Discuss this dead genre and your memories with them.
>tfw no dj hero 3
>tfw i could never compentently play anything above medium
Guitar games were always the worst with the "Medium is too easy, hard is too hard" dilemma for me.
>all the time wasted with this could have been used to learn a real instrument
I'm thankful these games started dying out. I don't care how you fags respond to this post because I'm sure it will all be "muh nostalgia" goggles for fake music games you played when you were 13, but regardless, here's the reason why the genre is now dead:
>games kept on coming out adding almost no content and not changing much from the previous ones
>devs weren't sure whether to make new games or just keep releasing songs as DLC
>instruments were expensive, and more fragile than a paper plate that caught fire
We all know why the genre is dead you clod.
>games kept on coming out adding almost no content and not changing much from the previous ones
The sad thing is Rock Band 3 actually added tons of new shit but the genre was dead before it even came out.
>guitar hero is still relevant
>have a fairly respectable guitar hero powerlevel
>go to house party
>host has set up his nogaemstation 3 with GH3
>proceed to 5 star TTFAF on expert
>all the grills look at me like i'm a fucking nerd
>they can't appreciate how good guitar hero makes you at fingering
>go home at 11
>fap and go to bed
Rock Band 3 sort of helped the progression by having all five buttons used on all four difficulties.
The worst thing was how they used to not only throw way more notes at you, but made you learn how to play all over twice.
Just bought a couple guitars and some drums at various yard sales for about $8, having fun re-playing Rock Band with a few friends. The games are dirt cheap now too, a lot are under $5 at Gamestop. Also, Guitar Hero Metallica is hard.
>tfw your RB2 drumset is still going strong to this day after the hundreds of hours you put into it
No double hits or dropped notes whatsoever, and it simply amazes me how I lucked on in getting one of the good sets, rather than the ones that bubble up and break after a while.
>That song you thought sounded like shit from the selection menu clip but turns out to be fun as fuck and pretty catchy.
What was it for you guys? Outside on RB1 for me.
That's really the only song I noticed that was missing. They did a really good job with the setlist for that game.
I even appreciate them putting Frantic in. They acknowledged St. Anger with its best (most ridiculous) song, and left it at that. It really feels like a tribute to the band, rather than a revisionist history like Van Halen's game.
Same here. Such a jamming tune to play on guitar and drums, but the preview doesn't do it any justice.
Another would be Science Genius Girl on drums. I wasn't even aware how tricky and fun it was until I actually looked up the chart.
If possible, try getting one of these. It is by far the most comfortable with its extended neck and smooth, quiet buttons.
>have GH2, 3 and Aerosmith on PS2
>actually feel like playing sometimes
>feel like a total fag using the guitar controller but know I'm not getting the same experience with a controller
I should get the rockband games, I never really played those much, but I heard they recently stopped bothering with rockband so I don't know if its still worth it to purchase one of the PS3 games and a controller
>all the potential full album DLC for Rock Band
>everything will begin disappearing once licenses start expiring
It's sad seeing the Rock Band/Guitar Hero fad finally start dying now that both series are on indefinite hiatus.
Even if they've stopped producing content, there's still hundreds and thousands and more hundreds of songs available, and they're actively working to keep as many up as they can for as long as possible.
>rhythm games are dead
But Miku, Crypt of the NecroDancer and the new Amplitude are helping it come back
... I hope.
It's never too late to start. The games are all cheap as dirt, and a fuck ton of DLC pre RB3 is now a dollar, so you can expand your library on the cheap. Every other song is still a buck ninety-nine, though.
>loved guitar hero
>never hid my power level, vidya was sort of popular at my school and nobody gave a shit if you were good at vidya
>eventually got tired of the shit DLC selection
>picked up a real guitar
>within 2-3 months was fairly competent at it
>played through Metallica & Van Halen anyways
>had fun with them
>continue to play real guitar to this day
But to be fair, Rocksmith should have came first.
>everything will begin disappearing once licenses start expiring
Activision just said "fuck it" and took down everything.
Harmonix are trying to renew as many contracts as possible. Sure, some bands aren't cooperating, but that's life. I don't get what RHCP's deal is, though.
>tfw Harmonix said they're gauging interest in a current gen Rock Band revival, and that they're waiting for the most opportune time to hopefully bring it back
If they managed to bring it back successfully and let you bring over all your DLC from last gen, I'd be a happy camper. You can already bring over licenses from 360 to Xbone, but I'm not sure about PS3 to PS4. I would imagine it would be the same.
Does Rocksmith still have that weird transitioning thing it does mid-song?
I tried it at a friend's house years ago. Just when you're getting used to one chart it just fucking notches it up a difficulty setting on the fly. I'd be okay if this was an optional thing but it seemed like the only way to play at the time.
Man, I love Rock Band. College was great. I'd keep my door open in my apartment, start playing, have a bunch of drinks, and just have a good time. It was glorious.
Guitar and Vocals here. Love simple songs where I can get into it, and songs from high school I was too ashamed to admit I liked. Say It Ain't So, Aqualung, Bat Country, Green Grass and High Tides, Handlebars, and Sugar We're Going Down are my favorites to play.
>Chose RB on the 360 because of RBN and shaky arrow glitch on PS3.
>If DLC transfers I'd need a fucking Xbone.
My thoughts exactly.
>Have hundreds of dollars worth of DLC on 360
>Would have to buy an Xbone to play Rock Band 4 if it did indeed come out on current gen consoles
Hopefully Amplitude will revive some interest in the Music/Rhythm genre in the West. It made its KS goal really fucking quickly.
I'd agree if they'd actually put some effort in.
The final tier was a fucking joke. Train Kept A-Rollin' was great, but the other two songs should have been Eat the Rich and Shut Up and Dance. There, good, challenging final tier.
I enjoyed the Chroma alpha so much, too bad the game development is frozen atm
It's still going strong in Japan.
EA and Activision ran it into the motherfucking ground here, just like everything else they touch.
Hey guys, if you want to get any of these songs for Rock Band, you have until the 26th:
>Fleetwood Mac - "World Turning"
>Fleetwood Mac - "Don’t Stop"
>Spinal Tap - "(Funky) Sex Farm"
>Spinal Tap - "(Listen to The) Flower People (Reggae Style)"
>Spinal Tap - "America"
>Spinal Tap - "Back From The Dead"
>Spinal Tap - "Big Bottom"
>Spinal Tap - "Cups and Cakes"
>Spinal Tap - "Gimme Some Money"
>Spinal Tap - "Heavy Duty"
>Spinal Tap - "Hell Hole"
>Spinal Tap - "Rock N Roll Creation"
>Spinal Tap - "Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare"
>Spinal Tap - "Saucy Jack"
>Spinal Tap - "Stonehenge"
>Spinal Tap - "Tonight I’m Gonna Rock You Tonight"
>Spinal Tap - "Warmer Than Hell"
>Spinal Tap Pack 01
>Spinal Tap’s Tap Ten
Considering the work required to separate the tracks in those old songs, the setlist seemed to be a pretty decent length to me. Plus we got, what, three whole albums, including the fucking glorious Abbey Road medley?
The real problem was you got fuck-all in terms of bonus content. I know it was an idealized take on the band so we can't show any of the drama and eventual hate they had towards each other, but goddamn there's more in the Beatles vault than Let it Be footage.
It's Van Halen being shitheads. They always pretend the rest of their catalogue doesn't exist when Hagar or Roth joins back up.
Shit, GHVH could have been amazing if it had been some Best of Both Worlds shit. Hagar and Anthony as playable characters, and Wolfgang as an unlockable (I guess). And guest artist songs that aren't just "songs Wolfgang likes".
they cut like 50% of the staff working on the game with the layoffs
>your favorite band never got a band-oriented Rock Band/Guitar Hero game
>Fans bitch about how they want Green Day content for Rock Band
>Harmonix basically say "fine, you want it, here have it all"
It was pretty bro of them to do, but damn did they go overboard. People expected MAYBE a full album, not multiple albums and various songs.
>tfw really good at guitar hero/rock band
>never had friends when they were popular so couldn't impress them with my useless skills
>finally get friends
>no one likes those games anymore
Imagine all the cunnies I could have gotten if I socialized when the music games were popular.
>tfw was too busy playing by myself and online with randoms to show off my skills to friends and/or grills
Imagine all the pussy I would have gotten when they saw my fingers blazin'.
Honestly, that made pretty much everyone as happy as they could be, unless they liked Kerplunk or 1,039/Smoothed-Out Slappy Hours.
>Two most popular albums
>New album to make the band happy
>Various singles to round out the selection
They didn't miss much from the albums between Dookie and American Idiot.
I just wish they could have give us this:
Green Day is a guilty pleasure and I love Rock Band, but even I thought "Really?" It was a cash in. There was absolutely no love in there. I know GD isn't close to comparable to the Beatles, but come on... Two of those albums are concept, apparently. At least show what's supposed to be going on instead of Billie Joe looking like a faggot.
I actually preferred the harmonies in GD than I did in Beatles. Beatles normally was "sing the same thing, just higher/lower". Green Day actually had different parts, which I enjoyed. Jesus of Suburbia was great fun.
But yeah. Unneeded game for a band that's pretty trash.
>tfw they don't manufacture Rock Band gear anymore
>tfw both my RB guitars are broken
>tfw hate the Guitar Hero ones since the necks are too thick and frets too spaced apart
>tfw impossible to find RB guitars anywhere for reasonable prices
>tfw a girl was really into me back in high school
>Gave me her phone number and everything
>I just took it and went home to play Rock Band
WHY DOES NOBODY TEACH YOU THESE THINGS?
If you don't like how spaced out the frets are on the GH guitars, then find an Xplorer guitar. It's the best GH ever made, but it's also the loudest. The draw to it is that the frets are square and real close together, which makes playing a hell of a lot easier as your fingers aren't spread too far apart.
>>devs weren't sure whether to make new games or just keep releasing songs as DLC
Harmonix was godly since they did DLC for 5 years. They only had 3 games in the series.
Meanwhile Activision would just make a new game every 6 months
>could never use the guitar with Guitar Hero 3, my hands would cramp up to the point where i couldn't move them
>the game was cool with that, let me use the controller, became pretty good.
>all of the games since then said fuck you to me, use the guitar or nothing
>went back to playing PaRapper and Amplitude
>Pretty good at GH/RB years ago
>Stop playing after RB3
>My younger brother starts playing GH2 a couple weeks ago and starts really liking it
>Get bored once and ask if I can play
>Better than I was when I quit
>Can 5 star almost all songs on expert
Too bad genre is dead
>tfw they stopped the full album DLC pretty early on
Which sucked dick cause there were some fucking CLASSICS they coulda thrown on there. But Harmonix is actively relicensing shit to be indefinite most likely, like later DLC releases
God DJ Hero was so good. It came at the tail end of Activision releasing like 20 "XXX Hero" games so everyone kinda ignored it but it was so good. The setlists were great, the mixes were actually really well done, and the gameplay was completely unique. It's by far the best single-player rhythm game I've ever played.
We need to just get a Rock Band on the new consoles already. RB3 was the pinnacle of all music games but it's been long enough that they could just release that with better graphics and a new setlist and call it a day.
can you only shoot on beat or does it just do more damage?
The HUD could be a lot better. The rock band track in the centre looks confusing, they could have easily just had a pulsing reticle
They didn't do a great job with the albums they chose. For every Ten or Axis: Bold as Love, you ended up with a Dr. Feelgood or a Texas Flood that should really have just been a pack with the good songs from that and a few other albums.
Don't even get me started on Chinese Democracy.
>they can't appreciate how good guitar hero makes you at fingering
I never fucking understood this. Not even with videogames necessarily, but on youtube, any insane IRL guitar player, or piano player, or anything with god tier fingerplay, the comments are flooded with guys joking about the uploader pleasing girls to no end, but no girl ever seems to make the connection that great fingers at a skill equal great fingers at many other skills
Girls are dumb
I'd love to see a Rock Band game on the Xbone and PS4.
>tfw will never play Baba O'Riley with 3 friends again
Screaming for Vengeance, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, The Cars and Rust in Peace were all GOAT (and essentially Boston self titled just missing one song).
But yeah fuck Texas Flood or British Steel Live, and ESPECIALLY Imagine.
Still pisses me off they never updated Boston or The Cars with at least harmony vocals
I got the first Guitar Hero when it came out, and I loved it. I was already playing real guitar at the time, and I found it really entertaining and I even learned a couple songs from it because the note charts were really close to the actual song. I especially loved how the story mode really gave you the feel of coming up in the business.
I think Rock Band 3 was the high point of the genre, next to Rocksmith of course.
But man, Guitar Hero inspired me to start actually pursuing music as a potential career, and I'm glad it did. I played all over Florida for beer for a couple years, and lately I've started a funk trio with some cats I found in my neighborhood. They're old heads, but they're fucking sick.
This thread gave me a good feel.
Welp, I wanna play my Rockband drum kit now. Is there some computer port? I could emulate it on PSX but it doesn't run well on the laptop I'm using.
I'll probably just head down to the pawnshop and buy a copy for a few shmeckles, but maybe there's a good free fan-made version I can download?
>go to look for the PS3 games on ebay and amazon
>games around 99 cents + around 4 or 5 dollars shipping
>guitars are upwards of 20 dollars + shipping
welp, I don't suppose there are adapters for PS2 controllers to be used with PS3? I'd rather get one of those and deal with shitty GH controllers than shell out 30+ for a rock band guitar because I'm poorfag as fuck
Yeah, they said the master tapes were fucked so they couldn't use 'em.
If I'm remembering correctly it was the only song on the album where the instruments were not recorded in Tom Scholtz basement.
Rocksmith 2014 is doing pretty well. I'll happily buy a Rocksmith 3 if it ever comes out.
I never liked using plastic guitars but I was thrilled when Rock Band came out. Getting to play drums and sing actually improved my skills quite a bit. That would rule so much if the next Rockband game had the drumming and singing features of Rock Band 3 but the guitar features of Rocksmith 2014.
I really want to try Rocksmith 2014 to try and improve my bass playing but I'm not sure where to get a cord. I hate social interaction but I'd honestly prefer buying it in person over ordering online. It probably doesn't help that I don't have a credit card of any sort anyways.
I guess I'm late huh? Anyways really enjoying Rocksmith.
Until Rocksmith adds some Primus they do a great job of enforcing the stereotype that bass is an easy instrument. There's a few challenging bass tracks but I'd stick to guitar for this game.
Just go to GameStop, it won't kill you. It's really not as bad as /v/ makes it out to be.
I never touched a guitar before picking up RockSmith 2014, been playing for...9 months or so, I went from not being able to switch between strings/moving up&down the fret board to being able to play all of the basic chords with smooth transitions, and I'm pretty shit at everything I do and I like to think I've made good progress. I can also play bass really well now. I also play acoustic too.
I'm going to record a low-fi EP when I get a decent mic.
Why don't you just try it for yourself?
I don't know if that'll work. Rockband and GH just have you triggering samples of the actual songs on Rocksmith you hear your playing through the speakers. Rocksmith can work with different instruments, it only needs a different interface and DLC, theres a rumour about RS2014 releasing on PS4, Xbone and iOS, maybe they are saving those features for that.
I remember getting RB the summer it came out and spending months playing drums
>taping the piezo sensors down because they came from the factory loose
>bolting a metal plate onto the pedal to stop it snapping when doing heel-toe pedaling
>taping mouse pads onto the drum kit heads to prevent crosstalk
>buying goodwoodmods mesh heads to dominate the leaderboards
>being able to play all of the basic chords with smooth transitions
How did you do that? I've been playing since the original RS which was released on 2011... I tried the chord zombie minigame, but it was too fast. I tried the Return to Castle Chordead but its kinda repetitive and the characters a bit silly. I wish there were something simple like Scale runner where you can choose the chord progression of certain song and practice just that.
That's an old alpha build, they fixed the HUD a long time ago. Also, when playing as Enginee(guy in the video) you can only shoot by matching the beat, it does more damage if you keep a chain
T-Thanks, I've been spending a bit of time in /mu/ guitar threads + producer threads, I've been trying to find a good producing software, right now I'm learning to use FL Studio, I'm gonna try to learn VST's/MiDi stuff so I can record some keyboard stuff.
I don't play the minigames too much, I mostly just do learn a song. If you have RS2014 play Bob Dylan's Knocking on Heaven's Door's rhythm track, it helped me with basic chords TONS.
What was the point of Green Day Rock Band? I played through it once on expert guitar, and every fucking song sounded and played exactly the same. Even though I'm not a Beatles fan, at least that game clearly had fun with itself with the incredible art direction and attention to detail.
Green Day is just such a boring, shitty band to focus an entire rhythm game on.
The picture is misleading, was using a 3.5mm cable and had a 1/4" to 3.5mm adapter plugged in her guitar. There are patches to use usb guitar interfaces if you already have one, but those adapters are really cheap.
>tfw expert guitar
>tfw expert vocals
>tfw I can sing and play guitar at the same time
And now i've moved to Rocksmith but I broke a string and my bass is fucked.
>RB4 on X1/PS4
>Have to buy new instruments at over $150
>Be near impossible to get music from RB1-3 to 4
>DLC is maybe
>Harmonix had to beg for money just so they can get to make a game from Sony
>Making a F2P FPS
Fuck playing RB and GH in 08-11 was so much fun.
>RB to meet qt grills and cool bros
>GH to duel for the shits and giggles
>Activision was close to announcing a RCHP centric game until they pulled the plug on Guitar Hero
Just one more year..
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Guitar Hero should have just stayed guitar-only instead of trying to copy Rock Band. That way they could have a consistent setlist of fun guitar songs instead of trying to please all four instruments.
Rock Band already exists god damn it.
Actually, the first instrumental was after RB2 came out. I remember because Moving Pictures getting delayed caused a huge fucking stink.
The Locksley pack we got as a replacement was fucking GOAT, though.
I still play these games pretty often on Expert guitar, but what kills me is that even though I've been playing them since the very first day Guitar Hero 1 came out in 2006, my scores still barely ever make it into the top 10%.
How the fuck did people pick these games up for a year or two when they were at their peak, get the scores they did, and then clearly never play them again? I thought for sure with all the damn time I've spent on these dumbass plastic guitar games I'd have SOME level of skill to show off, but I just don't. Hell, I remember back in 2007 or 2008 when those videos of that 8-year-old kid FC'ing shit like Psychobilly Freakout on Expert were on Youtube, and I'm still nowhere near that level of skill.
Kill me /v/
>Be in college
>after party at my place after bars
>that was fun. everybody leaves. i continue rocking
>knock at door.
>"hey anon i think i left my cigarettes have you seen them"
>i standing there shirtless with plastic guitar slung around shoulder
>NO. close door and continue rocking out
>She doesn't even smoke lol
Those little plastic guitars looked so retarded.
What do you mean, what do I mean?
Activision took down all the DLC.
Harmonix have been renegotiating to keep it up.
RHCP wouldn't renegotiate, and Blood Sugar Sex Magik and the songs from Stadium Arcadium had to be taken down.
>RHCP wouldn't renegotiate, and Blood Sugar Sex Magik and the songs from Stadium Arcadium had to be taken down.
Thank god i already got them all, shame we never got 'can't stop' though
>Rock Band 3 introduces the keyboard
>Rock Band: LCD Soundsystem wasn't made immediately after
The first Rock Band guitar was practically clack-less. I don't know why people disliked the strum bar so much. I remember it being described as "too squishy" and I don't even know what they meant by that.
You guys are aware that there's a small community that makes new packs of songs for Rock Band every single week still, right? And that you don't need a modded console to play them? And that you can play them on 360, PS3, and Wii? And that they've ported almost every single notable song from Guitar Hero in addition to making brand new songs?
Customs Creators Collective. It's a thing. And it's also the thing that reignited my love for the game.
>Seriously are there any guides to modding controllers to reduce the CLAK
honestly though, can this survey please come true
I would seriously buy an Xbone just for this, Microsoft should seriously consider throwing some cash for this since they're already buddy-buddy with Harmonix's Kinect games
It doesn't matter how good you are at fingering if the girl isn't attracted to you. Maybe you can fingerbang a girl into an orgasm based coma but that doesn't mean shit all unless you can get to that point.
How dumb would it be for a girl to date some ugly awkward guy purely based on his ability to finger her every now and then?
>not using a Pro Guitar and a MIDI drum set
>doesn't have the option to buy a $30 MIDI adapter and use the same controller on any system
you're missing out, the Ion set is bullshit compared to a Roland TD-9KX2
Isn't Harmonix taking down songs from RBN all the time? If there were plans to tranfer woulnd't they just renew the licenses? I'll stick to RS on PC.
The songs on RBN aren't solely reliant on the blessing of Harmonix. The bands themselves take them down from time to time, and even now there is nothing stopping a band from putting their tunes on the RBN, so long as they create the charts.
CCC is the best thing to happen to Rock Band. It's kept a game that died in 2010 alive, and there really is no incentive for them to do what they're doing other than pure kindness.
The only gripe I really have, is that they're a bit too diverse. One week they have some solid tunes that are good for everybody, the next they're putting out fucking Shakira songs.
Oh that reminds me. Back in 2008, I won this Xbox Live/Guitar Hero contest, and got Microsoft Points and a guitar strap from Activision.
I used the Microsoft Points to buy Rock Band songs.
I can't believe I didn't hear of them 'til now.
I fucking love you /v/.
But their catalogue could be better
>search for david bowie
I just wanted a non-cover version of Heroes
>I used the Microsoft Points to buy Rock Band songs.
It's really not as hard as you might expect. I've made three custom songs using nothing but pksage's video tutorial and the authoring docs. You can find both on the C3 forums.
I've usually don't buy songs for Rock Band that have been in previous Guitar Heroes, but Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight would probably be really fun.
Too bad all my friends who play with me never want to play shit they don't know.
Are you... Are you fucking my butt right now? You're telling me that I can get 15 songs for TWO McChickens?
Pls don't be fucking me. I don't wanna turn my xbox on for disappointment.
>tfw one controller can't down strum so you use it exclusively for the bass role
>tfw another the neck is snapped in half and the only thing connecting it is the wire
>tfw the drum set's kick is made out of 70% duct tape
>tfw the microphones are completely fine because no one wants to sing
>mfw I hear about Rocksmith
I understand that it's fairly niche but WHY THE FUCK ISN'T THIS MORE POPULAR
I NEED TO LEARN REBEL REBEL RIGHT FUCKING NOW
Seriously, what do I need for this? I have a BC Rich Warlock like a faggot and some other stuff, how do I need to connect it? There a requirement for a guitar?
Is it possible to pirate all the DLC and tracks from the first game? I want it all.
I mean, I have had such a hankering for a real full-on karaoke rock ban thing and miss that these fell out because of it. Wish there would just be one to come back. But seriously this would kick the shit out of that.
...is there like a Rocksmith general? Is there mods?
I've been needing something to help me with chords in RS. I just can't do them without looking at my hands.
Guitar was the worst part about that game, unless you like the speed of strumming. Bass is really fun and drums ramp up in difficulty really fast. Singing is really fun, too, but I guess it depends on how much you like the songs. I actually wasn't a big fan of Green Day until I played GD:RB.
>Play Rockband/Guitar Hero 1-3 all of the time
>Get inspired to play a real instrument
>No control over Pinky and limited ring finger control
>Can't pick between Keyboard, Violin or Guitar
none, because my lack of dexterity
>Years later a friend gives me a weird techno harmonica
>Sounds cool, but too stupid to read notes and shit
Sure sucks being bad at games and real life
RB1 guitar strum bars just don't feel as responsive as Guitar Hero guitars I've owned. I remember liking the RB2 guitar a hell of a lot more than 1, but I don't have a working one and haven't played on one in a very long time.
My favorite (video game) guitar that I own right now happens to be the GH5 one. The touchpad is a blast, wish I could use it in RB; the strum bar is shaped more like a RB guitar strum bar, but is covered in a material that has never caused my fingers to slip, and the wammy bar is long as shit.
>had a drum pedal held together delicately with superglue and duct tape
>would only last through 5 songs before it would start splitting again
>went to a thrift store and found 2 RB1 drum sets
>only took the bass pedals from them
and now I can double bass on RB3
I want your butt.
You can pirate every DLC ever, you just need to buy one song, Cherub Rock. Any electric guitar works ok, people say the game works better with humbuckers but I haven't noticed any differences. You can pirate it here: >>258607231
It gets sort of fun with broken ass instruments. It becomes this small conflict of purposely fucking over your friends by picking songs that require a specific part of the controller to work.
>No control over Pinky and limited ring finger control
I can't move my ring finger without moving my pinky.
Its all just in your mind, I had never picked up a guitar before Rocksmith, but when I saw Giantbombs quicklook I knew I had to get it. Theres this minigame that really helped me with that, Scalerunner, its all about muscle memory so the more you practice the easier it'll get.
That sounds alright. Too bad the group I play with now can barely play hard guitar to save their life.
And unless one specific friend is play with us, I'm pretty much dedicated drummer, even though I can play any instrument on Expert, depending on the song.
I actually can't wait to move back to my hometown and play with people who are better than me.
>play the fuck out of guitar hero
>beat all songs on expert
>all my friends amazed I can do that
>I just liked the game but it feels good
>suddenly rock band comes out
>finally play it
>all my friends are really good at it
>I can't get a hang on the timing
>no one cares about guitar hero after that
I hate that game
Hm, why just the one? And that video confuses me. I know Rebel Rebel is simple so that might be it, but is this basically just the guitar hero layout on a real guitar or does it take you on the actual range of the instrument? I hate to be the guy to try but I'd love to attempt to learn guitar with this.
It is one of those games where you aren't good unless you own it. I've yet to met anyone who casually saw it parties that can play above medium. And if you're looking for a challenge to carry you through, you can always learn to play lefty.
You don't trigger samples on Rocksmith like you do on GH or RB, what you hear is what you play on your instrument.
The way pirated and custom DLC works is, they get their IDs changed to Cherub Rock, preorder bonus song so a lot of people have it already. The game thinks all those songs are legit, so you can play them.
I'd say pirate it and if you really like the game, buy it during a sale its been $15 on Steam and other sites multiple times.
At least one of my friends in my new group actually owns multiple GHs, but he only likes to get drunk and sing the same 5 songs every time.
Another one of my friends, the only other one that switches out drums with me, is hyped no matter what instrument he's on. He's not that great at playing, but I appreciate him the most.
I used to play lefty on GH2 and RB1 back in high school for a challenge. Maybe I'll try it with my new group some time. When I play by myself, though, I'll usually play vocals and guitar if I feel like guitar isn't challenging enough.
I was one of those guys that got too good at the game. I looked into the optimal star power paths and overdrive paths for rockband to maximize scores as much as possible.
Havent really played gh much since i 5 starred ttfaf. Strum bar stopped working just after i managed that.
Since then I switched to playing bass and just recently picked up guitar. Feels so much more rewarding and fun
Other fun challenges, play blind folded, play upside down, play right handed but have the notes coming left handed, a combination of the first two while also left handed.
Me and my friend started doing some really weird shit with this game by about 2012.
Thats just how it is, theres a lot of overcharting in games, because... games! They have to be fun and challenging. Actual guitar is sometimes just that easy.
>tfw no DrumSmith
They're really missing out here. Lots of people have an E-Kit, and since Rocksmith expects you to have already spent the few hundred on the guitar, how far fetched is it to have them expect that you already have the $600 E-Kit?
I've played upside down a couple of songs in high school. One time I played a song in GH4 and I ran in place the whole time.
Never thought of playing blind folded, but I bet I could on a lot of RB1/2 songs (Performance mode is basically the same thing, yeah?).
A couple months ago I got really obsessed with buying a Rock Band Stage Kit until I found out that it was 360 only.
There's a way better video I found of the Stage Kit on some Bon Jovi song, but I can't find it.
Holy shit a music game thread.
Do any of you know which dongle I need for this guitar (on ps2)
Found it for $1.25 yesterday, but I couldn't find the dongle. I really want to play Guitar Hero 2 again.
E-kits are just really pricey, I can't find the numbers now but a really small fraction of rocksmith players use the game with a bass or even emulated bass. I guess theres just not enough interest in other instruments.
I'd love it though, I'm getting a keyboard hope synthesia is good and for future keyboard support on Rocksmtih.
Is that not the 360 GH2 guitar? I thought all PS2 guitars were wired.
How is spending at least $500 on an E-Kit the same as spending a couple hundred on a guitar? Not to mention a lot of people have guitars lying around as hand-me-downs.
I think it may just be a standard PS/2 to PS adapter, or a breakaway cable.
If it's wireless(which I assume it is), then you may have to dig around for one. On the back of the guitar should be all the specifics like make and model, so pop that into Google and you should get something.
Sorry I can't really help you that much.
There were wireless PS2 Guitars. I have one in front of me that says Guitar Hero Wireless Guitar for Playstation 2.
I also remember GH3 and GH Aerosmith coming with wireless guitars.
I'll try the model number, thanks.
>tfw I'll never play Samba de Amigo with the original maraca controllers.
Learn how to read.
You can buy a decent electric guitar for less than $200. You are spending over $500 for a non-shitty e-kit.
I'm also pretty sure that guitars are more popular.
I wish I still had mine. Glad to see another one with no shitty stickers all over it.
I feel like I know a ton of RB1 songs like the back of my hand, seeing as how I've been playing them for a better part of a decade.
If the stage kit was made for PS3, I probably would've bought one. Last summer, I was having a RB party at someone's house at least twice a month, so it seemed worth it.
Never. I'd like to play shit like this.
Theres always customs, though.
As a non-guitarist with guitarist friends, I'm told that $99 guitars are cheap and not worth getting, but I bet you could still play RS with it (if it stayed in tune long enough for one song). $150-$200 will get you a decent entry level electric. If you spend more than $300, you probably know how to play a guitar and are looking for better equipment, or you're an enthusiast.
The only entry level (as in decent enough to be considered an instrument and not a toy) e-kit I've seen was $500 on sale. You're laying the price of a next-gen console on the line, you better be sure you want to play drums for the foreseeable future.
You could probably buy a "real" drum-kit for cheaper than that, but the logistics of getting input from that into a game(the original premise) would be a nightmare.
I was saying that for the sake of argument. You "could" spent 50 bucks a pop for a snare, hi-hat, crash and bass drum. You would technically have a kit, but it would be of questionable quality and you couldn't play any tom parts (i.e. Maps would be out of the question). I'm aware that any good drummer has spent at least a grand on his kit.
Finger pain is what prevented me from wanting to learn guitar for so long. I don't know what happened between being a teenager and now, but when my friend showed me Rocksmith a few months ago, I didn't have the finger pain I used to, and it's gotten much less painful as I've played (like everyone said it would). I couldn't imagine doing it again from scratch on my right hand fingers, though.
I've heard electric guitars metal strings require less effort to press in comparison to acoustic guitar strings. Also theres smaller guitars with less tension and different string gauges.
I just found out they fired the composer
Actually, that's probably what changed. My mom had 2 ukuleles that I would pick up every now and then, and they always hurt my fingers after a few minutes. My only other experience was with an acoustic at a friend's house. Obviously, the friend that showed me Rocksmith had an electric.
>>258637101 isn't even me.
So I really thought about how the term "good drummer" might be misconstrued as I typed it, but thought that I was getting my point across. Obviously, a skilled drummer can play on trash cans and still sound good.
Okay so it's probably my guitar? (I'm using a guitar I got for $50 on cyber monday because I didn't want to invest alot of money in something I wouldn't stick with, but I stuck with it) Cause I recalibrate it before every song and that usually does nothing. Should I invest in a new guitar? What would you recommend?
I'd honestly recommend getting it for PS3 or 360 if you could. It's not like you're gonna be breaking the bank anyways to get the games.
I always disliked the way Rock Band looked on PS2 and Wii. The notes had this weird raised look to them, and the overdrive notes looked funky.
Rocksmith is the best. The only thing I play on that bitch is Metallica custom DLCs. It's fantastic.
I've played guitar for about 6 years before I bought the game. But once I started playing, I improved a great deal.
4/10 would be a pretty accurate rating for Lars's skill
>can't keep time with double bass
>multitracking on Justice for all (most notably on Dyer's Eve), can't play that shit live the way it sounds on the album
Lars Ulrich is the guy to shit on when it comes to poor drumming. It's not terrible, but compared to many other bands, especially in the same genre, it's flat as fuck.
>Implying patterns and speed determine what makes a skilled drummer
Lars isn't regarded for his speed and precision. He's regarded for the beats he created for all the songs. To say Lars isn't a skilled drummer is both ignorant and silly.
>implying Lars is skilled enough to do any clever syncopation besides Latin breakbeats
>implying Metallica does any weird time signature stuff besides Blackened
>[The criticism] used to [bother me], back in the day - and I spent a lot of time overcompensating for that on the early records. But then you wake up one day and you're like, 'whatever.' It hasn't bothered me for about 15 years. I'm no Joey Jordison. I'm no Mike Portnoy, and I have nothing but love and respect and admiration for all those guys. When I hear some of the young dudes, they blow my mind with what they can do with their feet and stuff - but it's not something that makes me go, 'I need to feel better about myself so I'm gonna learn how to do what they do with my feet.' I'm not a particularly accomplished drummer but I am very, very, very good at understanding the role of the drums next to James Hetfield's rhythm guitar. I guarantee you I'm the best guy in the world for that, and that's enough for me!
>Prior to forming Metallica, it has been said that Lars Ulrich had a small beginners kit that he never played, and James Hetfield originally did not want to jam with Ulrich due to the drummer's novice abilities.
Fuck, just Google 'is Lars Ulrich a good drummer' and see what it spits out at you.
Because extreme finger dexterity isn't something required to pleasing a girl, silly. It's more about being able to read physical cues and knowing how and when to stimulate areas. It'd be like saying that female bartenders are going to be better at jerking you off because they shake up cocktails.
You can usually find at least one person in a couple of minutes. People are prone to leaving though, sometimes it's if you wait too long for another player, sometimes it's if you choose a song they don't like (even though they can remove it from the setlist)
Posting current music games I've had fun with.
Kickbeat: soundtrack's a little too edge-core (Papa Roach, Rob Zombie, etc), but it's fun.
140: really minimalistic game where you're a geometric shape going through a level that moves to the beat. DnB/dubstep-ish OST.
The Bit.Trip games. I've only played Runner 2, but I bought the rest of them during summer sales, will get to them.
Crypt of the Necrodancer: roguelike where you move to the beat. OST is really fucking good, but you can do custom level soundtracks. It's still early access, but there's a lot there.
Soundodger: basically Touhou: the music game. It's free to play on Adult Swim's site. Really good OST.
That's all I got right now. Also, this: https://www.humblebundle.com/flash Music games.