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. The note tracking is interesting and there is a good flow to the hammer-ons and pull-offs.
Excerpt: When Guitar Hero: Aerosmith was first announced, the general public speculated that a game based on only one band would surely be a hoax. However, there is nothing fake about it; and with other band-centric versions of the classic rhythm game, such as Guitar Hero: Metallica, on the way, Guitar Hero Aerosmith is the lab rat for this venture.
Excerpt: The old saying goes “if at first you don't succeed, try, try again.” Activision must have confused it with “if you succeed, try, try again, and keep trying until people stop buying your product.” That seems to be the line of thought behind the Guitar Hero franchise these days. Just three short years ago Guitar Hero didn't exist.
Summary: Parents need to know that besides some lyrics that may raise an eyebrow (after all, this is classic rock n' roll), there isn't much to be concerned about with this game. Suggestive lyrics touch on sex, drugs, alcohol, and insubordination. A few swear words can be heard, but it's not gratuitious.
Excerpt: I was somewhat late to the Guitar Hero craze. My introduction to the franchise did not start until Guitar Hero III. I played both the Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii versions and I actually had the chance to review the latter. Well Guitar Hero is getting ready to launch number four in their franchise, however to bridge the gap until that time they have recently released Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, a game that focuses on the Boston based band.
Excerpt: Disapointing After playing Guitar Hero 3 (GH3) to death I could not wait to get my hands on a new Guitar Hero game, unfortunately this wasn’t what I expected. I would not say that I was a big fan of Aerosmith, but I have enjoyed some of their catchy guitar driven songs. Forgetting the fact that I just wanted more songs to play on my now dusty guitar I really thought this was the game for me. The basic game format is the same as GH3.
Pros: Some good songs, Sounds better than GH3
Cons: You really need to be an Aerosmith fan, Very easy, Not many songs in total
Excerpt: It's fair to say that alarm bells started ringing at ONM when we heard about Guitar Hero: Aerosmith. Dedicating an entire game to a single band, in doing so making the whole experience much more limited, just reeked of a fan-fleecing cash-in exercise. The finished product isn't quite as brazen as that but there will certainly be more than a few disappointed guitar slingers out there.