gamers (88%) found this review helpful
Well after Rock The 80's, I was a bit skeptical if this was going to liven up the series and add a new fun to the game. Well I'm proud to report, that it did.
First of all, most of the songs on this are master tracks and sound great, and the ones they had to make with other artists aren't too bad either.
They also added something I've really noticed has made this game more fun. The chord structures make more sense and tend to flow a lot better than most of the games did. It no longer feels like you're playing notes that don't really match well. Plus there's not a bunch of ridiculous stretches around the neck, hitting awkward notes that really made some songs no fun to play.
They really made this game much more fun by changing that out. It's still challenging, but my fingers aren't hurting as much anymore.
The Boss battles were surprisingly fun, I thought they were just going to annoy me, but I really love it.
The other nice thing was the addition of new skins, colors, and all sorts of things to liven up the game. Tons of extra content, songs, and amazing stages. Not to mention, new characters!
I promise you, if you're a Guitar Hero fan, this game is a jump up from all the others. They really put a lot of love into this one and you can tell. It feels good playing this game, just like that first time you sat down and played the first one, and got that "I'm a Rock Star!!!" feeling :)
posted by drummerboy (CARTER LAKE, IA) Oct 27, 2007
Member since Jun 2007
gamers (59%) found this review helpful
dude you got to say more this game was sweet the songs are a bit more challanging this game is worth a buy form the store its got good graphics new charactors i stayed up all 24 hours and played this well most of it
gamers (58%) found this review helpful
With the activision takeover of the Guitar Hero franchise I was a little worried that the spirit of music would leave and gameplay would change. Well it has.
The setlist isn't bad, it has a little something for everyone. and the Masters tracks are very nice to have with how bad some of the covers were in previous games. Graphics are bad for a ps2 game. lots and lots of jaggies and the detail on anything but the lead guitarist is even worse. This is really noticeable when a close up of the lead singer happens. But graphics aren't too important in a game like this, its all about how it plays.
Activision seems to think that challenge is what makes a game fun. The note charts seem to go more for difficulty then actual musical sense. Some of the chord progressions are unnecessarily difficult, and some of the hammer on sequences have you pick at places that don't make sense to keep it going. With all this increased difficulty one would think hammer ons would be hard to hit, but, for some reason, the timing has been loosened. To the point where in some songs I was getting away with hammering on an entire beat before the note and still getting it.
Career mode is the same as before with a long checklist of songs split up into 4 song sets with an encore. Although now some story is involved. Between groups there are small cutscenes setting up the next venue and band issues. The boss battles can be fun. They end up either very short or drag on until time runs out and you lose.
So far with activision's influence I can see this franchise going down a dark road. If you are a fan of previous Guitar Hero games its fun to play and like an old friend. But after playing this my moneys on rock band.