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There's no question that waay too many Guitar Hero games come out every year. And each one (especially Smash Hits) are getting worse and worse, with the exception of the base guitar hero games (aka: guitar Hero 5). How long do you think it will take for the guitar hero franchise to die?
"You are, all of you, vermin. Cowering in the dirt, thinking, what? That you might escape the coming fire? No...your world will BURN untill its suface is but glass.
Why did you post this in the Xbox 360 forums?
It won't die, but I think, like it already has, it will become over saturated and lose the interest of the popular public. There will always be core consumers that demand new Guitar/Rock Band games, but it won't be as popular as it once was.
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I await the day with excitement.
Very. Any one of those meteoric rise/fall things never works out well. Best wishes to Neversoft, but they need to stop putting GH through the shovelware machine before it's too late.
During the Wii's console cycle, only 2 games got a perfect score from GI. Both were Zelda games.
gg, Nintendo. gg.
I can't wait for them to finish making them, but at the same time, I dread what they will cook up next. For instance, Activision, in all their wisdom, extended the franchise to DJ Hero. Sure, it's a cool idea and the game looks solid, but how many more do you think they are going to make? These 'Hero' games are starting to really go too far, because sitting in your basement surrounded by a mini plastic turntable and a miniature guitar does not in any way make you a hero.
I don't see the franchise dying. I do see it dropping in terms of spin offs in the future.
And now for something completely unexpected.
Each GH has been selling less and less. I think Metallica has done the worse, don't know about GH5. I don't think Band Hero and GH Van Halen are gonna sell all that much. ESPECIALLY Van Halen since they lost hope on it and giving it away.
Band Hero I don't know, maybe the mainstream pop kids will buy the *** out of it. All I know is none of my friends know about it.
This series will die painfully. It won't go away, like Brett Favre, and will end in sadness, like Brett Favre.
Activision has this *** stupid idea that the more they put their product out there, the better it will do. Honestly I think the same thing will happen to CoD, but since CoD is on a yearly basis it will be a slower death.
The way I see it is the game will get worse and worse, to where the scores are barley in the 6's. It will be painful.
Now for the music genre as a whole, I think Rock Band can survive, if they do it right. The RBN and the amazing Rock Band DLC selection should keep the series afloat. Rock Band 3 should have major improvements, and if they can keep themselves from whoring out the series, they should be gold.
"You're annoying and you cry about everything, like sending a message to someone on game informer whining about it."
The one thing Guitar Hero needs right now is more DLC support. You can't just expect to release a bunch of Guitar Hero games and expect for each one to be bought at the thousands forever.
If no noticeable improvement in music choice and gameplay comes to pass by Guitar Hero 6 then I fear that Activision's milking of the franchise will end up costing them tons of money.