Prev3 of 3Next

Final Thoughts


I appreciate the valiant effort from Nyko to provide us with additional choices in replacement guitars. I also appreciate that they've priced the aftermarket axes at about $20 less than the official versions. For beginner and novice players, there won't be much of a difference in terms of gameplay and usability, but intermediate to advanced players will likely have more trouble hitting that fifth fret button or feeling for three-finger chords using the Nyko Frontman compared to the "original" guitars.

Build quality isn't the best, but it's good enough. The strum bar isn't quite as responsive as the real thing either. That said, the biggest gripe that I have with the Nyko Frontman -- both for the PS3 and Wii -- has to do with the fret buttons. If Nyko makes those bigger and flatter, I'll be glad to save myself twenty bucks. The PS3 version gets an extra 0.5 point for being compatible with both Guitar Hero and Rock Band.

Nyko Frontman Wireless Guitars for Wii and PS3 Reviewed

Nyko Frontman Guitar for the Nintendo Wii

Wii Pros

  • Comes with everything you need for shredding
  • Built-in expansion port for future peripherals
  • Perfectly usable for "easier" songs

Wii Cons

  • Fret buttons are too small, too soft
  • Wii Remote compartment not padded enough

(Nyko Frontman Guitar for the Nintendo Wii)

Overall Rating: 7.0 / 10.0

Nyko Frontman Wireless Guitars for Wii and PS3 Reviewed

Nyko Frontman Guitar for the Playsation 3

PS3 Pros

  • Compatible with both Rock Band and Guitar Hero
  • Different colored Nyko lights looks nice
  • Cheaper than the official alternative
  • Batteries are included

PS3 Cons

  • No on-off switch
  • No second set of fret buttons for solos
  • Synching can be a little finicky

(Nyko Frontman Guitar for the Playstation 3)

Overall Rating: 7.5 / 10.0

Nyko Frontman Wireless Guitars for Wii and PS3 Reviewed

Discuss This Review in the Futurelooks Community Forums


Real-Time Price and Stock Check - Check More Products Here

Prev3 of 3Next

Share This With The World!
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •