Conclusion: Confrontation is a throwback to a much loved era in gaming. Not only are the visuals quite dated, looking like something out of the original Diablo , the game style follows suit. The game plays as a squad based action RPG in the mould of the classic Baldur’s Gate or games of that ilk. Though having said that, Confrontation is more action oriented than full RPG. There are no quests given by game characters, as the game follows a linear mission path.
Pros: Controls are simple to learn and use. Additional squad members provide variation to gameplay.
Cons: Graphics are outdated. Interface can be somewhat cluttered. Squad pathfinding can be troublesome.
Conclusion: CON'S: -Careers(at least on expert) require all songs to be beaten (again) -Poor multiplayer -Poorly re-charted tracks -Difficult game for casual players -HOPO's = poo -The inclusion of lame, boring songs(Barracuda, Hit Me With Your Best Shot) -The exclusion of good, fun songs(Hangar 18, Jordan, Sweet Child O'Mine) ??? -Even in full band, how much enjoyment can you squeeze out of songs you have seemingly played over and over and over again...??
Review: Guitar Hero: Smash Hits (Microsoft Xbox 360)
12 November 2009
Summary: Story/Modes: ABOVE AVERAGE Graphics: GOOD Sound: VERY GOOD Control/Gameplay: GREAT Replayability: ENJOYABLE Balance: ENJOYABLE Originality: WORTHLESS Addictiveness: MEDIOCRE Appeal Factor: GOOD Miscellaneous: VERY BAD Final Score: DECENT GAME With Activision now seemingly pumping out a new Guitar Hero game every month, Smash Hits provides a another full-priced disc featuring nothing but the same old song and dance we’ve seen since World Tour.
Revisiting the Best of Past Titles, Without Doing Anything New
22 September 2009
Conclusion: Concept: Guitar Hero experiences a landmark in any rock star's career: the first ''greatest hits'' repackaging of old songs
Graphics: While the songs are old, the visual presentation is similar to World Tour or Guitar Hero: Metallica
Sound: Although there's nothing we haven't played before, an awful lot of really great songs are here
Playability: It's interesting to see some differences in the note charts between the original tracks and these new remakes.
Summary: I'm a big fan of music games, but I'm frustrated at the seemingly unending flow of Guitar Hero titles coming our way these days. Smash Hits is a nice bookend to the first several entries in the franchise, gathering some of the best songs from the first five games in the series, and releasing them with the full-band treatment seen in World Tour.
Excerpt: Ever been playing your copy of Guitar Hero 3, trying to run the gauntlet that is 'Through the Fire and Flames', and wished that a couple of your friends could jump in and share the pain? Now, you can, with Guitar Hero: Smash Hits. You see, as the name implies, Smash Hits is not technically a 'new' Guitar Hero game, but a compilation of the most popular songs from the franchise.
Summary: You'll fall into one of three categories when it comes to Guitar Hero: Smash Hits. You either haven't played these songs yet and want to
you've played them before and don't see the need to play them again
you love greatest hits compilations and will sell your old copies of the other games and get this.
Personally, I fall into the last set of gamers. I like these songs and had a great time playing them again.
Summary: One could certainly argue that Guitar Hero: Smash Hits is nothing more than a glorified expansion pack. But there's definitely enough content in this game to warrant a look, even if you already own these songs in older Guitar Hero games. I just wish Activision would have done more with this idea than throwing us new songs. This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on.