Here is Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw's take on Guitar Hero World Tour. Can you tell I'm looking forward to Christmas?
If you haven't seen it, here's the viral marketing Guitar Hero video that was made to promote the new game (that I bought for Christmas as a family gift and it's hidden away till the 25th). Regardless of it's professional source it is still fun to watch.
Even though I do not have a surround system to take full advantage of the remastered disc, I do believe I hear a richer sound when playing. Of course it could just be me and it's all in my head.
Well at least I got a free guitar faceplate out of the whole thing.
The bad news:
Fedex had a package from me but had the wrong address so I haD to pick it up at the depot. It was from Redoctane but it was not my Guitar Hero 3 replacement disc that they say I should have ALREADY received?!?
The good news:
It was the thank you gift for sending in my Guitar Hero 3 disc to be replaced, that I have not already received. It's already on my guitar waiting for the game to show up.
I've contacted Activision support, but with it being the weekend I'm obviously not expecting a speedy response. I've waited this long what's a little longer right?
I know I was less than positive about the forthcoming Aerosmith Guitar Hero, but if it was out now I'd totally pick it up to start playing again.
Now if you excuse me I'm going to play some air guitar on my fake guitar.
I hope I get one of those free faceplates that Activision is sending out to those of us who actually part with the game for a month. Yesterday I was at BestBuy and thought about picking up a second guitar but what's the point, I can't play it for at least 3 to 4 weeks.
If this was any other game it would be a non issue, but the casual gamer aspect of Guitar Hero really makes it a very sticky game for me.
Did any of you go in for the replacement disc? How long did you wait for your Digital Dolby surround copy to arrive?
Not to say that I don't like Aerosmith they're fine and all, but on the other hand I don't own a single Aerosmith record, 8 track, audio tape, mini disc or CD of the prolific rock band. And I'm sure I'm not the only one that is thankful to the band for giving me Alicia Silverstone during my adolescence.
Nintendo Wii Fanboy seems to feel the same way, about the game, not Alicia Silverston. I'm sure there will be other guitar heroes out there that will surely feel the same way.
I know that Guitar Hero is popular and good luck finding one in stores, but is the user base large enough to support a game riding one bands catalogue even if it does span almost 40 years? Of course if this was say a Beatles exclusive game I don't think we'd be having this conversation.
UPDATE: I might have rushed to judgment on this game. See what a friend of mine said, makes sense.
Thanks for the info… and I for one, having grown up on mostly Aerosmith and Bon Jovi, am happy to hear about the upcoming game 😀 I actually have said that Walk This Way would be a good song for GH.
Really, when you think of it, what other band CAN they base a whole game around? It would have to be obviously a band that is really really popular, has a huge catalogue to pick from and obviously is guitar-driven. MAYBE Rolling Stones, but the youngens would be like… Rolling who? ACDC might work too, but a lot of their songs are basically the same. So ya… Aerosmith works for me.
Surprisingly enough they had kept their previous Guitar Hero experience secret from me all this time. Even though GH3 had no Bon Jovi we still had a great night of playing fake guitar.
But if I hear Metallica's One again it will be too soon. 😉
I never add applications on Facebook. I don't want to be a vampire, werewolf, slayer, etc. I don't want to pass around an internet bear or see what happens when I forward that damn husky.
That being said, I just added an application called Guitar Hero III Stats that I actively have been searching for. To have my Guitar Hero Stats displayed on my profile.
The application is powered by Gamestrata who seems to be a site where you can track your scores and accomplishments in the games you play. Think 2008 version of that high score page in 1980's video game magazines. I can't seen to find anything much about them except a job posting where they say we build Facebook/Open Social/Etc apps but our business isn't based on these apps (yeah right) and We don't like the word 'web 2.0' (who does not like web 2.0?). They might not be all bad since they do support Open Social right? Of course it means more potential eyes (eyes=$$$) for their applications if they do support it.
The application only supports GHIII for the Wii, XBox 360 and PS3 for the time being as it pulls your stats off your guitarhero.com profile. For all this to work you still need to link your site profile with your online game system profile (they give you an identifying code on the online menu of the game).
There is also another Facebook application called Guitar Hero 3 that can do the same but supports all online systems (PC, Wii, XBox 360, PS3 & PS2). This one might be better for those of you who have been playing Guitar Hero for years of have the game on multiple systems.
Actually you haven't gone deaf from playing too much GH3, the Wii version only outputs audio in mono.
Activision is working with Nintendo to replace your disc with a re-mastered version of the game that will support the Dolby Pro Logic audio of the Wii. So sign up now for the pre-registration to score a replacement disc.