f you're a fan of music/rhythm games then you can't too much better than this. Small fixes to the game engine improve playability and additions such open bass note sustains and ghost notes on drums add to the experience. The setlist is top notch and just about every song deserves to be in the game unlike previous entries that had a lot of lackluster songs. The story may be cheesy but the whole thing is tongue-in-cheek and the overall atmosphere really harks back to the days of GH3. This game does what it sets out to do, please hardcore music game fans. While some will attack the lack of innovation, this game was meant to do one thing: please fans of past games. If you enjoyed GH3/GH2 you can't find another game (nor will you) that resembles them so well. RB3 is promising new features that may turn out great but WoR looks to have the best shredding available.… Expand
9Anyone complaining that this game is just more of the same should first look at the Call of Duty series or Madden NFL series, offering almost identical gameplay in a new $60 box each year.
Disregarding this, the game offers a lengthy setlist more similar to GH3 than 4 or 5, while offering new gamemodes to spice up online play, different star power / combo abilities for characters and star rankings designed to add replayability in quickplay mode. How much more can you add to a music game until critics think that it's a new game?
After all, the GH team seem to be going more down the road of "this is a game, have fun" than "this is an instrument simulator, learn a ****ing instrument already" as Rock Band seems to be doing.
If you're a fan of the GH series, especially GH3, then don't hesitate to pick this one up.
P.S. a 20 minute Rush cd in my guitar hero? Instant buy!… Expand
7Although this game does bring the series back to the roots, after giving it a long length of play, the underlying quest mode is extremely monotonous, star challenges are monotonous, and the game almost makes you need to keep playing like this to unlock everything and gain a high rank. It adds a lot of difficult metal which targets the guitar player, which is good, other charts are not charted the best. Only for veteran GH players, due to the lack of low-tier songs.… Expand