History YMMV / GuitarHero

3rd Jun '17 10:48:12 AM zaphod77
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*** The band being involved with the game definitely helped. While difficult on higher difficulties, the charts are fair.
3rd Jun '17 10:34:24 AM zaphod77
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** Tremolo picking is much more difficult then it has any right to be, because you have to get the rhythm completely perfect. The timing windows overlap, so it always removes the closest note, so as soon as you miss a note, you are almost certain to miss a few more. It's even worse when there are NO DRUMS and the rhythm shifts constantly (SCREW YOU Holiday in Cambodia on expert!).
20th May '17 4:04:50 PM nombretomado
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** Band specific games (''Music/{{Metallica}}'', ''Music/{{Aerosmith}}'', and ''VanHalen'') give you each band's famous, best, and significant tracks, particularly those that launched/boosted the bands' careers or were chart toppers/bestsellers.

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** Band specific games (''Music/{{Metallica}}'', ''Music/{{Aerosmith}}'', and ''VanHalen'') ''Music/VanHalen'') give you each band's famous, best, and significant tracks, particularly those that launched/boosted the bands' careers or were chart toppers/bestsellers.



* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: While both the Aerosmith and Metallica games [[NoProblemWithLicensedGames were praised]], ''Guitar Hero: Van Halen'' was lambasted (poor graphics and extras, lack of Michael Anthony and Sammy Hagar, wasted potential in the setlist - only 25 of the 45 songs are by VanHalen itself).

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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: While both the Aerosmith and Metallica games [[NoProblemWithLicensedGames were praised]], ''Guitar Hero: Van Halen'' was lambasted (poor graphics and extras, lack of Michael Anthony and Sammy Hagar, wasted potential in the setlist - only 25 of the 45 songs are by VanHalen Music/VanHalen itself).
22nd Apr '17 8:59:08 PM Gsueagle31049
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* BrokenBase: The announcement of ''Live'' didn't amuse former fans due to the fact that it requires new guitars because of the new game structure, and DLC won't be transferred from a generation to another, unlike ''VideoGame/{{Rock Band}} 4.'' Many fans were also displeased that the 3D rendered venues and the ability to create your own character of previous titles will not be included.
** The inclusion of non-rock songs on the soundtrack, featuring the like of Music/CalvinHarris, Music/{{Skrillex}}, Music/BrunoMars, and Music/CharliXCX, is seen by some as a cheap attempt to appeal to the pop crowd. To be fair, rock songs still make up the vast majority of the soundtrack, there being roughly 20 rock songs for every one that isn't.

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The announcement of ''Live'' didn't amuse former fans due to the fact that it requires new guitars because of the new game structure, and DLC won't be transferred from a generation to another, unlike ''VideoGame/{{Rock Band}} 4.'' Many fans were also displeased that the 3D rendered venues and the ability to create your own character of previous titles will not be included.
** The inclusion of non-rock songs on the ''Live'' soundtrack, featuring the like of Music/CalvinHarris, Music/{{Skrillex}}, Music/BrunoMars, and Music/CharliXCX, is seen by some as a cheap attempt to appeal to the pop crowd. To be fair, rock songs still make up the vast majority of the soundtrack, there being roughly 20 rock songs for every one that isn't.
26th Feb '17 2:31:55 PM nombretomado
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* BreatherBoss: "Cathedral" In Guitar Hero Van Halen for example.

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"Cathedral" In Guitar Hero Van Halen for example.



** On top of the ''RockBand'' rivalry, there seems to be a number of rather incensed Japanophiles who insist that these games are not "real" rhythm games as they are American-made, insist ''Guitar Freaks'' is superior, and actually support {{Konami}}'s dream of [[MeleeATrois suing Activision and/or Harmonix out of business]].

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** On top of the ''RockBand'' ''VideoGame/RockBand'' rivalry, there seems to be a number of rather incensed Japanophiles who insist that these games are not "real" rhythm games as they are American-made, insist ''Guitar Freaks'' is superior, and actually support {{Konami}}'s {{Creator/Konami}}'s dream of [[MeleeATrois suing Activision and/or Harmonix out of business]].
3rd Jan '17 3:46:22 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* FandomRivalry: On top of the ''RockBand'' rivalry, there seems to be a number of rather incensed Japanophiles who insist that these games are not "real" rhythm games as they are American-made, insist ''Guitar Freaks'' is superior, and actually support {{Konami}}'s dream of [[MeleeATrois suing Activision and/or Harmonix out of business]].
** In fact, they attempted this before. When that failed, Konami instead tried to cash in with ''Rock Revolution'', and failed spectacularly.
** 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 came first, has music specifically made for the game, and some gameplay gimmicks not found in the US 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.
** To be honest, the whole franchise could be a CaptainErsatz of ''Guitar Freaks'', since Konami [[NoExportForYou refused for years to release the Guitar Freaks games in the U.S.]] The creators of the game at [=RedOctane=] outright admitted they were inspired by ''GF'', during a trip to Japan, to build their own guitar controller and design the game to work with it.

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On top of the ''RockBand'' rivalry, there seems to be a number of rather incensed Japanophiles who insist that these games are not "real" rhythm games as they are American-made, insist ''Guitar Freaks'' is superior, and actually support {{Konami}}'s dream of [[MeleeATrois suing Activision and/or Harmonix out of business]].
** *** In fact, they attempted this before. When that failed, Konami instead tried to cash in with ''Rock Revolution'', and failed spectacularly.
** *** 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 came first, has music specifically made for the game, and some gameplay gimmicks not found in the US 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.
** *** To be honest, the whole franchise could be a CaptainErsatz of ''Guitar Freaks'', since Konami [[NoExportForYou refused for years to release the Guitar Freaks games in the U.S.]] The creators of the game at [=RedOctane=] outright admitted they were inspired by ''GF'', during a trip to Japan, to build their own guitar controller and design the game to work with it.


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** For a while, there was a one-sided rivalry from players of actual music instruments towards ''GH'' players, believing that those people should stop playing and go take up playing a real instrument instead.
24th Dec '16 7:24:03 AM Morgenthaler
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** "Done With Everything, Die For Nothing" by ChildrenOfBodom, from the same game, however, is power chord HELL, and a prime example of FakeDifficulty. Activision loves overdosing on chords, it seems.

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** "Done With Everything, Die For Nothing" by ChildrenOfBodom, Music/ChildrenOfBodom, from the same game, however, is power chord HELL, and a prime example of FakeDifficulty. Activision loves overdosing on chords, it seems.
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.
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