2007 | Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock

– Ok, now I’m bringing you one of my all-time favorite multi-platform game, Guitar Hero 3. it’s been 3 years already when i first took my dualshock 2 controller off of my PlayStation 2 console, just to play the very first Guitar Hero game. Before, guitar hero 1 and 2 and 80s games, the setlist songs were recorded by a group of guitar heroes called, the Wavegroup. it was okay, though i really hate the singer when they covered Laid to Rest, which is one of my favorite song in the Guitar Hero series, and one of the best Heavy Metal song for me. With the departure of Harmonix (including the Wavegroup, to create RockBand), Activision then settled a new path for the series, putting master recordings on the next installment instead of cover songs. Aspyr Media, Vicarious Visions, Budcat Creations and Neversoft (a subsidiary of Activision, just like RedOctane), took a break in making Tony Hawk games, and started to work in the next installment, that is, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock… so, the basic infos first…

Box and Box Cover for European Release (PC)

Developer(s):Neversoft (Xbox 360 & PS3)
Aspyr Media (PC & Mac)
Vicarious Visions (Wii)
Budcat Creations (PS2)
Publisher: Activision
Platform(s): PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X
First Released: October 28, 2007
Genres: Music & Rhythm
Modes: Single-player, multiplayer
Played on: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2

The New Features…

Guitar Hero 3 offers a fresh new setlist, all in master recording, different genres, from classic rock, to death metal. there’s still this bonus tracks just like in gh1 and 2, BUT, this time, these bonus tracks are also all master recordings and being contributed by the bands themselves. Guitar Hero 3 competes with Harmonix RockBand. in RockBand, they use, not only guitar, but drums and mic as well. quite competitive… but GH3 manage to take on the sales, with it’s new features like, animated characters like Slash (of Guns n’ Roses, Velvet Revolver, Slash’ Snakepits), Tom Morello (of Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave, The Nightwatchman) and Bret Michaels (of Poison)… lots of new guitars are also available xD and! a new Co-Op and multiplayer mode, lets you battle with a friend like a versus game… nice… and returning characters like our very favorite, Johnny Napalm looks better now..

The New Setlist…


the easy-medium-hard-expert difficulty is back, and more challenging… well, we have metallica on it, slayer on it, social distortion on it, guns n’ roses on it, dragonforce on it, inflames, killswitch engage and rise against on it… what’s more? DLC! for the complete setlist, Click Here.

honestly, i already finished this game in my old PlayStation 2, using a DualShock 2 xD… i don’t have a guitar controller so it sucks… can’t perfect Through the Fire and Flames, but really, i did always enjoy it… and now, i have it in my PC, using keyboard hahaha… but let’s see, if my mom will buy me a PlayStation 3 and Guitar Hero World Tour… can’t wait to play that…

here’s some screencaps:

Custom Setlist
The Custom Setlist I Made

and a glimpse to one of my custom songs…

My Comment: All in all, this release is a very good follow-up to the last game. understandable graphics, since the main focus of the game is the entertainment and the frets. less lags, and great collection of rock songs. very high system requirements made other windows users dissappointed, but excluding me. plug and play guitar controller for pc is quite nice… no Eddie Knox, Pandora and Clive Winston, BUT features God of Rock xD
My Rating: 9.3/10

Official Sites: Aspyr | Activision

|> Rage Against the Machine – Bulls on Parade


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I'm Ken. Blogger. Programmer. Instructor. Gamer.

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