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Guitar Hero: Aerosmith (Solus) £9.95 @ ShopTo [Xbox 360 Games]

Matt Gardner
Aerosmith, Games deals, Guitar Hero, Xbox 360 games
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Guitar Hero: Aerosmith (Solus) £9.95 @ ShopTo [Xbox 360 Games]

First of all, do you like Aerosmith? If the answer is no then you should probably just turn away now, unless you happen to know someone who remembers every word Steven Tyler has ever uttered, in which case you could make a saving and give them an awesome stocking filler.

Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is the second spin-off in the enormously popular plastic guitar franchise (after Guitar Hero Encore: Rock the 80s), which is basically a 41 track add-on pack for fans of cheesy rock. It's pretty much out of stock nearly everywhere, but the folks at ShopTo have snaffled a bunch of copies and are selling them for a wallet-pleasing £9.95, saving you nearly about £8 on the nearest in-tock competitor (HMV - £17.99).

This is a fan purchase: I'd only really look into this if you're an Aerosmith junkie or you know someone who is, but if either of those are the case then you're in for a bit of a treat. There's no way that this game would have been worth a look at full retail price, but down here in the sub-ten zone, what basically equates to a 41-track add-on pack seems quite a bargain.

Don't expect any changes in gameplay, and be prepared for some clunky menus. The game plays out like every other Guitar Hero game: hit coloured buttons on a plastic axe to progress from school halls to stadia and unlock increasingly difficult songs to play. But everything here is saturated with the Aerosmith gimmick: instead of a faceless progression, each of the venues mirrors those that the band played on their own road to rock stardom. The little touches, like being able to unlock Joe Perry's signature Gibson SG, or a fully motion-captured lip-synching Steven Tyler, elevate this game above it's spin-off predecessor.

That said, it does feel a little dated - more closely mirroring GH3 than any other instalment - but that's not really too much of a problem. It should have simply been a large piece of DLC, perhaps, and the fact that there's no way to synchronise the setlist into your existing library is frankly annoying, but for just under £10 it's still a pretty sweet deal if you're a fan, especially considering the prices of some of the songs online.

Thanks to QenTox at HotUKDeals

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