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SimonM7
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Since 3827 Days

2007-04-06 16:30:06 Guitar Hero 2

This is actually the first time I get to play this game, and it actually won my Game I Haven't Played of The Year award of 2006.

I'm a sucker for rythm games, and it's hard to beat a knee slide "Star Power" solo in the genre so far I must say. It might not have the exotic appeal of something like Beatmania's many "I've never heard this in my life" jpop/electronic stuff, but it does give you an eerie sense of being in the role of a lead guitarrist that sometimes has you rocking out a bit more than a piece of plastic should (or you'd imagine would).

People were telling me how difficult 2 is to get into if you haven't played the first, but I think a little bit of experience with the likes of Amplitude and Beatmania has you covered.

Don't shy away from this game because it's "old" - it's quite frankly awesome.

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GriftGFX
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Since 3803 Days

2007-04-06 16:35:07

About time someone made this thread. Seriously, is no one playing this damn game? I haven't had a chance to pick it up yet, but I have played the 360 version and it is the best version of one of the best rhythm games released in a long time. The addition of leader boards alone is enough to make this the best version out there.

And I never played the first one Simon, so I'm not sure I agree.. seems like a pretty easy game to get into personally. I noticed that stand alone guitar controllers seem to be hard to find -- are they just out of stock everywhere? If I pick this up soon (hopefully very soon) I would love to grab another guitar for it.

If the $90 price tag is putting you off, just search for some good deals. A deal for $76 (shipped!) was posted on CAG more or less the day it came out -- though I think that offer is long gone now. I'm looking for a good sale myself. $90 for GH2 is a bit steep for my cheap ass.

deftangel
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Since 3672 Days

2007-04-06 16:42:15

I got this yesterday for half price (£36!) and never played the first one either. Loving it so far, not had any problems getting into it.

I'm a bit more into the beat this week thanks to my Boom Boom Rocket obsession but clearly I've got a long way to go before I'm any kind of Guitar Hero. I certainly think this has the potential to be the best version if the DLC is reasonable, and if, they could sort out multiplayer over live.

The nature of the game makes that very difficult though.

Still I'll be rocking away quite merrily over Easter :)

Negative
Negative
Since 3747 Days

2007-04-06 17:46:33

Just picked mne up 2 hours ago! Only problem is that I am at my gf's and not get home until Sunday so got to wait! Thankfully it works on Windows and I can use it to play Frets on Fire with the Guitar w00t!

Killers
Killers
Since 3808 Days

2007-04-06 18:09:16

I have it, been playing for awhile, first time ever and almost manages the game in easy. Medium is abit harder but i got to learn from the bottom. Fun as hell but i have to fight over my 360 with my gf cause she got Viva Pinatan yesterday :(

Isomac
Isomac
Since 3571 Days

2007-04-06 18:44:24

I would like to test this game but it is just too expensive to buy. I have already ordered two games (Elite beat agents and Gitaroo man) so I think thats enough rhythm games for some time.

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Skygunner
Since 3758 Days

2007-04-06 19:11:11

Very good game, although the first one had a better playlist. I hope they will release a lot of those songs on marketplace.

Panzer83
Panzer83
Since 3739 Days

2007-04-06 19:47:20 In reply to GriftGFX (2007-04-06 16:35:07)

Posted by GriftGFX
About time someone made this thread. Seriously, is no one playing this damn game? I haven't had a chance to pick it up yet, but I have played the 360 version and it is the best version of one of the best rhythm games released in a long time. The addition of leader boards alone is enough to make this the best version out there.

And I never played the first one Simon, so I'm not sure I agree.. seems like a pretty easy game to get into personally. I noticed that stand alone guitar controllers seem to be hard to find -- are they just out of stock everywhere? If I pick this up soon (hopefully very soon) I would love to grab another guitar for it.

If the $90 price tag is putting you off, just search for some good deals. A deal for $76 (shipped!) was posted on CAG more or less the day it came out -- though I think that offer is long gone now. I'm looking for a good sale myself. $90 for GH2 is a bit steep for my cheap ass.
I would have made the thread but I was too busy playing it.

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bloodforge
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Since 3797 Days

2007-04-06 20:15:53 In reply to Panzer83 (2007-04-06 19:47:20)

Posted by Panzer83
I would have made the thread but I was too busy playing it.
haha, same here. Picked it up yesterday and have been playing it almost non stop. First time I have played Guitar Hero and I have to say it is incredibly fun and challenging. I do pretty good on medium(mostly get 3 or 4 stars) but I get totally killed on anything higher. My only complaint is the guitar is way to small for me and it cramps my hand pretty badly after a few songs.

Panzer83
Panzer83
Since 3739 Days

2007-04-06 20:45:13 In reply to bloodforge (2007-04-06 20:15:53)

Posted by bloodforge
haha, same here. Picked it up yesterday and have been playing it almost non stop. First time I have played Guitar Hero and I have to say it is incredibly fun and challenging. I do pretty good on medium(mostly get 3 or 4 stars) but I get totally killed on anything higher. My only complaint is the guitar is way to small for me and it cramps my hand pretty badly after a few songs.
Guitar for the PS2 was a tad smaller so this one was a welcome change for me. I'm pretty ace on most songs on Medium. I can get 5 stars on most except Hangar 18 and Mad House. The difficulty jump from medium to hard is huge though.

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SimonM7
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Since 3827 Days

2007-04-06 21:11:07

And I never played the first one Simon, so I'm not sure I agree
Well, what I really meant to say was that my experience with Amplitude/Frequency and Beatmania like games made this really easy to get into for me, I must've been interrupted mid sentence because that's now how it came out. :)

I wouldn't know how the game comes across for someone completely un-initiated, but I imagine it actually IS a bit more steep than for instance Frequency.

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smaddady
smaddady
Since 3783 Days

2007-04-06 22:46:02

I have it for PS2 (just beat it on Expert, wooo!), but my friend just got it for his 360. Still haven't tried out the guitar.

If you guys find it hard to hit the red/blue chord try sliding your hand down the neck to hit it with the index and ring finger. It really helps to move your fingers to different keys.

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Phaethon360
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Since 3649 Days

2007-04-07 04:51:10

I got GH2 today. Its fun, but its really hard for me. I'm on easy, and press the buttons and strumming is getting to me. I'm not a hardcore rocker, in fact I don't even listen to much of it. Good song selection though. Wish they had some Hendrix. All Along the Watchtower would be tight.

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kenshin2418
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Since 3779 Days

2007-04-07 06:53:51

Posted by Phaethon360
Wish they had some Hendrix
Well they did have "Spanish Castle Magic" in the first Guitar Hero, so I wouldn't be surprised if they added it to GH2 later on, as DLC.

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Freddman
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Since 3746 Days

2007-04-07 11:07:05

Got mine on the 4:th, been playing sense that :D

Sath
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Since 3670 Days

2007-04-07 11:42:50 In reply to Isomac (2007-04-06 18:44:24)

Posted by Isomac
(Elite beat agents and Gitaroo man) so I think thats enough rhythm games for some time.
Hahaha...Iso is missing some rhythm in his life, haha funny...good one.

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GriftGFX
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Since 3803 Days

2007-04-07 15:20:00 In reply to Isomac (2007-04-06 18:44:24)

Posted by Isomac
I would like to test this game but it is just too expensive to buy. I have already ordered two games (Elite beat agents and Gitaroo man) so I think thats enough rhythm games for some time.
Those are two pretty awesome games too.. Gitarooman is awesome. I just wish it were longer. GH2 has what, 70 tracks in it? More content and a special controller sorta justify the price.. but I guess that doesn't make it any less expensive.

Isomac
Isomac
Since 3571 Days

2007-04-07 16:06:08 In reply to GriftGFX (2007-04-07 15:20:00)

Hmm if it has even half of the amount you said it is indeed good value with the controller. I have to look again this game in next month after all the school works are done.

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CARB
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Since 3357 Days

2007-04-07 16:48:46 In reply to deftangel (2007-04-06 16:42:15)

Posted by deftangel
I got this yesterday for half price (£36!) and never played the first one either. Loving it so far, not had any problems getting into it.

I'm a bit more into the beat this week thanks to my Boom Boom Rocket obsession but clearly I've got a long way to go before I'm any kind of Guitar Hero. I certainly think this has the potential to be the best version if the DLC is reasonable, and if, they could sort out multiplayer over live.

The nature of the game makes that very difficult though.

Still I'll be rocking away quite merrily over Easter :)
half price....where goddamn it WHERE!!!!!!! )

RC_Master
RC_Master
Since 3706 Days

2007-04-08 14:01:26

I've got it! Its awesome.

I played the first one a bit at a friends house, so this one wasn't too hard to get in to. I just wish the fret board was a little longer. Feels a bit cramped at times.

I've been playing quite a bit since i got it on friday, I've almost finished on easy. 3 more songs to go.

Ha ha! I tried Them Bones on Expert just to see how hard it was though, I failed after 9%. :(

It IS a lot easier if you have had actual experience with playing a guitar though, one of my friends had, and he totally decimated us all on the first one.

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SimonM7
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Since 3827 Days

2007-04-08 14:08:04

Yeah, it's easier in terms of finger coordination for sure, but somehow I still find it incredibly difficult once you start using the orange button. There's just no super obvious way to tell when they want you to slide around and when they want you to just overlap.

Just finished medium and hard is giving me a suitably hard time.. :)

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Phaethon360
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Since 3649 Days

2007-04-08 18:31:02

I only use 3 fingers with GH2. I hate the blue button. I'm a 3 fret master.

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SimonM7
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Since 3827 Days

2007-04-08 20:07:26

lol, well you won't even unlock half of the songs stuck on easy mode. :)

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RC_Master
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Since 3706 Days

2007-04-08 22:32:36

Awesome, I just got the 100% achievement, Billion Dollar Babies on easy.

261 note streak ;)

I think i'm gonna start Medium properly soon.

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bloodforge
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Since 3797 Days

2007-04-09 01:29:56

I'm getting better with Medium, I can now get 4 or 5 stars on all the songs except a few of the harder ones lower on the list. I still can't play on hard for shit though, orange button just screws me up.

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