Reviews and Problems with Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
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7 May 2014
Excerpt: Trials Fusion is a game made special not by what it is, but by what it can be. Sure, the game features the series trademark physics style gameplay and the usual huge selection of tracks and secrets developed by the team at Red Lynx, but the true lifeblood of the game is the extensive track creation suite and the awesome ideas that come from it.
Conclusion: Familiarity breeds contempt, or so they say. But I don’t think this well-worn phrase applies in all circumstances. In the case of Trials Fusion, it would seem that familiarity has bred, well, simply, familiarity. Yes, it feels like we’ve been here before, partly because we have. But when it’s executed with such finesse, is that such a bad thing?
Summary: There's nothing quite like Trials and, after several games in the popular racing/platforming series, fans know what to expect from developer RedLynx: more of the same. Yes, there will be a stupid, amazing theme song you'll hate yourself for letting get stuck in your head. There will also be moments of immense frustration made bearable by the eventual satisfaction of clearing that one particularly devious obstacle.
Conclusion: It hits all the right notes, but gets no points for style.
Pros: Though the story is silly,
Cons: The annoying "battle mode" pits you against star guitarists or other players, which violates the spirit of competition by making you cheat, instead of just letting you play your ass off. Nobody worth talking about has ever won a guitar duel by sabotaging the other guy.
Conclusion: Trials Fusion is an incredibly enjoyable game – its beauty is in its simplicity. There’s heaps of tracks to get through, a lot of variety in the course design as well as a fun and simplistic system that encourages repetition. As mentioned previously, the way the game is setup makes this repetition much more enjoyable than would normally be seen in games of this ilk.
Pros: Simple and addictive, Heaps of replay value, Deep customisation system
Cons: Nothing innovative or new, FMX system is superficial
Excerpt: Explosões ecoam por trás da nossa mota, enquanto nos aproximamos do fim de uma pista numa central nuclear. Quase que sentimos o fogo a aquecer o capacete. Estes barulhos são no entanto rapidamente abafados por um som distinto - o rosnar da nossa nova mota espetacular - e voltamos a concentrarmo-nos na pista. Enquanto a central cai aos pedaços, fazemos os possíveis para evitar os escombros gigantes que desabam à nossa volta.
Pros: Mecânicas simples, mas apuradas. Design soberbo das pistas. Fantástico editor.
Cons: Música aborrecida. Não somos fãs das novas pistas de truques.