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Guitar Hero: Metallica (Wii)
Member Name: icetsunami
Guitar Hero: Metallica (Wii)
Date: 14/10/10, updated on 14/10/10 (85 review reads)
Advantages: Slick and fun, great songs
Disadvantages: Gets insanely difficult and I mean INSANE!
Choosing from a set of pre-designed avatars you are able to participate as the guitarist in a band environment and play to a discerning crowd who will raucously cheer you on or boo should you fail to make the grade. Consistently good playing will reward you by boosting a rock meter which when fully charged allows you to acquire bonus points as you blister away at a lightening covered fret board.
Playing through chapters unlocks new chapters and hence new songs. This progress also unlocks features such as clothes and new guitars for your chosen avatar which you purchase with money you have earned from previous gigs.
Songs are individually rated with a 5 star system and you need to complete songs with a flawless performance to get maximum points. The game keeps a record of your highest score and the longest note streak you played without making a mistake. Some of the lengthier songs can be quite demanding!
This Metallica edition features motion captured performances of the band to animate their avatars and they really look great. The lengthy setlist features 28 classic Metallica songs and 21 from their favoured and influential bands including System Of A Down and Motorhead.
The whole presentation of the game is very slick and the graphics are pretty sharp on the Wii though obviously pale against the more powerful HD consoles. Metallica fans are rewarded with lots of info and concert footage and this will pretty much appeal to most rock/metal fans. The setlist also covers the band's lengthy career so you get early classics from Kill 'Em All up to the latest releases.
The mechanics of the game are unchanged and will be instantly familiar to those who have previously played the games. If you are new to the series it is easy to pick up with a practice mode enabling you to break down individual songs into their component parts such as verses and solos. The beginner level is very basic and the easy very forgiving. The difficulty really cranks up on the medium setting and the learning curve is almost vertical on hard and expert. There is even an expert plus level if you have the drum set allowing you to add an additional double bass.
Anyone who can pick up this game on the easy level will have a great time playing it and the fun increases with friends as you mock and pick at their technique. I walk around the room like I am onstage, shouting and pointing at imaginary fans. It is a really immersive and fun game with a very high replay value.
One thing I would say is that the difference between easy/medium is way different from medium and above. The hard and expert levels are insane and all but the elite will be booed off stage in no time. I play on both easy and medium aiming for long streaks of notes and 100% scores. Anyone who can play above these levels is a legend and I salute them.
Awesome guitar game with a great set list and slick presentation. Unleash your inner rock god/chick with Guitar Hero: Metallica. Jack Daniels and smashed TV's are optional.
[Edit] Sorry I forgot to mention that there is the choice of playing bass too!
All Nightmare Long
Fade To Black
Fight Fire With Fire
For Whom The Bell Tolls
Hit The Lights
Master of Puppets
Mercyful Fate (Medley)
No Leaf Clover
Nothing Else Matters
Sad But True
Seek And Destroy
The Memory Remains
The Shortest Straw
The Thing That Should Not Be
Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
Wherever I May Roam
Alice In Chains - No Excuses
Bob Seger - Turn The Page
Corrosion of Conformity - Albatross
Diamond Head - Am I Evil?
Foo Fighters - Stacked Actors
Judas Priest - Hell Bent For Leather
Kyuss - Demon Cleaner
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Tuesdays Gone
Machine Head - Beautiful Mourning
Mastodon - Blood And Thunder
Mercyful Fate - Evil
Michael Schenker Group - Armed and Ready
Motorhead - Ace of Spades
Queen - Stone Cold Crazy
Samhain - Mother of Mercy
Slayer - War Ensemble
Social Distortion - Mommy's Little Monster
Suicidal Tendencies - War Inside My Head
System of a Down - Toxicity
The Sword - Black River
Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back in Town
Summary: Get your rocks off