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#1 of 74 Aaron Silverman

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Posted November 25 2005 - 06:59 AM

I rarely have time to play console games these days, what with the new baby and all, but mark my words when I say that I MAKE time for Guitar Hero for at least a few minutes almost every day.

Absolutely the most brilliant thing ever plugged into a game console. Posted Image
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#2 of 74 Jesse Blacklow

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Posted November 26 2005 - 02:12 AM

I've heard great things about this game, and given that I'm a fan of "Frequency", it looks like a winner to me. Unfortunately, I've been unable to find it. I've looked all over the place, both at independent gaming stores and at chains.
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Posted December 02 2005 - 04:02 AM

I'm a huge fan of the music game genre. From Bust a Groove, to Space Channel 5; Um Jammer Lammy to Donkey Konga. I really wanna pick this up, but I'm having the same problem. It's totally unavailable everywhere. Hard to find.

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Posted December 02 2005 - 04:45 AM

Just buy it directly from the source, that's what I did: Red Octane Guitar Hero Store . My order was shipped right away, I think I got it in maybe 3 days or so. You can even order the Cherry Red Guitar from them (I didn't know about it when I ordered the multi-player bundle):

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#5 of 74 Ken Chui

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Posted December 08 2005 - 06:11 AM

I bought mine at Best Buy; it's on sale this week for $59.49 (you can also order it online; shipping's around $5 from what I've heard). If you plan to pick it up at a B&M location, be sure to bring a printout of the item from their website for a price match, as the in-store price is $69.99.

#6 of 74 Steve Y

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Posted December 08 2005 - 10:28 AM

I love music games, but I've never been that into "guitar rock". Still, I love these music games in general so I'll probably pick it up some day, when I have the money. I'm just afraid it will become one of those ridiculous "collector's items", or it will sink in price, or the next version will have a "better" guitar that I'll have to buy all over again.

I seem to lack the "ozzy! guitar kicks a**!" gene that most gamers my age seem to be born with (I'm more a keyboard guy myself), so my enthusiasm is a little tempered. But maybe that will change when I play it.

#7 of 74 Aaron Silverman

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Posted December 14 2005 - 10:36 AM

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I've heard great things about this game, and given that I'm a fan of "Frequency", it looks like a winner to me. Unfortunately, I've been unable to find it. I've looked all over the place, both at independent gaming stores and at chains.


The game itself is very, very similar to Frequency. I'm pretty certain that it's the same developer.

My Best Buy usually has it in stock. Check there if you have one near you.

I hadn't seen the red guitar before! Pretty neat.
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#8 of 74 Nathan A

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Posted February 22 2006 - 09:41 AM

Here's a "review" I wrote:

Hello. There is a new game out, and it is called Guitar Hero. Also, it freaking rocks. Literally. And it comes with a guitar controller. With a wammy bar. It is a music game kind of like Dance Dance Revolution, except instead of stepping on the appropriate spot on the dance pad, you hold the corresponding fret button on the fret board and pluck the "string" when the notes fall.

I've had it for less than one day, and I've already been transformed into a rock n roll god. Yeah. I'm the reincarnation of Asclepius (ancient god of rock n roll- look it up). On the easy settings, it's not as cool since it doesn't make you play every note (maybe something like one in five), and to help make you feel like you're playing it has you playing the bass guitar notes every now and then (altho I suppose most people wouldn't notice).

But on the harder settings, it's insanely hard. And it has you playing pretty much every note (chords too- by holding down multiple buttons on the fret board), which makes you really feel like Kirk Hammett or Mick Mars or whoever else truly excessed with their 'lectric guitar fame.

The song selection is as good as one could hope for- songs I remember are Queen's "Killer Queen," Megadeth's "Symphony of Destruction," Franz F.'s "Take me Out," The Ramone's "I Wanna be Sedated," Buring Brides' "Heart Full of Black," Queens of the Stoned Age's "whatever their big song was," and other's I don't remember, plus I didn't get through the whole game (probly only about 1/2way), so I'm not sure what others might be in there. It says there's "over 30 songs." Thankfully, it's pretty much all rock.

When I get better at the game, I'll start doing high-kicks while I play, and I'll slide on my knees in the kitchen (after I buy knee-pads, of course), not to mention other untold legendary rock moves. And finishing moves- I will create monster rock finishing moves. And maybe friendship moves. But not babalities. Babies should stay far away from such mind-blowing rock n rollness.

In other words, go buy this game. And a PS2 if you don't have one. If you can't afford both, just buy the game and practice on the real guitar controller until you can afford the PS2. The downside is that it retails for $70. It's worth that much, but if you're cheap then wait until it goes on sale. I want it to sell well enough for a sequel to be made. On this sequel, I want Metallica's "And Justice for All...," Megadeth's "Hangar 18," something good from Rush, Dream Theater's "The Mirror/Lie," Tool's "Aenema," something by Vai, Van Halen's "Hot for Teacher," Motley Crue's "Live Wire," and many, many more. Maybe some Credence. So c'mon, help the cause. Go buy this superlatively most awesome game.

#9 of 74 Aaron Silverman

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Posted March 02 2006 - 04:16 AM

Love it!!! Also agree with all your song requests for GH2 (except for Credence, but nobody's perfect! Posted Image ).

Unfortunately, people have been requesting THOUSANDS of different songs on the GH forums, so I can't imagine that many of those requests (if any) will have much effect. My fingers are crossed. . .
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Posted April 03 2006 - 02:09 PM

Are there any options in this game for left handers? Basically everything would be backwards if I play it left handed. Is there an option in the game to flip the screen for left handers, or a left handed controller?
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#11 of 74 James Ryfun

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Posted April 04 2006 - 06:02 AM

I've read you can play it left handed, the only drawback being the whammy bar is then on top. But yeah, you can play left handed.

#12 of 74 Aaron Silverman

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Posted May 10 2006 - 05:58 AM

Seven playable songs from Guitar Hero II were revealed today at e3:

Psychobilly Freakout
Strutter
Who Was in My Room Last Night
You Really Got Me
War Pigs
YYZ
Arterial Black

Are you freaking kidding me?!?!?! YYZ?!?!?! Posted Image
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Posted May 11 2006 - 04:40 AM

YYZ?

Crap, that's enough of a reason to buy right there!

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Posted May 12 2006 - 04:56 PM

I just picked up an Xbox 360, and while I would normally sell my trusty old PS2 to help offset the cost, in the corner of my theater room sits my guitar controller......a constant reminder that come November, that old PS2 is gonna provide me with hours of entertainment that no Xbox 360, PS3, or Wii could ever give me. I pray that now that Red Octane has been purchased by Activision, Guitar Hero goes multi-platform (I don't see myself splurging $600 on a PS3).

Now if they'd just spill the beans on the rest of the track list!

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Posted July 05 2006 - 06:16 AM

They've also announced John The Fisherman by Primus, but nothing else as of yet.
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Posted August 01 2006 - 09:06 AM

Three more songs have been announced!

The three newly-announced tracks are covers of Stone Temple Pilots' "Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart, Anthrax's "Madhouse" and Motley Crue's "Shout at the Devil". "Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart" is taken from STP's third major-label release "Tiny Music...Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop" and features a bevy of muted chords strummed quickly throughout its verses, making for a fast-paced play. "Madhouse" comes from Anthrax's 1985 release, "Spreading the Disease", and is a great example of Scott Ian's grinding guitar work. The Crue's "Shout at the Devil" appeared on the band's 1983 release of the same name and gives hair metal a proper showing in RedOctane and Harmonix's sequel.

I like the selection of bands, but frankly I'd have picked different tracks. Oh well! Posted Image
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Posted August 02 2006 - 02:09 PM

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I like the selection of bands, but frankly I'd have picked different tracks. Oh well!

Yes, yes; I concur (Shout at the Devil? I will admit to liking the drums in it, though- too bad there's no PS2 drum kit). But, that's how I felt about some of the songs in GH1, so...

It's been awhile since I've been so eager for a game. A part of me wants not to know what songs are in it beforehand so that I can be suprised when I unlock each new set. Of course, though, I can't resist looking at any GH2 related news I see posted (some of which I know will eventually, like now, include song names).

Sadly, my launch day PS2 is on the fritz, and I don't wanna buy a new one with the PS3 so close, but my beloved guitars won't work on it! Please hold on, lil' buddy!

Motley Crue sidenote- I don't like racing games, but when Gran Turismo 3 came out and got such great reviews, I decided to give it a try so I picked it up. Well, I didn't like it, but its one saving grace was that it had Kickstart My Heart (not my favorite, but good enough). I went into the jukebox and turned every other song off and played the game until I got really tired of that song. Surprisingly, I played the game for pretty long time, considering. Maybe a couple weeks. Of straight Kickstart My Heart.

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Posted August 03 2006 - 03:39 AM

Kickstart My Heart could be my all-time favorite Crue song. Posted Image Too bad it wasn't selected for GH2. There were several cheesy cool tunes on GT3 -- "Turbo Lover?!?!?!" Something by Rush as well, wasn't there?
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Posted August 08 2006 - 02:12 PM

A Rush song? If so, I must've missed it. Woulda made GT3 last twice as long for me!

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Posted August 16 2006 - 05:07 AM

Hm. . .coulda' sworn there was one in there (I want to say Dreamline for some reason). Maybe I'm remembering it wrong.
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