gamers (90%) found this review helpful
I liked this game. I believe if you like Aerosmith and GH then I believe this is the game for you. It's basically a expansion pack, but I defiantly see this being aimed towards they older crowd. I do not believe there is a song on this released after 1990 except for maybe a stray Aerosmith song. All in all if you like Aerosmith get it if not it's a pass.
Alright many people have compared this game to Guitar Hero Rocks the 80's. Well it really is not. Guitar hero Aerosmith is meant to outline the history of Aerosmith and their adventures as a band.
Gameplay: Well it plays exactly as any other guitar hero game. 5 different colored note come scrolling down the screen and when it gets to a certain point you are to press and strum you're guitar to note shown. Not really a complicated concept. However quite difficult to master. Also those familiar with the GH3 Hammer-on and Pull offs(HOPO's) are stricter in this game than in GH3. The game features 6 tiers of songs to play, each location ties into Aerosmith history in a way. Each of the 6 tiers features 2 non-aerosmith songs followed by 3 Aerosmith songs Then you move onto the next tier.of songs. Along each of the songs depending on how well you do you get money to unlock new guitars characters and the 11 bonus songs. While again really simple it does get the job done.
Graphics: The graphics are pretty good in thins game. The band members look great and the Aerosmith characters look great and even do similar dances like do in real life. But other than that graphics don't really matter in a game like this.
Final Thoughts: If you have never played guitar hero but like Aerosmith i would recommend this game. If you do not like Aerosmith then stick with Guitar Hero III. Hardcore guitar hero fans may not like the fact that the charts in this game are a easier.
posted by greenlaser (CINCINNATI, OH) Jul 12, 2008
Member since Jul 2008
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is a fun expansion to Guitar Hero III, but it doesn't offer enough to stand on its own.
GOOD: -The songs are all genuinely fun to play; no "Kool-Thing-esque" tracks that will kill your GH buzz. -Aerosmith's onstage performances are extremely cool and greatly enhance the atmosphere of the game. I actually missed notes a few times because I got distracted watching Steven Tyler's antics. -The new venues and outfit styles are interesting to discover.
BAD: -While the note chart runs smoothly, the performance in the background (particularly shots of Joe Perry) frequently suffers from bad framerate stuttering. -Hammer-ons and pull-offs feel slightly more restrictive than in GHIII. -As a seasoned expert player, the difficulty just wasn't there. I imagine this would be a great game for someone transitioning between hard and expert.