I have a lot of problems with this GH franchise. First the song list is interesting, but It has a track list that is quite peculiar. Why have a Guy Dress like a Water Buffalo, a Punk Rocker and a Kiss Band Member Wanna Be rock out to David Bowie's and Queens Under Pressure when I feel that it is so out of place. Some songs just don't feel that they have been added, and the ones you unlock I just can't get into the right mood. Also the strumming and hitting the buttons at the right moment while the crowd is getting angrier and angrier that you can't rock out and only complete 21% percent of a song even though you are hitting the color buttons at the right time and strumming the crowd is still dissastified. Confused, so was I. That's why I'd rather stick to Rock Band. The Beatles Rock band had a Tutorial that made more sense to a first timer like mysefl. Pretty Much if the red button comes on screeen you hit the red button and strum your guitar at the same time. But Rock Band's franchise just is much more user friendlier. And a better list of tunes.
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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!