I've spent to much of my life playing Guitar Hero. I've completed all the expert modes on all the games. I actualy look forward to the next release. I've got three diferent plastic axe's. My trip to the local arcade started of as usual. Then, I saw it. The large, sparkly, loud and coulorful cabnet. My life changed forever, but for the better?
[b]Game: Guitar Hero Arcade
Platform: Money whore machine[/b]
I swiped my card (Yes, its one of those
machines), picked up the plastic guitar, chose Expert mode, Selected "Cult of Personality" by Living Colour and was overly underwhelmed.
Wait...This is Guitar Hero 3? This is the same setlist (Apart from a few new decent songs...), same graphics and same characters. Okay. Maybe they changeed the note charts a bit? Nope. Wait. Yes they have! What was I thinking. They've made the notes slightly delayed, just to fuck up your muscle memory. There were some changes in the Hammer on/ pull off system. But not for the better. You have to do them in a very specific way. Something I couldnt get my head around.
Okay, the gameplay isnt quite broken, but...well, yes its broken. But what about the the guitars? Well, it might have just been poor care of them. But they were complete piles of shite. They registered about 75% of the time. They were awkwardly shaped and not comfortable to use at all. So about the second solo mark, I failed. For a Guitar Hero veteran, it's the equivelant of a midget jumping out of your pants, the kicking you in the knackers.
So, I thought. I must have at least another song or two, maybe I could work out what was wrong. Nope. Just a "Please insert credit(s)" screen. Oh? $2.20...A song? Thats almost double the amount for a song on iTunes
It's expensive. Broken and just not fun. It's Guitar Hero 3 tweaked in all the wrong places. It's just not fun. Just stay clear!
Wait... Almost forgot. It sounds nice. read