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#1 NJCroMag

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 08:13 AM

Just had a chance to play it this weekend when I was visiting my brother in Jersey for the holiday. Anybody else get a chance to play it yet?

The new guitar takes some getting used to. The drum peripheral is very, VERY cool. Didn't man the mic at all, but the kids had a blast singing.

Song selection is merely okay, and you end up playing a lot of the same songs in each venue when you choose the "Requests" set, or pick your own setlist.

Gibson Explorer guitar can be used with the game, so we had the full setup going (vox, bass, guitar, drums).

Oh yeah, and I played most songs on guitar on expert mode. Expert mode in this game is NOTHING like expert mode in the Guitar Hero games. I can't touch expert in the GH series, so this game is a LOT easier to play the guitar on.

Despite some of my complaints, we had a blast playing this thing.

Edited by NJCroMag, 26 November 2007 - 08:14 AM.

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 09:48 AM

I haven't played it yet, do you think it is worth the 178 bucks or so though?
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Posted 26 November 2007 - 10:02 AM

I haven't played it yet, do you think it is worth the 178 bucks or so though?


Just one person's opinion here...but yes. I think it's worth it.

(Then again, I admit some bias: I have a modded XBox and never have to pay for games, so the occasional forced spending on games isn't such a big deal to me.)

Or do what I'm going to do...add it to my Christmas list and tell my family I don't care if 15 people have to chip in to get it.
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Posted 26 November 2007 - 02:36 PM

i have it and i spent the entire thanksgiving break with my brother and sister playing it, if you can play multiplayer then its totally worth it
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Posted 26 November 2007 - 03:06 PM

i have it and i spent the entire thanksgiving break with my brother and sister playing it, if you can play multiplayer then its totally worth it


That's what we did, too. We had a full house, so there was always people willing to jump in and man an instrument.

I'm actually hearing about the strum bar giving out on the guitar peripheral. We didn't have any problems, but I've heard that others haven't been so lucky.
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Posted 26 November 2007 - 04:19 PM

I know someone who had that guitar problem. Honestly, if you're not treating your guitar bad by throwing it around and stupid sh!t, it will be fine. Its a ton of fun to play and definatly worth the money in my opinion, the replay value is great.
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Posted 26 November 2007 - 04:22 PM

I've been playing it for the past 2 and a half months. It is a great game. Much better than guitar hero i would say. Ive jused it from beta versions up and each got better and better.

Lots of down loadable content coming to which will be fun!
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Posted 27 November 2007 - 11:20 PM

I got it on Black Friday after looking through five stores. The game is great and I've been having a lot of fun playing every instrument except those stupid drums. The guitar is way easier than Guitar Hero and I find myself playing expert on nearly every song. But I've been having issues with lag and I can't calibrate it no matter how I try. It's tough. But otherwise the game is awesome.
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Posted 27 November 2007 - 11:58 PM

I've played Guitar Hero, awesome game
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Posted 28 November 2007 - 04:04 PM

I've played Guitar Hero, awesome game

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 11:46 PM

i dont get these games. They are fun for like 15 minutes. Then they are boring and tedious.
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Posted 29 November 2007 - 08:00 AM

i dont get these games. They are fun for like 15 minutes. Then they are boring and tedious.


You are a very bad person and if I were ever to meet you face-to-face, I'd walk right up and say:

"You....are a VERY...bad person."

I'd do it too, man. Don't try me.
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Posted 29 November 2007 - 06:30 PM

i dont get these games. They are fun for like 15 minutes. Then they are boring and tedious.


I beat the single player numerous times then me and my friends play, rock band is "TEH AWESOME" on multiplayer.
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Posted 02 December 2007 - 12:08 PM

LG and I played it for a few hours over at a friends house and had a lot of fun.
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Posted 02 December 2007 - 01:07 PM

I really enjoyed it... turns out Im a pretty good drummer and singer... guitar....only if im on easy!
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Posted 03 December 2007 - 04:02 PM

You know whats even more fun than spending hours learning how to play a virtual instrument?
Spending that time learning how to play a REAL one.
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Posted 03 December 2007 - 04:09 PM

You know whats even more fun than spending hours learning how to play a virtual instrument?
Spending that time learning how to play a REAL one.


People posting on message boards shouldn't be knocking virtual experiences. :D
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Posted 03 December 2007 - 04:12 PM

People posting on message boards shouldn't be knocking virtual experiences. :D

although your logic is slightly flawed, I am amused by your response.
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Posted 03 December 2007 - 04:28 PM

I think many people already do know an instrument, and its fun to pick up a song quickly in a game with a new instrument.... just like I think many people who play sports games on their systems already know how to play the sport.
I already know how to play an instrument, that doesnt mean its not enjoyable to have a fun night with my friends goofing around and playing rock songs.


Already very evident from the 3 posts Ive read of your 7 that youre gonna be a fun poster

Edited by langsgirl, 03 December 2007 - 04:30 PM.

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Rob Brink(My favorite writer): "Mayor McCheese."

Tim O'Connor
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Rob Brink : "He was wearing a tuxedo and his head was a fvckin’ cheeseburger dude!

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 04:40 PM

Already very evident from the 3 posts Ive read of your 7 that youre gonna be a fun poster

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Also, if you can already play an instrument, get better and start a band as opposed to sitting and playing someone elses song.
This sh!t is ruining music, along with mp3s and the notion that stealing music for free off of the internet is the 'norm'

Buying real albums and playing real instruments in front of real people at a real bar/club>>>Stealing compressed crappy sounding mp3s and playing a 'guitar' with plastic buttons for a virtual audience.
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