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Shady O'Grady's Rising Star review

Does not rock the casbah

Pros

  • Mirrors a Rock Star lifestyle
  • GTA-style missions are kinda cool
  • Playing Guitar Hero again

Cons

  • Mirrors all the tedium in lifestyle
  • Shoddy graphics
  • Incredibly repetitive

Rock is supposed to be about wild music, groupies and snorting your Dad%26rsquo;s ashes like grade-A Colombian. Playing as a punk wannabe in Rising Star, it%26rsquo;s become about agonizing over the price of a decent microphone and playing match games with tiny instruments to boost your songwriting skills.

Once you%26rsquo;ve chosen your home town, band name and music style, time is split between doing odd jobs, performing gigs and buying accessories. Rising Star shows real ambition in its mix of time management and Grand Theft Auto-style map missions, but shoddy graphics and repetition means that this is more of a warm-up act than stadium filler.

Rock is supposed to be about wild music, groupies and snorting your Dad%26rsquo;s ashes like grade-A Colombian. Playing as a punk wannabe in Rising Star, it%26rsquo;s become about agonizing over the price of a decent microphone and playing match games with tiny instruments to boost your songwriting skills.

Once you%26rsquo;ve chosen your home town, band name and music style, time is split between doing odd jobs, performing gigs and buying accessories. Rising Star shows real ambition in its mix of time management and Grand Theft Auto-style map missions, but shoddy graphics and repetition means that this is more of a warm-up act than stadium filler.

More Info

GenreRole Playing
DescriptionAn RPG with elements of American Idol, GTA, and The Sims all rolled into one.
PlatformPC
Release date:1 March 2007 (US), 1 March 2007 (UK)
Available platforms:PC
Genre:Role Playing
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