10th February 2008

Frets on Fire Melts my Face

posted by Doomzilla in Games, Software |

Okay, so Eric C. knows how much I want a console to play Guitar Hero and Rock Band, so he was nice enough to let me know about Frets on Fire when he found out about it. Basically it is a free open-source Guitar Hero clone for the PC. You can either use your Guitar Hero guitars (with some extra software/drivers I assume) or just hold your keyboard upside down and use the F1 through F5 keys as the frets and the Enter or Backspace as the strum. Overall it works very well and you can even import songs others have made, edit and create your own from music in your library, or even import music from the Guitar Hero series. Though, I will admit that importing music from a direct (and licensed) competitor with all the notes does not seem 100% legal, but I haven’t heard anything about it yet.

The only real drawback of Frets on Fire is that it is single player only.  You cannot jam out with friends like in Guitar Hero and… you still aren’t playing a real guitar.

Also, Condemned 2: Bloodshot is a mere four weeks away from being released. The first game was great, but this one promises to tighten up the story telling and include a more immersive experience with the forensic tools to further the story, so I am on the edge of my seat to see if it really delivers the same gritty experience as the first. The artwork alone looks worth the ticket price since it seems to want to put up a good fight with Manhunt and the Silent Hill series for most awkward enemies.

Image from IGN


I admit I’ve been fairly inconsistent with my posts, but I’ve been catching up on a lot of other work around the apartment and getting myself ready for my new job. Whoo!

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  1. 1 On February 11th, 2008, Adam said:

    Very nice. I will have to check that out. I have never played the console version but this looks fun. If you wanted to get real serious you could always create a mod with a cheap guitar and keyboard.

  2. 2 On February 11th, 2008, Doomzilla said:

    Trust me, I’ve been tossing that idea around.

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