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Rated T for Teen due to mild suggestive lyrics and themes, this title is a smash hit for older gamers with a jones for rockin’. Activision has ratcheted up the difficulty level on many aspects of this title, but since players can now see the difficulty of each instrument and can change difficulty levels in Party Play, the gameplay is amazingly smooth. With a fantastic line-up of bands, songs, and characters, plus multiple enhancements, Guitar Hero 5 will have both fans and newcomers alike rocking out ‘til the break of dawn.
If you're one of the Guitar Hero faithful who never got sucked in to Rock Band, then GH5 is the best iteration of the game to date. This is the game that can actually bring both hardcore and casual rockers together for a good time. The multiplayer is easier to jump into than Rock Band, but the game's more intense difficulty settings still provide a challenge for the plastic-instrument elitist. The franchise still has a long way to go to catch up to Rock Band's mind-bogglingly large library of downloadable songs, but, on the software side, GH5 is the current feature leader.
Guitar Hero 5 is the most refined version of an instrument based music game you can find. From the hardcore Guitar Hero fanatics to the casual gamer, Guitar Hero 5 has more features built into its gameplay to suit everyone. The engine has been upgraded to ensure gameplay is number one while a huge track list, new modes, updated graphics and featured rock stars come in second. All around Guitar Hero 5 is a major improvement over World Tour making this a definite buy.
Although Activision doesn’t reinvent the wheel with Guitar Hero 5, it thankfully doesn’t try to be clever with the franchise, ensuring that old users will find enough in this program for a worthy purchase. New users will find a very sturdy gaming system that features one of the most impressive and diverse track listings to date which will be appreciated by both hardcore and casual gamers and they will be entertained for a very long time. With updated graphics, a few gaming tweaks here and there, Guitar Hero 5 is a very sturdy game that continues this great franchise.
Guitar Hero 5 n'a pas eu besoin de nouveaux instruments pour imposer son style puisqu'il excelle là où on l'attendait, c'est-à-dire au niveau du multijoueur. Moins rigide et surtout, beaucoup plus complet et convivial que World Tour, il rend les soirées à plusieurs bien plus simples à organiser tant son interface a prévu les allers et retours des rockeurs en herbe que sont les fans de la série. S'appuyant sur une playlist de qualité, il est donc la nouvelle référence du genre.
En definitiva, Guitar Hero 5 es la mejor opción de compra para los amantes de la saga. La culpa es de la variedad de modos de juego, en especial “Fiesta”, y una selección de canciones divertida, equilibrada y muy amplia que puede serlo aún más si tenemos los juegos anteriores. El juego está a la venta en un paquete con la guitarra de World Touro por separado, lo que significa que esta vez no se puede comprar completo. Disfrutar del rock en compañía nunca ha sido tan fácil.
To steal language from an album review, with Guitar Hero 5 Neversoft has finally found its "confidence." An assured nature to the game's new visual direction contrasts with the see-what-sticks "extreme" visual stylings of its predecessors, and with several new game modes Guitar Hero finally bests its direct competitor in ease of use and friendliness, in many respects. While these games come down to song choice for many people, and The Beatles: Rock Band is right around the corner, Guitar Hero 5 is a strong choice for rhythm game fans and deserves a closer look -- even if the series lost you some time ago.
There have been a lot of Guitar Hero games over the past few years. And there will be more yet before this year comes to a close. It's easy to get lost in the flood. But if you're going to grab one, Guitar Hero 5 is a good choice. The accessibility, streamlined presentation, solid note charts, and welcome gameplay improvements make this the best Guitar Hero game in recent memory.
There are a number of other sundry tweaks in Guitar Hero 5, but the core gameplay remains largely the same as World Tour. The new Rockfest multiplayer mode eschews item-based battles for more natural challenges, like nailing the longest streak of notes. Oddly, vocal star power can no longer be activated by tapping the mic, so singers have to keep a controller on hand if they want to use star power. Other than this change, and the disappointing song import options, Guitar Hero 5 improves upon its predecessor in almost every category. It's an easy buy for folks who bought World Tour, and it is a great option for those looking to see what this plastic video game rock craze is all about. It won't blow the roof off, but Guitar Hero 5 will definitely get your party rockin'.
En contrepartie, le jeu reprend tel quel un gameplay qui aurait pourtant bien mérité quelques améliorations, surtout à la batterie, et une lisibilité des notes toujours approximative, héritée de Guitar Hero premier du nom et qui mériterait elle aussi son petit ravalement. Quant aux habitués, ils lui reprocheront sans doute une difficulté un brin moins élevée que ses aînés, à l'exception notable de deux-trois morceaux. Un titre néanmoins convaincant dans l'ensemble, qui sonne après quelques spin-off déjà encourageants un bon retour pour la série.