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post #11 of 32
Latty couldn't have said it any better.

Also, Harmonix stayed true to keeping Rock Band as a game about being a band, especially with their real-band-specific releases that actually do stick to songs and likenesses of the respective bands. Activision just tried to sell Guitar Hero with gimmicky themes like sex-drugs-and-rock-n-roll stardom to even almost blatantly ripping off Brutal Legend (which they incidentally dropped for EA to pick up) in Warriors of Rock. They don't even pay much due respect to the artists that they feature in the GH games; remember the whole Kurt Cobain singing Flava Flav debacle? I think there was even one time when Kotick said that bands should be paying Activision to be in GH.

Meh, all in all, GH got the ball rolling, but now that Activision's ruined it, I'm glad it's dead and that RB is succeeding it.
Edited by Toransu - 7/21/11 at 11:44pm
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Yup, not much to add here, everything that should be said has already been said.

I've been playing Rock Band since about a year and a half ago. Before that I used to play Guitar Hero World Tour and Guitar Hero 5, but when I started playing RB and seeing how much better it was in everything (gameplay, DLC, etc), I never looked back again.

Currently, I own every single RB game from the first to RB3, along with every instrument currently available (except Pro Guitar, as I already play guitar so I didn't see much of a need for that).

That, along with loads of DLC, and let me tell you, if I don't have at least a song from every artist I have in my music library on my PC, it's pretty close, that alone shows how complete the RB song library is. And the songs are all pretty much quality ones.

Sure, I spent a lot of money on all the stuff, but it was damn well worth it. Can't beat having friends come over and spending hours having fun and messing around on RB.
It's also pretty good for parties too. And one of the cool things about it is anyone can jump in, you don't even need to know how to play an instrument, just play and have fun.

Besides, I play RB nearly every day so it's not like I'm not getting my money's worth. And weekly DLC is a nice bonus. If I remember correctly GH had it monthly and it was only 9 songs or so...
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post #13 of 32
Why would he finger DJ Hero...?

Oh wait....
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Essentially, they kept releasing the same game with a different setlist..And for a fan base that was predominately into classic rock and metal, they really screwed those setlists up with barely any good classics or a good DLC system like Rock Bands always have, by the time they fixed these issues it was far too late. (They mostly did in WoR)

I'm glad he doesn't realize why though, it means that CoD will suffer the same fate from BF3 assuming BF3 is actually good.
    
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Tony hawk, guitar hero, COD. Im sure there is more. As if he doesnt know whats going on. All money, no original content/thought after the first 2 or 3
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Originally Posted by lattyware View Post
What happened was the day Harmonix left, so did all the innovation. Apart from the setlist of Guitar Hero 3, nothing good came from the Guitar Hero camp after that.
I disagree. Guitar Hero: Metallica was an excellent game. Although it might not have been innovative at all, they did a fantastic job working with the band, creating a setlist that all fans would enjoy, recreated some amazing concerts... it felt like the most polished of the Guitar Hero series to me.

But honestly, DJ hero? Guitar/Drums >>>>> Turntable
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I disagree. Guitar Hero: Metallica was an excellent game. Although it might not have been innovative at all, they did a fantastic job working with the band, creating a setlist that all fans would enjoy, recreated some amazing concerts... it felt like the most polished of the Guitar Hero series to me.

But honestly, DJ hero? Guitar/Drums >>>>> Turntable
I can't speak on that front - I'm not a metallica fan so I never got the game. That said, I don't think anything could come close to the care and attention that Harmonix put into The Beatles: Rock Band. I mean, they kind of had to given it's the beatles and the insane restrictions pushed by Apple Corps, but seriously, if you talk a look into the making of the game, it's insane the effort they put in, each track being carefully remixed from masters, sometimes split from songs that didn't have masters - even stuff like the chatter in between songs was taken from old studio recordings, actually snippets of the Beatles talking as they were recording the tracks, then replayed inside a studio and recorded again to make it sound like you are in there, and that's just one example, the attention to detail was insane.
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Guitar Hero 5 had the worst collection of songs....imo.
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Its because they flooded the market with too many games. Rock Band had the formula down perfect at first...make one game every 2-3 years to update the mechanics, but in between have lots of various DLC to cater to every preference.

Instead you got like 2-3 games a year that were geared towards very specific markets and preferences that no one bought, like Metallica, Aerosmith, Van Halen, Smash Hits, Guitar Hero 5, Warriors of Rock, etc, etc...

Rock Band made the same mistake with the Beatles and Green Day and Lego Rock Band, and 1 and 2.

All of those came out within 3-4 years of each other and people got bored of it very fast. The only reason I bought Warriors of Rock was because 2112 was on it.
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Honestly, DJ Hero was fun for like the first day I only played it for Daft Punk.
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