Excerpt: You know, I keep wondering, what would I have done if I was in Neversoft's shoes? You've just been handed the reigns of one of the best selling multi-platform franchises of the last few years, and you know that in order to succeed, the game needs a spark of new life, a new hook.
Excerpt: You'd have to try really hard to mess up Guitar Hero III . The developers at Neversoft, taking over the series from creator Harmonix, do no such thing. Instead, they do a (mostly) good job of introducing subtle improvements, adding a few new features, and working with an exciting song list, often...
Excerpt: Do you like rock music... Do you like video games... Do you like rock music and video games... Chances are if you say yes to at least one of those questions, you're familiar with Guitar Hero, publisher Activision's genius marriage of axe-shaped controller and rock and roll music.
Conclusion: You’ll notice that the game keeps tab of your
different milestones through visual counters and
streaking text messages. The overall
presentation is quite remarkable but it’s hard
to ignore the glitter of forced ads like from
Axe Body Spray.
Summary: It doesn’t matter if you are new to the franchise or a Guitar Hero pro. Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock has a little bit for everyone. New Guitar Heroes will find a fun and original experience while veterans will get a kick out of the amazing selection of songs and the insane Expert setting that...
Summary: Harmonix is no longer affiliated with the Guitar Hero franchise as they are off to do their own new musical game. The guys at Neversoft have taken over though so the series is in good hands. Does Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock live up to the previous two?
Conclusion: Harmonix and Red Octane made such an amazing team that any company following in their footsteps had some mighty big expectations to meet. Sadly, Neversoft finds themselves unable to find that perfect balance with Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, cutting corners in places that really affect the feel...
Excerpt: The first time I ever played a guitar-based rhythm game was Konami's Guitar Freaks game - it was part of their Bemani series, which included Dance Dance Revolution. Guitar Freaks is the reason why we have Guitar Hero today, and people need not forget that much - it is the pioneer of this sub-genre.