Excerpt: Guitar Hero: Aerosmith uses the same visual style as other games in the series, but gives it an Aerosmith-style makeover. All of the band members are modeled and show up on stage, including Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, who went through motion capturing sessions to get their stage-movements in the...
Excerpt: Date: 7/21/2008 I can't really say that I care all the much for Aerosmith, which makes me very qualified to write this review. The reason I say this is that if you're an Aerosmith fan you're probably already sold on Guitar Hero: Aerosmith and can't wait to pop in the disc and start belting out the...
Conclusion: Better in some key areas but not quite as strong overall, Guitar Hero: Aerosmith shows progress, but the focus of the series means that, yes, you'll have to be an Aerosmith fan to really enjoy the game.
Excerpt: I found myself hard pressed for inspiration when writing the review for Guitar Hero: AeroSmith, mainly because I could sum up the entire experience with the following sentence: AeroSmith fans rejoice, haters pass.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Of the few thousand songs in my iTunes library not one is by Aerosmith. I listened to Pump when it came out in 1989, but apart from that, my knowledge of the band is limited to what I've heard while browsing music TV or radio. Despite this, I enjoyed the band's Guitar Hero one-off.
Excerpt: Admittedly, with the advent of downloadable content, I didn't think we'd be seeing quasi-expansions of games like Guitar Hero, branded solely based on one band. In this instance, Aerosmith is the basis of this first, of many, expansions.
Conclusion: Guitar Hero Aerosmith isn't a bad idea, but the execution is so lazy that it's hard to recommend. Yes, there are some great Aerosmith songs here, and most gamers will find the difficulty easier to handle.
Summary: For those of you who are pressed for time--or simply hate to read--here's an abridged review of the latest Guitar Hero: If you like Aerosmith, you'll like this game. If you don't like Aerosmith, you will not like this game.
Pros: Includes Run DMC's version of "Walk This Way" and not the one with Britney Spears, Most people will appreciate the kinder difficulty, Motion-captured Steven Tyler, Aerosmith fans will love it
Cons: Too much Joe Perry solo music, Not enough content to justify full price, Ultraskilled players might find the game too easy, Not much here for people who don't like Aerosmith