'Guitar Hero' Returns With First New Game in Five Years
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One of the biggest differences between the original game and modern version is the switch from third-person to first-person, with Guitar Hero Live showing the band, crowd and stage from the player's point of view. When you mess up, band members will glare and mock you while the realistic-looking crowd, a major improvement from the cartoonish designs of the original, boos until you start raising your score. The game has been sonically designed to monitor where a player is in relation to the crowd and their fellow musicians. Translation: The more you backpedal away from the TV and near the drums, the more you'll hear the drummer.
While the guitar controller bears a similar design to the original model, it boasts one striking difference: two parallel rows of three buttons rather than five extending down the neck. Developers have designed the faux-axe so that beginners only use the bottom three buttons, medium-level "play two-row combinations that mimic real chords" and experts "have a new challenge in creating complex chord shapes and finger combinations."