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RIP Guitar Hero & Rockband

icegoat63

Son of Liberty
V.I.P.
There are no calls for an encore and lighters remain in pockets. Video gamers seem to have had their fill of the genre made famous by Guitar Hero and Rock Band, causing the music-game category to take a massive sales hit in 2009. Even with The Beatles: Rock Band's guaranteed fan base and the innovative controls in DJ Hero, strumming and scratching along to scrolling discs has worn out their welcome this year almost as quickly as auto-tune.

Speaking with Reuters last week, Wedbush Morgan Securities analyst Michael Pachter predicted the music-game genre to crawl to $700 million in 2009 -- roughly half of what music games collectively earned in 2008. The main reason for this drop, Pachter suggests, is the saturation of the market and customers being overwhelmed by the number of titles.

Video Gamers Have Quit the Band - Yahoo! Finance
This is coming at pretty much no surprise to me. When the First Guitar Hero dropped it was a very unique game, a corner of the Video Gaming market that hadnt been tapped like that since the Glory days of Duckhunt and the Nintendo Zapper.

In my Opinion the Music-Games met their end the moment "Rockband" was released. Rockband not only showed that Guitar Hero's unique concept could be duplicated...but it could be expanded on in less unique ways. Next thing you know we've got 5 guitar hero games, 2 Rock band games, a "DJ" Hero version, and countless others that I could give a flying fuck about... the market has finally been tapped to the max.

Its about time Gamers started dropping that clunky pile of plastic and picking up the regular controllers.
 
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MAgnum9987

Do What Thou Wilt
Believe it or not, I still don't have Guitar Hero.
Never Have never will. It was a major turn off when douchefucks started boasting how well they could play Guitar hero, and I'd dare each and everyone of them to pick up a real guitar and play the same song. it had gotten to the point where some kid wanted to play guitar hero at a talent show. I just got pissed at it, not like it didn't look fun or anything. Though, I had hoped they would make more artist based titles, and, you guessed it, I was hoping they'd make an Eric Clapton one.
 
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Chaos

Epic Gamer
V.I.P.
I love Guitar Hero, but I only have World Tour and that's enough for me. The only other GH game that I'm considering buying is GH Greatest Hits, because it has some awesome songs on it. I get that it's not for some, but that's true of absolutely any game. GH is fun, it's a great game and it was innovative right up until Rock Band fucked it up.

The only failing was the massive overcommercialisation of the series. Too much over too little time ruined the taste for everyone. DJ Hero was the limit for me.
 

knoxbox

Registered Member
doesn't surprise me but i don't think it was games like rockband that caused this, i think it was the new kids version with edited songs that caused this... and the fact that they have done pretty much all you can do except add more songs... I have rockband 2 and i had one of the GH for the wii.. but since i don't have friends over much its pretty much wasted, cause i don't like playing unless other people are making fools of themselves with me.
 

Mihael_langley

Formerly "Maikeru"
I hate those games, so i don't really care ^^
 

Shwa

Well-Known Member
V.I.P.
I think this is a smart move, in '09 they came out with WAY too many games to try and make it a fad even more ( i.e: Aerosmith, The Beetles, Metalica, Band Hero, DJ Hero), eventually they made a lot of hypes for the games but not everyone wanted every new game that came out.

It was fun while it lasted, but it's time to put it to rest.

~Shwa
 

icegoat63

Son of Liberty
V.I.P.
It was fun while it lasted, but it's time to put it to rest.

~Shwa
I completely agree. I stayed away from the other GH Games... I did crack eventually and bought GH3... but to be honest it really only kept my attention for about a month if that. Spent way to much for that game to, it wasnt worth the initial investment.
 

Impact

Well-Known Member
V.I.P.
I still find Guitar Hero fun to play, but in saying that I wouldn't buy another one of the games.
 
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