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  • Summary: Family and friends come together to ascend the virtual stage and rock their way to superstardom with Band Hero, which features the hottest chart-topping hits from everyone's favorite acts including No Doubt, Lily Allen, The All-American Rejects, Snow Patrol and The Jackson 5. Headlined byFamily and friends come together to ascend the virtual stage and rock their way to superstardom with Band Hero, which features the hottest chart-topping hits from everyone's favorite acts including No Doubt, Lily Allen, The All-American Rejects, Snow Patrol and The Jackson 5. Headlined by some of the biggest names in music as in-game artists and playable characters, Band Hero is the ultimate party game where players of all ages can create the band they have always dreamed of by using any combination of guitar or drum controllers and vocals, providing rockers and performers of all ages the chance to experience and interact with their favorite music. [Activision] Expand
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  1. Neversoft and Activision have built on the successful design of Guitar Hero 5 and given it a fresh new look and replaced all that aggressive rock and pounding metal with fun and energetic pop music and the smooth sounds of classic rock from the past three decades that will certainly appeal to younger gamers and their parents.
  2. For a game that Activision have said they want to stand on its own, it just doesn’t seem to change the formula enough to make it appeal to people who’ve played other games in the series. At least not yet, anyway. Really, this is just a gussied-up track pack for the casual market. That’s not to say that it isn’t a fun experience, it’s just certainly not a new one.
  3. Fans of the Guitar Hero franchise should have a look at Band Hero.
  4. The same Guitar Hero franchise, but now it's time for Pop music. Including all features of Guitar Hero 5 with different tracklist, stages, vocalists and musicians, and inviting casual gamers to play guitars, drums, or just singing. Activision presents this new style for all kind of families, introducing real Popstars like Taylor Swift or Adam Levine as unlockable characters.
  5. Band Hero definitely will bring the “band” back to together, but it ultimately it can still be considered a clone of GH5 only with a more kid friendly soundtrack. But only with minor gameplay complaints, Band Hero could be the best option for beginning modern day music game players or parents looking to start a family band.
  6. As with Lego Rock Band, however, Band Hero is essentially a track pack. In this case, it's a $60 one, but you get over 60 songs--most of which are exportable to GH5 for just $5. [Jan 2010, p.72]
  7. A Guitar Hero-game for kids, girls and people who love American Idol. Based on the Guitar Hero-core, it’s technicalyl a good game, but the horrible setlist and “girly” design are too much.

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  1. Jun 3, 2012
    8
    I actually enjoyed Band Hero, the music isn't for everyone but there is a few great tracks on there. I like the fact that neversoft mixed NewI actually enjoyed Band Hero, the music isn't for everyone but there is a few great tracks on there. I like the fact that neversoft mixed New music with the old ( which they always do) so that kids can discover new music. If it wasn't for Band Hero, I wouldn't be into The Kooks, The Airbourne Toxic Event, Everclear or OK Go. The layout is exactly like Guitar Hero 5 except the background is Pink and Purple and not Brick and Blue but don't be turned off about that. It also keeps the same game modes and features 5 had like Party Play and the different combinations of instruments. Best part about the game is that you can export most of the tracklist to GH 5 and import songs from other GH Games into Band Hero as well. The game is really cheap now so search the bargin bins for it and start rocking out providing you have the instruments for it :P Expand
  2. Oct 15, 2010
    6
    It's not a bad game to play. Just a bad game to listen to, at least for me. It's definitely an alternative if you've got a younger crowd toIt's not a bad game to play. Just a bad game to listen to, at least for me. It's definitely an alternative if you've got a younger crowd to attend to that doesn't need to hear inappropriate lyrics. It may be a little tedious to be surrounded by mainly one genre, but it still plays pretty well. Expand
  3. Travisw
    Nov 13, 2009
    1
    Junk. This game was obviously a really cheap ploy by a marketing team to attempt to squeeze more money out of Guitar Hero 5. it should have Junk. This game was obviously a really cheap ploy by a marketing team to attempt to squeeze more money out of Guitar Hero 5. it should have just been released as DLC for 20 or maybe 30 dollars. Expand
  4. HagenM
    Nov 30, 2009
    0
    Borderline exploitation of the Guitar Hero franchise. This is a game that should have either been released as DLC or never been made.
  5. May 11, 2012
    0
    I just picked this game up at EB Games for $9.99 and it was the biggest waste of money I have ever spent. I quite literally made this accountI just picked this game up at EB Games for $9.99 and it was the biggest waste of money I have ever spent. I quite literally made this account a few moments ago just to display my disgust for this absolutely atrocious game. Expand