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Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Xbox 360)

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Written by  :  havoc of smeg (13019)
Written on  :  Dec 29, 2009
Platform  :  Xbox 360
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Summary

The first really good Guitar Hero

The Good

One of the things guitar hero has on it's side is it's relative ease to pick up and play. After running through the tutorial's, few, if any, people could say they still did not understand how to play.

The graphic's have been significantly improved over those of Guitar Hero II. Gone are its bland plastic/wood feel, now replaced with vibrant graphics and better realism. O.k, they're not photo realistic, but at least you don't feel like your looking at a toy doll. The venue's themselves as well as the interface have also been significantly improved.

Add to that, the playlist is also one of the games strong points, the chances are, there will be something to most people's taste. Or in failing that, you could end up liking some of the songs featured that you had not heard before.

If you like a lot of the songs, it also has a fair amount of replayability to it, especially if you have none of the song's on your MP3 player.

The Bad

It can be a bit daunting for new comer's to the plastic instrument genre, but the tutorials can be a big help.

If you don't like a lot of the songs, then you probably won't get much replay value out of it.

Finally, one of the big let downs of the GH series is that the instruments have an unfortunately well deserved reputation when it comes to reliability, so don't be surprised of the GH controller it comes with end's up packing in on you.

The Bottom Line

You will either get a lot amount of entertainment out of this, or not very much, depending on your skill and appreciation for the music. And be aware of the possibility of your instrument dying on you.