Originally Posted by Azazel
I would like them to actually make it harder(more drums/cymbals+ double bass).
Be careful what you wish for...GH3 is harder than GH2 only for the sake of being "harder", not to be "better"; and a lot of people aren't so happy about that.
Originally Posted by Shin2k35
Finally, that said about Guitar Hero and Rock Band, I can't stand the character design, but the gameplay is spot on. IThey're challenging and the difficulty levels are evenly paced to give a lot of replay value. Yes, I have played them. Guitar Hero 3 was the more enjoyable of the two.
I hate the characters in GH3, I completely agree. I like Rock Band's though, probably because it's highly customizable.
In fact, I pretty much dislike Guitar Hero's entire visual style. I find Rock Band's presentation to be superior in every describable way. They even try to make it look like a grainy rock video...I think it's pretty slick, compared to the simple, cartoonish, obviously-a-video-game look of GH3.
I'm not surprised you liked GH3 better though, since you said you're more into metal. That's another reason I lean more towards Rock Band, I like the larger selection of alternative rock better. I like metal too, but not as much; and certainly not Raining Blood
, that song sucks! (I'm stuck on it on Hard right now too, which makes me hate it even more.
Originally Posted by Dillard13
Or is this just a sequel and is GH4 an attempt to beat out the original Rock Band?
Well yeah, that's exactly it. It's hardly a surprise that there would be a Rock Band 2; it did so well that of course
there would be a sequel. And it's not much of a surprise either that Activision would take notice of how strong Rock Band sales were, from an audience that they had previously had all to themselves, and decide to copy Rock Band's success with other instruments.
I hate the fact that Activision is going the non-compatible drum set route under the pretense of "improving" things, though. I think they might lose some potential software sales there from people that already have a Rock Band kit. Not many people are going to keep multiple drum kits scattered around the house; and if they can buy Rock Band 2, which works with what they already have, for $60; or have to shell out another $180 for a full GH4 box set; many people (myself at the front of the line) will bypass GH4 altogether. Guitar Hero fans that skipped Rock Band will likely jump all over GH4, but it's a hard sell for the established Rock Band community.