Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Guitar Hero II - Completed (Easy)

While only beating this game on easy, I feel it gave me a very in depth look at the game play. Also it should be known that even though I have finished on Easy I am still playing the game often (only three songs from beating medium).

The game is relatively simple, hold a fret down and strum the guitar as the notes flow down the screen. There are 5 frets of which only three are used in easy. This makes switching between them simple depending on the speed of the song and placement of the notes. There are longer notes that require you to hold down the fret for the duration of the note, though if you release early you are not penalized for missing the note. When doing single notes you can hold down lower frets as it is possible with a real guitar. For example the lowest note is green, followed by red then yellow. If there is a single yellow note you can hold down both the green and red buttons and still attain the correct sound. This is not the case when you have to press two notes at the same time, which you can only hold down the ones you need. Since the control was specifically built for the game, it works exactly how you would expect it to with reliability and very little learning curve.

The game won me over with three songs:

Reverend Horton Heat - Psycho Billy Freak out

Primus - John the Fisherman

Butt hole Surfers - Who Was in My Room Last Night

There is at least 37 other songs you can play and unlock, not including all the made for Guitar hero songs you can buy in the store. Money is earned when playing at medium the setting. Each venue pays you cash to buy people, songs, guitars, etc.

I could really go one about this game, my only concern is that even in easy mode the game would be difficult for a non gamer to enjoy. Something I think all reviews need to consider with the inception of the WII.

The game reels in 9.5 out of 10.


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