GH3, the game that changed my cherry 3.14 Judy Nails into the modern feminist
>RB played much better.
Yeah, no. World Tour was where it all went downhill cuz they added the casual bar on the guitar and added the other instruments. The two series should've remained:
>Guitar Hero: Solo arcade or head to head
>Rock band: Party play
What an amazing defense of GH you guys have brought. The best arguments you can come up with are the note shape and saying RB is for "tryhards". Simply embarrassing.
Yeah, no. Aside from the hair, post-GH3 Judy looked far more punk than that Donnas abomination
>have a friend who's obsessed with guitar hero
>has every game and about 5 peripherals for it
>still wont pick up a REAL guitar
>have a friend who's pickin' and choosin'
The last thing the world needs is more shitty amateur guitar players
>mfw Slayer song in Guitar Hero is harder than Slayer song IRL
God they're so terrible
I wanted a RB4 PC port so much, but without pro keys I don't know if it would've been worth it.
Gift him Rocksmith on PC.
just practice 15-30 mins every day with sticks and pad with a metronome and stick to a moderate tempo
in about a month depending on how fast your learning capability is you should improve dramatically
>that's a pretty ridiculous notion, i think you're talking out your ass
What notion, that Slayer are terrible musicians? They've only ever had good drummers, both Kerry and Jeff (RIP) play terrible leads.
Man I used to play GHIII till my eyes bled
I think Number of the Beast and Holiday in Cambodia were my favorite, 100% quite a few times on exp
Got pretty shitty after that, except GH WT had a really good playlist
80's was mad underrated. Had an amazing setlist, but I think the lack of songs killed it.
80s > 2 > 1 > 4 > 5 > 3
I still find it sorta shitty that there were songs in 3's commercial that Wii and PS2 players couldn't get.
i know, i've been playing for a couple years and know theory and all that, but i still don't buy that guitar hero is harder on the same songs unless they map it out in a completely unfitting way, ESPECIALLY with leads
there's just so much more to playing the notes on a guitar than pressing a button on a plastic controller and wiggling a thing at the same time
And the GOAT aesthetic too. Shame it was the nail in the coffin for the GH series
>really into series when it came out
>original controller from 3 broke
>GH5 barely came out
>parents got me it as a gift
>controller stopped working after 3 months
I felt bad for them actually buying me it
>The only reason the GH and RB games never came to PCs is because record label executives are retarded and think that would make it easier to rip song masters from the games
Hilarious, considering the masters used on-disc from each game eventually got ripped and uploaded to the internets. I still have most of them in my collection of ~2500 Frets on Fire/Phase Shift songs.
You could've probably bought a used guitar with that money.
Those wooden RB controllers were so fucking expensive.
Its funny, really. The original GH series is kind of like an episode of Behind the Music: band starts out humble and small, rises to mega stardom, changes its gimmick to stay relevant, gets backlash from overexposure, people abandon it for rap (or DJ, in this case), the band gets back together one last time and finishes really strong.
I think thats just an excuse from Harmonix. GH and Rocksmith have PC ports.
GH3 was a long time ago, before they realized that the songs were being "cracked" and the "masters" were being uploaded.
Rocksmith doesn't use masters because it doesn't need them. It just has (usually) the radio version of the song. The separate instrument tracks are not needed, because all it has to do is play YOUR guitar/rhythym/bass sound over the song.
>unless they map it out in a completely unfitting way, ESPECIALLY with leads
That's exactly what the problem is with Raining Blood on GH in comparison to guitar. I won't invest a lot of time into explaining this but look at the Raining Blood tab, the riff where the tempo increases
If your hand was positioned on a fret board, you'd play pinky, middle finger, index finger, then take your hand off the fret and play an open note, slide over one fret, and do the same thing over and over.
Whereas GH Raining Blood has something like
Most people will play this pinky finger, ring finger, middle finger, index finger and have you constantly moving back and forth. Since there are no open notes in Guitar Hero unless you're playing the bass post-World Tour, you can never find comfortable positioning.
Honestly a lot of the charting for GH songs is done relatively well in comparison to what it would be like on an actual guitar, but others are just skullfuckery that require you to forget a lot of your knowledge.
Dividing the tiers by genre was fucking retarded. It just underlined how much Godawful shit there was in the setlist.
Putting Pandora's and Lars's tiers right in a row was especially heinous.
i see what you mean. i still maintain that it takes a lot more to reach to the point of being able to play that on a real guitar than it does to be able to get a good score on the song in GH. there's just so many more technical layers to what you're doing on the real thing, even if it all makes sense. respect your opinion though.
This was meant to happen, wheres are my futuristic rhythm video games?
>It just underlined how much Godawful shit there was in the setlist.
Besides Linkin Park, The Offspring and maybe The Ramones, what was so terrible?
Those were the only tracks I can remember from it that weren't fun to play.
>2 months and I'm only just getting decent at expert
About 4 expert FC's under my belt
This was a perfect ending to GH especially after the shit that was every game between GH3-WoR
>mfw Fury of the Storm and Black Widow both in the same game
nice axe, you should install a pair of these to prevent it from falling off.
People gave World Tour way less credit than it deserved.
The setlist for it was about as perfect as it could get for a rock'n'roll game
-Sweet Home Alabama
-Do It Again
-Hot For Teacher
And that's just the classics. Sure, they had a some foreign bullshit and too much Tool, but it still had the best setlist in the series.
Oh my god.
That was the first one I got. Bought a PS2, memory card and peripherals when I moved overseas (had one back in the US already).
Then I found out the memory card didn't work, but the shop was a long way away, so for a week or two I would play, but have to start over from the beginning every time.
Fucking Foghat, man.
>can't beat the devil battle on expert
>get the whammy fucker upper that makes you miss every note until fixed
>launch it right at the perfect moment
>win roughly two minutes into the battle after ten or so tries
>First tier is almost entirely punk
>Which means almost nothing but chordy songs over and over
>Second tier has Tick Tick Boom and Get Free right in a row, when they're practically the same song
>Muse song from The Resistance
>Wish's chart was absolutely terrible to play
>The most boring White Stripes song
>Children of the Grave's chart was physically painful to play
>RX Bandits song was generic as fuck and shit to play
>The entire Pandora tier was kind of samey and uninteresting
>The entire Lars tier was either dreadful to listen to, awful to play, or both (Psychosocial had a fun chart though)
>Call Me the Breeze's chart was terrible
>Ghost was a bit painful to play
>Burn's chart was fucking Godawful (the song I was most excited to play, too)
>I am sick of Holy Wars; that opening riff goes on forever and ever and ever and ever and ever
>This Day We Fight isn't even a good Megadeth song, and the chart was terrible
>The final tier was full of terrible screamy metal and what is maybe Steve Vai's most boring song
I actually like Psychosocial, and I've never even liked Slipknot or that brand of dude metal. I agree that that tier was terrible though.
>decent tracklist for the beginning of the game
>yurope's tracklist is complete ass
>mfw i FC'd the intro with one hand, no tapping
At first, i used a rubber band to hold the green button.
>tfw can play drums on expert but can't hit that fucking kickpedal at the same time
At least I can do medium songs perfectly I guess
I actually bought Smash Hits yesterday, it was the last Guitar Hero that wasn't hot trash after 3. I've been playing a lot of RB3 lately too. 5 starred every Rush song on Expert drums available for RB3 along with Constant Motion/On the Backs of Angels (about 300k on both of them)
>Guitar Hero 2
>Guitar Hero Rocks The 80s
>Guitar Hero 3
>Guitar Hero Aerosmith
>Guitar Hero Shitty DS Peripheral thing
>Guitar Hero World Tour
>Guitar Hero Smash Hits
>Guitar Hero Metallica
>Guitar Hero Van Halen
>Guitar Hero 5
>Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock
>Guitar Hero Live
>Rock Band 2
>Lego Rock Band
>Beatles Rock Band
>Green Day Rock Band
>Rock Band Unplugged
>Rock Band 3
>Rock Band Blitz
>Rock Band 4
>Rock Band VR
Gee, I wonder why these games stopped selling
I'm still salty about the Megadeth DLC for Rock Band. I get that Rust in Peace and Peace Sells are Megadeth's most popular albums, but that doesn't mean I have to like it.
I grew to hate bands getting full albums because that meant we'd never get a bunch of their best songs and we'd end up with a bunch of filler tracks in most cases.
I will never get to play anything from Killing is My Business or So Far So Good So What and I'm mad as fuck about it.
The problem with drumming and most rhythm games in general is that music is such a free flowing and laid back art form. Like an anon above said, that slayer song is easier in real life then it is in the game, and kick pedals are usually much more naturally thrown in.
I dunno, I was just happy to have Hangar 18 playable again, since it was a great song to play in GH2.
Something I'll never get over. Lack of Primus in the series. What was there, two songs between both series?
>playing through GH 5
>the setlist is pretty damn weak
>get to the credits song
>this start playing
For all of that game's faults, it had the best credits song by a long shot.
>Jerry Was a Racecar Driver is their only good song anyway. Everything else is terrible.
>saying that when My Name is Mud and Wynona's Big Brown Beaver exist
I'm talking Smoke on the Water-tier classic, where people practically don't remember the words but can articulate the sound of the guitar from memory.
I'm not trying to dis Dream Theater, but the stuff I posted is about as classic as it gets on a mainstream level.
Not him, but I consider anything dadrock to be classic. Basically 70s and below, with some exceptions for 60s
>mfw my local oldies station has been playing Pearl Jam and Nirvana and other shit I grew up with
Fuck I'm old
It's just annoying because my friend who owns Rock Band is such a purist when it comes to the game and refuses to put on that auto-kick pedal thing anytime we play now (despite what you mentioned which funny enough I actually mentioned to him before).
I just want to have some fun and not destroy my fucking foot on that awful kick pedal in the process, I'm even fine doing pro-drums for the game.
So now that GH/RB is dead, what are you playing these days, /v/?
Rust in Peace is the most retarded example of filler pervading an album that I've ever heard.
Not only do you have the shit that is Dawn Patrol, but it seems like half of nearly every song is only there to fill time.
Tornado of Souls and Lucretia are exceptions.
I can't even remember most of Peace Sells.
>and kick pedals are usually much more naturally thrown in.
Auto-kick doesn't even exist in Rock Band
>I just want to have some fun and not destroy my fucking foot on that awful kick pedal in the process, I'm even fine doing pro-drums for the game.
I enjoy being good at the game, playing the game it was meant to be played, the pedal isn't even the bad if you actually know how to play
>I can't even remember most of Peace Sells.
Haven't listened to that album in at least 5 years, but I can remember
-Wake Up Dead
-Peace Sells, But Who's Buying?
-Good Mourning/Black Friday
-My Last Words
That's a damn solid album. Only other album I can think of with less filler is Appetite for Destruction or maybe Boston's eponymous album.
>had to get volunteer hours for scholarship
>hang out at a kids center looking after kids after school
>have a vidya room with a few PS2s in there
>no memory cards, so its the same handful of songs in the beginning every day
>try to study for my night classes
>kids play slow ride so many times that it's burned into my mind whenever I think of accounting
Where can I get more phase shift songs? Most of them I find have removed links.
>no About a Girl
>no Swap Meet
>no You Know You're Right
>no Serve The Servants
>no Scentless Apprentice
Jesus what were they thinking. At least they got the Queens of the Stone Age pack right. although it's bullshit that there was only one.
>GH Arcade at the pizza place where I took my girlfriend and her kids
>2 dollars for a "premium" song
>the controls are heavy as fuck and don't work
Anyone ever tried one of those that actually worked?
They'd hinted in 2007 that Nevermind was going to be a full album download, but I guess something went wrong and they couldn't get SLTS, Lithium, and Come as You Are for whatever reason. That's why it's just Nevermind album tracks.
They put in About a Girl and You Know You're Right later, which was cool. I was excited and surprised that they put in School, since I'd been wanting that one forever. Never thought they'd actually do it.
>they got the Queens of the Stone Age pack right
>No Make it wit Chu
>No Feel Good Hit of the Summer
>No The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret
>No No One Knows until RB3
I was pretty disappointed at that one.
>go visit my friend who went to boarding school
>there's an arcade nearby
>has GH Arcade
>$1.50 per song
>choose Surfing With The Alien on Expert because feeling like hot shit
>screen is terribly calibrated
>manage to adjust before the first tapping solo
>crowd gathers to watch
>start doing full retard moves like Michael J Fox from BttF
>beat the song with 4 stars
Never bothered playing that again.
Part three had my favorite overall playlist and the last career mode that progressed damn near perfectly.
But using the studio versions took away the special moments in gh 2 where the audience clapped and sang and changed depending on your playing.
>making Kurt Cobain sing YMCA and he does the dance
I seriously wonder how the devs left that type of shit in.
Generator is just an underrated song. At least we DID get about a hundred foo packs, because they always have super fun songs.
didn't kurt once say something like "god i hate being a star, someday im gonna be butchered into some guitar video game"?
In a statement issued this afternoon, Grohl and Novoselic say they are "dismayed and very disappointed in the way a facsimile of Kurt is used in the Guitar Hero game," adding, "The name and likeness of Kurt Cobain are the sole property of his estate — we have no control whatsoever in that area." The pair ask Activision to "re-lock" the Cobain character and state, "It's hard to watch an image of Kurt pantomiming other artists' music alongside cartoon characters. Kurt Cobain wrote songs that hold a lot of meaning to people all over the world. We feel he deserves better." Their full statements are after the jump. - Rolling stone.
DAY AFTER DAY THIS MISERY MUST GO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON
>tfw muscle memory kicks in and you nail a complex passage without thinking about it
DLC is actually what killed the game.
Like, they would release songs as DLC and then release the next game and it would have the same songs that were just released as DLC. It's aggravating to keep having to play the same songs.
I like the World Tour one. You could pull off the faceplate. I think I still have it lying around here somewhere. I'll post a pic if I find it, it had some stickers and shit on it IIRC