Is Guitar Hero breakin' the law? Breakin' the law?'s Jonah Falcon writes:

"Advertised on the box of Guitar Hero II, the game brags you can play various songs, such as "Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight", "Sweet Child 'O Mine", "Carry On My Wayward Son", "The Beast and the Harlot" and "YYZ". Ah, but there's a catch: they're not freely available. In fact, only 6 songs are available right from the get-go, and playing through the entire Easy chart only nets you 37 of the 70 songs. That's right, barely more than half. In order to get the others, you must earn them - and some are difficult to get.


Why must one have to unlock songs? The consumer just paid $90 for your product, and deserves immediate access to the products that are paid for. One should not have to jump through hoops to access what was advertised on your box. You want to make the consumer jump through hoops? That's what Achievements are for. That's the entire raison d'etre of Achievements (aside from tracking your progress through a game for all to see.) Getting through Easy gave Achievements, for example. However, getting through Easy doesn't even unlock songs."

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soccerstar4267d ago

wow i hope this guy isnt being serious cuz this is how games have always worked you have to beat level 1 to go to level 2 for example this guy is just being retarded

Boink4267d ago

same reason as requiring to get to a certain level in doom to get the BFG.

what a moron...

Spartan154267d ago

I agree with you two but that does suck that there are only 10 songs in the beginning. What if you want to rent the game or when you first open it play multiplayer, there are only 10 songs. Whereas DDR there are way more songs available in the beginning.

Stretchystrong4267d ago

It doesn't suck at all. Just like when you rent any game you only have the first level, or the starting weapons. This dude is just being ridiculous.

JOLLY14267d ago

I couldn't pass the first level. Now, I'm upset, I can't play the next hoo

Bathyj4267d ago

This guys a clown. All games are like that, unlocking content as you progress. Does he really want everything in a game unlocked from the start and the only thing left to do is unlock achievements? That pretty pathetic. Tell the God of War developers that.

I personally dont give a crap about achievements, I dont feel the need to brag to people because I beat a game. I know some people like them and I'm not knocking them but the day I play a game just for achievements is the day I give up gaming.

I do however like getting a new Tekken game and completing it over and over to get new charactors. I also like saving money in GT so I can get that new car and tune it up. This is how games give longevity. As long as unlocking the songs isn't overly hard and you get them all eventually then there no problem here.

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