Guitar Hero: Aerosmith
|a game by||Neversoft Entertainment|
|Platforms:||XBox 360, PC, Playstation 3, Playstation 2|
|Editor Rating:||8/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||8.7/10 - 3 votes|
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|See also:||Dancing Games, Guitar Hero Games|
Hanging up on the wall in my game room is the awesome Guitar Hero: Aerosmith exclusive Aerosmith guitar! I love Aerosmith and when I heard that they were going to be the focus of their own game in the series I could not have been any more excited. This was the first time in the franchise that a whole game was dedicated to one band and if you ask me they could not have picked a better band.
Living On The Edge
The coolest thing that Guitar Hero: Aerosmith has going on is the career mode. This is all about Aerosmith and it has you playing through various stages of their career. Starting from them playing at a high school all the way up to them becoming stadium rock gods, as a fan of the band this was awesome.
The game has you playing as Joe Perry which is great and it has live-action video recordings of the band telling you bits about their history as you go. It is great stuff and I had a blast. It does only showcase the positive aspects of their career, but I am fine with that. Of course, getting enjoyment out of this does require you to be a fan of Aerosmith.
Legends Of Rock
As far as the presentation of Guitar Hero: Aerosmith goes, it is clearly made using the same graphical tools as the previously released Guitar Hero III. I do not have a problem with that, but it does make the game seem more like an expansion than a fully-fledged new game. I do feel that they nailed the look of the band very well and the way the venues are based on places that they actually played is really cool.
Walk This Way
70 percent of the soundtrack is Aerosmith songs and that is to be expected. As a massive Aerosmith fan, I loved this, but there are some glaring omissions here. For example, how do you make this game and not have Dude Looks Like A Lady as one of the songs? It has a high-tempo beat and would have been perfect for this game. The supporting acts lineup is a tad on the disappointing side if I am being honest with you. Each stage has you playing as an “opening act”. There is some good stuff here such as Ted Nugent and Slash, but with only around 40 songs, Guitar Hero: Aerosmith does feel like more of an expansion than a full game.
Hitting The Right Notes
If you have played any Guitar Hero game before then you will know what to expect with this game. You have to hit the right notes in time to the music and try to get a high score and also finish the song. This one feels a fair bit more forgiving than Guitar Hero III did, but if that is a good thing (I think it is) that all depends on your own personal preference.
I hand on heart could not have been any more in when Guitar Hero: Aerosmith was announced. What I said about having the guitar on display in my game room was not just me messing with you, I really do! I love this band and think that this game does them justice. I just wish it had more of their songs on it! I get the support act thing they were going for and there is some great music here, but I personally would much rather have had more Aerosmith songs. Add an extra whole point if you have the Aerosmith guitar.
- This game features some classic Aerosmith songs
- Playing through parts of their career was awesome
- I liked how they recorded new interview footage with the band for this game
- The exclusive guitar is the best one they ever made!
- Some glaring omissions in the song library!
- This is one of the shorter Guitar Hero games