Thoughts on Guitar Hero: Metallica

Posted by thatguy0130 (65 posts) -

Well it's not hard to go  to a store and see the pressense Guitar Hero has made for itself.  I would be inclined to say enough is enough, but I don't know if I have had enough.  I certainly have had enough of paying 60 bucks for it.  But for 20, Guitar Hero Metallica is a pretty good deal.  It lets you play almost all the Metallica songs you would want to play.  Sure there are some glaring omisions but a good all around collection all the same.  That makes me wonder why they didn't just put 20 more Metallica songs in the game.  Instead you get "Guest appearances hand picked by the band."  I don't know how far you can believe that.  But when you buy a Guitar Hero game with Metallica branded all over it, you have a good idea what to expect.  I just don't see the point.  Another missed opportunity is the lack of DLC for this game.  Is Metallica doing some other music game deal or what?  The PR spin they had on this was that the band had their hands all over it and yet you can't help but notice the one and done attitude, the complete lack of support.  Sure there was that new album dropping on there but where is the rest of the good stuff?  Just seems like wasted potential to me.  But the fact of the matter is that I like the music.  I might not like the band personalities very much these days, but I do like the music and that is what your paying for.  The music.  And it is some good music.  Music that is fun to play with people and fun to play all by your lonesome.  Plus it seems like the difficulty isn't crazy like it was in other GH titles, that makes it less frusterating which equals more fun.  Add to that the custom charactor editor, the music studio, and the online components, and you have yourself a pretty neat package.   Definately worth the price you can find it for now a days.  I would give it a 6 out of 10 for being a satisfying experience and would recommend it for anyone who has ever liked Master of Puppets.

#1 Posted by thatguy0130 (65 posts) -

Well it's not hard to go  to a store and see the pressense Guitar Hero has made for itself.  I would be inclined to say enough is enough, but I don't know if I have had enough.  I certainly have had enough of paying 60 bucks for it.  But for 20, Guitar Hero Metallica is a pretty good deal.  It lets you play almost all the Metallica songs you would want to play.  Sure there are some glaring omisions but a good all around collection all the same.  That makes me wonder why they didn't just put 20 more Metallica songs in the game.  Instead you get "Guest appearances hand picked by the band."  I don't know how far you can believe that.  But when you buy a Guitar Hero game with Metallica branded all over it, you have a good idea what to expect.  I just don't see the point.  Another missed opportunity is the lack of DLC for this game.  Is Metallica doing some other music game deal or what?  The PR spin they had on this was that the band had their hands all over it and yet you can't help but notice the one and done attitude, the complete lack of support.  Sure there was that new album dropping on there but where is the rest of the good stuff?  Just seems like wasted potential to me.  But the fact of the matter is that I like the music.  I might not like the band personalities very much these days, but I do like the music and that is what your paying for.  The music.  And it is some good music.  Music that is fun to play with people and fun to play all by your lonesome.  Plus it seems like the difficulty isn't crazy like it was in other GH titles, that makes it less frusterating which equals more fun.  Add to that the custom charactor editor, the music studio, and the online components, and you have yourself a pretty neat package.   Definately worth the price you can find it for now a days.  I would give it a 6 out of 10 for being a satisfying experience and would recommend it for anyone who has ever liked Master of Puppets.

#2 Posted by JJWeatherman (14558 posts) -

This almost seems like a review of the game. Anyways, yeah I guess it's worth $20. I played Metallica a lot at my friends house and the expert+ difficulty is interesting. I personally don't like Guitar Hero games and haven't bought one since GH3. Rock Band is where it's at bro.

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