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The Rest of GH5's (Official!) Setlist + Video Links

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Activision finally announced the final tracks of the Guitar Hero 5 setlist today, so - as I said in my earlier post - here are the video links (and commentary) to go with them. Enjoy!

3 Doors Down – Kryptonite (Eh, not the most challenging song, but I still like it.)

Blink-182 - The Rock Show (I’m always happy for more blink 182 songs, although it’s too bad Rock Band beat you to it.)

Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing (I’m a sucker for all classic rock tracks like this. Although they may not be on the same kind of difficulty as some other songs, they’re still fun because they’re just really well-constructed. Never repetitive or dull, and just fun to listen to as you’re playing.)

Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American (I still have no clue what this song is supposed to be about. Nothing really notable about it otherwise.)

Megadeth - Sweating Bullets (Oh, I fucking love the solo in this song. \m/)

Mötley Crüe - Looks That Kill (Heh, they just don’t make campy music videos like this anymore. It’s a shame, really.)

Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit (About. Fucking. Time.)

The Raconteurs - Steady As She Goes (This is really the only song by this group that I actually like. It sounds like it’d kind of boring to play in Guitar Hero though. )

Well, that’s it. As much as I love some of the songs in this setlist for GH5, like Spirit of the Radio, Sultans of Swing, Smells Like Teen Spirit, etc, those few songs aren’t worth a full 50 bucks to me. Activision/Neversoft seem to be putting a lot more emphasis on more modern pop-rock, and while those songs may be great otherwise, they just aren’t that fun to play in-game. Plus, it seems like the majority of these songs are already available on Rock Band 2 in one form or another, so if you already have that game, there’s really no reason to spend extra money to play it here. Sorry, Activision, I stuck with the franchise for awhile, but it seems that Smash Hits will be the last one I’m willing to pay full price for.
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About SWE3tMadnessone of us since 6:04 PM on 01.10.2008

-About Me-

A recent graduate in Biology, neverless my first love in entertainment and media has always been video games, even though I don't get a lot of time to play recent ones now. I still enjoy following the industry and gushing about the latest Nintendo releases.

A Critical Ear: Analyzing Music in Video Games

If there's one thing that I like more than talking about video games, it's talking about music in video games. As a classically trained pianist that has been playing for more than twelve years, I take a look at some of my favorite soundtracks and how they contribute to the gaming experience as a whole.

#0: Introduction
#1: Villain Themes and Leitmotifs (April, 2010)
#2: Anti-Music (June, 2010)
#3: They Wasted a Perfectly Good Song (July, 2010)
#4: Fight On! (August, 2010)
#5: More Than Just Noise: Nostalgia and Homecoming (September, 2010 Monthly Musing)
#6: While I Play Unfitting Music (November, 2010)
#7: Thinking Outside the Soundchip (December/January 2010)

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The Wrong Thing: The Root Of All Evil
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Feel the Hatred: Zant (Twilight Princess)
Instant Replay: Guitar Hero III
The Start of the Affair: Super Smash Bros. 64