gamers (83%) found this review helpful
Of course we all played Guitar Hero, if you didnt and picked up the series after the 1st... you didnt miss much. GH has been the staple of the "pretend" musician since the beginning. And because of this its both great and not so much.
On the good side, there are a few things new in the series for fans, new guitar moves, new instruments, new songs. But, in many ways this game still feels kid like, the comic book type story, the comic type characters, even the customizing your own character, ends up looking like he/she, jumped right out of a cartoon network show. I think one reason this game really feels this way is because Rock Band made their game look and feel more mature. In all fairness, the makers of Rock Band got their start designing GH, and as both series go on to collect more and more money from us, so does the difference between them. However, what it ends up boiling down to is the songs! So if you have RB2 then there are some repeats in GH if not, then they're all new!
But since this review is for Guitar Hero, enough about the comparison and heres what new stuff GH brings to the table:
The basist is now different with a new "no button" strum, basically its a line across the board that you strum without holding any notes.
The guitarist has a new continued strum, which has you hold a button (lets say green), while another button is strum (lets say red) while still holding the green.
There IS a make your own character option, and the game does feel a bit more polished then before. A couple nice little add-ons was the "star power" now gets added if your using it and hit another star set, instead of just missing it completely. And the addition of a little story for each soloist.
Overall, if you love the Guitar Hero series, there are enough things added here to keep you playing well into the night... AGAIN! If GH's cartoony approach is what has you bored with the series and your looking for a more matured style, then Rock Band should be for you.
posted by thegod579 (NORTH READING, MA) Nov 24, 2008
Member since Oct 2008
gamers (73%) found this review helpful
I loved this game it was awesome but there is nothing in here that has one bit of guitar hero in this. My comment is to anybody how reads this it is a good game but they tried to copy rock band so much and they didn't make the cut.
gamers (59%) found this review helpful
i have played all of this series so far and this one is by far the worse. The highlights are few in this installment yes Hendrix,Tool,and Van Halen are nice but a better selection would have been nice since this game has about 75% of the songs in RB2.