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Old 06-22-09, 04:30 PM
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Guitar Hero: Smash Hits anyone? ...anyone?

I searched, but (surprisingly) I didn't see anything about this game listed here. I rented this last week and I think it's pretty damn good. It plays alot like Metallica's entry, and it's great hearing original versions of the songs, as well as all new charts. I'm pretty happy with the song selection since I never got to play GH1 & GH: 80's, and it's nice to see the 'crystal' notes incorperated into the mix. Woman, which was one of my faves on GH2, is a totally different song, and Barracuda, which I just fast-strummed instead of trying triplets, has been revamped to halt the constant strumming method by adding a second note (chord) to every third note in the 'gallop'.

My big gripe about the game came yesterday when I decided to try the vocal career. Simply put, it sucks, and it's still broke. I don't see how I can snag 98% on hard singing a song on Rock Band, and the same song fails me out on medium on GH. Confusing. The vocals just aren't fun on GH for some reason. As good as the songs are, it's almost a tedious process sitting through them. I haven't tried the drums yet, and I doubt I will because I suck.

My rating for the game (guitar career): 9.5, it's really that good.
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Re: Guitar Hero: Smash Hits anyone? ...anyone?

Kids gave me this for father's day. I started the expert guitar career. It's really cool playing the master versions of the originally released songs. Once I finish the guitar tour I'll move on to the bass and then drum tours. I usually pass on vocals other than to just get a couple of the achievements. Great game so far.
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Re: Guitar Hero: Smash Hits anyone? ...anyone?

I would totally get this if, you know, it were made by Harmonix.
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Re: Guitar Hero: Smash Hits anyone? ...anyone?

Waiting for the clearance rack.
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Re: Guitar Hero: Smash Hits anyone? ...anyone?

<- also waiting for the clearance rack... so I should be picking it up around mid-August.

Originally Posted by dvdsteve2000
I searched, but (surprisingly) I didn't see anything about this game listed here.
All the discussion has been in the General Music Thread for this game since it's just a rehash of older titles.
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Re: Guitar Hero: Smash Hits anyone? ...anyone?

I was sad to read about and see the Barracuda chart, as that was one of the songs drawing me in. I'm not a reality hound or anything, but that chart was fine in GH3. Throwing those extra notes at the end of the gallops kind of seems excessive.
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Re: Guitar Hero: Smash Hits anyone? ...anyone?

Even though I should have waited for a clearance sale I picked it up tonight because 1) I really liked alot of the songs on it on the PS2 versions and 2)with hockey over and nothing on TV in the summer, I have been on a guitar hero/xbox binge lately anyway. This will tide me over until The Beatles/GH5/GH Van Halen all come out in the fall.
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Re: Guitar Hero: Smash Hits anyone? ...anyone?

Originally Posted by brianluvdvd
Waiting for the clearance rack.
I usually won't even grab these games on clearance (Metallica & Aerosmith), but this one has variety. No matter how much I like Metallica & Areo, it's just too much of the same after a while. I only rented it now, but I'd pick it up for $25-30-ish.

Great week at the rental store:
Ghostbusters
GH: Smah Hits
Prototype (Only played it for an hour though)
Tiger Woods 2010 (Starting this tonight)
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Re: Guitar Hero: Smash Hits anyone? ...anyone?

Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
All the discussion has been in the General Music Thread for this game since it's just a rehash of older titles.
What he said!

Anyone, since we have this specific thread now, I'll re-post what I originally wrote there, which should serve as a warning for others who may be heavy users of the RB platform:

"I was playing through my (free) rental copy of GH: Smash Hits tonight and two things came to my mind:

1. I don't like how some of the songs have been re-charted (for the worse IMO)....

2. There are A LOT more songs here than I realized that are already available in RB on disc or as DLC!!
Hit Me With Your Best Shot, The Trooper, Message In A Bottle, YYZ, Round And Round, Electric Eye, Take Me Out, Monkey Wrench, More Than A Feeling, Carry On Wayward Son, Laid To Rest....there's 11 of them right there, which is almost 25% of the total songs in the entire game! This disc will definitely have to hit the $20 or below mark before I make a purchase now...."
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<---Also waiting for the clearance section.
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^ ewwwwww

<-- waiting for clearance end cap
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<-- waiting for all the songs to show up on Rock Band.
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Re: Guitar Hero: Smash Hits anyone? ...anyone?

Originally Posted by chess
<-- waiting for all the songs to show up on Rock Band.
We get it, you prefer Rockband. You do know that there is a thread dedicated to you RB snobs.

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Re: Guitar Hero: Smash Hits anyone? ...anyone?

Originally Posted by chess
<-- waiting for all the songs to show up on Rock Band.
See if you can post the same thing 3 times in a thread....

I liked it, sold it, and will rebuy it again at the $30 price point because I only got 18 songs out of it.

I don't think it is as good as GHM because it was charted by a different group. A few songs were headscratchers.
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Re: Guitar Hero: Smash Hits anyone? ...anyone?

Originally Posted by chess
<-- waiting for all the songs to show up on Rock Band.
Originally Posted by edstein
We get it, you prefer Rockband. You do that there is a thread dedicated to you RB snobs.
Console flamewars have spread to the rhythm game market

Snobs vs. 1337 R0XX0RZ!

Can't we all just get along?
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Originally Posted by pinata242
Can't we all just get along?
Fuck no! I spit venom at GH/ActiBlizz/Bobby Kotick!

Especially Bobby Kotick!

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