Like any great idea in history, there may well be multiple ideas and tech based on the idea. Ubisioft’s Rocksmith is about to have some competition when it comes implementing real guitars in a learning style game dealing with kick butt rocking music.
This one is coming from Developers Realta Entertainment Group and is called BandFuse: Rock Legends.
The folks at Realta Entertainment Group must have some serious backing since they are having musical artists not only make appearances in the game, but you get some guitar tutelage from non-other than Slash himself. The game is being publish by Mastiff
From the footage we have seen, we will hold onto our thoughts because some of the footage seen of the game could be early stages. We will say we are a bit interested on how the in game concert video footage will play out as you play. It looked a little cheesy in the small clip we have seen so far, so it may have lacked polish just yet. It would be an interesting rush to be playing along and almost feel like you are part of a concert. This can back fire very easily if not implemented well. We will be doing a full write up review on its release.
Another interesting thing we have seen is that the interface is using what looks like guitar tablature, so if you can read tablature…you will be right at home. If not, I guess you will be learning with the help of BadFuse: Rock Legends.
The title is starting to sound like something to be excited about; press communications from the companies have promised some tantalizing tasty tunes for this title. The more we know the more we are looking foreward to doing the full review for the Xbox 360 version of this title.
Word is the greats Zakk Wylde and Nancy Wilson are now also part of the upcoming videogame music title, BandFuse: Rock Legends.
Jason Hook and Zoltan Bathory from the band Five Finger Death Punch assist players with the games features.
Now here are a few points we are interested in here. BandFuse: Rock Legends of course connects real guitars to the game console. Now get this…right on launch it also connects bass and microphones. So yes folks get ready to also get your friend to get vocal or yourself.
Some of the set lists we know of are looking very musically tasty indeed.
• “You Oughta Know” (Alanis Morissette)
• “Jessica” (The Allman Brothers Band)
• “Sugar, We’re Goin Down” (Fall Out Boy)
• “Hemorrhage” (Fuel)
• “Barracuda” (Heart)
• “Drive” (Incubus)
• “I’m Broken” (Pantera)
• “Jessie’s Girl” (Rick Springfield)
• “Limelight” (Rush)
• “Should I Stay or Should I Go” (The Clash)
• “Stellar Revival” (The Crazy Ones)
• “Roundabout” (Yes)
• “No Rain” (Blind Melon)
• “Godzilla” (Blue Oyster Cult)
• “Yellow” (Coldplay)
• “The Bleeding” (Five Finger Death Punch)
• “Breaking the Law” (Judas Priest)
• “Cult of Personality” (Living Colour)
• “Sweet Home Alabama” (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
• “Harder to Breathe” (Maroon 5)
• “Alive” (Pearl Jam)
• “Back From Cali” (Slash)
• “Reptilia” (The Strokes)
Nice cross section of songs, the title promises a wide range and it seem they may well deliver…from punk to funk and rock to metal. Though to really make more of an impact, the set list of songs on release needs to come up in number significantly in this writer’s humble opinion.
Hmmm maybe this writer will finally see some Styx and Hall & Oates in the mix… who knows? One can hope. What is clear is that the time of the plastic toy guitar is well and over.
BandFuse: Rock Legends will be coming to game consoles early in 2013.
Have fun, play games…rock on!