The Busy Giffs: Guitar Hero Live : The Perfect Gift for Boys and Men

December 23, 2015

Guitar Hero Live : The Perfect Gift for Boys and Men

For the Last present of this year's gift guides, I figured I'd let my husband tell you all about it, since he couldn't even wait until Christmas to open it!

Hello again, today I will be reviewing the new Activision™ game called Guitar Hero Live by for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, or  iOS. I have always been a huge fan of the Guitar Hero franchise for the simple fact you can thrash out and melt faces with some of the best metal, classic rock, and rock songs, but this game also includes some pop, country, bro country, and soft rock songs. The franchise really has music for all types of music lovers.

Just like its predecessors the bundle comes with the game, a guitar controller with batteries and a guitar strap, or you can get the deluxe bundle which comes with the game, 2 guitar controllers, batteries for both guitars, and 2 guitar straps. I got the deluxe so I can jam out with my 4 year old daughter (she plays it on an easy level, where all she has to do is strum one button). The guitar controllers are wireless, they just need to be synced with your console which is super easy. There is also an option for a microphone, so if you have that one person in your house that can sing, they can also play.

Unlike the old guitar controllers, this new version feels like you’re actually playing a guitar, and not just a game.  Instead of 4 buttons, it has 6 and the extra buttons really give it a feel of strumming 6 strings.

Guitar Hero Live has two modes Live and TV. Live mode can be played with up to 3 people, 2 on guitar and 1 singing. Live mode has 2 venues to choose from U.S or U.K. Each venue has set playlists you can play through in front of live crows with real bands, which I think is pretty cool. The set lists represents whatever band you are playing with.
Some of the songs that can be played in live mode are:
  • One Republic- Counting Stars
  • Pearl Jam- Mind Your Manners
  • Rolling Stones- Paint it Black
  • Soundgarden- Been Away too Long
  • Blink 182- Rock Show
  • Eminem- Bezerk
  • Mumford and Sons- I will Wait
  • Imagine Dragons- Demons
  • Katy Perry- Waking Up in Vegas
  • The Who- Won't Get Fooled Again
  • Of Mice and Men- Bones Exposed

The second mode is TV mode which is the online feature. This is by far the best feature in Guitar Hero Live. TV mode has 2 functions. You can browse an online catalog which lets you choose the music video you want to play and it puts you  against 9 random people. It is a truly live contest and after every song you gain experience points that allow you to rank up and get a new plays to play even more songs.
A few of the music videos you can choose from the catalog are:
  • Eric Church - Creepin’
  • Bruno Mars - The Lazy Song
  • Carrie Underwood - Good Girl
  • Blink 182 - All the Small Things
  • The Clash - I Fought the Law
  • Boston - More than a Feeling
  • Ed Sheeran - Sing
  • Fall Out Boy - Sugar We’re Going Down
  • FlyLeaf - Horizon
  • Green Day - American Idiot

Another innovative feature are the channels.  There are two channels set up through Guitar Hero Live that allows you to pop in and out of themed hours of music.  There was an hour where it was all 90’s boy band followed by 80’s Hair Metal.  You can pop in and out of the channels as you like and you don’t have to spend your coins or plays to get songs!

I like this new version of Guitar Hero so much more than the original and am happy my wife picked  this up to bring it back in my life! You can grab it as local retailers or from Amazon (affiliate link)!

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