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  • Summary: Power Gig: Rise of the SixString will transport players to an entirely new universe, with its own mythology, politics, settings, heroes and villains, where music rules all. On the gameplay front, Power Gig uses new technology that represents the next evolution of music performance games to provide all players - from casual gamers to the hardcore, from those who have never before picked up a guitar to those who play guitar on a regular basis - with a more authentic and fun experience. The game offers two overarching modes of play. In addition to traditional beat-matching that will be familiar to fans of the band game genre, Power Gig also introduces the option to switch on chording, or chord play. Chording presents the added challenge of playing the game using chords that require specific finger placement on the strings. As players progress through the game, becoming more comfortable with a genuine guitar and potentially choosing to play real power chords, they will find that the byproduct of playing the game is coming away from it with an understanding of some real-life guitar fundamentals. Expand
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  1. Dec 17, 2010
    50
    If you're looking at this as a music game, stick with either Rock Band or Guitar Hero. They might not feature real guitars that you can plug into an amp, but at least you'll get a better gaming experience and more players with whom to share the experience.
  2. Dec 21, 2010
    41
    Everything about playing Power Gig: Rise of the SixString is either disappointing or irksome in some way.
  3. Oct 28, 2010
    40
    Had this actually been a game that was comparable to Rock Band 3's Pro mode, but with a real six string guitar, then I would be thrilled. But instead it's an overpriced, low budget music game with tacked on power chords.
  4. Feb 19, 2011
    40
    Wasted potential is all I see here, but the lack of quality in Power Gig doesn't make it any easier to see anything more. It simply isn't worth it for the guitar, nor the game: buy a cheap Six String if you want to learn the strings, leave this title alone.
  5. Dec 21, 2010
    38
    There are songs to play you can't get anywhere else, but you should really ask yourself if you to play them on a "real-fake" guitar.
  6. Dec 21, 2010
    30
    We have a game that tries its best but still feels a half-decade behind, we have a guitar that isn't, and we have a drum kit so flawed it's almost offensive. Add it all together and take the average, and it comes out to a nice, even 3.
  7. Dec 17, 2010
    25
    However, nothing could make me recommend Power Gig to the masses. The system is simply broken and can't live up to anyone's expectations.

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