The time is now when your guitar-playing skills may suffice to rock a crowd as Zakk Wylde or spit sparks from the strings of Slash. All you require are an Oculus headset and the Unplugged Air Guitar, and an unwavering love for heavy rock.
- Producer: Anotherway
- Publisher: Vertigo Games
- Please note: December 14, 2021
Unplugged Air Guitar is a new rhythm game inspired by Guitar Hero for VR devices with virtual hands. Indeed, you don’t require controllers to play it. Furthermore, it won’t support them even for games that are part of Oculus. Oculus ecosystem. It’s enough to have adequate lighting in the gaming zone. So get rid of those sleeves, and give your sensors a thorough clean.
There’s no story to tell in Unplugged as such; however, there is a How To Play tutorial that introduces you to the guitarist from the American rock group glam Steel Panther. Anotherway the band invited Steel Panther’s musician “Satchel” to take on the role of a musician trapped by an advertisement and is forced to show the guitarist the basics of electric guitar.
The method will be as follows: You hold a string in the lead hand (you could pick it in the initial stages of playing) and strike the strings. The writing can walk across the fretboard with lines that extend from the board, and some lines run along the lines… we’ll call these “chords.” If a chord appears at the top of the guitar, you must ensure that the hands on the fretboard must be in the proper place, and the lead hand should be hitting the strings.
The more difficult it gets, Unplugged offers additional techniques. For instance, tapping, where you need to be careful not hitting the strings using the instrument to register a chord or pulling vibrato in which you hold the strings in place and then play the guitar with your fingers the guitar solo where you must move your fingers as quickly as you can.
At times, the chords blink, concealing from the view that needs to be strummed. Also, occasionally modifier cubes appear. It is necessary to place the neck’s head over them to activate passive bonusfeatures, such as the ability to double combo points or the time dilation effect.
After each performance, the guitarist will perform a goat show to the audience and gain new followers and admirers who are willing to throw their clothing at you. If you can get some, you earn more points and can move to the top of the Virtual Guitarist Unplugged ranking. In addition, you can sing as loud as this during the show in addition, if you receive the right amount of bonus points.
What I loved about
- Excellent combination of technology for motion capture. It’s imposing considering that there aren’t many games that work on VR devices that use it as a principle. Unplugged Air Guitar excels in reading your hand’s location and allows users to interact with their surroundings by tapping and swiping an instrument that will enable you to adjust the angle of the deck before playing, exactly like adjusting the strap of your guitar.
- An excellent selection of classics. Unplugged Air Guitar has five collections of tiered collections, ranging from the simplest to the most intricate. Garbage, The Hives, The Offspring, Jet, Weezer Ozzy Osbourne. Numerous licensed tracks from grunge and punk to heavy metal and hard rock are available.
- Fantastic rock atmosphere Acoustics, scenes, and well-chosen visuals. The completion of the requirements for each record gives you access to a brand new stage for live performances, and the number of fans counts as the currency of the region that you can purchase instruments for the collection. Being a virtuoso musician in Unplugged isn’t easy and challenging, but that’s how you should play when dealing with using an electric instrument and stage. However, every sigh of applause from the audience is well-deserved.
What I didn’t enjoy
- The synchronization of chords for certain songs or songs’ parts is a matter of debate. They could be obliterated of the whole rhythm section and then tune in to on the bass, or tune into one instrument before switching to the next. It is straightforward to become offbeat when you’re in this situation, particularly when composing complex music.
- In Unplugged
- In Unplugged this, there’s no guitar in itself. You can play it with no accompaniment. It even will pick up when you play certain strings using its pick; however, it does this in a way that is very odd, and the guitar’s sound is unpredictable. While playing, you do not hear yourself at all. Rather you’re part of the composition.
It’s worth the cost.
My personal opinion is that it’s worth the investment if you like rock music and looking for a brand new musical experience. Unplugged Air Guitar is one of the few rhythm games available for VR headsets that truly can be considered alternatives for Beat Saber.