History YMMV / GuitarHero

18th Nov '16 5:17:13 AM VPhantom
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-->'''[[WebVideo/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee]]:''' No. Stop. Do ''not'' reach for your email client, I do ''not'' want to hear about how you five-starred ''Blood Rain'' on expert, because if you did you are a ''fucking freak!'' A freak with either three arms, or a trained pet spider working the buttons for you.

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-->'''[[WebVideo/ZeroPunctuation -->'''[[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee]]:''' No. Stop. Do ''not'' reach for your email client, I do ''not'' want to hear about how you five-starred ''Blood Rain'' on expert, because if you did you are a ''fucking freak!'' A freak with either three arms, or a trained pet spider working the buttons for you.
5th Nov '16 12:42:41 PM AndyLA
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"[[Music/TheOffspring Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)]]" (both as lead vocalist, and when reciting the "Give it to me baby!" line as a result of being assigned either as lead guitarist or bassist), and moreso when they were doing the "vocalizations" ([[LargeHam AaaaaaaaAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!]]) of Tenacious D's "Master Exploder". And it got cranked UpToEleven when Eddie was practically screaming in Judas Priest's "Painkiller".

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** "[[Music/TheOffspring Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)]]" (both as lead vocalist, and when reciting the "Give it to me baby!" line as a result of being assigned either as lead guitarist or bassist), and moreso when they were doing the "vocalizations" ([[LargeHam AaaaaaaaAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!]]) of Tenacious D's "Master Exploder". And it got cranked UpToEleven when Eddie was practically screaming in Judas Priest's "Painkiller".



** Apparently, in Warriors of Rock, Lars' followers are LOYAL TO HIM LIKE DOGS.

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** Apparently, in Warriors ''Warriors of Rock, Rock'', Lars' followers are LOYAL TO HIM LIKE DOGS.
2nd Nov '16 4:46:46 PM AndyLA
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* HypeBacklash: Let's see: first there were the purist rock fans who felt that people who discovered their favorite acts through the game [[NoTrueScotsman weren't "true fans,"]] then there were video games enthusiasts who we annoyed by [[Sequelitis the umtillion sequels]] and bulky accessories needed to play, and finally, there were the musicians who felt that, for at least a little while, playing plastic, simulated instruments was a more popular practice than playing ''actual'' instruments.

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* HypeBacklash: Let's see: first there were the purist rock fans who felt that people who discovered their favorite acts through the game [[NoTrueScotsman weren't "true fans,"]] then there were video games enthusiasts who we annoyed by [[Sequelitis [[{{Sequelitis}} the umtillion sequels]] and bulky accessories needed to play, and finally, there were the musicians who felt that, for at least a little while, playing plastic, simulated instruments was a more popular practice than playing ''actual'' instruments.
2nd Nov '16 4:46:17 PM AndyLA
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* EvenBetterSequel: Guitar Hero II has improved Hammer On/Pull Off Notes (They can be tapped), added Bass and Rhythm guitars, Added Pro-Face off and Co-Op Modes in multiplayer, and a Practice option either During a song, or In Training Mode.

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* EvenBetterSequel: Guitar ''Guitar Hero II II'' has improved Hammer On/Pull Off Notes (They can be tapped), added Bass and Rhythm guitars, Added Pro-Face off and Co-Op Modes in multiplayer, and a Practice option either During during a song, or In in Training Mode.Mode. The Xbox 360 version goes the extra mile by adding 10 exclusive songs and some of the best songs of the first game as DLC.



** Without getting too deep in the debate, Guitar Freaks has three frets instead of five, no Hammer-on/Pull-off system, and no bass guitar gameplay. On the other hand, it was first, has music specifically made for the game, and some gameplay gimmicks not found in the US games.

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** Without getting too deep in the debate, Guitar Freaks ''Guitar Freaks'' has three frets instead of five, no Hammer-on/Pull-off system, and no bass guitar gameplay. On the other hand, it was came first, has music specifically made for the game, and some gameplay gimmicks not found in the US games.games. The fact that its soundtrack is comprised mainly of in-house compositions rather than rock classics and hits is debatable, but beside the question.



*** The Arcade game of Guitar Hero was made with Konami's partnership with Activision and Raw Thrills, though the game is based off the Guitar hero 3 engine for next-gen consoles (Including the PC, but Not The Playstation 2, and Nintendo Wii).

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*** The Arcade game of Guitar Hero ''Guitar Hero'' was made with Konami's partnership with Activision and Raw Thrills, though the game is based off the Guitar hero 3 ''[=GH3=]'' engine for next-gen seventh-gen consoles (Including the PC, but Not The not the Playstation 2, 2 and Nintendo Wii).



* GoodBadBugs: Occasionally, a song where the instrumental part ends before the vocals will have the last bit of the song cut off. If this happens with a certain Music/RedHotChiliPeppers song in ''Guitar Hero III'', the song will end with simply "[[AccidentalInnuendo SUCK MYŚ]]"
* HilariousInHindsight: In ''Band Hero'', you can play and sing "[[Music/TheRollingStones Honkey Tonk Women]]". The singer will do some [[LargeHam wonderfully hammy]] hip sways and arm gestures during the song. And one of the characters you can use as your singer is Creator/AdamLevine, so he ''literally'' can have the moves like Jagger.

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* GoodBadBugs: Occasionally, a song where the instrumental part ends before the vocals will have the last bit of the song cut off. If this happens with a certain Music/RedHotChiliPeppers song the Music/RedHotChiliPeppers' "Suck My Kiss" in ''Guitar Hero III'', the song will end with simply "[[AccidentalInnuendo SUCK MYŚ]]"
Your mouth was made to suck myŚ]]"
* HilariousInHindsight: In ''Band Hero'', you can play and sing "[[Music/TheRollingStones Honkey Honky Tonk Women]]". The singer will do some [[LargeHam wonderfully hammy]] hip sways and arm gestures during the song. And one of the characters you can use as your singer is Creator/AdamLevine, so he ''literally'' can have the moves like Jagger.



** Any discussion about [[Music/{{Nirvana}} Kurt Cobain's]] likeness being used in ''Guitar Hero 5'' will inevitably lead to flame wars over whether the game is honoring him or taking a dump on his (supposed) anti-commercialism stances (See also Narm below). Courtney Love's recent statements on Twitter, let alone her seeming lack of sanity there (including her apparent discontinuity over lending his likeness to Activision) don't help, either.

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** Any discussion about [[Music/{{Nirvana}} Kurt Cobain's]] likeness being used in ''Guitar Hero 5'' will inevitably lead to flame wars over whether the game is honoring him or taking a dump on his (supposed) anti-commercialism stances (See (see also Narm below). Courtney Love's recent statements on Twitter, let alone her seeming lack of sanity there (including her apparent discontinuity over lending his likeness to Activision) don't help, either.



** One aspect: the second game had a mix of popular and lesser-known songs chosen for how dynamically interesting and complex they were to play. Lots of riffs and fills to spice things up. But III, the first self-consciously 'popular' entry, had far more party standards, resulting in a lot of songs that were just jamming the same power chord over, and over, and over....

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** One aspect: the second game had a mix of popular and lesser-known songs chosen for how dynamically interesting and complex they were to play. Lots of riffs and fills to spice things up. But III, the first self-consciously 'popular' entry, had far more party standards, resulting in a lot of songs that were just jamming the same power chord over, and over, and over....over...



* {{Narm}}[=/=]CrossesTheLineTwice: If you unlock Times square in guitar career , [[spoiler: up to 3 of the licensed characters in World Tour will take the stage with you in the final set. This final set includes Los Lobos' La Bamba. The singer is... Music/OzzyOsbourne.]] (At least the final set contains songs by artists sung by Male vocalists.)
** [[spoiler: The "La Bamba" scenario above happens if you play as Lead Guitarist solo in Career mode. Try playing as Bassist instead and make it to the Times Square gig, and watch Ozzy sing the other Mexican track in the game, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLrVbRglDtU "L 'Via L 'Viaquez"]]. Yep he seems to know his Spanish quite well. And what's more, the Bassist you pick will sing along in the Spanish lines as well, and since the game would normally assign {{Sting}} as bassist if the player doesn't take the position... Also, the lead guitarist in this case is... Zakk Wylde, and if you have a keen eye, it turns out he sings along too.]]

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* {{Narm}}[=/=]CrossesTheLineTwice: If you unlock Times square Square in guitar career , Career, [[spoiler: up to 3 of the licensed characters in World Tour will take the stage with you in the final set. This final set includes Los Lobos' La Bamba. The singer is... Music/OzzyOsbourne.]] (At least the final set contains songs by artists sung by Male vocalists.)
** [[spoiler: The "La Bamba" scenario above happens if you play as Lead Guitarist solo in Career mode. Try playing as Bassist instead and make it to the Times Square gig, and watch Ozzy sing the other Mexican track in the game, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLrVbRglDtU "L 'Via L 'Viaquez"]]."L'Via]] [[Music/TheMarsVolta L'Viaquez"]]. Yep he seems to know his Spanish quite well. And what's more, the Bassist bassist you pick will sing along in the Spanish lines as well, and since the game would normally assign {{Sting}} as bassist if the player doesn't take the position... Also, the lead guitarist in this case is... Zakk Wylde, and if you have a keen eye, it turns out he sings along too.]]



*** Heh, try performing Michael Jackson's "ABC" (which he sung during his childhood), and try not to laugh at whoever male singer gets assigned to do the (high pitched and kiddie) vocals, especially if it's Adam Levine! In fact chances are the only one who wouldn't look so ridiculous in that role would be Midori in her [[TomBoy tomboyish]] outfit.

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*** Heh, try performing Michael Jackson's Jackson 5's "ABC" (which (whose lead singer is Michael Jackson when he sung during his childhood), as a child), and try not to laugh at whoever male singer gets assigned to do the (high pitched and kiddie) vocals, especially if it's Adam Levine! In fact chances are the only one who wouldn't look so ridiculous in that role would be Midori in her [[TomBoy tomboyish]] {{tomboy}}ish outfit.



"[[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)]]" (both as lead vocalist, and when reciting the "Give it to me baby!" line as a result of being assigned either as lead guitarist or bassist), and moreso when they were doing the "vocalizations" ([[LargeHam AaaaaaaaAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!]]) of Tenacious D's "Master Exploder". And it got cranked UpToEleven when Eddie was practically screaming in Judas Priest's "Painkiller".

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"[[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy "[[Music/TheOffspring Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)]]" (both as lead vocalist, and when reciting the "Give it to me baby!" line as a result of being assigned either as lead guitarist or bassist), and moreso when they were doing the "vocalizations" ([[LargeHam AaaaaaaaAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!]]) of Tenacious D's "Master Exploder". And it got cranked UpToEleven when Eddie was practically screaming in Judas Priest's "Painkiller".



** The Demigod of Rock, played by Gene Simmons, who sounds like he's having a ball with lines like "Before this is over, I'm gonna ride you ''like a pony!''"
** Speaking of making any character sing any song, ''Warriors of Rock'' can take the {{Narm}} UpToEleven since it can import all exportable songs from ''[=GH5=]'', ''World Tour'', ''Smash Hits'', and ''Band Hero'', and it comes with its own motely crew of characters. And now that the new cast includes a [[spoiler: [[ALoadOfBull Minotaur]], the Demigod of Rock, and [[VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} Prince Arthas]]]], you can get them to do almost any of the crazy antics mentioned above. [[spoiler: Imagine getting any of them to do the "YMCA" dance, sing "L 'Via L 'Viaquez" or "ABC", or sing any song with female vocals. Now that would be fun.]]

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** The Demigod of Rock, played by Gene Simmons, who sounds like he's having a ball with lines like "Before "When this is over, I'm gonna ride you ''like a pony!''"
** Speaking of making any character sing any song, ''Warriors of Rock'' can take the {{Narm}} UpToEleven since it can import all exportable songs from ''[=GH5=]'', ''World Tour'', ''Smash Hits'', and ''Band Hero'', and it comes with its own motely crew of characters. And now that the new cast includes a [[spoiler: [[ALoadOfBull Minotaur]], the Demigod of Rock, and [[VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} Prince Arthas]]]], you can get them to do almost any of the crazy antics mentioned above. [[spoiler: Imagine getting any of them to do the "YMCA" dance, sing "L 'Via L 'Viaquez" "L'Via L'Viaquez" or "ABC", or sing any song with female vocals. Now that would be fun.]]



* {{Scrub}}: The Hyperspeed flame wars. See "FandomBerserkButton".

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* {{Scrub}}: The Hyperspeed flame wars. See "FandomBerserkButton".FandomBerserkButton.



* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped : Austin Tejas' intoduction in Warriors of Rock. "What use are a man's talents if he keeps them to himself?"

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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped : SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Austin Tejas' intoduction in Warriors of Rock. "What use are a man's talents if he keeps them to himself?"
10th Oct '16 10:25:46 PM jameygamer
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** ''Jordan'' and ''TTFAF'' are at least optional. The final set in Guitar Hero 3 was considered such a sudden and unreasonably hard DifficultySpike (''[[Music/IronMaiden The Number of the Beast]], [[Music/{{Slayer}} Raining Blood]], [[Music/{{Metallica}} One]]'' AND Eric Johnson's ''Cliffs of Dover'' all in one set, climaxing with the boss battle against Devil Lou) that it was actually considered the game's biggest misstep.

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** ''Jordan'' and ''TTFAF'' are at least optional. The final set in Guitar ''Guitar Hero 3 3'' (where you're in Hell) was considered such a sudden and unreasonably hard DifficultySpike (''[[Music/IronMaiden The Number of the Beast]], [[Music/{{Slayer}} Raining Blood]], [[Music/{{Metallica}} One]]'' AND Eric Johnson's ''Cliffs of Dover'' all in one set, climaxing with the boss battle against Devil Lou) that it was actually considered the game's biggest misstep.
10th Oct '16 10:24:29 PM jameygamer
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** BonusBoss song ''Jordan'' was, allegedly, originally included as an "unbeatable" joke. Ditto ''TTFAF'' and the downloadable version of ''The Devil Went Down To Georgia''.

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** BonusBoss song ''Jordan'' was, allegedly, originally included as an "unbeatable" joke. Ditto ''TTFAF'' and the downloadable version of ''The Devil Went Down To Georgia''. ''TTFAF'', which plays over the end credits after the main game is beaten, is commonly regarded as '''the''' most difficult song to perform in the history of the ''Guitar Hero'' series, and completion of the ''GH3'' version of the song is one of the hardest things to do in any video game; the band behind it, Dragonforce, never completed the game version of it successfully on Hard. You only get a "good luck" comment on the harder difficulties, and completion gets you an "inhuman" achievement on some consoles.



*** Guitar Hero 5 also gives us the pure, unadulterated ''vocal cord rape'' that is "[[Music/{{Queen}} Under]] [[Music/DavidBowie Pressure]]".

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*** Guitar ''Guitar Hero 5 5'' also gives us the pure, unadulterated ''vocal cord rape'' that is "[[Music/{{Queen}} Under]] [[Music/DavidBowie Pressure]]".



** Lou in Guitar Hero 3. No attacks at all during the first third of the song, so there's a 1-2 minute delay on every attempt before the actual battling begins. Then Lou obtains an attack before you can pick up one. On Hard and Expert, almost all the attack phrases are at least somewhat difficult to hit. Not to mention fast solos that are hard enough just to stay alive on normally, let alone when Lou throws an attack at you. Then finally a choke-able "finish him" part -- especially if your rock meter was red when Lou failed.

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** Lou in Guitar ''Guitar Hero 3.3''. No attacks at all during the first third of the song, so there's a 1-2 minute delay on every attempt before the actual battling begins. Then Lou obtains an attack before you can pick up one. On Hard and Expert, almost all the attack phrases are at least somewhat difficult to hit. Not to mention fast solos that are hard enough just to stay alive on normally, let alone when Lou throws an attack at you. Then finally a choke-able "finish him" part -- especially if your rock meter was red when Lou failed.
18th Sep '16 9:16:47 PM PuppetMaster9
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** The touch slider. Whenever anyone even attempted to use this thing, they were essentially guaranteed to lose their streak due to the freakishly high sensitivity and the inexcusably far distance down the neck their hand has to travel. Adding on to that, it frequently got in the way of more experienced players trying to tap with the strumming hand. It was such a bother that many regular players just turned it off; predictably, touch slider support was scrapped entirely in ''Warriors of Rock''.

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** The touch slider. Whenever anyone even attempted to use this thing, they were essentially guaranteed to lose their streak due to the freakishly high sensitivity and the inexcusably far distance down the neck their hand has to travel. Adding on to that, it frequently got in the way of more experienced players trying to tap frets with the strumming hand. It was such a bother that many regular players just turned it off; predictably, touch slider support was scrapped entirely in ''Warriors of Rock''.
18th Sep '16 9:13:08 PM PuppetMaster9
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** The touch slider. Whenever anyone even attempted to use this thing, they were essentially guaranteed to lose their streak due to the freakishly high sensitivity and the inexcusably far distance down the neck their hand has to travel. Adding on to that, it frequently got in the way of more experienced players trying to tap with the strumming hand. It was such a bother that many regular players just turned it off; predictably, touch slider support was scrapped entirely in ''Warriors of Rock''.
*** By extension, slider notes, especially in ''World Tour''. Experienced players almost unanimously hated this mechanic due to the underlying mechanical differences compared to hammer-ons/pull-offs, involving anchoring, timing, etc. Slider notes went on to be more similar to HOPO's until ''Warriors of Rock'', where they were outright replaced with "tap notes" (which function identically to HOPO's, only with no initial strum).
22nd Jun '16 5:34:20 AM gewunomox
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* HilariousInHindsight: In ''Band Hero'', you can play and sing "[[Music/RollingStones Honkey Tonk Women]]". The singer will do some [[LargeHam wonderfully hammy]] hip sways and arm gestures during the song. And one of the characters you can use as your singer is Creator/AdamLevine, so he ''literally'' can have the moves like Jagger.

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* HilariousInHindsight: In ''Band Hero'', you can play and sing "[[Music/RollingStones "[[Music/TheRollingStones Honkey Tonk Women]]". The singer will do some [[LargeHam wonderfully hammy]] hip sways and arm gestures during the song. And one of the characters you can use as your singer is Creator/AdamLevine, so he ''literally'' can have the moves like Jagger.
21st Jun '16 12:54:19 PM gewunomox
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* ThatOneBoss / ThatOneLevel: several examples of this: ''[[Music/OzzyOsbourne Bark at the Moon]]'', ''[[{{Buckethead}} Jordan]]'', and ''[[Music/{{Dragonforce}} Through the Fire and Flames]]'' all come to mind, not to mention ''[[Music/{{Pantera}} Cowboys From Hell]]'', ''[[LynyrdSkynyrd Free Bird]]'', ''[[Music/{{Slayer}} Raining Blood]]'', ''[[Music/{{Metallica}} One]]'', and [[EverythingTryingToKillYou many, many others]], especially among the [[BrutalBonusLevel bonus songs]].

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* ThatOneBoss / ThatOneLevel: several examples of this: ''[[Music/OzzyOsbourne Bark at the Moon]]'', ''[[{{Buckethead}} ''[[Music/{{Buckethead}} Jordan]]'', and ''[[Music/{{Dragonforce}} Through the Fire and Flames]]'' all come to mind, not to mention ''[[Music/{{Pantera}} Cowboys From Hell]]'', ''[[LynyrdSkynyrd ''[[Music/LynyrdSkynyrd Free Bird]]'', ''[[Music/{{Slayer}} Raining Blood]]'', ''[[Music/{{Metallica}} One]]'', and [[EverythingTryingToKillYou many, many others]], especially among the [[BrutalBonusLevel bonus songs]].
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