Gameplayer has run an article examining the post release activity of Activision in relation to the Guitar Hero series and in light of what Rock Band offers.
"Why so little, and where's all the good stuff?"
i stop buying stuff 4 Guitar Hero when activision didnt release the patch for the ps3 rock band rules
they did release a patch for the X306 version... it bricked your machine. Maybe you PS3 guys got lucky?
@SlappingOysters What else doesn't?
nice 8-) I'm on X360 number 3, although admittedly GH was to blame for none of them. My latest one is an Elite... after two weeks my disc drive stopped closing on its own - love those quality parts!!!
Is so fricken odd - who paid who in that one???
I did! I loved no doubt! I actually prefer Guitar Hero III over rock band just because of the song listing. Not everyone who loves the guitar games like heavy metal and hard rock. I prefer the ska, punk, pop-rock songs like the killers, weezer, no doubt, queens of the stone age. Rock Band however is a far better game with more options and tons more DLC however IMO the DLC are songs I really don't care for. Every DLC for guitar hero 3 so far I have. Thats why Guitar hero has the better edge in my mind, a better playlist for people who have different tastes. However again if rock band 2 comes with the ability to import your own songs I'm sold. I'm really afraid that GH will go down the route of madden and never really updated the extras, characters, or options and all they do is add new songs each year.
I bought the No Doubt pack, not only for the reason I like the band, but also when I have get togethers at my place. The ladies especially love playing this game, so I tend to get the extra DLC for this game.
But I agree Rock band is totally overshadowing guitar hero.
Thanks for saying that: it's a valid point and I hadn't viewed it from that point of view. I wonder if you are in the minority or not? I guess it is a very mainstream brand.
To be fair, it wasn't JUST Activisions fault, Neversoft helped a lot too. GH3 = fail in every way
...and don't rip me a new one for saying so, but I believe the tracklist that came w/ GHIII is better than the one that came w/ Rock Band...so I don't see how it failed in that vein.
...on the other hand, Create a band and create a player are no-brainers, and I have been waiting for them in GH to no avail. Also, Rock Band crushes GHIII in downloadable content w/ almost 4 times the current amount fo downloadable songs.
But I don't think GHIII COMPLETELY failed, just in a couple of areas.
They need to chill w/ the "Madden"-like releases though, that WILL kill them.
The short answer is: Yes.
The longer answer is: Rock Band.
I don't think it's actually a bad thing they released a No Doubt pack. I mean, I'm sure there are people out there that wouldn't mind it at all. It's not just metalheads listening to slayer and metallica that play this game, after all. Now, what does worry me is the amount of content that has been trickling into this game. Rockband seems to be getting a few new songs every week, sometimes every other week. How many packs has Activision released. Like 4 or 5, and the Foo Fighters and Velvet Revolver packs were planned as quick cash ins at release (why do you think that Velvet Revolver song in the commercial wasn't available in game. So they could hype it and get you to buy it.). Really, Activision needs to get with it and start releasing some more packs, lots of packs, and reduce the price.
And who said a pack could only contain 3 songs. Hell, if you want to charge 500 MS points, then fine, but you better give me 5-6 songs with it instead. I'm not buying anymore song packs that cost 500 MS points, when they only need to code in two instruments, give me a break.
So, let's start seeing more packs. Let's have band specific packs or genre specific packs (more Slipknot, Metallic, and all that good stuff). And more free promotional packs out there as well. Free songs used to promote other games or movies and stuff would be nice. Dream On was good. What about maybe getting Iron Man by Black Sabbath/Ozzie to promote that movie, or some Activision games?
to get their sh*t together pretty quick. I prefer Rock Band over GHIII in nearly every way. They focused more on having fun and its paid off for them. I wonder if Activision is going to pursue the full band concept and get over their guitar-centeredness. I'm an old bastard gamer from the 80s gen, so I'd love for both games to offer more obscure 80s music, "Flock of Seagulls" anyone?
Flock of seagulls would be an amazing party song for either guitar hero or Rock band.
Shouldn't most 80s music techincally be in synthesizer hero rather than rockband?
The lack of DLC is worrying, but seeing a mid-year release with an Aerosmith bent suggests that a lot of the DLC is being funneled into that release. In other words, no regular DLC for GH3, but go ahead and buy GH:Aerosmith in June and get a whole mess of songs.
I really love that RB has weekly DLC. I wish GH3 was stepping up to the plate, but the game is collecting dust at this point.
While weak I think Activision has the right idea. Limit songs and releases. Don't just flood the market w/ overpriced songs for fans to buy. Rock Band is simply offering TOO MUCH imho. It's one thing to release a group of new songs every couple weeks to a month but to release 3+ new songs every week!? I don't think Rock Bands missed a beat with their dlc. That's just more than they should be offering. But Activsion should be doing a little bit more. They should have a few more offerings on the market by now. Then again, if you ask me I'm not a fan of DLC. I think these songs should be on the retail version of the game and that both companies are really milking fans with their overpriced offerings...
can't decide to buy guitar hero or rock band
Its possible that Activision is waiting to release the drum kit for GH: Aerosmith before they release much more DLC.
it seems that GHIII is taking a back seat to rock band. Even though i still GHIII if GH4 turns out to be like madden over the years im done and switching to rock band for sure...
I got the classic rock pack, that one was great.
All three were good but Boston FTW.
Meanwhile I have already downloaded all three QotSA songs, John Forgerty, Iron Maiden, All American Rejects all three, The Kill, and Ten Speed by Coheed and Cambria for RockBand.
If it goes Madden like I will not buy GH games...It's bad enough my guitar broke and RO service sucks, butt milking is just plain bad. They're in the process of losing a GH fan that got GH1 on day 2.
Also, I'm shooting both for the fact that the GH guitars don't work with RB and vise versa on PS3. They both blocked the patch because they both denied blocking it, greedy rich corporations.
The only good guitar hero was the 1st one beacuase it was PS2 exclusive, after that its more of the same and no different then all the stupid gimmick games the weetoy gets.
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