Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

August 27, 2008 -

If the heathen lyrics in Guitar Hero or Rock Band are starting to warp your mind, you may want to check out a new Christian-themed guitar game.

GameDaily reports that Guitar Praise: Solid Rock will ship in late September. A blurb on the game site says:

Grab the guitar and play along with top Christian bands! Shred those riffs or blast the bass…you add a unique sound to the solid Christian rock. But watch out: if you can't keep up, the artists will take a break and stop the music. Crank it up and try again - you'll soon be rockin' with the best while praising the Lord!  Order the second guitar and jam with a friend!

Guitar Praise: Solid Rock sells for $99.95. An extra guitar for two-player games is $69.95.


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Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

You have got to be kidding me.

Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

if it's got stuff like As I Lay Dying, Demon Hunter, Skillet, Disciple, or anything similar, it could work. Newsboys? fail.

Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

Wow, lots of replies. I'm not sure how big a deal this is myself though. The way I see it, there's apparently a market and someone's going to make money catering for it. Ok, I'm not sure there'd be much demand for Guitar Praise in Europe (Godless heathens that we are ;) ), but there's every reason to suspect it could do well in the US so why wouldn't a game like this happen?

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Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

The counter-product would be Rock Band 666.  Approach the drumkit at your soul's peril - selling it is the only way you'll be able to keep up with it on Expert as you're forced to keep up with some of the fastest drummers on Earth that are in bands that have three drummers!

Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

Tap Z or R twice and do a barrel roll.

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Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

Wait...what?  WHY?!?!

Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

Does this thing include "Creeping Death" by Metallica?  That's like Christian rock...

Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

Wait, was this game made by the same company that gave us Dance Praise? You know, a Christian-infused DDR clone. (edit) I looked at their store....they did.

Looking further in their store, I found a decent deal for a 4-port USB 2.0 hub. I wonder if it's any good...

Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

But the 4-port USB hub will filter out any innappropriate content, such as feminism and tolerance.

Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

I'd say that femanism and tolerance are two words that don't belong in the same sentence. From personal experience with feminists and how they have treated people who.... aren't feminist.

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Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

Well, that 4-port USB hub is blessed with holy water, so it'll prolly 3p1< PH41L within 2 hours of initial use...

Anyway, this game is going to get minimal attention, poor advertising, and few sales.  It's a game fit for parents who want to give their kids something to keep them busy, but without the hooplah of a T-rated game.

Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

final encore should be "Hallowed be Thy Name" by Iron Maiden. (Though its more about death in general than anything religious.)

Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

Just be glad it's not Country Music Hero

Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

My wife actually wants someone to release a country guitar game. It would probably broaden the market a bit.

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Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

My fiancee would love that as well. Honestly, I'd love to see more genre-themed expansions to Rock Band & Guitar Hero in general, rather than a billion and one mock-up weak variant games that aren't nearly as fun or exciting.

"I'm not responcabel fer my comuter's spleling errnors." -- Xlorep DarkHelm

"I'm stel not responcabel fer my comuter's spleling errnors." -- Xlorep DarkHelm

Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

Actually something like that could be pretty cool. Purely insturmental numbers like Foggy Mountain Breakdown are way more complex than anything on Guitar Hero currently and the speed at which it goes would likely send most people into raving fits of madness.

Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

With the instruments already on the market, all they have to do is add the country theme and songs as an update. There are quite a few country and bluegrass songs  Iwould love to play in Rockband or Guitar Hero.

E. Zachary Knight
http://www.editorialgames.com
Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
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Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

Lame.

Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

Maybe they should have it demons are trying to stop your music and playing well "kills" the demons on-screen...

That would rock!

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Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

Because Christianity has no Heroes.

Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

What this game needs:

Demon Hunter

Mortification

Antestor

Crimson Thorn

Divinefire

Horde

Extol

Unfortunately, I sense crappy, acoustic 'rock' crap on the horizon.

Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

Leave it to the christians to make what looks like an unlicensed game. 

 

I hope they get sued for copyright infringement.

Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

Again, on what grounds are they infringing? You cannot copyright gameplay.

E. Zachary Knight
http://www.editorialgames.com
Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
MySpace Page: http://www.myspace.com/okceca
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1325674091

Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

Maybe it's a posting in relation to the Gibson patent infringement lawsuit, or Konami's?

It's a knockoff product, but it doesn't look to be illegal in any way.

Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

for what platform is this?

looks interesting

Ahh

I love threads on Christian music.I'm a Christian,and I do not like it.At all,not one bit.

Re: Ahh

I'm not overly fond of it myself, as a Christian. That said, I can accept and understand that there are people who do like it, despite it not really being appealing to me.

"I'm not responcabel fer my comuter's spleling errnors." -- Xlorep DarkHelm

"I'm stel not responcabel fer my comuter's spleling errnors." -- Xlorep DarkHelm

Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

You know what good "Christian Music" is?

Chanting. And it should stick to that.

As a Catholic, I must state that Contempory Christian music is horrid and is the devil's music. It's anus-bleeding awful.

Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

I wholeheartedly agree.  Gregorian choirs ftw.  And enough with this New Age crap.  What happened to "FEAR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART!!!!  REPENT!!!"

Must've gone the way of the nuns in private schools...

Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

Does anyone else think $100 is too expensive for a guitar hero clone?

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Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

Yes. Yes it is.

I mean, a Guitar Hero game full of music you'd find on the USED CDs rack at FYE. And everyone already has a guitar controller. $20 at best.

Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

I haven't much to say about this except something a friend of mine said years ago in high school:  "Why do they call it Christian Rock?  If it's Christian, it isn't rock, and if it Rocks, it isn't Christian."

Me, I'd just have nothing less than an irresistable urge to somehow put in AC/DC's "Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be" were I to get hands on this.

Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

I can understand where you are coming from, I have a rather extensive music library of a lot of varied music... But at the sme time, there are people who would like to see a game like Guitar Hero or Rock Band... heck, even Guitar Hero or Rock Band themselves release packs/songs that havemusic suited to their tastes. Are you going to say they can't have that just because that taste happens to be Christian Rock?

Me, I prefer a more Industrial scene... and don't see much int he line for some Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Rammstein, Oomph!, Static-X, Rob Zombie, etc. There's a few songs here and there, but nothing real substantial :)

"I'm not responcabel fer my comuter's spleling errnors." -- Xlorep DarkHelm

"I'm stel not responcabel fer my comuter's spleling errnors." -- Xlorep DarkHelm

Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

Taste and Christian Rock don't belong in the same sentence together, at least for the most part.

Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion on the subject. After all, taste is subjective.

"I'm not responcabel fer my comuter's spleling errnors." -- Xlorep DarkHelm

"I'm stel not responcabel fer my comuter's spleling errnors." -- Xlorep DarkHelm

Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

XD how well will this sell???

Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

Why doesn't it use the GH or RB guitar?

Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

it's not a console game, and i don't believe GH or RB are available on the PC

that and if either game is already released for the PC it doesn't make sense for them to limit their audience to only people that already own one of the previous games on PC

Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

It may be depending on your console. I believe that on the PS3 there is no compatability between GH and RB.

I believe they are compatable on systems with wired controllers.

E. Zachary Knight
http://www.editorialgames.com
Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
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Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

According to their site its only being made for PC

 

Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

Probably intellectual property restrictions/limitations.

"I'm not responcabel fer my comuter's spleling errnors." -- Xlorep DarkHelm

"I'm stel not responcabel fer my comuter's spleling errnors." -- Xlorep DarkHelm

Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

Haha, did anyone notice the   $100 price tag for the package, not the mention the $70 extra guitar? WTF? First, they come out with a game with substandard music that, personally, I hope GH or RB sue for trademark violations, THEN, they have the gall to charge a higher price for this?  At the very least, if you are going to cater to a neiche market, you should be charging LESS than your mainstream competitor..

Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

What grounds would they have to sue? This game does not use any of their art or other trademarks or copyrights. It is also not infringement to use a gameplay idea from another game as is apparent from the slue of FPS and RTS and RPG etc game on the market.

E. Zachary Knight
http://www.editorialgames.com
Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
MySpace Page: http://www.myspace.com/okceca
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1325674091

Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

I think he may mean the tech for the hardware, wasn't there some patent trouble with another company's guitar controlers?

 

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Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

Pretty sure the prices are the same as GH3 was, but I may be wrong.

Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

Uhm you do realize that the GH and RB packages that come with a guitar are generally around the same price right?

But really no one's going to force you to buy this game so what's the real problem? Sounds like old fashioned bigotry to me.

Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

" if you can't keep up, the artists will take a break and stop the music"

they even sugar coat not crappy playing.  They don't get booed off stage, they just "take a break", pressumably go off stage and pray, then give it another shot. 

Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

Yeah.... That's the kind of thing that makes me feel a bit uncomfortable and not very trusting of the game as being anything of quality.

"I'm not responcabel fer my comuter's spleling errnors." -- Xlorep DarkHelm

"I'm stel not responcabel fer my comuter's spleling errnors." -- Xlorep DarkHelm

Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

If they would have put bands like As I Lay Dying, Blindside, Underoath, and Demon Hunter on there, I may have considered purchasing it. The only band on their list that I've heard of is Flyleaf, and I thought I'd heard their singer say that they weren't a christian band.

Re: Guitar Hero Knockoff Features Christian Music

The Flyleaf lead singer doesn't consider the band a "Christian Band", but I think all the members are professing Christians. I guess you can't blame them for not wanting to be pigeonholed into the "CCM" category. Come to think of it, I think that's Underoath's position as well.

I've heard of (and have listened to) several bands on their list, most notably Relient K, Skillet, Casting Crowns, Kutless, and dc Talk. Jesus Freak is a classic, but there are some other songs that don't appear on the list that I think should if they're going to be serious about this.

I think their whole stunt smells of fail though. While at least one of the guys there seems to have decent dev experience, I have very little hope that the title will innovate beyond what "secular" alternatives already exist in the market. Furthermore, the marketing of this product will almost certainly be inept. Why can't "Christian" game publishers ever do any better than Wisdom Tree?

 
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