Activision screwed me.

#1 Posted by CrazedJoker (321 posts) -

I'll try to say this quick, pretty much I bought Guitar Hero 5 Sep 16th at Game Crazy, immediately coming home and doing what I needed to do so I could send in the stuff to get Guitar Hero: Van Halen. After noticing that the status hadn't changed I started emailing them. I've now sent them the conformation email I got after signing up, and the receipt and still they reply saying that their records indicate that I didn't buy GH5 between Sep 1 and Oct 1. I really feel like I've been screwed. 

#2 Posted by chstupid (806 posts) -

Well thats Activision
#3 Posted by mordukai (7157 posts) -

Take a number please. Get in line! 

#4 Posted by JJOR64 (19016 posts) -

 Stupid Activision......
#5 Posted by AjayRaz (12440 posts) -

GTFO ACTIVISION 

#6 Posted by xync4 (171 posts) -

hard to criticize a free game, but I hear GH:VH kinda sucks
+ the free version just comes in a lil sleeve
 
once I read that I'd have to mail receipts in & shiz I didn't bother trying to redeem it

#7 Posted by Ineedaname (4319 posts) -

Send them a copy of the receipt if you care that much.

#8 Posted by demontium (4710 posts) -
@CrazedJoker: Why did you buy guitar hero?
#9 Posted by trophyhunter (5800 posts) -
@CrazedJoker said:
" I'll try to say this quick, pretty much I bought Guitar Hero 5 Sep 16th at Game Crazy, immediately coming home and doing what I needed to do so I could send in the stuff to get Guitar Hero: Van Halen. After noticing that the status hadn't changed I started emailing them. I've now sent them the conformation email I got after signing up, and the receipt and still they reply saying that their records indicate that I didn't buy GH5 between Sep 1 and Oct 1. I really feel like I've been screwed.  "
I got my free van halen and it really really sucks
#10 Posted by Punchoutman (24 posts) -

I like the game, but I got bored of it really quickly. It's Guitar Hero Metallica with Van Halen songs.

#11 Posted by oldschool (7264 posts) -

I don't think I will be bothering as apart from Hot For Teacher, which I have anyway, I really don't care for Van Halen.  I don't think I will be missing much.

#12 Posted by mordukai (7157 posts) -
@oldschool:  
I think this sums up this situation: 
 
  
  
 
Just replace the Roman with Activision and the people getting crucified with gamers who buy games from activision. 
#13 Edited by jakob187 (21689 posts) -
@Punchoutman said:

" I like the game, but I got bored of it really quickly. It's Guitar Hero Metallica with Van Halen songs. "

Don't compare that worthless shit to GH: Metallica. 
 
Also...an analogy for you: 
 
This is Activision. 
This is you right now. 
#14 Posted by Gamer_152 (14091 posts) -

Wow, you really have got screwed. I'd take this thing up with Activision and see what you can get done about it.

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#15 Posted by Punchoutman (24 posts) -
@jakob187: Outside of the song selection, what big major difference is there? I like Metallica too, but since I played that one to death, that's probably why I got bored of Van Halen fairly quickly.
#16 Posted by Bucketdeth (8017 posts) -

This is one of the many reasons I do not buy Activision products.

#17 Posted by Kblt (496 posts) -

>buying activision product
>thinking he won't get screwed up
 
WHAT IN THE HELL'S NAME WERE YOU THINKING.

#18 Edited by jakob187 (21689 posts) -
@Punchoutman said:

" @jakob187: Outside of the song selection, what big major difference is there? I like Metallica too, but since I played that one to death, that's probably why I got bored of Van Halen fairly quickly. "

No liveliness in the performances of the characters, feels like it was built with Guitar Hero III engine, the only fun part is the guitar riffs, no Michael Anthony or Sammy Hagar, failure to recognize ALL of their career (whether you like Hagar or not, and there were even a couple of good songs with Cheron like "Ballot or a Bullet?"), and bonus songs brought to you by bands that don't belong in a game where the main feature is a band that is NOTHING like their music.
 
All in all, this game is about four games too late.  It felt a lot like GH Aerosmith...except THAT one had bonus songs that actually made sense...and an excuse for having low-grade tech behind it.  At least the performances were convincing. 
 
MEANWHILE...Metallica was through and through a METALLICA experience, including the bonus songs.  If anything, I just try to forget that World Tour existed (minus a handful of songs) and consider GH Metallica to be the true successor to Guitar Hero III. 
 
@Kblt said:
" >buying activision product >thinking he won't get screwed up  WHAT IN THE HELL'S NAME WERE YOU THINKING. "
Not buying Guitar Hero 5 would be a damn shame for anybody, as that game is an incredible step up.  The only issue I honestly have with it is that their Character Manipulation System really needs some tweaking, both to dull down the shittiness of a few performances (Axel Steel jumping around like a girl and singing "Ex-Girlfriend" by No Doubt is disturbing as fuck) and to offer more genuine performances for the songs included.  Even then, that's a very minor complaint. 
#19 Posted by natetodamax (19212 posts) -

loltivision

#20 Posted by ArchScabby (5809 posts) -

If it makes you feel any better  everyone says Van Halen is a horrible game.

#21 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3190 posts) -

as the Insane Clown Posse would say, you got the bone.

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