I never thought I could be bored playing Guitar Hero. I found myself wanting to fall asleep doing most of the songs that the game makes you play through. In my opinion the game should have been called Guitar Sleepo. The songs that you have to play through just suck and I guess because they have included the option of letting you play the drums and singing in the game, the songs may have small areas where you shred a little on the guitar. That is just one problem. The major problem is the music that was selected for the game. I bet most kids playing this game now, have never heard the majority of the classic songs on this game. I sure as heck didn't want to play them. All I can say is that I passed on GH Aerosmith for a reason...I don't care to play Aerosmith music. Second, I knew the music would suck in my opinion. Now we have Guitar Hero World Tour and honestly I think it was just an effort to catch some of the casual pop and older crowd to play the game instead of Rock Band, which I feel still has a way better selection of music. My rating stands and hopefully Activision will do ALOT better with GH Metallica.
posted by IceMaster (VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) Nov 5, 2008
Member since Nov 2005
gamers (56%) found this review helpful
As a hardcore GH fan I myself was stunned by how good RB (rockband) was. It defined gameing and I got the 2nd rockband. After getting that I hear about GH world tour and hear they are bringing everything they have to offer. Of course I find myself excited but I only got the disk (already have everyting) I can tell u that this game was a big dissapintment to me. While there are some good things such as creating your own music/rocker, that seems to be the ONLY good thing about this game. If u have played GH3 u know that the guys are known for chosing a wide variety of songs and most are good. GHWT to me seems to only have a select few good ones while the rest leave you wondering just how hard they tried. The engine is different but not as good as rockbands. The drummer still hit pads that are not in the song, the guitatist looks like he is just boringly strumming, and the crowd still looks "subpar" You would think that since rockband took the title as music game that GH would fight for it right back. But they didint, RB still is the best in every catigory. I am only giving them a 6 because of their history of games. If you were impressed by RockBand 1 and 2 then dont expect much from this game. Huge dissapinment and well spent $60.
a few years ago I thought there was nothing cooler the GH1 and i'd go and play it at my friends house for hrs. then i got GH2 and loved it. then i hear of this game called rock band. i was hesitant and thought oh well they're just try to one up GH. and i was right. the old dev team for gh made RB a MUCH BETTER GAME! then GH3 comes out and i try it and hated it. then RB2 comes out and i loved it. and now with the current developers for GH:WT the try to throw in everything RB has and add more to it for a come from behind victory, and well its not that good. sure you still have some decent songs and the ability to make and download songs is great but songs make up only half of the experience for me. the GH characters are all soulless mechanical dolls when they play, the only one that actually replicate there part in a song is the singer with decent mouth movements but the drummer is always doing the same animation and the guitars and bass there fret hands never move. and on top of all the i've seen my characters are bend backward into the body spazz out and then magically snap back into place.
Good Custom Content
BAD EVERYTHING ELSE
i think this series is done let the original dev team do what they do since they make a quality product. Rent it and try some downloaded songs though if you don't hurry all the good ones will be taken off like "God Knows" many songs people make it replicate real songs are being taken off and to me that's pretty uncool.