Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
Developer - Neversoft.
Publisher - Aspyr Media.
Release Date - November 13th, 2007.
Platform(s) - PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows.
Reviewed On - Microsoft Windows.
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is the third installment in the Guitar Hero franchise, featuring over 70 songs, from acclaimed groups like Slipknot, Rage Against the Machine, Disturbed, and more. If you're playing the game on the computer, you'll be able to get even more songs than the base track-list, by using a simple thing called modding. This series entry also features three boss battles throughout the story. You'll battle Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), Slash (Guns 'n' Roses), and even the devil, himself.
The game itself is a rhythm game, so all you really have to do is hit the frets at the right time. Simple, right? If you're playing on a keyboard, and you're new to the game, you're in for a treat. That was sarcasm. Getting used to the keyboard to play this game is definitely a task, so be prepared. You could also use the Xbox 360 X-Plorer guitar controller in the computer version of the game, so if you have one of those stashed away, you're in luck. If you don't, have fun searching for those things, they're pretty much extinct.
Some of the songs featured in the game are fairly easy, but for the most part, you're basically better off getting a guitar controller, or you'll be happy with getting 99% on an 'Easy' song with the keyboard, like this fellow. Oh, and have fun attempting 'Through the Fire and Flames' with a keyboard.
As far as the graphics of the game goes, it's pretty standard. The game was made in 2007, so cut it some slack. The PC version of the game has far clearer-looking graphics compared to the PlayStation 2 version, that's for sure. If you're looking for a good graphical-styled Guitar Hero title, this one is definitely not your style.
Guitar Hero III definitely has a lot of replay value, if you're one of those people always trying to beat your personal high score on songs. You'll find yourself sitting in a dark room mashing buttons on a keyboard, or a guitar to try and rack as many points as you can on that fantastic song. Or maybe you're trying to beef up your skills on a sick guitar solo, there's a practice mode for that, adding extra replayability time to the game. After you've beaten the devil, you'll definitely find yourself heading back to Quick Play every now and then for a good time-- whether it's by yourself, or with the company of some friends.
Should You Play?
If you're a mega-fan of rhythm-based games, then this one is definitely for you.
Overall Score - 7 / 10
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