I’d probably buy it because I’m an addict, but I need the version with the sweet Cherry Red SG to complete my home multiplayer experience. I own three, but I leave the other two guitars at work.
That’s another nice perk of GH2-- I hope a lot of people are tempted to get their second guitar when they buy the second game. As awesome as multi was in GH1, it’s way more awesomer in GH2. Co-op career, Co-op multi, classic multi, pro multi, plus the fact that you can play both bass and lead tracks for each song. Did I mention there’s a practice mode, finally?
I am in America right now (normally I am britland). There was a demo booth for GH2 at best buy. I did play it on the expert mode, and I did come up against the three fret chords. They weren’t as tough to take as I thought, and I’m not even the best GH player I know.
My friend wanted to vote on the 7th, and I reminded him that the 7th is Guitar Hero II’s release date (and also that as a convicted felon, he cannot vote). “Fuck the election.” he said, predictably. “I will kill anyone who votes instead of playing Guitar Hero 2”.
He didn’t say that last bit. Those are just words.
I made it through Trippin’ On A Hole In A Paper Heart, You Really Got Me, and War Pigs all on expert in Circuit City this week. I didn’t even have to star-power-cheese through the solo in Trippin! Then I tried Psychobilly Freakout, and learned that not knowing the songs is a big deal.
I can’t wait to see how they handle the solos in this one. This one is hard in Real Life[tm] on guitar (I can barely play the inverted D chords on the first part of the song), and even hard on bass (where I can play most of it, all of it on a good day).
review up at ign, 9.5. So now you have to hold down three buttons for some chords?
Ign said that the songs are overall harder on expert then they were in GH1. Also that somewhere people were able to beat Bark at the moon on expert 100% That doesn’t seem possible to me. Beating that song on expert is not happening for me at this point.
I’m hoping that the addition of the practice mode can help me get through some of the crazier stuff. I hated having to repeatedly blast through earlier parts of a song just to get a look at a later, more difficult part.