Heavy metal music with edgy lyrics comes to rhythm sim.
Common Sense Media
3 September 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: 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.
Excerpt: Guitar Hero is without a doubt one of the fastest growing and increasingly popular gaming franchises available on the market today. In just a few short years, Guitar Hero has grown from a novel rhythm based game to the cult social phenomenon it is today. It took me a couple of years before I finally jumped on board the Guitar Hero hype train, but once on-board, I have never looked back.
Excerpt: Guitar Hero is a cultural phenomenon. Not only does it get referenced in pop culture, it is one of the highest selling franchises (both in dollars and units). The video game industry has been looking for a yearly franchise that wasn't Madden or Need for Speed. They found one in Guitar Hero and Rock Band. They have actually turned into multi-unit franchises in a given year.
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...