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Power Gig: Rise of the Six String

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Fun but flawed music game that supports a real guitar.

Game PlayStation 3 , Xbox 360 2010
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This game is pretty tough to play – even for seasoned music game fans. The wider fret spacing of the stringed guitar feels very different -- unless, of course, you're a real guitarist. On that note, the game has two ways to play: the standard mode (press a colored fret while strumming any string) and the power chord mode that has you play using real chords and demands specific finger placement on the strings.

It's worth adding that it has some graphical issues. Frankly, it looks like a PlayStation 2 or original Xbox game rather than something in line with the current generation. Plus, the "fret highway" has notes cascading down the screen rather than towards the player (it's also off to the side, which is okay for multiplayer but not ideal for solo playing). Consequently, Power Gig might be best be played first as a weekend rental to see if you like its look and feel.

Online interaction: The game publisher says players could download additional tracks after the game launchers, but there is no online multiplayer mode.

Game Details

  • Platforms: PlayStation 3 , Xbox 360
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Release date: October 19, 2010
  • Genre: Music & Dance
  • ESRB rating: T for Mild Lyrics, Mild Suggestive Themes
  • Last updated: August 30, 2016

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