GCM writes: "Van Halen ups the ante on several elements of the franchise. First of all, it is probably one of the more difficult games in the entire series when it comes to playing lead guitar, thanks to the impossible riffs and tapping techniques of Eddie. You're going to be fingering those frets or tapping furious on the touch strip on over half of the Van Halen songs, and that's on Medium difficulty. Step it up to Hard or Expert and prepare to have your dreams shattered. I can get almost 5 stars on the Eruption solo on Medium, I can barely finish it on Hard and I fail within 8 seconds on Expert."