitar Hero 5 Features Trailer Shows Off Yet Another Music Game

OK, let’s be honest here. Who isn’t tired of the near-constant stream of music games? I realize that it’s a super-hot genre right now, but do we really need another music game? Yes, this also goes for Rock Band Beatles, or Guitar Hero: Twisted Sister, or whatever the next shameless cash grab may be.

_GHM_PS3_CvrSht_gm_04_CS2Regardless of what we may think, Activision isn’t content to sit back and count all the money they’ve made from Guitar Hero so far. No, they’re going to release yet another iteration of the title.

Guitar Hero 5 will add some new functionality to the title, and strangely enough, it’s actually functionality that makes it a better party game than before. Chief among these new additions is the ‘Pick up and Play’ mode. This will allow anyone to grab an instrument, jump in, play for a few minutes, and drop out without failing or causing the rest of the band to fail. It’s perfect for those unscheduled bathroom breaks in the middle of a song.

They’re also including a RockFest mode to let you face off against four players locally, or up to eight online. Heck, you can even throw down with four guitars at once if you so desire. But the question remains: Do we really need another full game for this? Wouldn’t these features be awesome DLC for the folks who spent nearly $200 on Guitar Hero: World Tour? You could probably even convince those folks to pay for them!

Ah well, maybe I’m just a spoilsport. After all, at least they’re including 83 songs in this version, and all the World Tour DLC will carry over as well. Maybe I’m just sick of having all these plastic instruments clogging up my living room.

At any rate, there’s a brand new trailer showing off these new features. You can grab it over at FileFront, or catch the embedded stream after the break.

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1 Comment on Guitar Hero 5 Features Trailer Shows Off Yet Another Music Game

havoc of smeg

On July 14, 2009 at 5:16 am

im getting a little sick of GH, too.
only diffrence is that its the instrumements that are ruining it for me. my old GHIII les paul’s neck has started to come lose and not register notes, my GH:WT guitar strums on its own and im sure the right cymbal on my drum kit doesnt register, resulting in me breaking my drumsticks very easily not once but twice out of frustration.
to be honest, i cant be bothered with GH controllers any more.