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GF Rating
6.6

165 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
4

Weak

Feels unfinished

posted by gameguy197 (BROWNWOOD, TX) Dec 29, 2009

Member since Nov 2006

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I got this game for free when I bought GH5 in October, so I feel as if I got my money's worth. But seriously, this game just feels unfinished and poorly planned. There are only songs from VH's early years. Nothing with Sammy Hagar or Gary Cherone on vocals. That would be fine if we had the option to download the rest of the library, but there is no DLC on this one. Also, the music selection from other bands just seemed wrong. There is lots of newer music (possibly inspired by Van Halen, but doubtful) and nothing old enough to have inspired Van Halen. I am not a big Van Halen fan and I was offended at the poor construction of this game. I cannot imagine what a die-hard fan would think or feel. Guitar Hero Metallica was amazing fan-service. This game was just.....a way to make a quick buck for Activision. Rent it, but don't buy it until it's in the bargain bin if you are a fan of VH.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

...Meh.

posted by Burnitopia (MOUNT VERNON, WA) Apr 15, 2010

Member since Apr 2010

This isn't necessarily a BAD game, it's just... It feels like a step backwards from GH5. I was never a fan of the band-licensed games, and this one held my attention for about 5 songs before I got bored with it. It's just more Guitar Hero, which isn't a bad thing. I don't even know what it was, but I just didn't find this game as satisfying.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Its alright

posted by TonyV123 (COLLIERVILLE, TN) Jan 1, 2010

Member since Nov 2009

This game is alright except for the fact that the notes do not line up with the strike-line. You have to strike the note about a fraction of a second before the note reaches the strike-line in order to get the timing right each time. On the flip-side, the songs and picture are great. I would recommend this game to anyone that is extremely great at timing your note. Otherwise, this game is not for you.

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