posted by peeps1 (FORT LAUDERDALE, FL) May 5, 2009
Member since Aug 2008
gamers (29%) found this review helpful
I just recieved this game a few days ago and can't play it with a standard controller like I can with legends of rock. I don't have a guitar so I use my controller. It forces me to sing which I don't want to do, and there are no other options. I really want to play this game but I'm not going to spend 50 bucks for a guitar on a rental game. I even e-mailed activision with no response. I called activision but no option to speak to a live person. If you rent this game you will not be able to use a standard controller.
The PS3 version doesn't work with the ION Drums unless you unplug the cymbals; What fun is that?!
This game should be the thing that should not have been; $59 for this buggy hunk of garbage isn't justifiable. All these songs should have been DLC content for BOTH Rockband and GH; oh wait, some of them already exist in GHWT and RB.
Maybe somewhere down the line when a patch is released to fix the drums I will pick it up again, but from what little I got to play I realized anything after And Justice for all just ISN'T fun to play. At least Metallica didn't make us suffer through St. Anger and Death Magnetic
I have never played GHWT but if the game mechanics are anything like this version I am glad I haven't. This game is only for the Metallica fan boys... Which for some reason seems to be EVERYONE?!?! Please stop buying their albums so they will just put an end to what's left their miserable career
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).