Don't mind the robots-- Daft Punk goes incognito.
We're not hard to offend here at Gimme Noise. But even we have to admit that watching Kurt Cobain's eerie digital avatar performing Bon Jovi songs makes us a little squeamish.
But the announcement that Activision's next music game enterprise will feature digital recreations of Daft Punk comes with much less attendant controversy. And as hard as it is for us to imagine exactly what a game like DJ Hero will play like, and as strong as our suspicions are that techno DJs don't actually do anything when they play live (sorry, Ms. Boyles!), the prospect of playing as the fully robotted french duo is enticing. Well, at least enticing enough to warrant a blog post.
Even the E3 demo looks boring.
We've watched the E3 demo and a couple IGN previews, and we have a couple design implements to suggest. A Power Glove style peripheral, allowing players to trigger star power with an occasional fist pump? NECESSARY.
Closely observing the above video, it looks like there's going to be a lot of standing still and finger twitching involved with this game. Not terribly different from other games, but at least Guitar Hero gave you the freedom to mince around the room like Eddie Van Halen if the spirit so moved you.
In any case, Daft Punk is in. And not just their digital visages-- they've lent a handful of remixes to the game's tracklist. So long as their offerings are good enough to wash out the lingering stank from Human After All, we'll be happy.
Here's their tracklisting. Enjoy!
"Around the World" vs. Young MC's "Bust a Move"
"Da Funk" vs. N.A.S.A.'s "Strange Enough" [ft. Karen O, ODB, and Fatlip]
"Da Funk" vs. Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust"
"Robot Rock" vs. Hashim's "Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)"
"Robot Rock" vs. Queen's "We Will Rock You"
"Short Circuit" vs. Boogie Down Productions' "Jack of Spades"
"Technologic" vs. Gary Numan's "Cars"
"Television Rules The Nation" vs. No Doubt's "Hella Good"