series of games are, do a little research. To help check out GameSpot and Wikipedia:GameSpot: Guitar Hero Search ResultsWikipedia: Guitar Hero (series) (articles to the individual games are listed here as well)
Also, on a similar note the game Rock Band
was announced, if I remember correctly, during the last part of 2006. Again, refer to GameSpot and Wikipedia:GameSpot: Rock Band Search ResultsWikipedia: Rock Band (Video Game)
And now that the educational requirement has been completed, do read on. Please? Pretty please?
I can't resist the pun, but Guitar Hero
and Guitar Hero II
both just rock the house. In all seriousness, they are simply a blast to play and in the end isn't that what matters in a game? And as for the both the upcoming Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
and Rock Band
, they both should be great games to play; especially Rock Band
for the sheer "party-game" feeling it has going for it.
But I'm not here to talk about game play issues and possible "fixes" to either game. Just like the Dance Dance Revolution
series(and to an extent the Karaoke Revolution
series), the soundtracks are keys to these games. In my opinion, the game play can hold up a mediocre soundtrack for only so long.
Now musical taste is all relative, and quite honestly, I don't want to get into that debate. If you really want to, head on over to each game's respected forums. Sometimes, that's all people do; bash each other's musical tastes. However, I just have to address one issue that people have mentioned on various blogs and forums for at least Guitar Hero III
. People have been complaining about rap making its way into the game with the inclusion of Beastie Boys -
." Unfounded fears of, say 50-Cent or Jay-Z getting into the game. Granted those fears have been few and far between, but somebody please explain to me how either one of those artists would make any sense
in either game? The reason why the Beastie Boys are making the cut in Guitar Hero III
is because that specific song has roots in rock. Apparently people somehow missed out on their song "Fight for Your Right
." If that isn't at the very least "rock-esque", then I don't know what is. "Sabotage
" follows the path that "Fight for Your Right
" set back decades ago. If people want to complain about the lyrics, then what about Rage Against the Machine? Last I checked, they're rock, right? All in all, it really boils down to the individual song in many cases and particularly the music in the song. In the end it's really about what's fun to play in the game as a song.
Now, realistically speaking, both Guitar Hero III
and Rock Band
may end up sharing a few songs, but due to licensing issues in regards to both games, it's very possible we may not see many songs overlapping.