When you first see Guitar Hero, you will have doubts, it's inevitable. Well
give yourself a good smack to the head right now, because you NEED this game, no
really you do. Guitar hero has to be one of the most addictive and satisfying
games around on the 360 right now.
True at first it appears gimmicky, and even a bit laughable as you imagine
yourself playing the thing, but once it's in your hands, all of the internal
chatter stops dead, as you look down with a dumb grin on your face and scream
“HELL YEAH” to all around you.
When you play Guitar Hero you really do forget that it is a game, you quite
literally become a rock star. The geniuses at RedOctane that have really pulled
it off, the amount of work put into the guitar as well as all the grungy and
visuals used in the game is amazing.
Not only can you press the buttons along the front of the guitar, but to make
you feel even more of a rock god, when you are playing a song, if you hit
certain sets of notes you build up your star power gauge, a combo multiplier
which is set off in rocktastic fashion by holding your guitar vertically,
preferably while screaming “Oow!” Or maybe that's just me.
The only downside (through no fault of Red Octane) is that your controller is
wired, in a day and age of wireless. This is due to Microsoft's proprietary
wireless format for the console, which they are currently not opening to any
third party peripherals at this stage.
If there was ever a game to truly be seen and played to be understood, then
this is it. Go rent it, hell just buy the thing, you'll never regret it!