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I was so excited leading up to the release of a new guitar hero, as i am a self confessed addict. However i was a little disappointed... The crowds and guitarists are a little more 'finished', you can now gain 6 stars for a perfect performance, and the main difference is that you have to perform quests and make your way through a story to eventually become a warrior of rock, i must admit, i did not enjoy this as much as the other games, i feel this would be suited to a different type of game! The narration by Gene Simmons was a nice surprise, but was a little disappointed that he didn't feature as a character in the game! There are 90 tracks featured on this game, but i feel the track list is a little lacking. A few artists stand out such as Queen, Foo Fighters, Kiss and R.E.M, but nothing that hasn't been done before. Also i do not understand the need for a seven song finale from Rush.... I really think that Guitar Hero need to up their game as they are not the only guitar game on the market and i feel their main competitors 'Rock Band' may take over. I bought this game with the axe controller and it cost me £89.99. I can see that the makers of the game have tried to make this game different and more interesting, but in my opinion they have changed the wrong things. I think they should concentrate on putting together an awesome track list for the next game, because surely that's what people look for first when they choose to buy the game??
Developer & Publisher: Red Octane & Neversoft, Activision Release date: September 24, 2010 Platform: Xbox 360, Play Station 3, Nintendo Wii Genre: Music / Rhythm game Target audience (age rating): 12 age rating, suitable for any age (great for parties) Price: I got mine for £50 with the guitar How it felt to play: Very comfortable, first Guitar Hero game I have ever bought so I had to start on beginner and work my way up, but I was onto medium after a short amount of time. There are various tips on the internet (sites such as YouTube are great) which can really help how you play. The guitar is comfortable to use, more comfortable to use than previous models for previous games. Controls: You are required to use an instrument when you play (unless you wish to sing), and the controls are very basic, the only real change you can make is a lefty flip (which makes the notes appear the other way) Difficulty: There are 4 sets of difficulty; easy - you play with the first 3 notes only, a slower fret board and only the main notes, Medium - you play with the first 4 notes, slightly increased fret board
Developer & Publisher: Red Octane & Neversoft, Activision Release date: September 24, 2010 (Europe) Platform: Xbox 360, Play Station 3, Nintendo Wii Genre: Music / Rhythm game Target audience (age rating): 12 age rating, suitable for any age (great for parties) Copies Sold/Subscribers: Unknown Price: I got mine for £45 from Amazon * This product with me - This is the 6th game in the Guitar Hero series (excluding specials like Metallica and Aerosmith). In my opinion the Guitar hero games went downhill since the third, until now, it seems the competitive side of this type of game has returned, with more variety and instruments to compete with. The game has an amazing song list with huge amounts of downloadable song packs to add to it, the game storyline is based on an album by Rush which you will discover within the first few hours of play, which I personally think is brilliant to include an entire album to base it on, makes it feel more like a music game. The guitar is very easy to use and the buttons and strum bar feel much stronger and have lasted longer than previous (better than the GH3 one in my opinion), and with an exclusive song by Megadeth, that comes in handy! The multiplayer on this game is quite good, I generally don't have issues finding games, however when someone chooses a hard song, if someone can't play it, they leave and ruin it for the other players (but that isn't the games fault). * Improvements - There are very few improvements I can suggest for this game specifically, but for Guitar hero games in general I think they need a storyline, this is the closest its had to one, and I think it would be great to be able to create a character and customise it throughout the career like in the previous games, just to give you something to aim for. The Game Level design: As far as levels on these types of games go, this is pretty good, you have individual sections to play as different characters and when you beat the zone you move onto the next. Hidden extra's (Easter eggs, etc.): None as such, but various cheats can be used to make the game a bit more challenging and/or fun. Interface: Classic guitar hero interface, you have the fret board with the notes coming down, and the venue you are playing at in the background. I must say in this version the characters in the background seem more realistic and smoother; also the drummer has been improved to look like a drummer, not a robot. How it felt to play: Very comfortable, second Guitar Hero game I have bought so I was able to start off on medium, took about a month before I went onto expert. There are various tips on the internet (sites such as YouTube are great) which can really help how you play. The guitar is comfortable Controls: You are required to use an instrument when you play (unless you wish to sing), and the controls are very basic, the only real change you can make is a lefty flip (which makes the notes appear the other way) Difficulty: There are 4 sets of difficulty; easy - you play with the first 3 notes only, a slower fret board and only the main notes, Medium - you play with the first 4 notes, slightly increased fret board speed and more notes are included, Hard - all 5 notes with a fast fret board and even more notes, Expert - all 5 notes again, but with an even faster fret board, and all the notes in the song. Ratings: I would give this game an 8/10 simply because without the full band set, I prefer playing other games more.