Guitar Hero II (360)


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Finished up the rest of the “missed” tracks from Medium today, and then started on Easy. Well, actually, I tried one on Hard and it made me cry, so I gave up on that mode.

Managed to get the 500 note streak achievement for perfecting three songs in a row, and then did one song “lefty flip”, which was bloody difficult, even on Easy – my brain just refused to accept the new orientation of notes.

Guitar Hero II (360): COMPLETED!


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In that, I’ve reached the end of Medium. Overall, it seems waaaaay easier than the first game, as I didn’t fail a single track. A few at the end (Psychobilly Freakout for one) are bloody difficult, but I have at least 3 stars on every track.

I then realised I hadn’t done the training, so did that to learn how to do hammer-ons and pull-offs – I can’t quite get the hang of them, but I think I’ll get there. Mastering them is the key to better scores and accuracy, it seems. Especially for fast songs. Practised a few tracks to try the “bass guitar” mode, and to have a go with these new-to-me techniques.

After that, I started working my way though Easy, and got my first perfect (and achievement to match!). Hard mode scares me.

Guitar Hero II (360)


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RAWK TEH HELL ON!

Today, I bought Guitar Hero II. I already have the original game for the PS2, complete with guitar controller, so it made perfect sense to buy the 360 version and another controller for twice the cost it would have been for a fully usable PS2 copy. This was mainly due to the new guitar being ACES, but also because of the promised Xbox Live downloadable content (that’s XBL DLC, abbreviation fans!) and online leaderboards.

So this afternoon, I rocked out for almost three hours solid. My legs hurt from standing up for so long. My left wrist hurts from excess frettage. My left little finger hurts from over stretching for the blue fret button (I was playing on Medium). But! I’ve done 33 songs, getting mostly 5 Stars and a few 4 Stars. Winnar!

Guitar Hero (PS2)


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ROCK ON!

Two player SUPER ROCK OUT this evening, as my friend Chris and I twin-axed through some tracks.

That makes it sound about a million times better than it actually was, but in reality it was crap because I lost every single one. Rubbish.

Guitar Hero (PS2)


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I was going to have a go at completing a few songs on hard, but decided against it and and went straight in to Quick Play instead. Improved on my Easy and Medium scores on about 5 tracks, and set scores for the first time on another 5 or so. I even managed Ziggy Stardust on Medium missing just one note (which I don’t think, technically, I missed – it just failed to register). Bah!

Guitar Hero (PS2)


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DOUBLE PLAYER ROCK ACTION!

Me and my friend Chris played with two guitars on this today. We “won” about as many songs as each other, and it was aces. Slightly confusing due to the way it “splits” the notes up between the two players, as sometimes you play alternate sections, other times you play together, and sometimes you play alternating notes.

But yes, we RAWKED.

I also managed another track (solo) on my Hard Career.

Guitar Hero (PS2): COMPLETED!


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Hurrah! Many more attempts at “Bark at the Moon” later, and I’d finally done it. The trick, in the end, was to save my Star Power for a difficult section and use it then, so that missed notes matter less and hit notes count double. Aces.

I then went back and did the few tracks I hadn’t needed to do, and so Medium is now complete.

After that, I made a start on Hard. And oh my, is it hard. I’d only just got used to using my little finger on the blue fret, but now the orange one exists and I’ve run out of fingers…

Guitar Hero (PS2)


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Well, I’ve managed to get past Pro and now I’m a Guitar Hero. Of course, I still have five more tracks to go, all of which seem completely impossible.

I’d read that “Bark at the Moon” was really somewhat difficult – not surprising since it’s the last song on the list, but I hadn’t realised how hard. Around ten attempts later, and I was still only 22% through the song. Impossible.

Luckily, I managed to get the other four tracks – eventually. I then went over to Quick Play mode and played a few tracks on Easy instead.

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Started Career Mode this evening, with the intention of unlocking some more tracks, but ended up wading through all the “levels” playing for real. I’m up to “Pro” level now, and the tracks have got really hard. It doesn’t help that I’m playing on Medium, and it keeps throwing in a load of blue frets to make things harder and hurt my fingers ever more.

“Ziggy Stardust” for the win, though.

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RAWK ON!

Hurrah! Look what I got for Christmas! Didn’t get chance to play on it for long, however, just a few tracks on Quick Play on Easy mode. It’s ACES, but bloody hard, even on easy.

Guitar Hero (PS2)


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Went round a friend’s today as it was his birthday yesterday. One of his presents was Guitar Hero, so I had a go. And I RAWKED, of course. Or not.

It’s a bit bloody hard has you have to strum and press frets and waggle the wah-wah thing all together. But it is ACE.