Reviews and Problems with Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s
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Better then i thought.
darthtrooper , GameStop
4 January 2012
Summary: I went to gamestop looking for guitar hero: smash hits, but it wasn't their so i decided to get this. I didn't know half of these songs, but i still played it. yah, theres some really anoying songs on here, but i discovered some new good songs. It's in the same format as guitar hero 2 but not entirly the same. there are only 6 characters from guitar hero 2 and their in 80's outfits like: Axels wearing a purple jacket and Napolen has his hair down, stuff like that.
Summary: When i first got this game, i was expecting it to be an old fashioned guitar hero game like Aerosmith which i got for my birthday the year before. Rock the eightys was pretty cool with the songs. I haven't played this game in a while so i don't remember much. But if you want a good $6 game, this is definetly the one to get.
good game but felt like an add-on to guitar hero 2
TheBigBee , GameStop
30 November 2010
Summary: the game just felt like an add-on to guitar hero 2. The only thing that set it apart was that the graphics were slightly altered and they had different songs. I mean they couldn't even have 40 songs on the game?
Summary: Ok.This game was very interesting. I would have never guessed that they would have chosen those songs, I mean I was expecting some Deep Purple, or Peter Frampton, or even add some 70's music, like LYNYRD SKYNYRD (greatest band of all time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) But if you're looking for a simple guiar hero, this is the one to buy. Have fun!
Summary: Let me start out by saying that, instead of being a full on sequel, Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80's is more of an expansion pack to Guitar Hero II, therefore it lags behind in some areas. One of those areas is the ammount of songs. Where GH2 has over 50 songs, Encore only has about 20. The second area is characters. Although it's cool to see them in 80's outfits, there are only six characters in the game without any alternate costumes.
Conclusion: Christian, you have a great point– it doesn’t mean they did it right. Is the slowness of the delivery packs an Xbox Live issue or Harmonix issue? Not to make Harmonix seem omniscient, but it’s just as well a test of the Xbox distribution system as it is of us. If I was a developer, I’d certainly run Microsoft through their paces given their lackluster reputation.
Conclusion: Christian, I bet they’re using the downloadable tracks and the stand-alone expansion as test markets for Rock Band and future games. Gives them some market feedback of how many units they can sell, in what format, and for what cost to them. They can optimize the delivery for the future and rake in even more money.
Conclusion: Golden Jew, I would agree, but the absolute slowness of delivery of packs on the 360, coupled with the lack of new tracks on 360 seems odd for that kind of approach. I’d at least throw out one batch of new tunes to see how people warmed up to them compared to recycled GH1 tracks. Though you know more about business than I do, so I only throw it out as a point of interest.