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This has got to be the best game ever! I got it on christmas day and played it pretty much all day long. This was the first guitar hero game i'd ever had or played on.
There are a good range of songs, from 1970s-2000's. lots of rock songs as you can imagine. I started off on easy level to get used to the control and the more i played the easier i got. On the screen is a sequence of notes which scroll down towards you. You need to hit the right coloured note in time. If you miss too many they boo you off stage and you need to start again! There are tutorials available so you can practice each song beforehand.
What makes this game more fun is that you have a real little guitar to play with, so you can pretend you are rocking out at all these gigs.
You can also play 2 player with this game, and is more fun if your friend has a guitar too you can play against each other or one has main guitar and the other has bass.
The only problem I found with this game was that if I played it for more than 20mins at a time my eyes started to go weird from the notes scrolling down the screen. I would the notes and then once the song had finished i'd look at a still object in the room and it would start moving! So it can make you feel a little bit dizzy! other than that i've had no problems with it.
There are tonnes of music games out there nowadays. Originally they were just flash games, then they turned into the Guitar Hero series, now theres Guitar Hero, DJ Hero, Rockband, Band Hero, Rock Revolution and probably tonnes of others.
Out of all of those games, Guitar Hero 3 has got to be my favourite. It is the newest music game which allows the player to use the PS3/Xbox 360 gamepad with it, instead of being forced to use an annoying and rather imo difficult to use guitar.
Notes are hit using the LB, RB, RT, LT and A buttons.
The game features a large amount of songs, the Xbox 360 version has probably 100+ songs of DLC, whereas the PS3 version only has about 30 i would say. But there is around 70 songs that are present with no DLC.
Nowadays i recommend you buy this as a solus, you save about £30 at least and you'll probably enjoy it as much with a controller as you would with a fake plastic guitar.
One thing it lacks over the newer versions however, is 4 player multiplayer. Guitar Hero 3 only supports 2 player, however it does have a co-op career mode, a battle mode and a face off mode. You can play co-op songs individually and also battle in the online mode, which is 2 player only. The game can be played 2 player offline and 2 player online.
Also the game does not feature drums or singing. The only instruments you can play are Lead Guitar and Bass Guitar.
Despite these limitations, it's still my favourite, and definity one to buy if you can pick it up for a few quid.
The Guitar Hero series allowed you to put your tennis racket down and play something much more fulfilling than the air guitar. The third instalment titled Legends of Rock once again allowed the player to unleash their inner Rock God. Published by Activision and developed by Neversoft, it's amazing to think this game actually hit the shelves back in October 2007.
It's a simple game in which you have to play a simulated guitar in time to scrolling notes. By doing this you will perform a number of famous tracks to a baying audience, do it well and they'll love you. Do it badly and they will let you know. Perhaps one of the biggest draws of the game is that instead of the standard handheld controller, you can use in it's place a controller in the shape of the guitar. And this is no gimmick either as the manner in which you move it will affect the score you raise and how well you play each track.
During the performance of each track, avatars will perform in time to the track and respond in accordance to how the player performs. As you play through each of the levels you will face a battle at certain stages. Here you will get to test your mettle against various guitarists such as Tom Morello from Audioslave and Rage Against the Machine And the legendary Slash from Guns'n'Roses.
Aside from the tracks included on the game, xBox live users can also download additioanl tracks from pretty much every band you can think of. However before you rush off to do that, it is worth considering the scope of the bands included. They are Muse, The Who, Rolling Stones, Smashing Pumpkins, Cream and the Sex Pistols to name but a few.
There are three basic modes of play. The career mode is single player and you work your way through the tracks trying to enhance your reputation. There are 8 tiers with 42 tracks in total. Two players can also engage in this mode in co-operative play with one on lead guitar and the second player on rhythm or bass. Online player is available allowing the player to challenge other xbox live users to battles.
There are a couple of other titles similar to this, but Guitar Hero certainly seems to be the one that gets the attention. Add on packs allowing players to play tracks by specific bands and the option to customise your guitar with interchangeable faceplates have meant this games popularity is yet to diminish. And it's perfect for use by any age, parties and get togethers espescially. A word of warning though, you're fingers are going to be in agony after continuous use but that's the price of being a Rock God.
In my opinion this is one of the best guitar hero games
The guitar itself was the first of its kind to go wireless, making the whole experience a lot more enjoyable as you can move around your "Stage" like a real rocker. The guitar was good quality and sturdy, the wammy bar, looking back at it did seem a little short but i didn't complain at the time. The buttons and the strumming bar started to squeak a little as i used it more but it was nothing if you where paying attention to the music.
The game itself as usual revolved around a guitar player joining a band then slowly making his way up the ranks to achieve fame, the songs are grouped together usually in groups of 4 or 5, one of them being an encore after you finish the others in that set and each set is usually on a theme grouping the similar songs together so if you like that kind of music you can easily go back to that set and replay it.
Each gig you complete rewards you depending on your performance with dollars, these dollars go towards unlocking new things, including songs, new guitars and people to play as, they also govern your rank which is just for show.
This is the first rhythm game i have played that has boss battles, that's right, boss battles... against usually other famous guitar heroes. The battles themselves are not as bad as you might be imagining, you have to play through a song as usual and collect power ups as you go like star power, but instead when you active them it cases a disadvantage for the other player like reverses the order there notes are in or makes there screen flash so its hard to see what notes are coming next. This game mode is also available online so you can play against your friends as well.
The set list was amazing, mostly heavy metal or classic rock songs, all fun to play besides one or two such as "Raining blood," and "Through the fire and flames," both notoriously hard to play and the online multiplayer made it fun as well, allowing you to battle your friends across the internet or team up to get a good score on a song.
I found this game very good for parties as well, we would all take turns to battle each other, picking set lists and difficulties to see who was the best, this party experience was not as good as guitar hero world tour because or the lack of 4 player mode but we still play it every now and then for the better selection of songs.
This is a review for Guitar Hero 3: Legends of rock.
Firstly let me say that I have played all of the Guitar Hero series playing on both Playstation 2 and Xbox 360 platforms. Considering this I still rate Legends Of Rock the greatest success of them all.
For those unfamiliar with the Guitar Hero game in itself, the idea is that onscreen a series of coloured circles or 'notes' will fall from the top of the screen in a pettern to the song you are 'playing' and cross a bar at the bottom, your job is to push the corresponding button on your controller or in this instance a guitar as the notes cross the bar whilst symotaniosly striking the 'strings' of the guitar which has been replaced by a paddle.
This game has proven very addictive from day one in a kind of 'I will not be beaten' way and I have failed to stop playing since that fateful day when I hit my first note on my first song.
Along comes the third (although technically the fourth if you include GH Aerosmith) and it shows straight away that activision have done their homework. Although the previous games were cult hits, few comments could be made for impovement, 'hammer on's' and 'pull off's' to work and decent cover bands to name but a few, Activision took heed and created as close to perfection as you can.
Where the hammer on's and pull off's simply didn't work in GH 1 and were a skill to truely master to ever get to work in GH 2, here they work superbly and after laughing at the aweful cover of Killing In The Name (and there was lots of laughing) in the second game, Activision have pulled the biggest trick out of there sleeve by awarding us with master tracks! Okay, so not on all tracks but a damn sight more than the last games which presented none.
They topped this off with some of the best tracks ever to be collected. Some, I will admit, I had previously no awareness of their exsistance but proved to be the most fun to play. It seems the songs have at last been chosen for playability rather than for popularity. There is always the odd exception but gladly this comes in the shape of the downloadable content which on the whole is ok but does show us a pack of songs by Muse whose music is great to listen to, just not to play.
Of course, Guitar Hero wouldn't be Guitar Hero without the hand cramping, wrist snapping, fingertip bleeding track right at the end and GH 3 fails to disappoint. This time in the shape of Dragonforce's hit track 'Through The Fire And Flames'. At any level this song demands a certain skill to pull off but amp it up to expert and I guarentee your arm will fall off. Amusingly you may have very shortly just been cursing and shouting at having to play the solo in Metalica's 'One' and even trying to beat Lou in the final battle asking how could it get any worse when as a reward, to congratulate you on wearing your fingers to the bone it unleases the opening riff of Dragonforce. Thanks guys.
In honesty, considering all games before and those which have followed, none have nailed the fine balance that Legends Of Rock shows. Displaying perfect and smooth controls, superb track line-up and even a well though and managed online experience I find this the cream of the crop and the only one I just cant keep away from.
Starting out Small
Foghat: "Slow Ride"
Poison: "Talk Dirty to Me"
Pat Benatar: "Hit Me With Your Best Shot"
Social Distortion: "Story of My Life"
Your First Real Gig
Mountain: "Mississippi Queen"
Alice Cooper: "School's Out"
Cream: "Sunshine of Your Life"
Making the Video
The Killers: "When You Were Young"
AFI: "Miss Murder"
The Who: "The Seeker"
Priestess: "Lay Down"
Black Sabbath: "Paranoid"
The Sex Pistols: "Anarchy in the UK"
Sonic Youth: "Kool Thing"
Weezer: "My Name Is Jonas"
The Dead Kennedy's: "Holiday in Cambodia"
Scorpions: "Rock You Like a Hurricane"
Aerosmith: "Same Old Song and Dance"
ZZ Top: "La Grange"
Hottest Band on Earth
Santana: "Black Magic Woman"
Smashing Pumpkins: "Cherub Rock"
White Zombie: "Black Sunshine"
Tenacious D: "The Metal"
Live in Japan
Slipknot: "Before I Forget"
Queens of the Stone Age: "3's and 7's"
Muse: "Knights of Cydonia"
Battle for your Soul
Slayer: "Raining Blood"
Eric Johnson: "Cliffs of Dover"
Iron Maiden: "Number of the Beast"
You can buy Legends Of Rock with the guitar controller from Amazon for around £70 and the game only for around £21. Alternatively you can buy it on the high street from stores such as Gamestation and HMV.
OK, hands up. I know, I KNOW I am a Guitar Hero addict. What can I say, I like games and I'm good with my fingers and hands. I have already reviewed the Wii version of this same title, but after playing it on the XBOX, I had to review it again.
As said in my previous review, this is the third game in the Guitar Hero series. You can buy it on Amazon with a guitar for £65.99 and the game on it's own for £21.89. My friend purchased it from Gamestation, second hand, for a bargainous £9.99. Naturally, it was straight back to mine to test it up. And yes, there ARE differences.
But first of all, a little introduction. As given away in the subtitle, 'Legends of Rock' contains a lot of classic rock songs, although a few more modern ones also feature. Some of the great songs featured on this include The Number of the Beast by Iron Maiden, Welcome to the Jungle by Guns'n'Roses and of course, Through the Fire and Flames by Dragonforce.
For those who are unaware (though I do find it hard to believe if you are) I will briefly explain the game. And yes, I am taking this from my review of the Wii version, but hey, I'm adding at least 150 extra words, so I do believe I am within the DooYoo rules (please don't hurt me!).
The concept is fairly simple - you have a guitar with five frets, all in a different colour, a bar to strum like a string and a whammy bar. You choose a song to play and the frets match the notes on the screen and as a note appears, you strum the bar whilst holding down the respective fret. Simple, right?
Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock has four difficulties, ranging from 'easy' through to 'expert.' The songs for all levels are the same, however the higher up the difficulties you go, the faster the note playing becomes and the notes appear more frequently. You use just 3 fret buttons on easy, 4 on medium and all 5 on hard and expert. As you progress through the difficulty levels, you will need to use techniques such as 'hammer on' and 'pull off' to progress through the songs.
There are two routes through this game - you can either simply play on the 'quickplay' mode which is just choosing a song and playing it, or you can play through on 'career' mode. You can do this solo, or if you have a second guitar, you can play through as a band, with the second player playing the bass part. You can choose individual difficulities, in case one player is much better than the other.
On career mode, you play a total of 8 gigs, progressing in difficulty as you go along. In order to progress, you must complete the songs in each gig. In 'expert' you must complete all 4 songs, plus the encore/guitar battle in each gig; in the earlier levels, you only have to do 2/3 songs and the encore/guitar battle, which is handy if you're strugling to get your fingers round a song. Encores must be completed to move on to the next gig, however if you fail a guitar battle three times in a row, you are given the option to 'wimp out.'
The guitar battles are great fun and you can practise against a friend in 'battle mode' if you are struggling. The idea is that each player takes it in turns to play part of a song and if you hit enough notes, you can collect a bonus to 'attack' your opponent with. These can be things such as 'broken string,' or 'lefty flip' which can cause your opponent to miss notes and crash out, resulting in a victory for you.
For the real perfectionists amongst you, at the end of each completed song, you are given a rating and a percentage of notes hit. 3* means that you have made it through the song, 4* means that you have played fairly well and 5* means that you played really well. It's important to make sure that the audience meter doesn't fall into the red, as you may well be booed off the stage. You are paid depending on your rating and with this, you can buy clothes for your characters and instruments.
Another useful feature is the practice mode, where it teaches you how to do techniques such as 'hammer on' and 'pull off' which you will need later. You can also practise songs and parts of songs at a slower speed, so you can get used to them, if you're really stuck on a song.
If you make it through to the end, you get to play Dragonforce's 'Through the Fire and Flames' as the credits roll. All I have to say is good luck doing that on expert. Perhaps I am a sadist, but have a go playing it in practise mode. Hee!
In career mode, the guitar battles all feature famous guitarists, such as Slash and Tom Morello. One of the differences between the Xbox version and the Wii version is that the Xbox version also features Bret Michaels of Poison.
In my mind, now that I have played this on the Xbox, I can honestly say that I prefer it. If you have both the Wii and the Xbox and you can't make up your mind which console to buy it for, I recommend shelling out the extra cash, or finding a second hand version for the Xbox. It is worth it as the quality of gameplay is that much better. I have both consoles hooked up to a plasma television and the contrast in quality between the two consoles is incredible. The Xbox version is much clearer and much sharper and as a result that much more enjoyable. I have noticed extra details, such as Red Bull cans on the stage that I hadn't noticed before.
The second advantage is the fact that you can download extra songs on this console. I have not yet done this, but be assured that I will once my friend moves in! Obviously, this means I can't comment on the ease of downloading and searching for songs, but this is still a massive plus point as it means you can add songs you really like and enhance your library and playing time.
It is also worth noting that you play this game online, in multiplayer mode. So, if you have no one in the house to challenge, never mind, go online!
This game is addictive and is also a great party game with a few friends and some beers. I had given my fingers a nice rest from playing on the Wii; sadly they started hurting again when I began playing on the Xbox.
Never mind, it is fun and addictive, but also bare in mind, it may be cheaper and quicker to learn how to play real guitar, with all the time that can easily be spent on this...
By now there are a great many guitar hero / rock band games out there, this however was the first one I bought and which sparked the addiction in the first place.
The set up is very simple - it's essentially a rhythm game, you press the coloured notes in time with the music and there are a variety of difficulty settings which involve 3-5 notes in increasing speeds and tricky combinations. It can be played with a normal control but really I would say to get the most fun out of it it's best to pay the extra for the guitar controller as this adds to the experience.
Single player mode involves playing through a set list of songs, culminating in an encore and unlocking the next set (as well as extra guitars, characters etc. along the way). There are also regular 'boss battles' where you face off against another guitarist (eg. Slash from Guns n Roses) and have to outplay them while at the same dodging and dishing out 'power ups' that do things such as increasing the difficulty level or reversing the notes. There is also multiplayer where you can either battle against each other or play co-op on the same song.
Set list wise there's quite a variety: rage against the machine, metallica, iron maiden, muse, queens of the stone age, the dead kennedys, sex pistols, zz top, slipknot and so on, to name some of the highlights. There's a pretty good amount of well-known songs on there and you can download more via xbox live (for money though).
Cost wise it ain't the cheapest - you can probably pick this one up now for about £20 or so which is still quite a lot considering how long it's been out. For some reason the guitar hero games always seem to retail for a lot of money, even the older ones. If you want to get the guitar controller as well you could be looking at around £50-60, though obviously once you have the controller it will then work for any others in the series you buy in the future.
The game is extremely addictive and the different difficulty levels should suit just about anyone, it's also great fun for parties or groups of friends. Well worth the money for the amount of hours you get out of it.
This game is one of the first games I got into when I bought my boyfriend an xbox 360 for christmas one year. I bought this game along with it, as it was one of the latest games out at the time, and I thought he would enjoy playing it. Turns out I played it more than I ever thought I would.
Guitar Hero become hugely popular over the past few years, and I could never see why, until I owned this one! It came in a pack with the game and a guitar controller. The guitar controller is basically a guitar shaped controller, which has 5 color buttons, a strum bar, a whammy bar and a start and back button.
The game is played by following the tune on screen, hitting the strum bar and colored buttons as you see on screen. There are different difficulty levels for everyone to play, these are easy, medium, difficult and expert. Most beginners will start on easy and work their way up, I did this, and now I am up to expert, but I really did play way too much than was deemed healthy lol.
The game is actually named Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock, and there are a heck of a lot of rock songs on the game, which is great as I love rock music, although some of the songs on the game just are not worth the time to listen to, but you have to play through the song lists.
There is about 100 songs on the game altogether, counting the built in songs, downloads, unlocks etc, and they seem to be adding more now and then, so there is usually some fresh content to play.
There is the option of free play, which enables you to play one song at a time from the set list, or you can play a career mode, where you work through the set list, unlocking more songs as you go, as long as you pass the songs you are playing, mess it up, and get booed off the stage!
I found the game to be very addictive in solo play, and when I put it online, I found it even more addictive, especially when I started to pick up some skill and actually beat other players on line. There are many different types of online play, so you can always keep yourself entertained with this game online, and the competition is usually always quite fierce, so be prepared to rock!
I recommend this game to all, as playing alone, online or with friends, it is a great game that will give you hours of fun.
Guitar hero III legends of rock is the 4th guitar hero game to be released. In this game you can either use a guitar controller or a standard xbox controller.
The main gameplay in this game revolves around holding the correct coloured button on the guitar controller and then strumming at the correct time. The notes you have to play fall in time to the music and if you miss notes the guitar track stops playing. There are 4 difficultys in the game. The difference between them is extremley large.
There are over 70 songs in the core game including songs such as "knights of cydonia" by muse, "The Metal" by tenacious D and
"through the fire and the flames" by dragon force. There are also many downloadable songs for guitar hero 3 some of which are free such as the top gun theme, I am Murloc song and exlusivley for the xbox 360 the
"Halo Theme MJOLNIR Mix".
During gameplay racking up a combo will give you a mutliplier. The maximum multiplier you can acheive is x4. Missing a note will reset you to x1 multiplier. Hitting an entire string of glowing notes will gain you star power. To activate star power you must tilt your guitar. While star power is active your multiplier doubles so if you had a x4 multiplier before you activated it you would have a x8 multiplier when you activated it.
There are several more modes available in guitar hero 3. There is the standard career mode and also new to the series a co-op career mode. Some songs that are in single player career are not available in co-op career and visa versa. In co-op career one player plays lead guitar and the other plays either bass or rhythm depending on the song.
In the multiplayer section there are 3 modes. Face off, Pro face off and battle mode. In face off you each play different parts of the song and the first to fail loses. In pro face off you both play the whole song together and the winner is the person with the most points at the end. New to guitar hero 3 is the battle mode. In battle mode star power is replaced with weapons. Players can store up to 3 weapons at a time. when a player fires The resulting effect may either make the song more difficult for the other player by adding additional notes or partially displaying the note tracks, or may force the opponent to perform special actions to clear the effect, such as by pressing a fret button down repeatedly in response to a broken guitar string effect. The player that fails first loses. If no player has won by the end of the song then sudden death mode activates. This didnt make alot of sense to me and kind of ruined the song but luckily the game is usually over by then. All of these modes can be played online over xbox live.
This game has good graphics but most importantly excellent sound quality as expected in a music based game. It is a realy fun game in single player or multiplayer and it is realy enjoyable. Is currently still my favourite game in the series even after the release of world tour and guitar hero 5.
I got this for Christmas 2008 soon after it came out as I heard a lot of good things about the previous guitar hero games. It's the first music based game I'd ever bought and since then I've also purchased Rock Band and Rock Band 2 as a result.
The unique thing about guitar hero is your controller is a plastic guitar - not an Xbox 360 controller. You use this guitar to navigate the menus and play the game. This is why the game is so popular - it allows people who have never touched a real guitar in their lives to shred out to popular rock songs. It is a very appealing idea - all of the perks of playing the guitar without the months of practice just to learn one song.
I consider myself quite good at guitar hero (I have completed quite a few songs on expert) and it is all down to practice. I failed my first song on easy but after a few hours of playing I was moving on to normal difficulty and eventually hard. There is a slight learning curve you have to get over - and for some that's too steep, which is unfortunate. You need quite dexterous fingers for guitar hero - bare this in mind.
The only thing I dislike about Guitar Hero 3 is the guitar it comes with. Its wireless, and therefore battery powered... which isn't a problem except they drain pretty fast so I advise getting some rechargeable. Also, after a while the buttons start to become unresponsive, even if the batteries are charged all of the way. This is a shame and shows poor build quality... I'm currently on my 3rd GH guitar.
The soundtracks (which is pretty much the game) for GH3 are very impressive and I believe there are 69 on the disk, excluding all of the downloadable content available for download over Xbox Live. I won't list them all here; however I will list my favourites:
-Slow Ride (Foghat)
-Ruby (Kaiser Chiefs)
-My Curse (Killswitch Engage)
-Knights of Cydonia (Muse)
-Rock you like a hurricane (The Scorpions)
-Through the fire & the flames (Dragonforce)
-Hier Kommt Alex (Die Toten Hosen) - German song, really good
Multiplayer is also available and it's always fun going head to head against your friends. Games over Xbox Live are always lag less and the experience (in my opinion) is faultless. I think Guitar Hero 3 is a great place to start if you've never played any of the new music games being released, if only because of the amazing track list!
I have never played any of the guitar hero series games before until Guitar Hero 3 came out. I got into the guitar hero series because I had been to a Guitar Hero 3 party and my friends had it. I had hured of the series but never played it until then. I first played it then and was not overly impressed.
When I first played the game it was really new to me and as fun and exciting that it looked when other people were playing their favorite songs on expert and having guitar battles. I first got handed the guitar and had a go on one of the easiest songs on the game on easy. When I started the graphics were good and it was fun however I played it and I kept missing notes and my friend beat me. I was bored annoyed and my first experience of Guitar Hero 3 was not very good. I think it's because when you first play it's difficult or at least it was I. I then had another go couple weeks after that and I found that I was much better and I still got beaten by my friend but I was better it was much more entertaining than the last time I played it this was because I was better but I wanted to play it more and more so I went out and bought it and was very impressed. I went out and got Guitar Hero for the Xbox 360. It cost me £65 ($127) this I did want think was very good the price all your getting is the game of Guitar Hero 3, The Guitar Hero Les Paul guitar and two AA batteries. My reasons for the it not being a good deal is the fact that the Nintendo Wii's version has a place for the nintendo Wii controller where as you can retarge the batteries. Sure you can buy rechargeable batteries but they could have adapted the Xbox 360 Guitar so that it could have the used the Xbox 360 rechargeable battery pack but that is the only flaw with the Guitar. My Guitar has not broken and has been fine I have not seen any cases of broken guitars unlike rock band that has had multiple cases of broken guitars.
Starting with the Guitar it's shaped like a real guitar such a nice to feel when your playing Guitar Hero. The Guitar has 5 different colored frets Green, Red, Yellow, Blue and Orange. The 5 frets are their for when you play different difficultly the Green, Red and Yellow frets are their for when you play on easy, then the Blue fret goes into play for when you play the Medium difficulty and then the Orange fret comes into play for when you play either the hard or expert difficulty. As you can see as the difficulty goes up the more frets are needed to be used. In order to play the notes you have to strum the notes using the strum bar and theirs a whammy bar that is used to change the pitch of the note and to get the star power out of the notes. Theirs the usual start and back buttons to. To start off theirs a Career mode where you make a band and start playing gigs theirs a set song list for every venue where you play at and the song list gets harder the further you advance in the Career mode. In the Career you have to play boss battles against famous guitar plays like Slash and Lou. After playing a song in Career you get a star rating depending on how well you play it could be anything between 3 - 5 stars. Then you get a low down of how much you got paid and how much pay you have lost in a comic way for such reasons as the Green room being smashed, or how many cars have been set on fire. You can spend the pay that you earn at the games shop and buy new songs, guitars, and outfits for the people you play as and you can also buy new people to play as. The Career mode has cut sense as you progress though the Career.
Theirs a Quick mode where you choose a difficulty and a song to play and then the game will choose a venue to play and who you play as which is cool if you just want to play a quick song and just have a quick laugh rather than going into the Career mode where you can play though the Career and you have to customize everything. The Multiplayer mode is very good, 2 players can play at once. The game modes include Battle mode and Co - op mode. In Battle mode you can battle each other and theirs no star power but instead power ups where you can use to aid you or disadvantage the player who you are playing against then you battle any song you like until theirs a winner. You can also play in Co - op mode with a friend, which is just playing the Career mode with your friends and their are some songs to unlock if you do this. Theirs also Xbox live mode but if you play on their it's just the same and just as fun as playing in Multiplayer modes with your friend.
I first played this game at a friends house. Initially I was sceptical however after an hour of play and getting the hang of the guitar, I found myself totally engaged and purchased the game for myself. This is an incredibly social game and very good to play with friends, you can either take each other on (if you have 2 guitars) or simply take it in turns to play songs. There is a quickplay mode and you can record your scores for each song after you have played it. There is a good range of songs on this game for most music fans to enjoy. There are some absolute classics from the likes of Pearl Jam, Guns N Roses, Rage Against the Machine, Weezer, Iron Maiden and Metallica just to name a few. The career mode allows you to make your way through each song on the game, at the end of eah sub section of songs you have to defeat a boss in a guitar battle. This is great fun but also a real challenge and you will find yourself on it for ages trying to improve your skills and beat bosses!
guitar hero three was the best guitar hero game in my opinion. this was the first game that i purchased. it contains a les paul wireless guitar which is cool because you can rock out with out worrying about your stupid chord getting in the way.. guitar hero three featured some really great songs. such as reptilla by the strokes and threes and sevens by queens of the stone age. there is a campain mode which you can select your difficulty and you can play the songs and you have to pass them in order to get your money. you can exchange your money for new songs and guitars. playing the songs are fun and can make you better with your fingers. it is a really fun game and i will play that game for years to come. so i recomend that any buyers will buy guitar hero 3. it is worth every penny.
Guitar hero bring rock god-liness to your living room!
Guitar hero 3 was the first version of the game I bought, and it comes with a wireless Les Paul (R.I.P) guitar if you buy the bundle.
Features many classic and current rock songs, with tracks by Muse, Guns n' Roses and the Red Hot Chili Peppers to name but a few.
The game is available on Xbox 360, PS3, PS2 and the Wii, and the aim of the game is to hit the corresponding notes at the correct time.
You're shown a board with coloured circles coming down the screen towards you, as they reach the end you press the corresponding coloured button on the guitar and strum the bar on the guitar... doing so correctly will play the guitar on the song as though its being played for real, missing the note or hitting the strum bar at the wrong time will miss the guitar track and make clanging noises.
The game is incredibly addictive, great fun, good for all ages and is an excellent multiplayer game with friends and family.
There are 4 difficulty settings:
Easy - For absolute beginners
Medium - For average people
Hard - Once you've been playing a while, hard becomes a great challenge
Expert - Hard to master, but very satisfying when you do!
After getting Guitar Hero III, I went out and got Guitar Hero II and Guitar Hero Aerosmith it was that good :)
I first seen a trailer for this game having never played any of the previous installments. My mate said he was getting it and i laughed (fatal mistake). I first had a go after a few drinks and i was hooked and had to buy it myself.
I have played 5 string bass in a band so i picked it up quickly, but the rest have never played guitar before and they all got the hang of it so you certainly don't have to play in real life to enjoy this.
The difficulty settings are good. By the time you play all the songs on 'easy' you are ready to start the roster again on 'medium'...then onto 'hard'. i personally can't finish a song on 'expert' yet...but i'll get there!! You obviously have to calibrate the guitar and fret buttons before you start and once you do this i've always found them to hit each note without problem...i havn't had to reset and re-calibrate anything since i first played.
The main issue for a lot of people may be the track list...and i have to admit when looking at it i was not impressed. (when i listen to metal it's usually thrash, prog or power metal). But i have played all the songs on the main roster (still 20 bonus i havn't played yet) and i'd say about 90% are good tracks and you can enjoy playing along to because it's all about the guitar riffs and not the song as a whole.
The battles online are well done and you can get quite competative when playing against some friends on there.
All in all i think it's a really fun game for all levels and ages (i'm 22 and i love it), with plenty to keep you going for week after week and well worth £60-65. The guitar is also compatible with 'rock band' which will be released early 2008. Oh and my friend is left handed and you can play this left handed no problem.
Can't comment on guitar connection problems as out of the 4/5 people i know who own it on a mix of xbox 360 and ps3 i have never seen a connection problem. unfortunately it appears some people do get this.
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock continues to build on Guitar Hero's successful easy to play, but difficult to master gameplay mechanic to take the franchise to a whole new level. With master tracks from legendary bands like Sex Pistols, Guns N Roses, Rolling Stones, Metallica, and Pearl Jam, along with original music composed specifically for the game by iconic guitarists Slash and Tom Morello, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock sports the greatest soundtrack to ever find its way into a videogame. Vastly improved graphics immerse gamers into their rock arenas and heighten their visual experience while the new wireless Gibson guitar controllers allow the players to channel their inner guitar gods. The arcade-inspired battle mode, expanded co-op career and boss battles add depth and extend gameplay for countless hours of shred time. Track Listing: Beastie Boys - Sabotage, Living Colour - Cult of Personality, Muse - Knights of Cydonia, Rolling Stones - Paint It Black, Smashing Pumpkins - Cherub Rock, Tenacious D - The Metal, Weezer - My Name Is Jonas, Pearl Jam - Evenflow, Priestess - Lay Down, Guns N Roses - Welcome To The Jungle, Dragonforce - Through The Fire And The Flames, Iron Maiden - Number of The Beast, RHCP - Suck My Kiss, AFI - Miss Murder, Queens of the Stone Age - Threes and Sevens, Slayer - Raining Blood, The Strokes - Reptilla, Backyard Babies - Minus Celcius, Die Toten Hosen - Hier Kommt Alex, Gallows - In The Belly Of A Shark, Hellacopters - In The Band, Heroes Del Silencio - Avalancha, In Flames - Take This Life, Kaiser Chiefs - Ruby, Lacuna Coil - Closer, Revolverhead - Generation Rock, Naast - Mauvais Garcon, Superbus - Radio Song, Matchbook Romance - Monsters, Slipknot - Before I Forget, Sonic Youth - Kool Thing, Rage Against The Machine - Bulls on Parade, Brett Michaels Band - Go That Far, An Endless Sporadic - Impulse, Dope - Nothing For Me Here, The Fall of Troy - F.C.P R.E.M.I.X, Killswitch Engage - My Curse, Lions - Metal Heavy Lady, Prototype - The Way It Ends, Rise Against - Prayer of The Refugee, Scouts of St. Sebastian - In Love, Senses Fail - Can't Be Saved, The Sleeping - Don't Hold Back, Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The UK, Aerosmith - Same Old Song and Dance, Bloc Party - Helicopter, Disturbed - Stricken, The Killers - When You Were Young.