History YMMV / GuitarHero

20th Apr '16 6:36:03 PM Berrenta
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* [[GoddamnedBoss Goddamned Song]]: [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner "Because it's Midnite"]] is infamous for a hair-raising solo out of nowhere in the middle of an otherwise very easy song. It's only 12 seconds long, but has a blistering 174 notes (keep in mind the song as a whole is 540 notes). Even the "[[BonusBoss unbeatable joke songs]]" like "Jordan" don't have such density. The only reason most players can finish the song is the very generous star power right before the solo.

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* [[GoddamnedBoss Goddamned Song]]: GoddamnedBoss: In the form of a song: [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner "Because it's Midnite"]] is infamous for a hair-raising solo out of nowhere in the middle of an otherwise very easy song. It's only 12 seconds long, but has a blistering 174 notes (keep in mind the song as a whole is 540 notes). Even the "[[BonusBoss unbeatable joke songs]]" like "Jordan" don't have such density. The only reason most players can finish the song is the very generous star power right before the solo.



* ItGetsBetter: How the aspects of vocals and band play were changed in Guitar Hero 5.
21st Jan '16 2:39:42 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* FakeDifficulty: In the original ''Guitar Hero'' game, doing Hammer-ons and pull-offs was so hard some players just decide to strum all the notes instead. This was [[EvenBetterSequel drastically improved in II]].



** ''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.
-->'''[[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.



** Then there's the original guitar hero game, where doing Hammer-ons and pull-offs is so hard some players just decide to strum all the notes instead.
3rd Jan '16 10:13:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Kinda the whole point. Out of the box you get "[[Music/GunsNRoses Welcome to the Jungle]]", "[[LivingColour Cult of Personality]]" (both in ''[=GH3=]''), "[[BonJovi Livin' on a Prayer]]", "[[Music/TheSmashingPumpkins Today]]" (''World Tour''), "[[FranzFerdinand Take Me Out]]" (''[=GH1=]''), "[[{{Wolfmother}} Woman]]" (''[=GH2=]''; both these were in ''Smash Hits'' too), "[[Music/{{Rammstein}} Du Hast]]" and "[[BonJovi You Give Love a Bad Name]]" (''[=GH5=]''), "[[Music/AvengedSevenfold Bat Country]]" and "[[Music/BlackSabbath Children of the Grave]]" (''Warriors of Rock'') as just a taste of the tracks. Want more? Download "[[Music/NightRanger Sister Christian]]", "[[Music/{{Disturbed}} Stricken]]" (which also was in ''[=GH3=]'' already), or themes for ''Film/JamesBond'' and ''Film/TopGun''.

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Kinda the whole point. Out of the box you get "[[Music/GunsNRoses Welcome to the Jungle]]", "[[LivingColour "[[Music/LivingColour Cult of Personality]]" (both in ''[=GH3=]''), "[[BonJovi "[[Music/BonJovi Livin' on a Prayer]]", "[[Music/TheSmashingPumpkins Today]]" (''World Tour''), "[[FranzFerdinand "[[Music/FranzFerdinand Take Me Out]]" (''[=GH1=]''), "[[{{Wolfmother}} "[[Music/{{Wolfmother}} Woman]]" (''[=GH2=]''; both these were in ''Smash Hits'' too), "[[Music/{{Rammstein}} Du Hast]]" and "[[BonJovi "[[Music/BonJovi You Give Love a Bad Name]]" (''[=GH5=]''), "[[Music/AvengedSevenfold Bat Country]]" and "[[Music/BlackSabbath Children of the Grave]]" (''Warriors of Rock'') as just a taste of the tracks. Want more? Download "[[Music/NightRanger Sister Christian]]", "[[Music/{{Disturbed}} Stricken]]" (which also was in ''[=GH3=]'' already), or themes for ''Film/JamesBond'' and ''Film/TopGun''.
3rd Jan '16 10:01:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Kinda the whole point. Out of the box you get "[[Music/GunsNRoses Welcome to the Jungle]]", "[[LivingColour Cult of Personality]]" (both in ''[=GH3=]''), "[[BonJovi Livin' on a Prayer]]", "[[Music/TheSmashingPumpkins Today]]" (''World Tour''), "[[FranzFerdinand Take Me Out]]" (''[=GH1=]''), "[[{{Wolfmother}} Woman]]" (''[=GH2=]''; both these were in ''Smash Hits'' too), "[[Music/{{Rammstein}} Du Hast]]" and "[[BonJovi You Give Love a Bad Name]]" (''[=GH5=]''), "[[Music/AvengedSevenfold Bat Country]]" and "[[Music/BlackSabbath Children of the Grave]]" (''Warriors of Rock'') as just a taste of the tracks. Want more? Download "[[NightRanger Sister Christian]]", "[[Music/{{Disturbed}} Stricken]]" (which also was in ''[=GH3=]'' already), or themes for ''Film/JamesBond'' and ''Film/TopGun''.

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Kinda the whole point. Out of the box you get "[[Music/GunsNRoses Welcome to the Jungle]]", "[[LivingColour Cult of Personality]]" (both in ''[=GH3=]''), "[[BonJovi Livin' on a Prayer]]", "[[Music/TheSmashingPumpkins Today]]" (''World Tour''), "[[FranzFerdinand Take Me Out]]" (''[=GH1=]''), "[[{{Wolfmother}} Woman]]" (''[=GH2=]''; both these were in ''Smash Hits'' too), "[[Music/{{Rammstein}} Du Hast]]" and "[[BonJovi You Give Love a Bad Name]]" (''[=GH5=]''), "[[Music/AvengedSevenfold Bat Country]]" and "[[Music/BlackSabbath Children of the Grave]]" (''Warriors of Rock'') as just a taste of the tracks. Want more? Download "[[NightRanger "[[Music/NightRanger Sister Christian]]", "[[Music/{{Disturbed}} Stricken]]" (which also was in ''[=GH3=]'' already), or themes for ''Film/JamesBond'' and ''Film/TopGun''.
14th Dec '15 9:13:38 PM JimmyLethal
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** "[[Music/IronMaiden Number of the Beast]]" is nowhere near as hard as the other final-tier songs in ''GH3.''

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** "[[Music/IronMaiden Number of the Beast]]" is nowhere near as hard as the other final-tier songs in ''GH3.''[=GH3=].''
14th Dec '15 9:13:11 PM JimmyLethal
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** "[[Music/IronMaiden Number of the Beast]]" is nowhere near as hard as the other final-tier songs in ''GH3.''
28th Nov '15 11:36:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* EndingFatigue: Some songs that are over 6 minutes long tend to get repetitive after a while, provided they are not EpicRocking. The worst offender however is the live version of "[[PeterFrampton Do You Feel Like We Do?]]", which lasts about 14 minutes, in Guitar Hero 5. At least five minutes of that song lack any notable guitar (though they try to make up for it by letting you play Bob Mayo's electric piano solo, which eats up a bit of the gap). Thankfully, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock adds a meter alongside your score to show you how far into the song you are, which does avert this trope considerably.

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* EndingFatigue: Some songs that are over 6 minutes long tend to get repetitive after a while, provided they are not EpicRocking. The worst offender however is the live version of "[[PeterFrampton "[[Music/PeterFrampton Do You Feel Like We Do?]]", which lasts about 14 minutes, in Guitar Hero 5. At least five minutes of that song lack any notable guitar (though they try to make up for it by letting you play Bob Mayo's electric piano solo, which eats up a bit of the gap). Thankfully, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock adds a meter alongside your score to show you how far into the song you are, which does avert this trope considerably.
19th Nov '15 1:18:26 PM TARINunit9
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* [[GoddamnedBoss Goddamned Song]]: [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner "Because it's Midnite"]] has a 12-second hair-raising solo out of nowhere in the middle of an otherwise very easy song.

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* [[GoddamnedBoss Goddamned Song]]: [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner "Because it's Midnite"]] has is infamous for a 12-second hair-raising solo out of nowhere in the middle of an otherwise very easy song.song. It's only 12 seconds long, but has a blistering 174 notes (keep in mind the song as a whole is 540 notes). Even the "[[BonusBoss unbeatable joke songs]]" like "Jordan" don't have such density. The only reason most players can finish the song is the very generous star power right before the solo.



* 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 gams 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 gams 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.
19th Nov '15 1:09:26 PM TARINunit9
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* [[GoddamnedBoss Goddamned Song]]: [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner "Because it's Midnite"]] has a 12-second hair-raising solo out of nowhere in the middle of an otherwise very easy song.
6th Nov '15 5:07:17 PM BigBertha
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* DeaderThanDisco: For a few years, music games like ''Guitar Hero'' and ''VideoGame/RockBand'' were hugely popular. But the deluge of sequels and spin-offs caused people to become bored with both franchises, and these days many of the plastic instrument controllers now sit collecting dust in closets. The music game genre has seen a mild rebirth in popularity, however, due to the game ''Rocksmith'', which uses a real electric guitar instead of a guitar-shaped controller and can even be used as a guitar teaching tool.
** The real death nail ended up becoming the success of the ''JustDance'' franchise, which promptly overshadowed Guitar Hero as the party game of choice.
** Time will tell if ''VideoGame/GuitarHeroLive'' will be a success.
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