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Neversoft Ruined Guitar Hero

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Started: 12/13/2007 Category: Technology
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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DrAcula

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While Harmonix was not the first group of people to create a music game based on playing guitar, they were one of the best. Guitar Hero One broke a lot of barriers, and at the moment, Guitar Hero 2 is one of the most popular interactive music games in the world today. But, after making GH2 the producers of the game (who also owned the rights to it), RedOctane, was bought by Activision, and Guitar Hero 3 was created by Neversoft.

Their have been many problems with the game. A lot of players have criticzed both the learning curve (In career mode, the last tier of songs is significantly tougher than the previous ones), and the note charting, as a lot of the Expert difficulty charts are way off from the actual guitar tabs. The hit window was increased, and a lot of people have criticized that also.

I guess what I am trying to say, is that, because Neversoft really had no experience in making music games, they ruined the series for the future.
stupidmidget

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In guitar hero the guitar is not like the guitar because it is a video game. it is supposed to be like that because if you want to play guitar then you go and buy a guitar but if you want to play a game with preset music and you could play your favorite songs right away.

the last few songs of the game should be harder than the rest because the game shouldnt be extremely easy to beat. you should have to try at it.

i will agree with one thing but you did not bring it up. the only real bad thing about GH3 is the graphics are terrible because the people dont look normal in it. other than that i really like it alot.
Debate Round No. 1
DrAcula

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yes, but it's a guitar simulation video game. I think generally, it was directed at fans of guitar players, and most of the songs they put in are cool guitar songs. While GH 3 did this, they messed up some note charts.

It is supposed to be like that...because it SIMULATES guitar. Freebirds solo would probably take you a year to learn, even if you're a seasoned guitar player. Most video games are about simulation and living out a fantasy. It lets you emulate a rockstar.

About the last songs: See, the thing with this is, they made them too hard, or the other too easy. Welcome to the Jungles solo is easy in the game, but the intro to "Raining Blood" is hard. See, in a Harmonix-made game, the solo would be harder than raining blood. I'm all for difficulty, but when it is unjustified, then it makes for a bad game.

I understand what you are saying about the songs at the end, but truthfully, the difficulty is like a 4 for the whole game up to the last tier, when it suddenly jumped to a 9 (10 for raining blood, it angers me). The previous games didn't have that jump, and no game should have a jump in difficulty so substantial.
stupidmidget

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okay i see your point with the guitar simulation games.

i agree with the free bird solo and probably other songs.

in the raining blood and welcome to the jungle solos, they are both easy. i have to play them on expert because they are to easy then that is where i find a challenge. the only real hard song is "One-Metallica." it is easy up to its solo. that would probably be right. to get the full guitar simulation experience you need to play expert because you have to play every single note and then some.

I see where you are coming from with the difficulty jump because it should be like that though. But you are probably playing it on the wrong difficulty like I said before.
Debate Round No. 2
DrAcula

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Well, I play on hard, and one of my friends plays on expert and can't beat raining blood (he's the typical, aced guitar hero 2 minus Jordan). But I've played most of the songs on expert, and find them still pretty easy. It's not the solo on raining blood that messes me up, it's the Moshing guitar breaks.

But alas, I digress. My point being is that, it's not right that I can pretty much pass all but four songs on expert (on the normal tiers), but can't beat the last tier on hard. Also, regarding three, Neversoft pretty much just made it like GH 2.1, because they didn't add really any gamebreaking features, plus, they actually made the hit windows bigger, and added a horrendous battle mode. I doubt that Guitar Hero goes anywhere under Neversofts control, while Harmonix is already revolutionizing with Rock Band. Even with the full guitar experience, on web sites like scorehero, they talk about the expert sites not being accurate.
stupidmidget

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well i see where you are coming from and i can sort of agree with you because the breaks are pretty pointless. i will agree with you so i forefite. and thank you for enlightening me about this discussion.
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