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Guitar Hero lost its identity - Neversoft

Warriors Of Rock will give the series its life back

Neversoft's Brian Bright has told ONM that the Guitar Hero series lost its way when recent games in the series tried to please everyone.

Asked by ONM if Guitar Hero has lost its identity, the Guitar Hero project lead said "Yeah, I do. I think the first 3 had a very strong idea of rock n roll with very strong, very focused set lists and I think Metallica could fit in that bunch as well. World Tour we went to a full band and with Guitar Hero 5 we were trying to please everyone out there and I think in the end you end up not pleasing any one person a lot."

However, Bright is planning to win over Guitar Hero experts with Warriors Of Rock, a game that harks back to the glory days of Guitar Hero. "We wanted to make this game with a set list for people who liked Guitar Hero 3 and the challenge that it had. We don't have pop songs on there - it's mainly a rock n roll influenced game."

He also admitted that Neversoft has listened to the critics this time. "A few articles said [Guitar Hero 5] was a bit soulless. We wanted to put more into this game and give it its life back."

Do you think Warriors Of Rock will help Guitar Hero rediscover its soul? Leave your thoughts below...

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  1. Shinnos Tuesday 29th Jun 2010 at 09:51

    To be honest, I enjoyed Guitar Hero 5, and if anything thought that 3 was the least enjoyable. My favourite Guitar Hero is still Guitar Hero 2, but maybe that's just because it was the first one I played so the concept had that unique feel about it...

  2. neongiratina Tuesday 29th Jun 2010 at 10:58

    I'm SO happy that the company have FINALLY admitted that GH5 was too casual for its own good, and as if World Tour wasnt bad enough....

  3. Jabaxaro Tuesday 29th Jun 2010 at 13:13

    I'm SO happy that the company have FINALLY admitted that GH5 was too casual for its own good, and as if World Tour wasnt bad enough....

    These are my words exactly... very likely making me actually purchase another Guitar Hero title if they can keep up that promise!

  4. TheAPERSON Tuesday 29th Jun 2010 at 13:32

    That doesn't change the fact that there are too many Guitar Hero games....

  5. Darth_Breen Tuesday 29th Jun 2010 at 15:51

    Guitar Hero + Classic Rock and Roll = Epic game.

    GH3 was the first GH game I got, and I still play it from time to time, because of the fantastic set-list. If Warriors Of Rock is like GH3, then I expect great things.

  6. McSam Wednesday 30th Jun 2010 at 18:32

    I hope this is a good return. I didn't buy 5, it looked horrible really. Thinking of getting Greatest Hits, if the songs are half as good as those and they fix Johnny Napalm's hair, it's gonna rock (no pun intended :oops:)

  7. Red-Wolf Friday 2nd Jul 2010 at 23:14

    Nice. I admit I like GH World Tour and 5, but I did find 5 pretty souless (World Tour had better music too). Greatest Hits was good enough but as with all greatest hits compilations, there were some stinkers. And while I've seen some real stinkers on the latest set list, it does look like Neversoft are getting their act together. I'm going to buy it anyway, because I love Guitar Hero.

    Rock Band 2 is so much better though.

  8. Rej Friday 24th Sep 2010 at 06:37

    Whenever I'm hearing guitar hero's subtitle "warriors of rock", it always gives me a feeling of excitement to play this game, and I don't know why :?: :shock: haha! Let's see what it takes 8)

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