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Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Game Only)

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Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Game Only)

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"Super Party Game!!!!! But..."
4 stars"

This game will rock living rooms for years. Its easy to pick up and play. All you need is hand-eye coordination (if you don't have that then you will enjoy the “you failed the song!” screen multiple times).

For those who have been living under a rock for 4 years and don't know what a “Guitar Hero” is then I will quickly explain: Playing Guitar Hero is like playing real guitar (without the marks on your finger from the strings). Basically you hold down buttons with your left hand and strum this plastic flipper thing with your right.

A simple system which feels real makes for lots of fun. The learning curve is also excellent. You go from Easy to Expert one step at a time. The wide range of songs will please a VERY large audience. You have nice old rock classics like “Welcome To The Jungle” by Guns ‘n’ Roses to “Raining Blood” by thrash metal legends Slayer.

What makes this game better is having friends to jam with. You can vs them in a duel by playing the same notes and seeing who gets the most points, playing co-op with them or playing the new but disappointing “Battle Mode” (I will get back to that later).

So, now your thinking “Gee, this is a real awesome game! it looks simple enough as it only requires button pushing and it looks like I will enjoy it for years because of the diverse selection of songs! It also helps that I have friends!” but its not all fun and games.

Like I said before, the battle mode was disappointing. Replacing the “Star Power” with “Attacks” was pointless and in cases where you are up against computer, impossible. In a “Battle” there are to sets of colours flying down. There are some sections that have different shaped colours. If you hit these you will be granted a power up. If you use this power up it will make the computer miss some notes. The famous icon that you have to face will hit EVERY note unless you use a power up. And since it usually gets power ups before you you will probably miss the colours that grant power ups and so on and so forth.

The co-op career has some problems as well. There a 4 difficulties in the career. Say you wanted to play “3s & 7s” (a song a bit later in the career) on Hard but you have only finished the co-op career on Medium, you have to play through the whole career just to be able to play that song on that difficulty. That means to unlock all the songs on all the difficulties you have to play through it 4 times.

More smaller niggles is that the the graphics -after 3 games- suck. The price is also a bit steep. Especially if you want an extra guitar controller to play the 2-player modes. But these bad things are still out ruled by the number of things the game did well. Like I said at the start of this review: It will rock living rooms for years.

Have fun playing Guitar Hero III

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"Enjoy"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

My family enjoy having jam sessions. Great game to play

"Good quality old school rock"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Good quality old school rock for any age that enjoys the clasic rock type of music.

Description

Turning it up to 11, Guitar Hero fans will channel their inner rock god using Gibson Guitar’s Les Paul and Kramer models as the industry standard.  In addition, players will experience an incredible number of newly added features and explosive content including a new multiplayer action-inspired battle mode, grueling boss battles, a bevy of exclusive unlockable content and authentic rock venues.  Expanded online multiplayer game modes will also allow axe-shredders worldwide to compete head-to-head for true legendary rock status. 

While continuing to retain all the key features from their prior legendary performances, fresh downloadable content will be offered on multiple platforms, and players can now shred to a killer set list from many of the gnarliest rock songs ever recorded.  Delivering more master tracks than ever before, strategic partnerships have been secured with all the major and independent music record labels and publishers to allow unrivaled access to their deep history of music catalogs, along with supplying artists’ original recordings for even greater authenticity.
 
The list of songs announced for Guitar Hero III include:
  • Same Old Song and Dance (by Aerosmith)
  • Helicopter (by Bloc Party)
  • Stricken (by Disturbed)
  • Monsters (by Matchbook Romance)
  • Before I Forget (by Slipknot)
  • Kool Thing (by Sonic Youth)
  • When You Were Young (by The Killers)
  • Devil Went Down to Georgia (as made famous by Charlie Daniels Band)
  • Sunshine of Your Love (as made famous by Cream)
  • Holiday in Cambodia (as made famous by Dead Kennedys)
  • Cliffs of Dover (as made famous by Eric Johnson)
  • Hit Me with Your Best Shot (as made famous by Pat Benetar)
  • Black Magic Woman (as made famous by Santana)
  • Story of My Life (as made famous by Social Distortion)
  • Pride and Joy (as made famous by Stevie Ray Vaughn)
  • The Seeker (as made famous by The Who)
  • Black Sunshine (as made famous by White Zombie)
  • Miss Murder (by AFI)
  • Minus Celsius (by Backyard Babies)
  • Sabotage (by Beastie Boys)
  • Hier Kommt Alex (by Die Toten Hosen)
  • Through Fire and Flames (by Dragonforce)
  • In the Belly of a Shark (by Gallows)
  • Welcome to The Jungle (by Guns N' Roses)
  • Avalancha (by Heroes Del Silencio)
  • Take This Life (by In Flames)
  • Number of the Beast (by Iron Maiden)
  • Ruby (by Kaiser Chiefs)
  • Closer (by Lacuna Coil)
  • Cult of Personality (by Living Colour)
  • One (by Metallica)
  • Knights of Cydonia (by Muse)
  • Mauvais Garcon (by NAAST)
  • Even Flow (by Pearl Jam)
  • Lay Down (by Priestess)
  • Bulls on Parade (by Rage Against The Machine)
  • 3's and 7's (by Queens of the Stone Age)
  • Suck My Kiss (by Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • Generation Rock (by Revolverheld)
  • Raining Blood (by Slayer)
  • Cherub Rock (by Smashing Pumpkins)
  • Radio Song (by Superbus)
  • The Metal (by Tenacious D)
  • I'm in the Band (by The Hellacopters)
  • Anarchy in the U.K. (by The Sex Pistols)
  • Reptillia (by The Strokes)
  • Paint It Black (by the Rolling Stones)
  • My Name is Jonas (by Weezer)
  • Slash's Original Boss Battle Recording
  • Tom Morello's Original Boss Battle Recording
  • School's Out (as made famous by Alice Cooper)
  • Paranoid (as made famous by Black Sabbath)
  • Cities on Flame (as made famous by Blue Oyster Cult)
  • Slow Ride (as made famous by Foghat)
  • Barracuda (as made famous by Heart)
  • Rock and Roll All Nite (as made famous by Kiss)
  • Mississippi Queen (as made famous by Mountain)
  • Rock You Like a Hurricane (as made famous by Scorpions)
  • La Grange (as made famous by ZZ Top)
Release date NZ
November 9th, 2007
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Box Dimensions (mm)
10x10x10
UPC
5030917049217
All-time sales rank
Top 2000
Product ID
1542406

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