Guitar Hero Metallica is a great game even if you are not a huge fan of the band. I rented this game to see if my Rock Band 2 instruments would work on it. Let me say if you get it for PS3 or 360, IT DOES WORK NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE TELLS YOU. As I said before if you don't like Metallica too much its okay, I had not heard many of there songs but after I beat the game on drums I was hooked. It also has great graphics and a challenging set list if played on expert. Also it has amazing songs from 20+ guest bands. So I would recommend this game to anyone who likes Guitar Hero or Rock Band, likes Metallica or even not. For its great graphics , set list , guest acts and for being so great. A 10 out of 10 game!
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.
I am a huge fan of the Guitar Hero franchise and was so excited when they released Guitar Hero: Metallica. However, I am not a huge Metallica fan myself, but I figured that, like Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, there would be plenty of offerings from other bands in addition to the Metallica canon. I was wrong! Sure, there are a few non-Metallica songs, but even they were very metal-oriented (I know what you're thinking- metal songs on a Metallica-based video game? Duh) Yes, I agree that I should have known, but I still kind of expected it to be a bit more mainstream.
Also, they seem to have changed the gameplay for career mode since World Tour. When I clicked Career Mode, it instantly took me to a Metallica concert where I had to jump right in to the first song- there was no song list from which to choose my first selection. I wasn't really a fan of that, and I sincerely hope it was just something weird I did with my controller to get me to that screen instead of a proper song list.