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Great Game

posted by videogame1 (NEW MARKET, MD) Jan 18, 2010

Member since Jan 2010

I didn't find any problems in the glitches category. I also loved the song list. The graphics were just plain amazing. And Kurt Cobain is one of my favorite musicians ever. Plus I think that it has a good variety of easy songs like "Lithium" by "Nirvana", "All Along the watchtower" by Bob Dylan and "Blue Orchid" by "White Stripes." And the more difficult songs are "Spirit of the Radio" by "Rush", "Scatterbrain" by Jeff Beck and "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by "Nirvana." Personaly I play Expert and I think it's really fun to try really hard to beat a song or get 100% on a song. I would say rent it definatlly.

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posted by ilnewsome (BEAVER FALLS, PA) Sep 9, 2009

Member since Oct 2008

6 out of 15 gamers (40%) found this review helpful

It'll take time for people to understand the new way Guitar Hero works. People get mad when things change... they don't like change! Especially Guitar Hero enthusiasts.

The game has great songs. Import most of the GH:World Tour songs, Import most of the GH: Smash Hits songs (on the 10th for PS3), Import all your other downloads. Plus import support for ALL future Guitar Heros so GH:VH should be an import and Band Hero is already a confirmed import so all you people bitching about the set list will get your pop and over commercialized music in there, too.

Real people who matter are giving this game 4.5/5 and 9/10 for it's new modes, new competitive game modes, and just making getting online and playing really fun, new, and easy. I also like how you save your band mates now and all the opportunities to get score multiplyers of up to x11. if you get Band Moment, all band members activate star power at the same time, and you have a streak. WOW! and you Six star songs if you get all the notes. 100% and full streak is worth an extra star. The add on characters like Kurt Cobain and Carlos Santana are nice. The new calibration system is neat once I figured it out. You can make and save your own playlists unlimitedly, and you can turn on the game and be playing within 30 seconds because the game boots straight into Party Play mode, so you grab your instrument and press Square/Yellow and a song loads right up, or you can pull out a setlist you made. Keep is rolling and if someone wants to join they grab the instrument they want, hit square/yellow and join right in also! No interruptions of any kind.

DLC looks promising for this new generation of GH too, with the first pack being Rolling Stones and not a European one. The note highway is now uniform same color that's easy to see notes on, no matter what instrument you may be playing. Overall, amazing! I play it more than RB2 now because it's truly better, and after importing have over 300 songs on the game!

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I'd Say 4th Best of Series

posted by gameflyrev (DALLAS, TX) Jan 23, 2010

Member since Dec 2009

I'm still a big fan of all these music titles mainly because they are just plain fun to play, especially when you are good at it. I've recently picked up a drum set ( rock band series of course ) and am learning them and I have to say it is alot of fun.

Anyway as for the game itself I'd say this is the 4th best in the series. Behind GHI, GHII and GH Metallica. The song list has its ups and downs. There are alot more simple songs nowadays in the song lineup due to the fact that it takes into effect microphone difficulty and other difficulties besides just the strength of the guitar track, which is what made GH I and II so fantastic. The entire lineup was geared around the strength of the guitar sections and of course that automatically makes rock and roll the centerpiece genre. Now? You have everything.

Best thing about this title is the online play and the new modes. Finally a GH with new online modes! You will have alot of fun, especially with one called Momentum. A competitive mode that puts everyone playing at Medium difficulty. As you correctly hit your notes the game will steadily increase your difficulty up to Expert. The more you miss, the lower in difficulty you go. It is quite the slap in the face when you see yourself on Expert while your friend is all the way back at Beginner on the same tune lol.

This title is definately worthy of the purchase if you are a fan of many types of music. With 90+ songs and the ability to create your own music and download more, really theres not much holding you back from a purchase. If you hate these titles already, this will not change anything. Oh, and good god, watching Johnny Cash during a metal song or Kurt Cobain during a rap/r&b song is pure comedy.

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