Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Wii

User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 89 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 74 out of 89
  2. Negative: 8 out of 89
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  1. ZathainS.
    Mar 12, 2008
    6
    Let me begin with a simple sigh. The 3rd Guitar Hero seems to have lost its touch with the charm and mechanics of the first two since activisions take over. For whatever reason, the Wii version feels slightly broken. Compared to the other versions I've played on PS2 and 360, this one seems much more innaccurate. Comparing it to its previous installments, its also much harder, which Let me begin with a simple sigh. The 3rd Guitar Hero seems to have lost its touch with the charm and mechanics of the first two since activisions take over. For whatever reason, the Wii version feels slightly broken. Compared to the other versions I've played on PS2 and 360, this one seems much more innaccurate. Comparing it to its previous installments, its also much harder, which at first is a welcomed guest, but the final duel with Lou and Through Fire and Flames are down right rediculous, and belong in the bonus songs and go the way of Jordan... which was a much better song than atleast the DragonForce one. If thats not enough, they haven't even announced extra guitar's for the wii, so co-op and its extra songs (MAJOR OVERSIGHT on activision's part) are as good as untouchable, even if only one or two are decent. Beyond all this, its still guitar hero. And guitar hero is fun, even if activision has tried its hardest to screw it up. I suggest getting it on another system or waiting for rockband. P.S. While Guitar Hero is definately not an actual instrument, thats no reason to pointlessly flame its players. Most, if not all, understand that the actual instrument is much more impressive when played, no matter how arrogant some of them may be at times. Heck, the game may even inspire some to pick up the instrument, such as myself... even though I'm heading for keyboards and synths now. Expand
  2. JasenJ.
    Nov 11, 2007
    6
    While the game is great fun. It is seriously flawed due to the issue of the sound not being in stereo or surround. In a game where the focus is on music and sound, this is inexcusable - it'd be like having a first person shooter with great graphics but a flawed aiming system. If you just have a normal TV, you'll probably never notice, but if you have your Wii in a home theater While the game is great fun. It is seriously flawed due to the issue of the sound not being in stereo or surround. In a game where the focus is on music and sound, this is inexcusable - it'd be like having a first person shooter with great graphics but a flawed aiming system. If you just have a normal TV, you'll probably never notice, but if you have your Wii in a home theater setup, you'll likely be frustrated by the sound ALL coming from the center channel. Expand
  3. CouchPotato
    Nov 12, 2007
    7
    Fun game, but lack of true stereo is a big flaw. Instead, you simply have two identical mono channels coming out of each speaker. Lame!
  4. ChrisW.
    Jun 23, 2008
    5
    Guitar hero is fun.... at first. It got boring very quick and there's no real video game talent involved in this game. It's just a one way game and no point. the Wi-Fi is the only good thing about it.
  5. Nov 24, 2011
    6
    Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock provides a slew wildly over-charted chords and general inconsistency in its charting of its decent set of songs. The only new feature of consequence is the guitar battle system which is more a luck-based affair than anything else due to the random attacks doled out to players. Still, it remains an entertaining challenge and good practice forGuitar Hero III: Legends of Rock provides a slew wildly over-charted chords and general inconsistency in its charting of its decent set of songs. The only new feature of consequence is the guitar battle system which is more a luck-based affair than anything else due to the random attacks doled out to players. Still, it remains an entertaining challenge and good practice for plastic-guitarists, but others need not apply. Expand

Awards & Rankings

#18 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2007
#22 Most Shared Wii Game of 2007
Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 36
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 36
  3. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Game Informer
    88
    You're in for one hell of a good time. [Oct 2007, p.108]
  2. Hardcore Gamer
    75
    I got a gang of friends together to test it out and we spent hours unlocking songs and fooling around, but, because some of us are guitar heroes and some are guitar zeroes, having a truly quality time is a tougher than it should be. It's still well worth a look. [Nov 2007, p.63]
  3. Nintendo Power
    90
    For my money, though, thanks to its strong song lineup and wireless rock capabilities--it's the perfect progression for the series. [Dec 2007, p.84]