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I am not a big rock fan really. I do like some songs in the style of music but I wouldn't consider it to be my favourite genre of music. I have always been interested in the guitar though and some of the great solos that are played in rock songs. I was interested in the Guitar Hero game but one of the things that can put you off is the price and also because other styles of games were more appealing. I found a good deal for this bundle though and at a price of about £25 it was definitely worth it I thought. The box came with the Guitar Hero 3 game and the Les Paul Guitar Hero Controller as shown in the picture.
The basic idea of the game is you have a guitar which is plastic (not real) and is used as the controllor. On the neck of the guitar are five different buttons which are of different colours. When you start a song different notes will appear on screen corresponding to the coloured buttons which you have to play by pressing them and also strumming using the bottom of the guitar controller. I had one attempt before I purchased the game myself at playing the game and I wasn't very good at all. It can be quite difficult when you first get started out in the game and it is probably worth going to the tutorials to learn some of the basics if you are completely new and then get started out in the practice area. Here you can choose songs and practice either the whole song or specific parts. This is useful if you are finding a particular part of a song difficult and can play that bit without having to play the whole song. The game is easy to start playing but can get very difficult to master as you go through it. There are plenty of good tracks and songs and if you are a big rock fan you will certainly recognise them. It has been said that the tracklisting in this game is better than any of those before it. It combines both modern and old school classics. You have the likes of Beastie Boys, Rolling Stones, Guns n Roses , Iron Maiden and more modern bands such as The Killers, Muse and Kaiser Chiefs. In total there is said to be over 70 songs. I think the game does become a bit easier if you can get into the music and familiarise yourself with it or at least try to rock along to it.
There is plenty of longevity to the game as there are alot of things to go through both online and offline modes. There are career modes as well as a boss battle mode, training and practice and online mode where you can battle against and play with others over the internet.
Overall this is a very good game and is good enough for amateurs and first timers like myself and also others who have grown with the series. I have heard this version was produced by a different company called Neversoft and has some difference to earlier versions. One of these is increased advertising in the game and new modes such as boss battles. There are also a few graphical issues but overall this is a pretty fun and enjoyable game so 4/5 stars.
I first played the game when a friend of mine brought it round my house. After the first go, I was hooked. This game is so addictive and so much fun, and somehow leaves you standing there feeling like some sort of rock god.
After becoming so hooked on the game, I had to buy it for myself. I did about a year ago, and still find myself playing it on occasion. It's taken a long time to get boring! I can play it on my own for hours; but the fun really starts when you're playing with a group of friends.
A good feature for this game is the fact that you don't have to buy a guitar controller to play it; you can play on your usual PS3 control. However I'd definately recommend buying the guitar as I personally find it quite boring without it.
I've played a few other guitar hero games, but this one is my favourite. There's a nice mix of songs in there; some heavy metal, some pop, some indie rock etc. There's also a number of great classics, such as The Seeker by The Who and Paint It Black by The Rolling Stones. The game also includes Welcome to the Jungle by Guns 'n' Roses, which never fails to get you all excitable and energetic.
One feature I also like about the game is the fact that you can select your guitarist character and customise him/her by purchasing new outfits and guitars, as well as various guitar finishes. You can also purchase some bonus tracks to play for fun.
The only problem I've found with the game is the frustration when you're playing career mode on, say, medium difficulty, but soon find yourself playing ridiculously hard songs which should probably be hard or expert. However, the game does have a 'Practise' option, allowing you to slow down the pace of a difficult song and practise it, as well as select the area you find difficult, rather than practise the whole song.
I really couldn't decide whether to give this game a 7 or 8 out of 10, so I'll give it:
I have only recently started playing this game seriously. I had played it a few times before, at friends houses, but never really got the hang of it or cared for it too much as i was no good compared to the people who actually owned the game.
However, upon playing properly, the improvement that i have made is so noteiceable, and this makes the game better than it was before. So this game actually gets better, the more you play it. Having the goal to be able to complete the song on the next level up certainly keeps me hooked for hours on end.
The range of songs is great too! With classic songs like Metallicas One and more recent songs like MUSE's Knights of Cydonia. The downloadable contents is massive aswell, with the ability to download a pack of songs for a particular band (such as MUSE - super massive black hole, stockholm syndrome and Exo-Polotics) for about £4 or being able to download each song individually. However, the new songs that you download seem to be under-worked. They are too easy compared to the ones that came on the game. As if they couldn't be bothered to spend the time doing each song, and though people would buy them whatever. Having said that, I still think that they are great value and will probably buy more in the future.
A great game, that gets more and more entertainign as you improve.
When my boyfriend finally persuaded me it was time to buy a PS3 my little brother very kindly gave us his SPARE!! copy of Guitar Hero III Legends of Rock.
If he hadn't have given it to us, it's most definitely not a game I would have considered buying. I love music and in my teens even tried to learn to play guitar but to be quite honest I was pants and decided that listening was much more my thing.
After playing it I have been converted and have to say that this is my favourite game for the PS3 and possibly one of my favourites for the various consoles that seem to have taken up residency in our house over the years.
The game consists of four different play modes which are Career, Co-op career, quickplay, and multiplayer.
There is also a training option which is well worth using before immersing yourself in the game. The training consists of tutorials or practice modes. On tutorials you are given tasks to complete on basic lessons, star power, guitar battle and advanced techniques. When you have completed the task you move onto the next task.
The guitar hero battle tutorial is well worth doing as you will need this to progress on career mode or playing co-op.
Practice mode is just that you can practice all of the songs on the set list, when you choose a song you can select whether to play guitar or bass, and you can play the whole song or just sections from it and what speed it is played at.
Playing in career mode you choose a name for your band and pick your character. You also choose a difficulty level of which there are four ranging from easy to expert. I'm a little ashamed to say I've never moved past easy.
You then have to complete songs from the set list in order to unlock more songs. In the bottom right of the screen is a rockmeter. The rockmeter tells you how well you are doing green - great, yellow - ok and red - bad. Miss too many notes and it goes into the red. If you stay in the red too long the crowd boo you off stage and you won't be able to finish the song you were playing. In the bottom left is your score and a note counter.
When you complete a song it tells you your score, how many consecutive notes you hit and the percentage of notes you got right. You can then continue to the next song, have another go or look at more stats. When you continue it tells you how much money you earned, which can be spent in the store. To progress onto the different levels you have to play encores or beat bosses in battles - this is where the practising comes in handy.
In the store you can buy guitars, finishes, songs, characters, outfits, styles and videos.
On quick play you can play any of the songs you have unlocked on career mode.
I haven't yet played co-op career or multiplayer so I can't comment on these modes.
When I first picked up my guitar I wasn't really sure what to expect from Guitar Hero but once I'd had a few practices (after trying to play without doing these) and got into it, I found I really enjoyed it. Completing a song and moving onto the next level becomes quite addictive as does trying to beat your own score on a song.
It's also been brought out when we've had friends round for a few drinks which is always good fun.
I do find the boss battles get more difficult even on easy level, and it can be frustrating having to try over and over again to beat them and move on.
The great thing about this game though is that you can put it down and not play for a while, then pick it up and start where you left off, although you might be a bit rusty to begin with.
I have found myself getting a little to into the game and in my head I'm rocking with the best of them!! Can be a little embarrassing when the neighbours walk past lol
Guitar Hero Legends of Rock can be bought from Amazon for £49.99 as a bundle with the wireless guitar or for £14.99 as a game only.
The game is suitable for ages 12 and up.
Full set list
Tier 1: Starting Out Small
1. Slow Ride (as made famous by Foghat)
2. Talk Dirty to Me (by Poison)
3. Hit Me with Your Best Shot (as made famous by Pat Benetar)
4. Story of My Life (as made famous by Social Distortion)
5. Encore: Rock and Roll All Nite (as made famous by Kiss)
6. Co-op Encore: Sabotage (by Beastie Boys)
Tier 2: Your First Real Gig
7. Mississippi Queen (as made famous by Mountain)
8. School's Out (as made famous by Alice Cooper)
9. Sunshine of Your Love (as made famous by Cream)
10. Barracuda (as made famous by Heart)
11. Boss: Tom Morello's Original Boss Battle Recording
12. Encore: Bulls on Parade (by Rage Against The Machine)
13. Co-op Encore: Reptillia (by The Strokes)
Tier 3: Making The Video
14. When You Were Young (by The Killers)
15. Miss Murder (by AFI)
16. The Seeker (as made famous by The Who)
17. Lay Down (by Priestess)
18. Encore: Paint It Black (by The Rolling Stones)
19. Co-op Encore: Suck My Kiss (by Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Tier 4: European Invasion
20. Paranoid (as made famous by Black Sabbath)
21. Anarchy in the U.K. (by The Sex Pistols)
22. Kool Thing (by Sonic Youth)
23. My Name is Jonas (by Weezer)
24. Encore: Even Flow (by Pearl Jam)
25. Co-op Encore: Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll (as made famous by Blue Oyster Cult)
Tier 5: Bighouse Blues
26. Holiday in Cambodia (as made famous by Dead Kennedys)
27. Rock You Like a Hurricane (as made famous by Scorpions)
28. Same Old Song and Dance (by Aerosmith)
29. La Grange (as made famous by ZZ Top)
30. Boss: Slash's Original Boss Battle Recording
31. Encore: Welcome to The Jungle (by Guns N' Roses)
32. Co-op Encore: Helicopter (by Bloc Party)
Tier 6: The Hottest Band On Earth
33. Black Magic Woman (as made famous by Santana)
34. Cherub Rock (by Smashing Pumpkins)
35. Black Sunshine (as made famous by White Zombie)
36. The Metal (by Tenacious D)
37. Encore: Pride and Joy (as made famous by Stevie Ray Vaughn)
38. Co-op Encore: Monsters (by Matchbook Romance)
Tier 7: Live In Japan
39. Before I Forget (by Slipknot)
40. Stricken (by Disturbed)
41. 3's and 7's (by Queens of the Stone Age)
42. Knights of Cydonia (by Muse)
43. Encore: Cult of Personality (by Living Colour, Re-recorded)
Tier 8: Battle For Your Soul
44. Raining Blood (by Slayer)
45. Cliffs of Dover (as made famous by Eric Johnson)
46. Number of the Beast (by Iron Maiden)
47. One (by Metallica)
48. Boss: Lou (The Devil) Boss Battle Recording
49. Encore: Devil Went Down to Georgia (as made famous by Charlie Daniels Band, Steve Oumiette rendition)
50. Avalancha (by Héroes del Silencio)
51. Can't Be Saved (by Senses Fail)
52. Close (by Lacuna Coil)
53. Don't Hold Back (by The Sleeping)
54. Down n' Dirty (by LA Slum Lords)
55. F.C.P. Remix (by The Fall of Troy)
56. Generation Rock (by Revolverheld)
57. Go That Far (by Bret Michaels Band)
58. Hier Kommt Alex (by Die Toten Hosen)
59. I'm in the Band (by The Hellacopters)
60. Impulse (by An Endless Sporadic)
61. In Love (by Scouts of St. Sebastian)
62. In the Belly of a Shark (by Gallows)
63. Mauvais Garçon (by Naast)
64. Metal Heavy Lady (by Lions)
65. Minus Celsius (by Backyard Babies)
66. My Curse (by Killswitch Engage)
67. Nothing for Me Here (by Dope)
68. Prayer of the Refugee (by Rise Against)
69. Radio Song (by Superbus)
70. Ruby (by Kaiser Chiefs)
71. She Bangs the Drums (by The Stone Roses)
72. Take This Life (by In Flames)
73. The Way It Ends (by Prototype)
74. Through the Fire and Flames (by DragonForce)
Guitar Hero 3 is one of my favourite games in the franchise. The soundtrack is one of the best and the Les Paul controller is Excellent. In my opinion, the bundled controller is better than the one you get with World Tour. It feels sturdy and comfortable to use.
The graphics have had a noticeable update since the second game. Though it keeps the cartoon art style, which I think is necessary to keep the game light hearted. Characters animate a lot better on stage and the arenas look more impressive.
The sound quality is second to none. I play it using 2.1 speakers to get the best effect. The track list has some amazingly fun and difficult songs to play. My favourites being: one and knights of cydonia. The career is the same as the previous guitar hero games, the songs gradually get harder as you progress. I think this is a great way of introducing people to the harder songs.
Guitar hero 3 features online multiplayer for the first time in the series. I found it really fun to play co-op over the internet with my friends.
The only downside I can think of is that there are not many track packs available for guitar hero 3. In comparison, rock band has lots more.
Overall, I think Guitar Hero 3 is one of the best in the series, if you like your rock you'll love this.
I am sure you have heard about Guitar Hero, and if you haven't you must be living in a cave. For many people though, they will have the new World Tour or Metallica editions. So if you see this on the cheap, is it worth picking up? YES! And for numerous reasons.
-The track list on this version is brilliant, including Killers, Kaiser Chiefs, Metallica and the like. There are a lot of bands on here I haven't heard of, but it is actually a good exercise in finding music you like. Try playing 'Cliffs of Dover' without immediately jumping to iTunes for the download.
-The storyline is pretty funny and worthy of some chuckles. The guitar duals are pretty hard and require some persistence, but the satisfaction when you finally pull off that hard solo is unrivalled.
-It's great with friends as well, especially if you have two guitars. Our church got ten people around the PS3 one night with this and Singstar and it what great, even for the kids.
There is also a back catalogue of songs you can download from the Playstation Network which is worth a look. Maybe not worth £70 anymore, but if you see it reduced to a decent price somewhere pick it up!
Guitar Hero III is fantastic.
You can basically become a guitar god in your own home,
The guitar is awesome, with customizable faceplates, and stickers to make it unique and special. The songs are amazing and makes you want to play more and more and more until your fingers become numb from the button pressing and strumming,
The guitar is great quality and has a detachable neck for easy storage, the neck has 5 buttons on, Green, Red, Yellow, Blue and Orange, in that order.
There are 4 different difficulty modes, Easy, Medium, Hard and Expert, when playing in Easy mode, you only make use of the first 3 buttons, so it is very easy, but when you move to medium.. you have to use the 4th button as well, which can make it complicated for beginners.
The graphics are cartoony and sometimes funny to watch, my favourite is Cartoon Slash.
There is a multiplayer mode, where you can challenge others to Guitar Duels which is always fun for a few days or weeks but gets boring compared to the brilliant singleplayer mode.
Awesome songs, Awesome Guitar..
Guitar Hero 3 is a fantastic game that literally allows you to become a rockstar in your own living room. The game comes supplied with a very cool Les Paul style guitar which helps make you look the part! The game is about you as a rockstar progressing to become an ultimate rockstar. It is very clever in the way that you can combine a career mode with the playign music side of the game.
When this came out I thought that it looked to be a great deal of fun and I had many good things about it. There were however two things that put me off buying this game and the first thing was the price. At £70 I found it quite hard to pay out because it is just so much money for a PS3 game. The other concern I had was that because I am a guitar player anyway I thought it would be too easy and not be very much fun overall.
I managed to get this game for just £40 in a sale at HMV, so it just goes to show it is worth shopping around. I absolutely love this game and I really to think it offers great entertainment for all. I love the soundtrack which are called 'Rockin tracks' and include hits such as 'Welcome to the Jungle' and 'Paranoid'. It really is great fun and with the different difficulty settings that are available you are bound to find a level that suits you. There are even downloadable extra songs that are available from the PS3 store which can expand your music colelction further and give you more hits to rock too!
I love the way in which you can progress you career in the game and unlock new guitars and songs etc. It really does provide an incentive to keep on playing the game. The game does make you feel like a rockstar and with the whammy bar feature you really do get into the music! There is even an online mode which was absolutely brilliant and you can even have a rock battle with some oof your friends over the internet or other people from around the world. I really do think that this game brings a whole new angle to PS3 gaming and I would really recommend it. I hope this was useful and thank you for reading!
Guitar hero III is definately the best of the guitar hero games (apart from world tour which i have not yet played). Firstly coming with the wireless les paul controller, this piece of equipment had a changable neck and face plate allowing it to have several styles. Also in the box there is a set of stickers which can be used to customise your guitar. The game itself has a huge selection of songs available with metal hits such as 'Before I Forget' by Slipknot, some of the crazy rock from Tenacious D and some indie legends 'When You Were Young' from the Killers. The boss battles in this game are so much better with the tunes, layout as well as the killer attacks. On top of the cool career mode of the game there is the online battles which allow you to either go face to face with an opponant or play alongside them with one player on guitar and the other on bass.
Getting bored of this game is difficult as once you have completed the original set of songs, some extras are available on the online version, some new ones are unlockable and hundreds of new songs are available from the playstation store.
This game is a laugh to play on your own or with friends seeing as you can have multiplayer available as well. I would definately recommend this game to anyone but especially to those that like the type of music played!!!
This is another brilliant installment of the guitar hero series from activision but this time its better than ever. Of course the experience of this game is only reall made when you get the signature wireless guitar instead of using your controller. In guitar hero you are made to play by hitting notes on the screen which correspond with your guitar. This is how you gain points to do succesfully in the game. The game is packed with amazing rock and indie tunes present and past which you are made to unlock by completing other songs and sometimes on different diffuculties. There is a career mode an online mode and a normal play mode. The career mode is what i find the best because you can strive to be the best guitarist. You can also customise your character e.g. the way he appears and the guitar he plays. Online mode is easy enough to use where you battle it out on songs to try and get the most points and you can stop your opponent by any means necessary. This is a fantastic game but I would advise on splashing out and buying guitar hero world tour.
Guitar hero 3 was the first outing for activiosn on the playstation 3 with the series.
Previous games included guitar hero 1, 2, & 80's.
This version of the game was sold as a bundle with a les paul style controller.
The guitar had removeable face plates and stickers allowing users to pretyy much customise their guitar, some people have even painted them.
The idea of the game is to play corresponding notes on screen to the buttons on the guitar.
There are a number of different diffculty levels. from easy to expert (good luck).
The game itself has nearly all master recordings, no covers by crappy bands such as rock revolution.
This game is quite simply a pick up and keep playing game.
The track listing is also very very extensive and has a good range of music on the disc, not to mention the downloadable content too. There are 39 songs and 25 bonus ones too. Loads of music.
Once you get the hang of the game you will be jumping around all over the place like a rock star- no, just me then??
Definately one to get if you want to play alone or if you fancy a bit of two player action.
Get another les paul and co-op play, battle each other or go head to head.
Activision hit the nail on the head with this one, much like rock band too.
A great game for anyone who likes to let go.
wow wow and wow. A game which never lets you down, just pick up and play, easy, medium, hard and expert difficulties allow anyone to pick the guitar up and play.
Working through career mode lets you hear so many good LEGENDARY songs, which you will enjoy to play and love to listen to outwith the game.
Personally think this game is a good starter to the guitar hero series although it is the third installment of the game. With amazons new price £42.56 the game is simply brilliant.
The guitar is a strong build and works brilliantly with the ps3 and the timing between pressing the buttons on the guitar and the sync on the screen is as good as you can hope for.
Brilliant to buy and use along with Guitar hero world tour, as the guitar can then be used as a bass guitar and new songs can always be added.
Guitar Hero III 'Legends of Rock' was the game that got me into the whole series. Sure it has now been surpassed by the phenomenal new 'World Tour' package, but this is still a great game and does not look dated in any way.
The premise of the game, as it has been throughout the series is to play the lead guitar with the console generated percussion, bass guitar and vocals. The level of difficulty can be adjusted to suit the players skill and there is a really well paced learning curve both between the 5 difficulty settings and the songs as they progress on each setting. By that I mean that should you playe using all 5 frets on "expert" level, the songs still get harder to play from the beginning of the game to the end of the game, resulting in a complete mash up towards the end, not that I have got there but I have seen it on YouTube.
The guitar itself is pretty impressive though not as good as the latest version with the sliding frets on the nexk. This is a wireless model though and does look slick as well as enabling you to walk around the room cable free. There are no connectivity issues either here.
The track list is more than impressive and more are available to download from the online store as well as the new tracks that can be unlocked as you progress through the game. A neat feature here in 'Legends of Rock' is that you, periodically, have to battle it out against a 'Legend of Rock'. Take Guns 'n' Roses guitarist and legend of rock 'Slash' for example. When you get to him, you have to beat him at a certain track of his to unlock him and make him a playable character. All cool stuff.
Essentially that is all their is to it, but the difficulty curve and re-playability factor will keep you going for months on end.
This game is by far my favourite console game of ALL TIME. Its such great fun, and can be played by just about anyone, any age, any level as there are four difficulty modes available and you can just pick the one that is suited to you. There loads of songs in the game and loads move available for download. There's Guns n Roses, Rage against the Machine, Santana, Disturbed... Well, the game is called Legends Of Rock so they are all pretty good artists on there! Basically you have five different coloured buttons on the guitar, and you press these buttons when they come up on the screen. simple as. But be warned - as you go higher through the levels the amount of buttons you have to press and the speed increses dramatically! Some of the harder songs on expert are just silly - I know there's videos of people on You Tube completing them but they must be guitarists to start with! This game gives the lowly people like you and me pretend we're a rock legend. Great fun.
I picked this game up as I wanted to see what it was like to play a guitar. I picked this up after various recommemdations and I was glad I did. Guitar Hero 3 is a fantastic game that will provide lots of fun and hours of gameplay. The game includes over 70 tracks with lots more available to download at a small cost on the Playstation Store.
You will create a guy and try to please the crowd in the career mode as you try to get all the songs and all the extra content.
The graphics are very good and the songs included on the game are great but the DLC is very costly, if you want to have a complete collection. The framerate is great but I found there was a slight delay in the button recognition.
The guitar included is great, it includes the batteries and is also very light. It is also wireless meaning you can rock all you like without knocking the Playstation 3 off.
The best part of the game is co-op, you can play any song or have a band and go through the career mode as well with your mate.
The online play includes lots of lag and was unplayable for me, as I couldn't complete the song as the notes wouldn't get through.