So, I've been obsessed with these guitar hero/rock band games lately.
Pic related is what I own.
Which ones should I skip? What should I pick up?
Favorite genres are grunge and metal, if it helps
GH2/Rocks the 80s
Skip GH Live its garbage, don't listen to the fanboys who defend it. the new controller squeaks all the time and the music choices are all pop metal and pop rock
skip Rock Band Lego
also I'm sorry that you have band hero, hope you didn't pay too much for it
I like rock band 3, just because I can have all of the songs. You cant transport 3 songs to 2.
also having QotSA and TCV in one game is dope
Band hero came in a bundle with RB1 and GHWOR at a garage sale, it was 99 cents.
also rock band lego is a thing?
Guitar hero metallica would be perfect for you. Lots of metal and grungey stuff.
I don't really play the online, so not a problem for me. Also, I could create my dream band easily.
Lemmy on bass
Josh homme singing
Dave Grohl on drums
Jimi Hendrix on guitar
I can see where you're coming from though, keyboard is kinda pointless. But you can just delete songs you don't like so eh, to each their own
HOLY FUCK THIS IS A THING
You have mostly good stuff there, anon. Pick up Guitar Hero: Metallica, though. It has objectively the best gameplay in the entire series. Also, Metallica.
Get III while you're at it, it's dirt cheap and has a great soundtrack. Smash Hits and 5 are both piles of shit. Never played Van Halen.
GH Live's setlist is trash, GHTV (the online portion of the game) is 1000x better and isn't full of shit. Though that setlist is forever updating so you cannot look up a current list
>comparing a music game like RB/GH with a NO FUN ALLOWED guitar learning software
You don't have to pay, the game practically throws them at you when you first start playing and if you're actually good you rack up coins in now time to purchase them for free. I've owned the game for about a month an I haven't even went through over 20 of those things since I just use the channels that stream songs that you can play.
OP here, heres my current list.
Anything else I should consider or change?
I'm a drum man (though i don't play drums in the games, just guitar), not trying to learn guitar. Just playing these for the fun.
Theres alot of contention with this game. I think I'm gonna try it for myself, maybe return it if I don't like it. I just don't really like the way they changed the buttons. Even if it does make more sense
I would say most of the hate for the game comes from the awful LIVE mode and old fans raging about the new layout. It took me about 2 hours to adjust to the layout, but when I did you immediately realize it's a lot better than the old layout. Just watch out for metal hour on GHTV since that will absolutely kick your shit in
GHL has the most enjoyable guitar gameplay since GH3 but its other gimmick other than the guitar is Activision Jewery. You grind random songs across two channels, a rock/metal or indie/pop channel to pick a song from the pool to play using the currency Play, one per one play of one song. After the leveling up Plays received it's like 5-6 songs on the channels for one Play. If you really want to master a song you pay for it with cash, but you only get unlimited play with that one song for 24 hours.
I would like it more if I could actually purchase songs. I get what they were going for and I like competing against others online for top 3 against random songs but I want to learn some of the harder shit without grinding
Live mode is basically like the story mode of the game, it's well-produced and all but the song selection is just a bunch of normie-core shit. I guess you could enjoy it but a lot of the songs chosen are Hit me with your best shot-tier.
Yes there's hammer ons, but they are a little tricky since the way to tell if they are hammer ons is hard to see but you'll get used to it.
Yeah I dislike that too, but that's Activision for ya.