Another Weekend Eaten by Guitar Hero

Once again a weekend’s big plans were tossed aside by Guitar Hero.

This time it was the brand-spanking-new Guitar Hero III that laid our plans to waste.  We picked it up on Friday, and didn’t stop playing until the kids went to bed last night.  Oh, alright, I’ll admit it – my kids stopped playing at bedtime, but I kept thrashing away long after they were asleep.

Overall I like the set list in GHII better, but GHIII does have some great additions like "One" (finally, Metallica on Guitar Hero!) and "Cliffs of Dover" (one of my favorite guitar instrumentals).  We had a blast getting through the final "boss" battle, and even struggled our way to the end of the finger-crippling "Through the Fire and Flames" (on medium, of course – and we never did better than three stars).

Today we’re soaking our hands in ice water, hoping to be healed well enough to play again next weekend.

10 thoughts on “Another Weekend Eaten by Guitar Hero

  1. Nick! Glad you picked up Gh3. I’m also not thrilled with the set list of GH3 but after the first 4 tiers or so I get’s better.
    If you’re on Xbox Live you can look me up; Captain Betty. Maybe we’ll do some guitar battle or co-op!

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  2. I probably won’t have a copy of GH3 for wii until I move out of my current place (planned for January) but I’ll happily swap friend codes once I do and have a few battles :)

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  3. @critter: thanks for the links! Yeah, I realize MS has extended their warranty and I can get the XBox fixed, and I plan to do that. But I’ve been wanting to consolidate on a single gaming platform, and the RRoD made it easy to pick the Wii as the platform of choice for us :)

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  4. I am still lusting after the Wii myself (geez that sounds bad :) ), but I didn’t get it last Christmas due to the shortages; I went ahead and got the 360 instead, and have put of the Wii purchase until either Super Mario Galaxies or Wii Fit (in the US) is released.

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  5. I’ll take that dead 360, Nick. Connor and I haven’t settled on any console platform yet. ;)
    Do they have guitar controllers sized for 1.5 year olds? Maybe we’ll just have to wait until GHX.

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  6. I too thought GH2 was better than GH3, but GH3 was still very much enjoyable. The guitar that came with mine was broken (middle 3 fret buttons didn’t work) though so I had to use the GH2 wired controller. I managed to beat the game on Medium and play half way through Hard before I had to return the game. My 2nd guitar was broken too (Up on the “flipper” didn’t work) so I returned it, and now I sit here with no GH3 because Best Buy was sold out by then. ::cries::

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