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Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Review
30 May 2008
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: Since the series debut back in the dusty old PS2 days, Guitar Hero has gone from risky new venture to bona-fide Americana replacing the air guitar as every wanabees rock ‘n’ roll fantasy, present company included.
Excerpt: The much-awaited installment of the Guitar Hero series is finally here, with Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock . Everyone's favorite riff-squealin', guitar jammin' party game is back with a vengeance. For those of you who aren't familiar with Guitar Hero , the U.I.
Excerpt: Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Available for Wii, PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, PC Version reviewed: PS2 ESRB rating: T The Guitar Hero series has been very successful and this title is a great addition to the series as well as the largest one yet.
PS2/PS3 Review - 'Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock'
26 November 2007
Summary: Guitar Hero fans will channel their inner rock god using Gibson Guitar's Les Paul and Kramer models, experience new features and explosive content including a new multiplayer action-inspired battle mode, grueling boss battles, a bevy of exclusive unlockable content and authentic rock venues.
Excerpt: Harmonix may have moved on to Rock Band, but the Guitar Hero franchise still goes strong. The third Guitar Hero features online play, a great song list, and the best fake guitar money can buy. But did Tony Hawk developer Neversoft shred this one up too much?
Pros: ups: Rocking song list, wider difficulty scale, just as addicting as in the past
Cons: downs: Framerate chugs in exceptionally flashy moments, lacks polish, where are the legends?
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.
Conclusion: Only a few blemishes hold Guitar Hero III back, like the underwhelming battle mode, fewer characters, some graphical quirks, unrelenting difficulty, and some annoying in-game advertising. However, it’s a series that really has staying power.