Summary: Parents need to know there is no violence, sexual content, or swearing in this game, though some lyrics might offend including Accept's "Balls to the Wall" and the Vapors' "(I Think I'm) Turning Japanese." This a fun game for families to explore together because everyone who likes music will enjoy these music/rhythm games.
Summary: Guitar Hero: Rocks the 80s will feature visually stunning retro rock venues and hipster characters, unlockable guitars, intense game play modes, and most importantly 30 awesome new songs to experience the ultimate rock star fantasy.
game uses essentially the same engine and many of the same rock band
environments as you've seen in GHII, though some of the decorations and
posters have been changed to reflect the time period, which is a nice
touch. For those players who already own GH I or II, the game allows you
to use your Guitar controllers and is fully compatible with most third
party controllers as well.
Excerpt: It's time to dig out your Gibson-shaped guitar peripheral, tape up your fingers and get ready to rock out in your living room once again. This time, however, you might want to grow your hair, put on a bandanna, buy some fingerless gloves and maybe dig out something with shoulder pads. Yup, Guitar Hero's doing it eighties style. Time to remember the bad old days.
Excerpt: Music and games, two extremely popular and entertaining pastimes that if were to ever bond together, would bond like a 99 flake in an ice cream cone. And whilst we’ve only really started to see this bond over here for the last year or so, across the waters in Japan these ‘rhythm’ games are just as common as the average first person shooter you’d so commonly find in the Western world.
Excerpt: Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s is a game that's likely to elicit a lot of mixed emotions in Guitar Hero fans. On the one hand it's a new Guitar Hero game based on Guitar Hero II, and many gamers sure do love their Guitar Hero games. On the other hand, it feels like an incomplete and easier version of Guitar Hero II. Whether or not you'll be pleased with Rocks the 80s will depend a lot on your expectations for the game.
Conclusion: Here's a dumb idea: rushing an expansion by regurgitating nearly all of the original game and delivering minimal compelling content. Here's a dumber one: charing $10 more than normal so unsuspecting consumers will pad your fiscal third quarter.