History VideoGame / GuitarHero

2nd Nov '16 5:54:58 AM AndyLA
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* FranchiseKiller: Though its not one specific game responsible, the absolutely ridiculous number of released titles since Activision took over on the franchise in 2006 (and especially so since they booted Harmonix, who created the series in the first place, out of it in the next year - 13 new titles in the years between 2007 and 2010) have been pretty much confirmed to be the cause of the killing of at least the franchise, if the not the [[GenreKiller the whole band game genre.]]



** ''GuitarHeroII'' dumbed down the hammer-ons and pull-offs a bit by no longer requiring players to hold both frets at the same time as they move up or down (as one would in real life). The Xbox 360 port took this even further by widening the gap allowed between frets just enough to mean the difference between beating "Woman" (which was also moved from the first tier to the second) on Hard or not. The added songs also meant that players could now pick a song from each set list to skip and still complete the full campaign.

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** ''GuitarHeroII'' ''Guitar Hero II'' dumbed down the hammer-ons and pull-offs a bit by no longer requiring players to hold both frets at the same time as they move up or down (as one would in real life). The Xbox 360 port took this even further by widening the gap allowed between frets just enough to mean the difference between beating "Woman" (which was also moved from the first tier to the second) on Hard or not. The added songs also meant that players could now pick a song from each set list to skip and still complete the full campaign.
2nd Nov '16 5:51:40 AM AndyLA
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* FollowTheLeader: Originally of ''Guitar Freaks'', and later, of ''RockBand'', from ''World Tour'' on. They were planning on making a separate drum game, and eventually integrate them - but MTV offered Harmonix the chance to do it all in one shot, so...
** ''Warriors of Rock'' is accused of cribbing its aesthetics and themes from ''BrutalLegend''.
*** Reviews, and even TimSchafer, agree.
---> ''(referring to trailer using "[[Music/BlackSabbath Children of the Grave]]")''\\
"Holy crap! They even stole our intro music!"
*** Just look at [[http://www.videogamer.com/xbox360/guitar_hero_warriors_of_rock/screenshot-3.html the re-designed Axel Steel]] and compare him to [[http://www.aolcdn.com/ch_gamedaily/eddie-riggs-transform.jpg demon mode Eddie Riggs.]] Well, the wings are part of the stage though, but aside from that...



** In-Universe ''Warriors of Rock''
30th Oct '16 1:15:46 PM AreYouTyler
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* CriticalResearchFailure: The Wii version of ''Warriors of Rock'' claims that Bret Michaels was the lead singer of Music/TheBeatles.


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** Subverted in ''VideoGame/GuitarHeroLive'', where the word "Shit" finally gets a pass.
30th Oct '16 12:05:36 PM AreYouTyler
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* CriticalResearchFailure: The Wii version of ''Warriors of Rock'' claims that Bret Michaels was the lead singer of Music/TheBeatles.
19th Oct '16 2:39:04 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* AllOrNothing: Unlike in many other rhythm games, the game either counts you hitting the note or declares it a miss. As a side effect, this means that a "full combo" means you've played the song "perfectly", Star Power bonuses notwithstanding.
11th Sep '16 4:47:07 PM CSP1220
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** Even though the skills required for the game and the actual instrument are direct analogues of each other, [[IKnowMortalKombat there are still some benefits in having experience playing an instrument beforehand.]] Being trained in an instrument means you have a better ear for music, which makes it easier to keep rhythm while playing a song, as well as having the hand coordination and finger strength necessary to make the [[DifficultySpike jump to Hard and Expert difficulty]], when yoAtu have to learn how to transition between the orange button and back.

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** Even though the skills required for the game and the actual instrument are direct analogues of each other, [[IKnowMortalKombat there are still some benefits in having experience playing an instrument beforehand.]] Being trained in an instrument means you have a better ear for music, which makes it easier to keep rhythm while playing a song, as well as having the hand coordination and finger strength necessary to make the [[DifficultySpike jump to Hard and Expert difficulty]], when yoAtu you have to learn how to transition between the orange button and back.
17th Aug '16 8:14:57 PM GitarooHero
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** And ''then'' there's [[spoiler:Axel Steel, who becomes a mummy. Bet someone at the character design team had listened to too much ''[[Music/IronMaiden Powerslave]]'' at the time...]]

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** And ''then'' there's [[spoiler:Axel Axel Steel, who becomes a mummy. Bet someone at the character design team had listened to too much ''[[Music/IronMaiden Powerslave]]'' at the time...]]



** In ''Warriors of Rock'', Axel's demon form resembles Music/IronMaiden's mascot Eddie the Head.
17th Aug '16 1:15:35 PM GitarooHero
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*** And if you feel like it, you can have a band with a robot (Echo transformed), a minotaur, and [[VideoGame/WarCraft Arthas Menethil]] in it!

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*** And if you feel like it, you can have a band with a robot (Echo transformed), a minotaur, and [[VideoGame/WarCraft [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/WarCraft Arthas Menethil]] Menethil]]]] in it!
17th Aug '16 12:44:11 PM GitarooHero
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** ''World Tour'' has different final songs for each career mode. Guitar and drums end with "[[Music/VanHalen Hot for Teacher]]", bass and co-op end with "[[Music/SystemOfADown B.Y.O.B.]]", and vocals ends with "[[Music/MichaelJackson Beat It]]".

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** ''World Tour'' has different final songs for each career mode. Guitar and drums end with "[[Music/VanHalen Hot for Teacher]]", bass and co-op end with "[[Music/SystemOfADown B.Y.O.B.]]", and vocals ends with "[[Music/MichaelJackson Beat It]]".It]]", before playing "[[Music/DreamTheater Pull Me Under]]" during the credits.
2nd Aug '16 10:56:28 PM MrKingXemnas
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* RememberTheNewGuy: Echo Tesla and Austin Tejas from ''Warriors of Rock'' seem to have had this treatment, being completely new characters counted among the legendary warriors.

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* RememberTheNewGuy: Echo Tesla and Austin Tejas from ''Warriors of Rock'' seem to have had this treatment, being completely new characters counted among the legendary warriors.warriors, although the narration does specifically state that Austin has hidden himself away from the world until now.
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