Being that this game is guitar hero, I didn't expect anything new, just a nice mix of metal songs with plenty of Metallica thrown in. Now perhaps I'm not the best person to judge Metallica songs, being that I listen to only a select few, but you would think that those select few songs would be scattered evenly throughout the sets, giving you something to look forward to while playing songs unknown to you.
Instead all the most popular songs are tossed in the first 2 - 3 sets and the rest, all the squiddliy deedily dee songs which classify FAR too much repetitiveness are everywhere else. So the enjoyment of the game quickly seems to wear off.
Graphics are standard and nothing much to talk about, and the music quality seems fine. I really didn't care for the extras, the vids weren't all that exciting, and the buyable content for your rocker was, well, I'll just say 'eh'.
Overall the game is weak because of it's poor mix. And the non metallica bands range from absolute garbage to mediocre at best with an occasional, "gee that's a good song" coming from out of the blue but those are few and far between. Okay, 4 exceptions, also in first 2 - 3 sets, Tuesdays gone, Turn the page, smokin in the boys room and stone cold crazy, those are awesome.
the premise of the game seems fun...play your favorite metallica songs, and while it is fun to play SOME cool songs by metallica the game falls short of anything new and exciting. there is an expert+ mode for the drums which adds "double bass", but is only "playable" if you have a second kick pedal, or a robot ankle. the "other" bands in this game are not impressive at all. the overall note charts seems to be very simple. I WAS a fan of the guitar hero series, but since guitar hero 2, it seems like its geared more toward children. go and play rock band, overall its a more solid game. they have something for everybody and tons of dlc. they have challenging metallica songs(dlc).
guitar hero metallica sucks if your not ubsessed with metal music. i'm not ubsessed with metal music i mean i like 5 songs by metallica and the game is still disapointing. theres only stone cold crazy, turn the page, and tuesdays gone that are not really metal tunes. plus half the stuff in the game people have never heard of unless you love metallica.