Originally Posted by Stevo
The better guitar game is Guitar hero, only because its more difficult which makes it more fun.
Without question, GH3 is more difficult...even on Easy, there are chords, hammer ons, and really rapid changes that don't come into play until higher levels in Rock Band. Dragon Force on Easy was every bit as difficult as one of the later Rock Band songs on Medium.
But I dispute that greater difficulty equals greater fun. Apart from not being able to make up my mind on which guitar is better (I prefer certain features of both), I find that I just enjoy the Rock Band guitar gameplay more. I like the visual presentation better; I like the song selection better, especially the greater ratio of master recordings (the cover of Sweet Little Thing
is Particularly awful); and the solos and big finishes are cool touches.
But most important, there is just something about the fret work design (the actual game play) just seems better too. Rock Band (up through Hard, anyway) seems more in tune with the music and rhythym, I feel like I'm "getting into the music" more; to the point where can sometimes catch myself bobbing my head or body, as if I were really playing in the band. But GH3, even on Easy, seems overly focused the "off beat" notes, e.g. in solos. So instead of getting into the music, I'm watching the screen for the exact right second to press a button. I noticed this more than once on Easy...I'm expectnig to get pretty miffed when I bump it up to Medium and Hard. I read reviews that claimed GH3 was more for "experienced shredders"; maybe this is what they were talking about, and I would like GH2 better?
That's a lot of words to argue that difficulty does not equal fun, but that was my point.