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Holiday 2010 Review: Power Gig "Rise of the SixString" (Xbox 360 Game)

You can rock out and learn to play the guitar with Power Gig: Rise of the SixString. Power Gig is the only 6 string guitar game on the market today that actually teaches you how to play the guitar. Similar to other guitar games, Power Gig makes itself stand out because of its wireless controller that is a real electric guitar.

Power Gig operates much like other guitar games, with colored dots that tell you when to strum, but it’s a little more complex because of its teaching structure. After mastering the game, you will know how to play the 6 string electric guitar. The game itself (Rated T) is fun and super addictive, entertainment for any older child, teen, or adult. It also includes some really great music by Eric Clapton, Kid Rock, Breaking Benjamin, Dave Matthews, Godsmack, and John Mayer, to name a few.

Neither of my kids (9 & 3) were particularly interested in this game but both my husband and I couldn’t wait to break it out and play. My husband, who is not much of a musician, quickly grew tired of the game and gave it up. I, on the other hand, loved it. I have always wanted to learn to play guitar, and this is just the right avenue to do it, and it’s way cheaper than lessons. I have spent hours playing it, much to my family’s dismay, and can’t wait to master it. This game would truly make a great Christmas gift for any aspiring musician in your life.

Power Gig: Rise of the SixString is available now at most major retailers, such as Best Buy, GameStop, Wal-Mart, and more. You can find more information, including a retailer near you, on their website, The Power Gig: Rise of the SixString game for Xbox 360, including the guitar, retails for $149.

Thank you to Power Gig for sending us a complimentary sample product to base this review upon.