Rated 0 out of 10 by MomDar Walk This Way ^A^ Guitar Hero Aerosmith
I am looking forward to this game mainly because Joe Perry is so enthused with the Guitar Hero game. He is so emersed in guitars and 2 of his adult sons are in TAB the band which he also played with for a few shows. One of his sons was playing GH a few years ago (I think a younger one) and Joe was very impressed with the game. the rest is history...I have 4 sons, 2 are teens who play Guitar Hero and also regular acoustic guitars. Their friends come over and play the game as well. It is a big hit in my house. I am a big Aerosmith fan and the teens seem to also like them. I think this game will rock and I'll be happy to watch. It will be interesting to see what bands will be on the game in addition to Aerosmith. This will probably just be the first of many bands to have their own GH game. It's sort of funny that teens are being introduced to music that I've known for years and some new stuff as well. I think this is another way for Aerosmith and other bands to get their music out to people.
Rated 0 out of 10 by RantingSarcasticVideoGameConsumer really, guitar hero?
Aerosmith? AEROSMITH?! what genius at the guitar hero studio came up with that idea? When asked who you would feature on a guitar hero game, i dont know one person that would answer "oh aerosmith of course!" names like led zeppelin, jimi hendrix, the beatles, or van halen come to mind, no doubt... but definatly NOT aerosmith. I know the copywrite issues on some of the mentioned bands may have been a little tricky for the folks at guitar hero, but have a little decency. Im not saying aerosmith is a bad band band, because theyre not. Theyre actually great, but they just seem like a bad choice to feature on a guitar hero game. the guitar in aerosmith is average for its time... not bad, but nothing special. It would have been a better band to featue on a rock band type game, where all the musicians are extremely talented, but none are legends. I just cant understand how they would pass up all the bands that were famous for theyre screaming guitars for aerosmith. Pretty lame, guitar hero.
Rated 0 out of 10 by SH1F722 good idea, bad band
I like the idea about being able to go through the band's career and all that, but I think Aerosmith wasn't the best choice for this. I think they're a great band, I like their music and I would definitely like to have the game, but I also think that Aerosmith have too small of a following that also play guitar hero. Most people that play guitar hero won't want to play Aerosmith songs, especially since the songs they chose for guitar hero in the past were terrible choices (IMO). The makers should have chosen a band that appeals more to the people that actually play games and not people in their 40's and up and have to go to work at 6 in the morning. Before they do something like this again and want to use another band they need to have a poll with at least 5 different choices/bands so they can see which band they should make a guitar hero game for. Good luck to activision and red octane on trying to get good sales with this installment in the guitar hero series.
Rated 10 out of 10 by windoman Good but not a tribute
I grew up on Aerosmith. I am 49 years old and saw Aerosmith on the Toys In the Attic tour. I immediately caught the ommision of the word "high" in the song Pandora's Box. My question is , why? If you listen to the song closely, it is'nt hard to guess the meaning behind it. Point being, if you are going to honor one of the greatest rock bands in history,and one of the greatest showmen in the history of rock and roll (Steven Tyler), then the integrity of their work should be untouched. To put it politely, this is not the time for political correctness. Video games have gone past games to becoming art, and thusly no one is better at their art form than Aerosmith. The song lineup is fair, but I hope there will be more of the classic Aerosmith to download. If you are a GH fan and an Aerosmith fan, then I recommend buying this game. Also, I personally would have preferred an all Aerosmith lineup, saving the opening act format for GH4.
Rated 9 out of 10 by TheSnoman16 Very Good Addition To The Guitar Hero Gaming Line.
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is a very good addition to the Guitar Hero series. GH: Aerosmith has a bundle of new features. Some of the new features include; Videos after completing/starting each venue, these videos include Aersomith talking about the next venue you are about to play, and their experiences while playing there. Activision also improved on the animations and graphics of the game, they are more interactive, and well choreographed then Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. You will actually notice Aerosmith performing and reacting towards the song that you are playing, for example, while singing "goin' down" Steven Tyler actually lies down on the ground. They have also made the game less difficult, this could be a bad thing if you like it to be very challenging, but also good if you're an average player who doesn't play all the time. Not saying that it's easy, it is still challenging, but not as so like Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. So overall this is a very good game and I would recommend this game to any Guitar Hero and Aerosmith enthusiast.
Rated 0 out of 10 by A Realist Don't know how to say it...THEN DON'T!!
I was going to post in response to the guy whom is below me to say that the avid GH fan has the right to be upset if they want, etc...but started reading through some comments left here and realized that the people who are complaining or arguing are doing it terribly wrong and have withdrawn what I was going to say. However, there are many reasons why this game is a pointless idea thought up for whatever reason, but to suggest an all Dragonforce game(a game that the majority of the people couldn't beat), i mean like that idea is any better?!? Or to pick any other band for that matter, it is still the same idea, am I wrong? You people complaining are true GH fans, but realize that this isn't GH4, even though you want it to be so badly that you are willing to suggest ignorant ideas yourself. It is what it is,, this is Walk this way, NOT GH4, once you understand that, I promise you, that your hurt and frustration will go away.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Killer_WaLrUs History may repeat itself
I don't know how many people actually played the first Aerosmith game; "Revolution X", but that game sucked on so many levels. Yes, it wasn't a game based around the music of Aerosmith, but it will forever haunt my gaming dreams. The free song that was released for Guitar Hero 3, "Sweet Emotion", is probably one of the easiest Downloadable songs to date. Aerosmith isn't known for having edgy riffs or killer solos. There are a TON of other bands and musicians that would better deserve a game revolving around their music like, I don't know, JIMI HENDRIX! I mean the guy reinvented the way people look at the electric guitar. Of the 3 Guitar Hero games, minus Rock the 80's, there has only been ONE song from Jimi. It doesn't even have to be Jimi for me to feel comfortable buying a GH game based around a band. But Aerosmith is most certainly a poor choice on part of the developers. I would say avoid this as much as possible.
Rated 8 out of 10 by DJH Not Aerosmith
When I heard they were going to come out with a Guitar Hero Aerosmith I was really exited. But just to make sure it just wasn't another game like Rocks the 80's, I rented it first. RIGHT CHIOCE. This game is nothing like I thought it would be. As soon as I opened the case I could play two non-Aerosmith songs. So I played another and another and another and another and I had no Aerosmith songs. And when I got to the Aerosmith encores, it was two songs i've never heard of and they were 2007 re-done tracks. Right then I knew this game was not worth the full price at Gamestop. So I kept playing through career and I came upon even Dream on and Sweet Emotion were 2007 re-done tracks and sounded like a computer and not Steven Tyler. Even the Run DMC songs didn't sound right. And sometimes the graphics looked like PS2 or Wii. Trust me, i'm a huge Aerosmith fan and this is not Aerosmith.
Rated 9 out of 10 by GTA IV maniac Guitar Hero: Aerosmith
This is Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, not guitar hero 4, so stop dissing a great game because you might not like aerosmith. If you dont aerosmith then dont buy it. I hate when people send a bad review and they havent played it or just dont like aerosmith. If you like aerosmith like me, you would love this game. It comes back with old characters with new looks, and you can buy Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton, and of course Joe Perry. There are so many guitars that you can buy, its like you have to five-star every song in the game to get it. There is a great songlist but most of the songs arent aerosmith are not worth listening to. It has a great story to it from going to a high school to the rock n roll hall of fame. There is even a documentary before every setlist to talk about that place and their career. This is a great guitar hero game, but strictly for aerosmith fans.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Jwiggles Guitar Hero - Challenge= Guitar Hero: Aerosmith
Overall this game was sub-satisfactory for those who have enjoyed playing the other titles. The 40+ songs amount to 42 songs exactly, with 30 coming from Aerosmith and Joe Perry himself. The other 12 come from bands like Lenny Kravitz, Cheap Trick, and Ted Nugent. The visuals and animations blow the other titles away with cool interactions between band members and awsome new venues such as the Super Bowl, and Max's Kansas City. For those looking for that super cool hard song featured in earlier titles, Guitar Hero: Aerosmith lacks in this department. The hammer-ons and pull-offs work similar to the way the did in the last title, but in certain songs are more noticeably harder to hit because of a slight change in the timing window. So for those who love Aerosmith or Guitar Hero, and don't mind the number of songs for the price, this title is a must buy.