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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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 20
  2. Negative: 15 out of 20
  1. Oct 27, 2010
    76
    Aside from the noticeable lack in presentation, this game is still really fun. With such a new idea in the way of peripherals, one could worry that the functionality may not be very strong. Thankfully, the game and controller work in harmony and after some practice you don't feel like it's the game's fault your missing notes.
  2. Dec 17, 2010
    52
    The guitar is underutilized, the music selection (despite a few gems) is merely average, and the graphics are very last-gen.
  3. Dec 17, 2010
    50
    There are some interesting ideas here, but none of them come together well enough for a serious recommendation.
  4. 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.
  5. Dec 17, 2010
    33
    With terrible graphics and an even worse story mode, Power Gig is sure to leave a bad taste in your mouth!
  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. Oct 28, 2010
    20
    Power Gig: Rise of the SixString is a dumbfounding product. It centers itself around a peripheral which is a real guitar, yet it doesn't allow the player to use the real guitar as if it were a real guitar. Instead, it settles for using a new toy to manipulate an old game -- but still manages to categorically fail at both.

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  1. Nov 1, 2010
    0
    Terrible, just terrible, get Rock Band 3 instead. I actually thought it would be all right but god. This is a bad guitar game almost like Rock Revolution, and we all know how much that sucks. Expand