Sunday, January 24, 2010

Video game number eleven: Band Hero

Game review number eleven in my 365 Games in 365 Days project is "Band Hero".

What do I really need to say about this one? It's another in the Guitar Hero series, and as such...has all the benefits and drawbacks of a Guitar Hero game. What makes this one special is probably a more diverse music selection. Everything from 3 Doors Down to Duran Duran is present here. The focus seems to be more on singers than "rock", so there are songs by Taylor Swift, Joan Jett, No Doubt, Janet Jackson...etc.

I have heard this one called: "Guitar Hero for Girls", but I don't think that's accurate. Most of the tracks in this game appeal to a broad audience (rather than exclusively to an audience of broads.) :-)

There is something for everyone here, and I think it'd make a great party game. Unfortunately, I'm more of a Rock Band fan (as is my circle of friends), so when we get together, we tend to play those games. I think this one may suffer the same fate as Guitar Hero World Tour did for me. A good game that doesn't get a lot of playtime, because all my buddies like the competition better.

I'm sure I'll come back to it from time to time though.

Overall score: 7 out of 10
Upgrades from Guitar Hero? Aside from the music selection, it feels like the same stuff as always.
Multiplayer experience? Couldn't tell you...as no one was online when I looked for a match.

Achievements? Yeah, I got a few:

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