Summary: Personally I did not enjoy this game at all. You cannot see the buttons your pushing up on the screen, and all of the songs are EXTREMELY long and almost all from before 2000. But again this is my personal opinion. I currently use this game to teach my four year old little brother where to put his hands and how to play on this a little before I let him touch my electric guitar.
Summary: I have been playing GH World Tour, Metallica, and Smash Hits prior to trying this game. I rented the previously mentioned titles, but purchased this one because it was less than $8 and Family Video sold all their copies. I found this title to be quite inferior in comparison. The songs sound terrible. The vocals are drowned out and the guitar sounds like a midi recreation rather than the original.
Summary: There are some really fun songs on this installment of the "Guitar Hero" series, but you're better off just buying the stand-alone game instead of the bundle, because the guitar that comes with this is a piece of junk. Unless you're pointing the neck down toward the ground, be prepared for unexpected star power launches. Also, when you're holding down long notes, don't be surprised if they suddenly aren't being held down anymore.
Summary: This game could have been awesome for me. The software is really good. BUT, the hardware (guitar) is super low quality. Seriously, it's garbage. The middle button only works intermittently. I will NEVER buy another Red Octane product. I honestly have ZERO respect for them. They develop awesome software for this game and then the hardware is garbage. Seriously, I could build a better guitar. Do yourself a favor and just buy rock band.
Without the original developers Guitar Hero is... well, less than it was, anyway
Steven E. Collins, Amazon
12 October 2008
Summary: EDIT: Rereading this several years later, it is a bit over the top, isn't it? I still agree with the main point I was trying to make (this game isn't made by the same people that made the first two Guitar Hero games, and those people are/were better at it), but I could have toned down the rhetoric.
Summary: Ok, so I am bound to get some strife about this but please here me out. I love Guitar Hero. It is a wonderful game that allows me to play songs that I could never play on guitar. But I think Guitar Hero 3 "Legends of Rock" has a few BIG mistakes.... First off, not enough 'legends of rock'. Where are AC/DC? Thin Lizzy? David Bowie? Hendrix? Why were they left out? To make place for the many 2006 song releases by groups like AFI. Come on.
Summary: I'm not sure at what point in the past Rock became synonymous with Satanic themes, but the makers of GHIII obviously feel they go hand in hand and seem to be pushing an agenda with this game. SPOILER ALERT The final set of songs takes place in hell where your band has been sent. You get to see the audience paying homage to the monster goat-like Satan as he sits on his throne behind the stage, all the while scantly-clad devil-girls dance by your side and imps are flying...
Summary: I bought Guitar Hero III after really enjoying Guitar Hero II and at first, thought it was amazing. In about 3 months time, I had comletely stopped playing it and decided to trade it in at the local game shop. Guitar Hero III isn't a bad game as such, just the song selection is no where near as good as Guitar Hero II or Rock Band (which I now own and is superior to Guitar Hero III). For the rest of this review, I will now compare it to Rock Band.
Cons: Worse then it's competetitor (Rock Band) and it's predocessor (Guitar Hero II)