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Band Hero

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Very Good

Better Game than I thought

posted by ASC2175 (UNION CITY, CA) Dec 7, 2009

Member since Nov 2009

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I don't know what everyone is talking about, it's actually a pretty game .

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posted by MCR_Girl1234 (ADA, OK) Jun 28, 2012

Member since Jun 2012

I think it's a pretty good games,but I only knew about 5 or 6 songs on the whole game!!
But,overall it's a pretty awesome game.

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posted by nico4500 (CLARENCE, NY) Jan 30, 2010

Member since Jan 2010

I LOVE THE SONGS they have brand new songs from black eyed peas lady gaga and Talor swift you just need a microphoe drums gutir

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More of the same, but with less. Mileage varies.

posted by ScottN (REPUBLIC, MO) Jan 5, 2010

Member since Jan 2010

Full disclosure: I have played Band Hero for 10+ hours with friends, but have not yet played Guitar Hero 5. Information on the latter has been gleaned from articles and other reviews.

I've played through every major iteration of Guitar Hero from the original to Guitar Hero: World Tour, and I thought Band Hero might be a good change of pace: more well-known pop songs to bring in the people who aren't fans of the more classic content of the series.

Unfortunately, the developers have chosen to take the track list length back to the GH2 days: only 65 songs are included, whereas GH3 had 73, GHWT 86, and GH5 85. It might not look like a huge difference by the numbers, but that's almost 25% less content, and you definitely notice when loading up a playlist. I understand they want to sell downloadable content, but chopping the number of included tracks while only bringing minor new gameplay elements to the table is somewhat disappointing. To bring the track numbers for BH up to GH5 levels, you'd have to get 20 more tracks at $2 apiece, so add $40 to the purchase price of BH for a true comparison of the two.

Of course, I could tolerate less included songs if they were all solid, but in my opinion, that's not the case. While I can tolerate a small amount of really cheesy, outdated 80s pop music, they really got the low points here: Culture Club, Poison, Devo, The Go-Go's, etc. And, as one would expect, many of the pop songs get very repetitious while playing on the guitars and drums. I've gotten bored on the drums a few times during GHWT, but probably one song in three on BH makes me zone out while awaiting the chorus or bridge.

GH5 has all the new interfaces and gameplay features (Party Mode, band moments) with 20 more tracks and (in my opinion) better songs. You can just buy both and import from one to the other (you can import to either from GHWT), but I'm looking to choose between the two, and Guitar Hero 5 seems to be the superior game.

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good game with all instruments

posted by marisdaman (LAWNSIDE, NJ) Dec 25, 2009

Member since Jul 2007

i bought this for my kids for xmas.. non stop play for 8 hours.. people came over for dinner and we played while we ate.. and the funny thing is that the grown ups played more tha the

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Horrible game

posted by newsnicsuc (JAMAICA, NY) Dec 7, 2009

Member since Apr 2006


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