Guitar Hero: Van Halen is the third and final band specific game in the series. Rather then dance with details, I'll jump right to the Pros and Cons:
Decent Soundtrack (especially if you never really listened to VH)
Decent Graphis (If you enjoyed the GH: Metallica engine, this is no different)
I only found two Con that made me ship this game back a day later.
And the lack of replay value in the songs. It seemed like a drag to go back and beat them again.
The unplayability of Drums and Guitar on Expert+ and Expert respectivly with Rock Band controllers. Having owned Metallica, I know Rock Band eqipment can lead to sucess, having beaten that game on Epert(+).
posted by elbobbo (NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA) Feb 17, 2010
Member since Feb 2010
Here is fine example of how a great rock band can be disgraced by poor charting in a rhythm music game.
The graphics and charting seems to have gotten worse, and keep getting worse as the the Guitar Hero games progress. I felt as though I needed to fight through some great tracks (which I have played in Rock Band) just to be able to play a few of the old-school Van Halen tracks.
The only thing GH: Van Halen has going for it are the old tracks themselves, which almost get ruined by the charting again. One more reason why Harmonix seems to be walking all over Activision.
This game is just unbeleiveably bad all the wy around. Not to mention that you only get to play Van Halen songs up to about 1984. I guess that Alex and Eddie VH want to just keep screwing Sammy or Dave out of any money by not including any of the songs post David Lee Roth. And What is Eddie's son in the game for? I mean he has only been in the band for what? About 15 minutes. That's sooooooo lame
The other songs packaged with this game are lame too. Van Halen should be embarrassed by this product. But again, Alec and Eddie Van Halen have never really cared about their fans on the size of thier bank account.
Don't waste your time renting this one. Pick up the Rock Band: Beatles