Guitar Hero Live
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Guitar Hero Live is a 2015 music game that was developed by Freestyle Games and published by Activision for Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Wii U, iOS, and Apple TV.
- Over-saturation. It led out to release Rock Band 4 in the same month when it got released.
- The controller has changed layouts by having six buttons instead of five colored buttons.
- The older guitar controllers are not backwards compatible because of the new layout.
- No songs from prior Guitar Hero games were exportable to Live for two reasons: the licenses expired and of the new controller layout.
- You had to unlock songs by playing festivals.
- No ability to purchase DLC songs, though one could play the songs for free on demand.
- The on-disc setlist is very small, with only 42 songs and not enough rock.
- Four on-disc songs were already in past Guitar Hero games: "Paint It Black", "The Kill (Bury Me)", "When You Were Young", and "The Rock Show".
- In fact, the setlist is too modern, with only three classic rock songs ("Paint It Black" by the Rolling Stones, "Won't Get Fooled Again" by the Who and "Tie Your Mother Down" by Queen).
- The Online GHTV mode was shut down on December 8, 2018, relegating the available playable songs to the game disc.
- Activision licensed hundreds of songs that were never added to GHTV.
- The GHTV music videos do not have multitracks.
- While the game sold more than twice as many copies as Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock on its opening week (218,000 versus 85,000), it was still considered a disappointment.
- It effectively killed the Guitar Hero franchise. Developer FreeStyleGames was sold to UbiSoft because of the game's failure.
- GHTV had a much better variation of songs than the on-disc setlist.
- It was nice to see some past Guitar Hero songs return for GHTV.
- Using full-motion video for the on-disc setlist was unique.
- The audience and band members would actually react to your performance.
- The band members are played by real-life musicians.
- The guitar controller looks more like an actual instrument, and the neck looks very realistic to the point where it feels like you are playing real chords.
- Many of the songs from past games had their difficulty increased, such as "You've Got Another Thing Coming".
- Clone Hero rescued almost all of the unreleased GHTV song charts.