I have played many of the games in the beggining of Guitar Hero. The first I got was GH2 and I was locked in my room playing that all day for a week during spring break. 80s was good, but i didn't like the number of songs. I didn't like 3 to much, but it had a few good songs. I now have Rock Band 2 and I wanted to see how Guitar Hero was doing, so I decided to get Smash Hits so I could play all the songs I already loved. When I started it was hard to figure out the responsiveness and the hammer ons and pull offs, but I got it after a couple songs. One thing that I really didn't like was the remaking of the songs. I found some songs I could beat on Expert before that I couldn't and that was really frustrating. The great songs like "Message in a Bottle", "I Wanna Rock", "Free Bird", and of course "Through the Fire and Flames" make it worth playing though. The gameplay isn't as good as Rock Band, but the song selection and the goofy cartoon story line is what Guitar Hero does best.