I think the new Guitar Hero could be cool, but at this point they're trying to bring it so close to reality that I think I'd just prefer practicing my real guitar. I loved the games back in the day though so I might have to try it out either way.
More Rock Band is more Rock Band. Probably not gonna go out of my way to dump a ton of money into re-buying all the instruments, but if a friend of mine picks it up I'll gladly spend some more time with that game.
I said it in the other thread, but I always viewed these games as a passing fad. To me, it was fun to experience at the time because, for once, I could "play in a rock band" with friends of mine that don't know how to play instruments. And, frankly, introduce a lot of my square friends to some cool rock music.
But I never had any illusions that it would last or that I would commit to it long term. Really, the mistake they're making here is requiring new instruments. What they should have done is made a game you could play with the old gear. Because no one, except possibly a new market of teens who feel nostalgic for the series, is going to spend money on more plastic instruments at this point. That's the fatal flaw in the product.
Here's the quote for when you want to prove me wrong in 2 years: These games are going to flop, Tony Hawk's Ride style.
Not sure really. On one hand I'd really love to get Rock Band for PS4 for friends to come over and play and have a good time, but on the other hand I was never into it the genre all that big back in the heyday as I'm more of a story/exploration driven gamer, and I have so many other games I'd want to play. I might just leave it for my friends to buy, and then I go over to their place to get drunk and play at a party.
I'm in that middle ground between "Yes" and "I'll see how it goes" where I'd love to jump back in by trying it at a friend's place, but not so much that I'm willing to spend any of my own money on it any time within the next year, minimum.