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More 'Hero' Games Without Guitars Likely 105

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In light of the popularity of the Guitar Hero game, Next Generation reports that it is very likely RedOctane will be publishing several more 'Hero' series games. From the article: "The next logical step within this category is to make other music instrument-based games. What most people have been asking for and would want next are products that we're likely already working on."
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More 'Hero' Games Without Guitars Likely

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  • Port Samba de Amigo! (Score:3, Interesting)

    by alanh (29068) * on Thursday June 15, 2006 @05:27PM (#15543919) Homepage
    I just want Sega to port Samba de Amigo to a newer console.
  • It's already out (Score:3, Interesting)

    by rsilvergun (571051) on Thursday June 15, 2006 @05:30PM (#15543954)
    Here [phobe.com]
  • by Were-Rabbit (959205) on Thursday June 15, 2006 @05:46PM (#15544115)
    No, I didn't RTFA but most likely the next one will be Piano Hero or more generally Keyboard Hero.

    Consider all of the extremely popular songs that could be included that just about everyone knows: Piano Man, Jump with that awesome, heavy synth riff, and a number of others. Hell, there are even a number of basic concertos or orchestral pieces that could be included that wouldn't be too difficult as long as the whole thing isn't expected to be played: Moonlight Sonata, Minute Waltz, and various Bach inventions.

    Additionally, Considering that you can buy cheap keyboards for kids for less than $20 and even mini-keyboards can be bought for less than $50, this would be a natural sequel, I would think. Also take into consideration that the four most common instruments in just about every band are keyboard, guitar, bass, and drums.

    Obviously, I would expect bass and drums/percussion to be in the "most likely to appear next" list.

    The grand accumulation of those would be to have all four at once with the ultimate "Band Heroes". Gather your friends with all four "Hero" instruments and jam as your own rock band.
  • by Bahumat (213955) on Thursday June 15, 2006 @10:05PM (#15545803) Homepage Journal
    Jumping in on number 1 there. My wife plays Guitar Hero about 3 hours a week. It's by far her favorite game in my collection. She's the one getting hardcore about wanting to buy another controller or two so she can mod it. Yes. My wife wants to mod Guitar Hero controllers.
  • by Opportunist (166417) on Friday June 16, 2006 @04:56AM (#15547209)
    Let's face it. Guitar Hero was a success because, well, we've all done our share of air guitaring. Even the biggest geek on the planet went and, at least alone, at home, locked door and everything, didn't jack off but actually raised his left hand, grabbed some imaginary guitar neck and rubbed his right hand across his belly.

    Dunno how many have done that with keyboard. Or drums. Or ... accordeons, cowbells, you name it.

    The only way this could work out would be some kind of "band hero" overall game. With drums, keyboard, guitars, some karaoke-esque microphone action and if you're so inclined a few DDR pads to get some people to dance to it.

    The next incarnation of Guitar Hero is supposedly the first step to this, with people being able to play different guitar lines (lead, bass, whatever). Extrapolating it to the rest of the band is then only a matter of time. I could very well see this coming.

    But a Keyboard Hero or Drum Hero as a standalone game will most likely not succeed.

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