Although being great at Guitar Hero, despite what some people argue, is less a question of musical ability than having reflexes like Commander Data from Star Trek, it’s still a great way to interact with some classic rock tunes. With the fifth edition of the franchise set to come out on the 11th September, the price of Guitar Hero 3 – plus the guitar controller – has now fallen to just £29.99 on HMV.
Currently the next best deal which shows up on price comparison is from ASDA priced £69.91. However someone on the Hotukdeals thread did say they almost opted for a £49.99 deal, so the saving might not be quite so vast, although it’s still pretty good!
It’s unlikely there's many gamers who have not come across Guitar Hero in some shape or form. The idea behind the game is to strum along in time to various rock tracks using the guitar controller and five coloured buttons on the fretboard. Points are awarded for seamlessly linking melodies which, in the case of difficult solos, gradually builds up star power. Star power can be unleashed by shaking the guitar controller upwards and players gain double points for its duration.
One of the best things about Guitar Hero 3 is the song selection which, despite the odd number, is predominantly made up by quality rock tunes. Unlike the DS version, the game has barely any hint of commercial pop rubbish, and features the likes of The Rolling Stones, Guns and Roses, Pearl Jam, Muse and The Who. Although the game has endured a lot of criticism, it’s certainly exposed younger generations to some great music (just don’t expect it to teach you the real guitar!).
Thankto Whizzkid from Hotukdeals.