Summary: While it's a sharp improvement over Konami's Rock Revolution, Power Gig: Rise of the SixString won't make you forget about Rock Band 3. Here's a game that tries so hard to be original that it ends up missing the point. With terrible graphics and an even worse story mode, Power Gig is sure to leave a bad taste in your mouth! Tweet This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on.
Summary: Power Gig: Rise of the SixString is like a third party political candidate in a presidential race. At first glance, it's a breath of fresh air, different enough from the main candidates to seem innovative, but once you look past the hype, you find nothing at its core but a cheap gimmick.
Pros: Eric Clapton, Kid Rock and Dave Matthews Band tracks included
Cons: Broken gameplay, Horrible graphics, Nonsensical story
Excerpt: When it comes to attempts at innovation, gamers tend to only remember the successful endeavors. The mediocre ones fall by the wayside; they’re temporarily and briefly applauded for the effort but as they didn’t fulfill expectations, they’re soon forgotten.
Excerpt: With such a full-featured and refined music game like Rock Band 3 now on the market, I find it hard to recommend Power Gig: Rise of the SixString to prospective virtual band members. While the concept of playing such a game with a real guitar is enticing, Power Gig seems content to leave it at that, without ever pushing the envelope or advancing the genre in any way other than its arguably gimmicky hardware.