Another GH game, another set of good, challenging songs. I actually enjoyed this game more than Metallica and Aerosmith (and I love both bands). Here's why: although the achievements aren't as easy to get, there was a decent selection of songs from the different "Guest Acts" list as well as Van Halen songs. Not only that, but this game has 2 impossible songs, Spanish Fly and Eruption. I've played on Expert for many years, and I would have to rank Spanish Fly up there on difficulty compared to the solo from Buckethead's Jordan. Eruption is also equally challenging and thus far I've only 3 and 4 starred each, respectively. Trust me, very challenging, if that's your thing.
The other parts of the game are so so. The fact that Eddy is almost always smiling creepily is kind of a let down, showing that the band really didn't play as much a part in production as did the previous band-specific installments. If you like to play music games and you like Van Halen, this is definitively worth a look. Do note, though, most of the songs have a strong sexual tone if anyone out there is not familiar with the band's music. Just a heads up for any parents or easily offended people.
I grew up on VH and thought this might be pretty cool. It was ok for a bit, but then got pretty boring. Nice selection of greatest hits with a heavy hand on their early work. Maybe it's me, but these games are getting pretty tired and old. I'd probably like them better if I practiced, but if I had time for that I would be practicing a real bass or guitar.