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#61 Stealthcat

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 05:51 AM

I laughed out loud at Best Buy today when I showed my brother this game for $5. Konami is funny, they tried to make this to compete with GH and RB, tried suing Activision because they weren't smart enough to license songs to appeal to American gamers, then turn around and team up with them to make the Guitar Hero Arcade game.

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 01:56 AM

I went to GS today to look for a particular Gamecube game, so I figured I'd get this. I saw it on the shelf and I flaked so bad. I just couldn't urge myself to get it. :lol
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#63 Rollobobo

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 02:25 AM

Not even worth it...PASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#64 FaintDeftone

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 04:28 AM

I might buy it just for the hell of it. I love these games and I might get it just for the achievement points and for collections sake.

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 04:38 AM

Hahah, this thread couldn't have been bumped at a better time...

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#66 sstcrush

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 05:42 AM

Sneak King was the shit!!

all the BK games were worth it, and i got the set at $5, the drum sticks are worth it <3

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#67 xGunCrazyx

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 11:35 PM

Was at the mall today, picked up a copy
I'm sure it's bad, but for $5 I can hardly pass up any game :-P
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#68 FaintDeftone

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 12:04 AM

I picked it up today and played it a bit. Anybody who says this game is absolute garbage simply hasn't played it, period.

Now don't get me wrong, yes the game sucks, but as a guitar game it is very competent. The note charts are decent, the game functions just fine, and some of the covers of the crappier songs actually make them sound better. The graphics are decent, it has a nice freestyle mode and recorder (which alone makes it worth the 5 bucks to me) and it offers a decent challenge.

However, some of the challenges are flat out bullshit. The poison note challenges are stupid as hell; they pretty much make you play a song while putting notes you CAN'T play on the highway and if you hit 5 of them within one song, you're done. When I play these games, I want to hit every color I see so my brain is trained to hit those colors! It is so frustrating because you basically have to memorize the song in order to get through it so you know which colors not to hit. STUPID!

The drums suck in this game too. I'm using the GHWT set and it functions fine, but the kick pedal being in the middle of the highway without that bar like GH/RB has makes it completely awful to play. I guess if you re-learn how to play drums through this game then you might be okay but I HATE that orange kick note in the center of the screen like that.

Overall the game is certainly worth 5 bones and isn't awful, but it certainly isn't good.

#69 Guest_crazy blain_*

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 12:16 AM

I picked it up today and played it a bit. Anybody who says this game is absolute garbage simply hasn't played it, period.

Now don't get me wrong, yes the game sucks, but as a guitar game it is very competent. The note charts are decent, the game functions just fine, and some of the covers of the crappier songs actually make them sound better. The graphics are decent, it has a nice freestyle mode and recorder (which alone makes it worth the 5 bucks to me) and it offers a decent challenge.

However, some of the challenges are flat out bullshit. The poison note challenges are stupid as hell; they pretty much make you play a song while putting notes you CAN'T play on the highway and if you hit 5 of them within one song, you're done. When I play these games, I want to hit every color I see so my brain is trained to hit those colors! It is so frustrating because you basically have to memorize the song in order to get through it so you know which colors not to hit. STUPID!

The drums suck in this game too. I'm using the GHWT set and it functions fine, but the kick pedal being in the middle of the highway without that bar like GH/RB has makes it completely awful to play. I guess if you re-learn how to play drums through this game then you might be okay but I HATE that orange kick note in the center of the screen like that.

Overall the game is certainly worth 5 bones and isn't awful, but it certainly isn't good.


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#70 Gothic Walrus

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 12:24 AM

I picked it up today and played it a bit. Anybody who says this game is absolute garbage simply hasn't played it, period.


I've played it, and I'll call it complete garbage.

I've got a friend who buys EVERY music game, regardless of quality. This is the only title he's ever traded in - we were never going to play it again and, even at $10 from Target, he felt like he'd been ripped off.

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#71 Predator Ranger

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 12:47 AM

I've played it, and I'll call it complete garbage.


I'm with the walrus on this.
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#72 VaultDweller13

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 01:00 AM

I picked it up today and played it a bit. Anybody who says this game is absolute garbage simply hasn't played it, period.


Well I'll agree with you. I just picked it up today and from what I've played it's not completely terrible like people say. No one is saying that this game is as good as Guitar Hero or Rock Band or that it doesn't have many annoying aspects, but for $5 it's decent.
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#73 loc0bob

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 04:09 AM

I don't understand why everybody is rippin on this game....its the greatest game to grace our greenish brown earth since ET on Atari.
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#74 arthritisarty

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 04:17 AM

I don't understand why everybody is rippin on this game....its the greatest game to grace our greenish brown earth since ET on Atari.


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#75 irideabike

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 04:05 PM

ill get it when BB puts it on a managers clearance for $2.

that way I can get some decent cases out of it.

#76 mightymek

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 05:03 PM

I might pick it up. $5 is hard to pass for any game, like some said earlier, but I like the music games a lot, so even it's not good, it can't be THAT bad...

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 06:08 PM

eh i might bite for 360 collection purposes.

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#78 CaptainJoel

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 06:19 PM

I almost bit, yesterday, but I was worried it was awful because we still haven't sold any at work yet... and now I see that it's horrible so I'm glad I didn't waste the 5.

#79 Shadowguitar

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 06:42 PM

Though it's almost certainly going to be a terrible mistake, I'm going to pick this up before I head up to NY. At least I'll get a good laugh out of it... hopefully.

#80 malfuncti0n

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 07:51 PM

i picked it up. i only own guitars and as a guitar game this game isn't too shabby. definitely worth $5 for the guitar career alone. it's a nice break from guitar hero, really. i like the graphics better than guitar hero as well.
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#81 Gothic Walrus

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 08:27 PM

Though it's almost certainly going to be a terrible mistake, I'm going to pick this up before I head up to NY. At least I'll get a good laugh out of it... hopefully.


The game does have a few redeeming values - it has Finger Eleven's "Paralyzer" (which neither Guitar Hero or Rock Band have, so far), and the cover is actually pretty good.

One song, however, doesn't justify the rest of the game. Three engineering students weren't able to figure out how the World Tour drums mapped to the Rock Revolution screen, and their version of star power/overdrive is still a complete mystery to me - it took forever to get, lasted for about a second when activated, and had no discernible effect on our score, meter placement, or anything else.

If you have Rock Band or Guitar Hero, you really don't have a reason to own the game unless you're curious enough to drop the $5 and inflict the game on yourself, especially since most of the soundtrack is either on disc or available as DLC for one or both of the more popular franchises.

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#82 Zbornak

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 05:19 AM

I picked it up, and it's not bad. It's definitely a lot harder than RB or GH - I actually failed one of the first songs on Medium due to a fast alternating section. The game is rather generic, without much in the way of style, although the challenges are a nice addition. You not only have to play the songs normally, but there are specific challenges like playing a song that increases in difficulty as you get further along, or avoiding certain black notes. These are optional though, as you can progress through the career without completing them.