The true evolution of the band video game experience occured this fall when Seven45 Studios unleashed Power Gig: Rise of the SixString for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

The  SixString  Guitar Controller features Seven45’s proprietary technology that can distinguish and recognize gamers’ input all along the  frets, making the guitar as easy to pick up and play as any other band game button controller.  This technology means that, not only can players enjoy the traditional beat-matching gameplay that will be familiar to fans of the band game genre, but also a new mode that  Power Gig 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.   The guitars also include all the guts of an electric guitar so players can plug their SixString guitars into any standard amp to jam with their friends.Rise of the Six String Guitar

  • The SixString Guitar Controller creates a more authentic gameplay experience through its use of real guitar strings rather than buttons.
  • Allows for advanced modes of play that integrate real guitar playing and skills into gameplay that is both fun and entertaining.
  • Outside of the game world, the SixString is a fully functional electric guitar.
  • The AirStrike Drum Controller allows for more true-to-life drumming movement, made possible by unique internal technology that differentiates between left and right sticks during gameplay.
  • Its original design provides a more immersive experience without the distracting sounds of peripherals already on the market; the AirStrike player only hears their input onscreen and no loud noise coming directly from the controller
  • The SixString Guitar Controller creates a more authentic gameplay experience through its use of real guitar strings rather than buttons.
  • Allows for advanced modes of play that integrate real guitar playing and skills into gameplay that is both fun and entertaining.
  • Outside of the game world, the SixString is a fully functional electric guitar.
  • The AirStrike Drum Controller allows for more true-to-life drumming movement, made possible by unique internal technology that differentiates between left and right sticks during gameplay.
  • Its original design provides a more immersive experience without the distracting sounds of peripherals already on the market; the AirStrikeplayer only hears their input onscreen and no loud noise coming directly from the controller
Music industry superstars Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews Band and Kid Rock have each entered into exclusive agreements with Seven45 Studios to provide songs for Power Gig: Rise of the SixString.  The deals mark the first time ever that songs from each of the three artists will appear as part of a  band video game. Power Gig will feature a robust song list featuring major label artists and emerging talent from the indie scene.

When my son tried out Rise of the Six String, he was somewhat disappointed. The timing seemed to be off on the game, and it sometimes didn’t respond at all to the use of the guitar controller. The guitar can be hooked up to an amp and used as a stand-alone electric guitar, which is great for new guitar players, but it didn’t make the cut for my son who has some good quality electric guitars.

Since this game wasn’t working for my oldest son, I decided to let my 8 year old son give it a try. He is still a little young to master the game, but he loves the guitar and it makes him feel special to have his own electric guitar. The song choice is great, and I like that you can use it with Rock Band and Guitar Hero.

Sheri

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