Zero Punctuation: Guitar Hero III

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Virgil:
I bet a comparison of some of the dual-released tracks would be interesting.

Have you seen the piece at Games Radar? Sounds like what you might be interested in.

Sort of disappointed that GH3 was chosen as I knew the "it's so difficult" would HAVE to be pulled out at some time in the review. I'm sure more than a few people found that humorous because it's true for most. Hard is tough, I haven't five starred Raining Blood either, but I figure it's cool that the game has a roof that I may never reach (but damn well try anyhow). Overall I've had more fun with GH3 than Rockband (solo, in group RB is awesome *duh*) because the sequences are more fun. I really wanted to play don't fear the reaper in RB, I thought it would be fun as hell, it's not, I crank it up to expert and I still get the same braindead no skill chords (not that RB doesn't have some tough songs *gimme shelter*). I had more fun playing "The Seeker" than I did "Won't get fooled again" but once again, I'll point out no matter how boring the song is, playing in group with drummer/singer is worth the price of RB - it's just not very challenging at all.

Worth noting, I'm with my current GF (among other things) BECAUSE I play guitar hero. I 5-star all songs on Hard in GH2, so I consider myself above average to skilled.

Brodel2:
@am i the only person on the planet that think GH sucks?

No, not by a long shot. It's DDR for your fingers.

No you are not..... any person who play a REAL Guitar will tell you that its more fullfilling worthwhile and MANLY to play REAL guitar...rather than wanking little buttons and pretending to gene simmons....
Am dissapointed with Nazi..... ouups i mean Yazi... of all the games ithought he would see the obvious flaw with this one... but hey!!!.... as long as he will continue to make gay innuedos and will finally come out one day i will keep watching this stuff.... it makes me cry and gives killer ABS like from 300.... coz i laf so hard

Wow, I hope you're not gay, Yahtzee. There go all my wicked fantasies.

Great review as always. :D Thanks for brightening my Wednesdays with your dry, sarcastic wit.

Btw does he actually read this?... or does just counts the replies amd judges his succes by the number of replies he gets each week.... does he talk or have any social contacts or is he a hermit? living in some cave is Ozzy land somewhere?

Guitar Hero is best played while shitfaced with naked girls.

And yes, i went there.

It was awesome.

as far as i am theoretically informed thats not what you do when you are shit faced with naked girls.

Wistfane:
any person who play a REAL Guitar will tell you that its more fullfilling worthwhile and MANLY to play REAL guitar

Harsh man... HAAAAAAARSH! I have a great time playing Guitar Hero, because I can't play real Guitar (and learning it now would be too much hassle) plus, not owning the necessary console, I've only really played Guitar Hero in a Party Situation where it's great fun to watch people 'rock out'... band practices get tiring if you have a Guitarist that knows their stuff, coz their belting out the licks, riffs, etc. whilst you can't get a word in edgeways. Thus Guitar Hero can be more fun than Band Practise as you have no people with ability on Musical Instruments making you feel inadequate for only being there coz you can sing. (And incidentally a singing voice is a gift, whilst learning Guitar involves hard work so I think I win in the long run)

My boyfriend never stops playing this thing since he got it two days ago. It's annoying.

What the hell.
I don't get it why people only call Guitar Hero players "freaks". There are people out there who play games such as WoW, Counter Strike, Halo 3, TF2 and maybe even Gears of War (if it is even good anymore) all day long. But no, nobody gives those people attention. Those people are the real freaks. And telling a Guitar Hero player to pick up a real guitar is like telling a CS player to pick up a real gun and blow shit up.

And yes, I made an account JUST to say that.
Anyway, the video was rather funny. Even though I hate people who refer to GH players as "freaks".
Oh, and Halo 3 is an overhyped piece of shit.

>.> man, I loved your review, your critiques were my critiques, but articulate and unabashed. And I am gay, and my boyfriend does not play it. lol

Mcmungo:
What the hell.
There are people out there who play games such as WoW, Counter Strike, Halo 3, TF2

We do not Speak of them!!!!!

fundude365:

Mcmungo:
What the hell.
There are people out there who play games such as WoW, Counter Strike, Halo 3, TF2

We do not Speak of them!!!!!

I do.

I would just like to add to this thread that everyone that is worse than I am at video games is learning disabled and everyone who is better at them is a virgin.

bride_of_lister:
You keep telling yourself that Yahtzee... but you did make me stay up another hour because I knew that the new Zero Punctuation would be out. Feel free to gloat over your ability to keep a girl awake all night.

I'm actually more worried about his ability to keep men up all night...

thebobmaster:

fundude365:

colinhunt:
No, honestly, who the f is Tom Morello?

Lead guitarist from band; Rage Against the Machine

Also lead guitarist for Audioslave.

Your statement is redundant. Also, Morello needs to stay the hell away from the octave pedal. Dare I say, put down the duckie.

Mcmungo:
What the hell.
I don't get it why people only call Guitar Hero players "freaks". There are people out there who play games such as WoW, Counter Strike, Halo 3, TF2 and maybe even Gears of War (if it is even good anymore) all day long. But no, nobody gives those people attention. Those people are the real freaks. And telling a Guitar Hero player to pick up a real guitar is like telling a CS player to pick up a real gun and blow shit up.

For what it's worth, I think those people are freaks too.

And to some extent, dedicated Guitar Hero players get brought up more in reference to Guitar Hero III because there are specific aspects of the game that seem tailored to that small demographics likings, to the (perceived) detriment of the larger Guitar Hero playing population. This would be akin to the arguments between people who hate the new TF2 and the people that are really glad Valve shunned the hardcore TF players when they made this one.

I totally agree with Yahtzee on this. The songs on hard are rediculous, and I can't beat my little bro in the battles. It is also quite funny how I can play a lot of the songs on real guitar but not on GH. GH 4 is the worst out of them, and rock the 80s is worth the money if you like 80s metal.

Is it just me me, or was the sound quality lower with this one? Lots of background noice.

Anyway, if you ever wondered if he's gay, click here.
http://www.fullyramblomatic.com/reviews/playgames.htm

Basing on the amount of female attention the topic of Guitar Hero III is getting, I think I was right to presume that the ultimate pickup line now really is "What's your score on Through The Fire and The Flames?"

To the topic of Tom Morello not being a Legend of Rock, Dictionary.com's definition of Legend, #1 "A nonhistorical or unverifiable story handed down by tradition from earlier times and popularly accepted as historical." not my favorite phrasing of it; but anyways, Slash participated in some of the musical moments which inspired many of our bands today, when people talk about Guns'N'Roses they say it's legendary, you don't hear people say that Rage Against the Machine is legendary, they say that they're just a good band, or maybe go on about how they've broken up or whatever.

In all honesty, the best way to sum up my Guitar Hero III experience is that it's a love hate relationship, I love it when I'm not murdering a song by multiple screeches, and hate it when all that I hear are those bloody screeches, oh and also the wankers cramp.

Scypemonk:
Is it just me me, or was the sound quality lower with this one? Lots of background noice.

Anyway, if you ever wondered if he's gay, click here.
http://www.fullyramblomatic.com/reviews/playgames.htm


Does this prove or disprove he's gay? He mentions getting bored halfway through and then going off to surf the internet. XD

Hilarious review though. Sounds like the Battlefield Earth of porn.

Hypersapien:
Cool. I think we just found out what 'Twing Twang' is.

Yes, I am disappointed that it isn't cunnilingus.

Me too...;_;

Also, fucking awesome as usual Yahtzee.

Good thing you stopped them or about 30 people would have sent you emails say "I beat it im da bomb i pwn lol roflcopter" god what obsessives can they just get back to mastering there grenades on team fortress classic or something and stop bothering us with there scores?

Undersized squeaky fisher price plastic guitars! That nearly made me wet my pants laughing. Signed up, like many people seem to have, just to tell you what a riot you are. Brilliance, utter brilliance.

Most people know who Slash is, he's iconic. It's not like Yahtzee is saying Tom isn't talented, it's just that he is nowhere near as well known as Slash.

Zera:
Btw did anyone noticed this? when he showed a screenshot of Guitar Hero 3 in game, he pointed at the Gamespot logo at the bottom corner and called them jerks

Well, they kinda are. Their review quality lately has been utter gobswallow.

I'm pretty sure the Morello comment just meant that exactly, he's not extremely well known. You could say "Rage against the Machine" and get a few more heads turned but otherwise it's kinda eh...who's he?

Vorsuc, hi :)

vorsuc:
Why does GH always boil down to a pissing contest? If someone says it is 'hard' someone else comes along with more free time than sense to brag about how they 100%-ed the song blindfolded and with no hands.

Sure you wanted to quote me? Guitar Hero isn't even my genre. My point was, and still is, that hardcore gamers aren't freaks, they're passionate about a game (or genre) and choose to play it in full depth, to master it entirely. The fact that you talk about "more free time than sense" indicates you're stereotyping the hardcore as well. A lot of hardcore gamers spend about as much time on games than a regular gamer, but they focus on a few titles while regulars use the same time to play ten games in a row. It's basically horizontal broadening versus vertical depth. Of course, in between key releases for the hardcore's choice of game or genre, the hardcore gamer often uses the pause to broaden their horizons before their poison (Resident Evil 5 in my case) arrives.

vorsuc:
The point being made wasn't the game is 'hard' but that the learning curve that serves you well all the way from easy (I'm a wii owner who never played GH and had to work his way up) suddenly stops being a curve and turns vertical like some insurmountable rock chasm where the game taunts you to climb its heights only to throw you to the ground and dash your brains out on the jagged rocks below.

That's your view. But these things are relative - for all you know, the GH3 QA team thought this to be a gradual difficulty curve. Maybe a small strategy change makes the levels more manageable. In Resident Evil 4 for example, I initially had trouble to sustain no damage at the hands of a boss, until I found out that I could stay safe simply by opening and closing a door while waiting for an elevator to arrive. Small detail, big consequences. Later on, I discovered that I could trap the boss behind that door and just knife him to death, but that's another story ;)

Colour me wicked, but I think it's more than natural that a game offers toughies in later parts of the game, and especially in game modes called Hard or Expert. They're there to challenge you, to stimulate your creativity, to push yourself to the edge - if you're willing. Real life isn't easy, either. And practice makes perfect.

So the question remains: if a game offers you a challenge, do you step up to it, or not?

vorsuc:
Sure, we've all seen the YouTubes of various people whizzing through Dragonforce's song on expert, but the game stops being fun at that point and becomes a chore as you labouriously repeat the songs again and again as your fingers turn in a multitude of pretzel contortions (GH causes arthritis, I'm calling it here and now).

Well, again that's relative. To you, doing that kind of thing is a chore, to a hardcore GH(3) player it isn't. In fact, a hardcore GH(3) player will go through the motions and practice because he or she is passionate about the game, and wants to feel the timings, get intimate with all aspects of the game. Practice makes perfect. Does that make them a freak? No, unless you want to call everyone who is practicing "basketball" moves - because they love the game of "basketball" and want to become great at "basketball" - a freak, too...

ha ha, Reel Big Fish is great. Ska! And yeah. Agreed on all accounts, Yahtzee. Especially Clive Winston.

Fucking great. I saw the game that was up for bids, and oh my, I knew what was coming. Well, except for the gay jokes. Full agreement, 100%. I want my goddamned Clive back. Well, maybe not, because after the betrayal that is GH3 I'm not sure I'll buy another Guitar Hero game unless Harmonix gets back on board.

Where was I? Oh yeah. Yahtzee, good on. Not that you needed me to tell you that you're right.

Kogepan:
Wow, I hope you're not gay, Yahtzee. There go all my wicked fantasies.

Great review as always. :D Thanks for brightening my Wednesdays with your dry, sarcastic wit.

I hope he is, as that's what all my wicked fantasies revolve around.

He is sooo gay.

Durps! Wrong thread. Disregard this message. DO IT

Scypemonk:
Is it just me me, or was the sound quality lower with this one? Lots of background noice.

Anyway, if you ever wondered if he's gay, click here.
http://www.fullyramblomatic.com/reviews/playgames.htm


If thats an argument to prove that he is not gay then..... its weak since........ i spew shitloads of manly man talk bout 'twing twang' doesn't seem to make me any straighter.... for some reason

The perfect combination of bashing and praising!

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