Excerpt: I am truly amazed how far the Guitar Hero franchise has come along. I admit that I was an early naysayer who believed that the game would never fly. The whole concept of playing a plastic guitar seemed goofy and I could not fathom grown adults doing such. Boy was I wrong. The Guitar Hero franchise is everywhere; even available on the DS. Activision has also released band-centric Guitar Hero games.
Heavy metal music with edgy lyrics comes to rhythm sim.
Common Sense Media
23 June 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a sequel to the very popular Guitar Hero game. While some of the lyrics might raise an eyebrow here and there -- with references to sex, drugs, and violence -- it's certainly tame compared to other T-rated games.
Excerpt: Nestled in the top 10 of Guitar World’s 100 Greatest Guitar Solos, it was no surprise when Metallica’s “One” slipped onto the set list of Guitar Hero 3 and quickly became a fan favourite. After that, it was only a matter of time before we got more hardcore, finger-bleeding guitar action. Thankfully, Guitar Hero: Metallica improves on the mediocre Aerosmith installation and shows how good a band-centric game can be.
Excerpt: Metallica are one of the biggest rock bands on the globe and are basically an institution in the USA. Their hordes of fans have been clamoring for a Metallica Guitar Hero for the last year. Their wish has come true because the title ships in a couple of months. We were asked along to Activision to sample the head banging delights with the newest edition to the Guitar Hero franchise.
Excerpt: Format: Wii Price: Game alone - £35, with guitar - £75. Wi-Fi: Yes Players: 1-4 Age: 12+ Developer: Activision The legendary metal band Metallica, and the great concept of a Guitar Hero game makes it a must buy, yes? Well, no. It’s not a fantastic game. Despite the real metal feel to this game, and being a metal music fan myself, it’s not one that should perhaps be on your shopping list, but with that said, it’s far better than the first Guitar Hero band game; ‘Guitar...
Excerpt: Let's face facts. Guitar Hero: Aerosmith was a decent attempt at producing a band-specific Guitar Hero spin-off, but it was lacking in a lot of features. With a paltry number of songs compared to regular Guitar Hero games and not much to get stuck into after the main career mode was completed, it's fair to say it was a bit lacking in terms of content. Plus it had Aerosmith in it.
Excerpt: So it’s been nearly a year since the release of the first band specific Guitar Hero, in Aerosmith. Activision has looked to rock gods Metallica to provide the inspiration for the second. Unlike the Aerosmith release, Guitar Hero Metallica features the full band experience as seen in Neversoft’s last effort, Guitar Hero World Tour. Guitar, bass, drums and vocals are all part of the mix.