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I've actually played the game!
on 29 June 2008
I bought this game on Friday and have completed today (Sunday) on medium. I'm playing it again now on hard and will again on expert. The other reviewers don't seem to have played the game. I like Aerosmith, I'm not a 'fan' but I like the band and have a few of their albums. I loved guitar hero 3 and that's my credetionals for this review. Now to the game...
The most stunning thing about this game is, unlike the previous guitar hero's, they seem to have modelled Steven Tyler's vocals for each individual song. So instead of the singer doing the same routines over and over, each song is different. This is what stands this guitar hero out from the previous. It's hillarious in parts and you'll be kicking yourelf when you mess up a guitar part because you've been too busy watching Tyler dancing round, or coming over to hang round your neck and scream into your mike.
To complete each concert you've got to play 2 songs first as the support band. This is the standard guitar hero set up, with new totty brought in to play bass. Some great tracks including Joan Jets, I hate myself for loving you. Once you've beaten these you unlock two Aerosmith songs and you become Joe Perry. Like they've done with Tyler, Perry has plenty of original moves for each song. Great fun watching him throwing himself around the stage as you pull off the licks.
The stage designs are brilliant and far out-do those on GH3 as they follow Aerosmith's career. The most awesome moment for me has to be the super bowl half time concert when you're playing Dream On as the audience are singing along and the camera switches to look across the sea of hands waving. If that doesn't fulfill any potential rock gods desire, nothing will.
Lets face it guitar hero is about having fun and enjoying your 15 minutes of virtual fame and this game delivers just that.
There's enough on here on here to give experienced GH fans a testing. The endless hammer ons at the end of Living On The Edge for examle give you a real sense of satisfaction if you can pull them all off and rack up over 200 perfect.
The game isn't as long as GH3 with only 41 songs to master to complete it. Once again though, if you buy new songs at the shop (vault) Tyler's singing them original. The first must purchase is Aerosmiths own Walk This Way. Tyler's performance is brilliant and hillarious as it's spot on to the way he's performed it on videos I've seen. And yes you also get the Run DMC version later as part of the set.
The cynical might think GH Aerosmith is just to tide us over until GH4 and if that is the case it will tide us over very nicely thank you. Personally I think the game stands on it's own and like Aerosmith themselves will stand as a bench mark for others to follow.
The fact this game isn't as long as GH3 nearly made me give it 4 stars, especially when you consider Aerosmith's back catalogue. When I first put it on I was gutted to realise you had the two support band songs to do (one of which is a cover) before you get to see Aerosmith hit the stage. But this variety just made it more exciting when Aerosmith came on and I really enjoyed the support songs and seeing Axel & the old charaters back on stage. I think it deserves 5 stars though for the sheer entertainment value and detail the makers of the game and Aerosmith themselves have put into it.
Now I only pray to the gods of rock for a GH Ozzy.