gamers (92%) found this review helpful
As a fan of all GH games and an owner of all Wii GH games I find this to be the best sequel. Unlike GH:A which was based off the GH3 engine, GH:M is based off GH:WT. This means you get full band functionality, easier playlist expansion, improved Quick Play, and much more.
Full band functionality is great. The ability to play the same song from the different angles of lead, bass, drums or vocals keep replayability through the roof. Plus the addition of the second drum bass pedal gives you some insight on just how hard Lars is truly working.
Similar to GHWT and unlike GH3, your playlist expands faster then your current set. In GH3 you would not see new songs until you finished the set you were in, now playlist expansion is based on stars accrued. So you may have six songs to complete in your current set but through the course of playing the first two unlocked the next setlist and so on.
Quick Play is like GHWT. You can select up to six songs at a time for a custom set.
Similar to GH:A there are a lot of band extras specific to Metallica. Many live clips, band history, and may personal favorite... lyrics to the songs.
The game has an extensive setlist covering the entire lifespan of these Metal Gods. Most of the songs are album hits, there are a few only-die-hard favorites, plus there are covers from other bands and opening or similar acts from throughout there many tours.
The game in general has a darker feel to it across the board. Menus are skull laden. Crushing guitar riffs play in the background. Eerie flashbacks interrupt menu selections. But what do you expect.... IT'S METALLICA
posted by owengamer (EAST FALMOUTH, MA) Oct 31, 2009
Member since Feb 2009
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
This game revolves around metallica the band i don't really like them and really never listen to them yet it's still a fun game i like the songs and there fun to play it's just that it's not my favorite guitar hero.