Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Guitar Praise Review & GIVEAWAY


Product Information

Grab the guitar and play alog wth 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!

  • Features hit songs from popular rock bands -- Skillet, Stellar Kart, Petra, Casting Crowns, Pillar, tobyMac, 12 Stones, Red -- and more!
  • Two guitars can be connected at the same time, so two guitarists can play together -- either on the same track on one on lead, the other on bass.

  • Choose from four levels of difficulty per song. They are Easy (one star), Medium (two stars), Hard (three starts) and Expert (four stars). You can change the difficulty levels as you wish. As you advance through the game, you unlock the songs for each level.

  • Talent Points let you earn new guitars with cool sounds and effects. You start the game with only a Lead guitar. There are five more guitars available to you backstage --three Lead Guitars and two Bass Guitars, each with its own unique sound. You earn Talent Points the first time you complete a song with each type of guitar (Lead and Bass). The harder the level the more Talent Points you will earn for completing the song. When you trade in your Talent Points for a guitar, the new guitar will appear in the guitar selection room.

  • Power Duel Mode sends surprises to mess with your opponent. Power Duel mode is similar to Duel Mode except that the Spinner Bonuses are replaced by PowerUps. The PowerUps can be used to get an advantage over your opponent.

Coming soon: Guitar Praise for iPhone



My Review

Digital Praise sent my family Guitar Praise. I was so thrilled to learn about this product. We have had Rock Band for a long time and my boys have borrowed the neighbor's Guitar Hero. I just don't like the songs they offer. In fact, I've forbidden them from playing 2 of the songs after hearing them. UGH!

At our house we only listen to Christian music. The stuff that's out there now on other stations just isn't appropriate for children (or anyone really IMHO). I mean I could seriously get on my soap-box right now, but I digress...

We pulled the wireless guitar out of the box and it looked just like the other guitars on the market! I was pretty happy about that since I'm guitar-challenged. I popped the software into the computer and loaded it up.

Let the amusement begin. I started playing right away. It didn't make sense to me why the colored buttons on the guitar were opposite of the colors on the computer screen. Then when I was trying to scroll thru the screen it was going backwards. Ugh, I must've gotten a "bad" guitar. A bit later I was telling my 10 yr old that I didn't understand why this guitar was so goofy. Hmm, turns out I was holding the guitar backwards. heh heh heh I was holding it as a lefty (which they have as an option on the software).

So, now on to the review...with me holding the guitar the right way. I LOVED IT!! I'm totally biased because I love the music. It's all music we know and listen to all the time. Can I tell you how much peace I had knowing my boys would be hearing positive music? There's NO comparison! The graphics were great. As you get better through the song, the spinners actually spin.

Yesterday my 6 yr old saw that if he tilted the guitar, it could make the spinners activate to get more points. Man, these boys are good. I'd just sit her strumming to my favorite songs. They want to duel it out! The creators of this program have done a great job. They've picked a great range of songs to appeal to families and youth groups!

Here's a copy of Buddy's score. Sorry, camera wasn't taking very good pics of the computer screen.

You might think playing it on a computer would take away from the playability (is that a word?). Not at all. It streams perfectly. Not a glitch in the program. The fact that it's playing on my computer is kudos enough for the software.

Now, this review wouldn't be complete without my boys playing and getting their opinions. They'll be the ones who play it the most. My oldest, Buddy, really liked it. I asked how he liked it compared to Rock Band and he said, "I like it!" He said it with more emphasis than I can really share. I think we're all so excited to play songs we listen to all the time. I also asked him this while he was in the middle of a song. Some moms...

I think my boys would be thrilled to be a gamer for a company like this!

I enjoyed it so much, I've already downloaded another pack of songs from the website! Yes, from the website. No waiting for it to come in the mail or going to the store. The download happened while we were at church. Came home and started rockin' out to Jeremy Camp!!! AAAHHH I was so tweeked!! They have 6 of these packs currently with categories like: Contemporary, Soft Rock, Hard Rock and Praise & Worship!

There's also an Expansion Pack 1 with 16 artists and 25 songs!
What would I change? I'd love for them to come out with an entire band. I guess that's because we have Rock Band and the kids love playing the different parts together. My girls have their friends come over and have Rock Band nights. So, our family would love to see Band Praise. :) A girl can hope, right?

I also turn the guitar sounds down (on the guitar) so I only hear the music (on the speakers). It overlays the music if it's up too loud and then I can't hear the music, which helps me keep up with the rythm. I tried to turn the guitar sound down for Buddy and he wasn't so happy with me. He, on the other hand, likes to hear the guitar. Okay, lets just say we're happy to have options.

As for comparing it to Guitar Hero, I can't really since I haven't played it. I know some reviewers don't think it has "enough" going on. I think they want it to be harder. Well, it's plenty hard for me. I haven't been playing GH for years now and have mastered it. This is perfect for anyone who wants an alternative to the mainstream games. That's it. It's not trying to be something else. It has 5 buttons on the guitar and a whammy bar, just like the others and gets progressively harder. I've watched YouTube videos of Guitar Praise on hard levels and I can't even imagine going past 3 buttons! hahahaha


Want To Win?

REQUIRED: visit Guitar Praise and tell me what song from the Song List you want to play

You MUST leave your email address or have it easily accessible in your profile to be entered to win. No email/profile contact = No entry! Must be at least 18 yrs old to enter & a US Resident. Void where prohibited. Retails for $99.95 Giveaway ends 12/24, 10pm CST.




52 comments:

Shawntele said...

I had no idea that this game even existed and can only say I am disappointed that my husband has finished shopping for me...although my birthday is in in February... Yup, I would play more than my kids I am certain!

It is hard to choose just one song from the list, how about my top three: Lifesong, Phenomena, and Made to Worship?

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Thanks for the entry! :)

Margaret said...

Oh this looks so fun! Me and my son already rock out to Jesus Freak so I would would have to play that immediately! Thanks for the giveaway!

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I subscribe to your RSS via Google reader. :)

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I follow your blog as well. :O)

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BTW~I checked with my hubby; he confirmed that he has finished shopping for me. :( Although I am planning on baking tomorrow so maybe...heheee :op

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Hey, I'm going to take a shot and enter because I follow your blog. I would do more but I am posting the round up! :)

JenniferB said...

I like lifesong by casting crowns- love them

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Beeb said...

I would want to play "Rescue" by Newsboys! Thank you for the giveaway!


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Thanks for this chance to win!
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I want to play Gone by Toby Mac.
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Ann On and On... said...

This would be the best thing to have at my house for when my nieces and nephews come over!!! They think it is so funny that I am so bad at playing games.
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A Bookish Mom said...

omg this has jesus freak on it i have been literally dying to hear that song i love and adore it so much i hope i win i will love this with 5 kids this would be spectacular for a fun game!!!


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Luv2CUSmile said...

Oh wow never knew of this and it is great! We would love to play Jesusfreak by dc talk among so many others! How cool- I have always looked at the guitar hero games and rock band that my boys have wanted just wishing the songs had a different variety than all that "rock"- I appreciate my boys are getting more diverse with their music than just one type but I still have a problem with so many titles out there nd the content on some are, as you said, not appropriate for anyone. This would be a great win!
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Anissa said...

So cool!!! I'd go old school w/ DC Talk's Jesus Freak.

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Hobo Mama said...

I want to sing Undo Me by Jennifer Knapp!

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