Excerpt: Years ago before the Guitar Hero craze, Karaoke Revolution was the king of singing games. Honestly though, I missed the difference in the song selection. I'm a huge rock fan, I love the tracks in Guitar Hero , but I have to admit that I enjoyed singing more pop songs every now and then.
Summary: Parents need to know that Band Hero is a music game with more family-friendly content compared to the songs found in the harder-edged Guitar Hero and DJ Hero games. Aside from a few sparse words that might raise an eyebrow, this game is great for kids of all ages.
Excerpt: Band Hero might as well be called Guitar Hero 5: Pop Edition. That's not a slight on the game Activision has put together, seeing as what you get in Band Hero is a polished rhythm action game; just don't expect anything more than Guitar Hero 5 with different music.
Excerpt: Anyone who knows Activision knows that they truly are immersed in releasing a vast number of music/band based games onto the gaming masses. Band Hero is a new franchise aimed squarely at casual gamers as well as family oriented gamers.
Summary: With Band Hero, you can come together with family and friends to ascend the virtual stage and rise to fame, bringing you a new genre of music focused on today’s hottest top-40 hits and classic anthems that everyone will know.
Summary: There's yet another Guitar Hero game now? Are you kidding?? These things seem to come out more often than Prom Night zits. Didn't I just buy one chock full o' Beatles songs? What? That was Rock Band? Seriously, how is an old guy like me supposed to keep up with all of this??
Excerpt: The music snob in me wants to Fry Band Hero . He wants to roll Activision's new teenybopper twist on Guitar Hero in panko and dip the damn thing in a vat of boiling partially hydrogenated oil. But the music snob in me is kind of a dick.
Excerpt: Band Hero is Guitar Hero 5 in sparkly, tween-friendly dressings. You'll get every basic mode and option from the Wii version of Guitar Hero 5 , including the pretty fun Roadie Battle mode, but for all intents and purposes, this is a re-skinned game with new song.
Pros: ...You enjoy rocking out to Top 40s...Rocking is something better when the whole family can do it...You want to play Guitar Hero, but need your Hilary Duff.
Cons: ...You don't like your game to be an ad in disguise...You think Casey Casem (just dated myself) is a pox...You're just done with the music game genre.
Conclusion: Band Hero is, in many ways, the first of its type: it’s a music game that offers the same ambitious selection of features as the industry blockbusters preceding it, except with a unique focus on top-40/pop musical content and the accommodation of shameless family jam sessions (via more...