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5.0 out of 5 stars Lets Rock`N`Roll!, July 3 2007
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Tommy Sixx Morais (The Great White North) - See all my reviews
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Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Guitar Hero 2 (Game Only) (Video Game)
You always wanted to play guitar but you never took the time to learn because you wanted to play already?In that case this is the perfect game for you as you rock right away.Playing a video game were you are a guitarist in a band is great,but having a guitar controller to play on instead of a regular controller makes it even better.Yet it all comes down to the songs you get to play,an amazing list of songs made by great bands.You want to solo already but need to start by the beggening!

The guitar you receve with the game has 5 frets of different colours,you have to touch the fret with colour appearing on this screen so it matches and pick at the same time.Seems easy?It isn`t you will need a while to get used to it but before you know it you will play a whole song.The rock meter shows how much you rock,great,good or mediocre if your rock meter gets too low you will have to restart the song.You can earn starpower to incrase your meter.

As you are looking to buy this you probably ask yourself:Wich songs are included?Well here they are:

Amp-Warmers:
Kiss - Strutter
Nirvana - Heart-Shaped Box
Police - Message in a Bottle
Van Halen - You Really Got Me
Kansas - Carry on Wayward Son
Motley Crue-Shout At The Devil

String-Snappers:
Foo Fighters - Monkey Wrench
Alice in Chains - Them Bones
Iggy Pop and the Stooges - Search and Destroy
Pretenders - Tattooed Love Boys
Encore:Black Sabbath - War Pigs

Thrash and Burn:
Warrant - Cherry Pie
Butthole Surfers - Who Was in My Room Last Night
Mathew Sweet - Girlfriend
Rolling Stones - Can't You Hear Me Knockin'
Encore:Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine

Return of the Shred:
Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name Of
Primus - John the Fisherman
Sword - Freya
Thin Lizzy - Bad Reputation
Encore:Aerosmith - Last Child

Relentless Riffs:
Heart - Crazy on You
Stone Temple Pilots - Tripping on a Hole in a Paper Heart
Stray Cats - Rock This Town
Allman Brothers - Jessica
Encore:Jane's Addiction - Stop

Furious Fretwork:
Anthrax - Madhouse
Iron Maiden-The trooper
Living End - Carry Me Home
Lamb of God - Laid to Rest
Reverend Horton Heat - Psychobilly Freakout
Encore:Rush - YYZ

Face-Melters:
Avenged Sevenfold - Beast and the Harlot
Suicidal Tendencies - Institutionalized
Dick Dale - Misirlou
Megadeth - Hangar 18
Encore:Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird

As you can see there are different songs category ranging from Amp Warmers to Face Melters.A great thing is the encores,fans want a last song it feels gratifying even if its just a game.That is the carreer playlist but you can buy songs in the game and on XBOX Live Marketplace.

Too bad that the included guitar isn`t wireless,tought it has been announced that for Guitar Hero III it will be wireless on all the consoles the game is released on(XBOX 360,PS2,PS3,Wii).

The game gets you playing fully,in order to buy all the characters,outfits,guitar,finishes,songs and videos ainailable at the store.The XBOX 360 challenges do bring a challenge as you can complete 50 objectives to earn Gamerscore points.

The venues of the game are quite different from each other,as for one you play in a school battle of the bands,then bars,arenas,outdoor shows...Bring on those crowds.

XBOX 360 VERSION OR PS2 VERSION?

The XBOX 360 has a sweeter guitar,the Gibson X-PLORER,additionnal tracks,more tracks,better graphics,songs to buy on XBOX Live,challenges to get points.The 360 for the extras is well worth the 30$ more than the PS2.Its the same game but 360 has those little extras that are well worthy.

The multiplayer mode is great,you can play leads,rythyms,bass depending on the song,kinda cool.

I rented this game for 2 days and enjoyed it so much i bought it right after bringing it back,its that good!The song selection is amazing and the gameplay is fantastic,just a wonderfull game,can`t wait for the third Guitar Hero to be out.Without the guitar controller its less fun tought...

Expensive?i agree,fun?totaly!
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Guitar Hero 2 (Game Only) by ACTIVISION INC. (PlayStation2)
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