gamers (40%) found this review helpful
I just bought this game for my Dad for his birthday, and was really hoping its was good. I was a little worried due to all the bad reviews given by other players, but was also encouraged by the good critic reviews, so I really wasn't sure what to expect. Turns out, it is awesome!! Graphics are the best for any Guitar Hero game thus far! The character design is top notch and the improved guitar is really cool. I actually, really like the song list; it's really good in my eyes. There are several good songs I actually have on my iPod and other songs I'm new too. All songs are upbeat and fun to play. The genres of the songs are all over the place, but all provide good songs. The guitar is also awesome. It comes with improved whammy, and fret board. It also comes with a cool little feature called the Slider which is really cool.
Pros: Amazing graphics, sick character and instrument design. Song list is actually really good, stages are cool. The new guitar adds new and welcome additions.
Cons: If you don't have the guitar, there are some road blocks that can make you fail a song. Not compatible with Rock Band controllers.
I totally recommend this game to any fan of Rock band or Guitar Hero. But I would advise a purchase of the guitar, at least.
posted by GWARRRRRR (CASTRO VALLEY, CA) Sep 4, 2009
Member since Apr 2008
gamers (38%) found this review helpful
I was excited when I saw Gamefly sent me Guitar Hero 5, being a fan of previous GH's, I had high expectations for it because of the large amount of songs.
I never looked up ahead of time to see what songs were on it because I like to be suprise, and boy was I suprised at how terrible the songs are. I mean there are seriously songs on here that do nothing but the same rhythm and buttons the whole song. WHATS THE FUN IN THAT. I mean Scars on Broadway? Gorillaz? Terrible!
GH is supposed to let you play great instrumental songs, and instead we get this. There are some good songs, but 5/150 is not good. haha.
Glad I didnt pay $60 for it. Sent it back the next day.
gamers (33%) found this review helpful
What the hey Activison. First of the people that decide what "popular songs" are need to be replaced as well as the people who agreed with them! This is like GH for sixty year olds. I mean really now did they accually expect us to like this! So thay added a bunch of new features, what good is that if I don't know 80 percent of the songs ans well as hate 80 percent of the songs. Activison has really abandoned their fanbase, give GH back to Harmonix! Ok now that I got that out of my system, I say this game is not even worth a rent, the song list is so boring that I can't play the game for more than 1 or 2 song lists. Im sorry but putting in only about 8 well known songs out of sixty is unacecptable, give us nickelback, Hinder, Disturbed, Evenesscence, Nightwish, and so on. A warning to all who are thinking about getting this game don't bother. I love all the other GH games except GH Aerosmith but this one blows GH5 out of the water with how bad it is. Wake up Activison, get the fans opinions of what songs you should use in your games, not what you think is good. Oh wait that is why this game sucks so bad, because they don't give a darn what the fans think.