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ehafner
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Guitar Hero III
      #12507243 - 10/15/07 04:17 AM

Man this wait is brutal...2 more weeks!

The setlist looks amazing so far. Cliffs of Dover!! One!!

Setlist


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: ehafner]
      #12507730 - 10/15/07 05:55 AM

I'm not usually nitty but did this need another thread?

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Wondercall]
      #12557578 - 10/18/07 12:57 PM

The final encore
http://www.mp3tube.net/musics/Steve-Ouim...-version/63178/

This sounds awesome and like something I'll never be able to play.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: fiskebent]
      #12558584 - 10/18/07 02:11 PM

Sounds cool; but not nearly as tough as TTFAF or Jordan. It will probably be somewhere on the level of Six in terms of difficulty. Not terribly hard to pass; but difficult to 5*.

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Number27]
      #12562976 - 10/18/07 07:32 PM

I can't friggin wait for the game - someone ripped the GH3 demo from the new Tony Hawk game, you can burn it as an ISO image using any CD or DVD and play it on your 360... thread here... this should keep me occupied until next Sunday..

http://www.xboxlivetheguide.co.uk/News/p...asc&start=0


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: CCx]
      #12571843 - 10/19/07 09:28 AM

Quote:

I can't friggin wait for the game - someone ripped the GH3 demo from the new Tony Hawk game, you can burn it as an ISO image using any CD or DVD and play it on your 360... thread here... this should keep me occupied until next Sunday..

http://www.xboxlivetheguide.co.uk/News/p...asc&start=0




Unless you are in the UK and have to wait until 23rd November


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: PwnedDonk]
      #12572973 - 10/19/07 11:39 AM

If GH3 is region free I might be tempted to import it from the US.

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: fiskebent]
      #12627611 - 10/23/07 09:48 AM

Only 5 more days. If you search youtube you can find a good amount of actual gameplay footage of GH 3 songs.

Here's Cliffs of Dover for anyone who's interested


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: MuresanForMVP]
      #12630046 - 10/23/07 01:04 PM

Am I the only one that thinks it's kinda weird that this game is being released on a Sunday?

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Zimmer4141]
      #12631233 - 10/23/07 02:18 PM

Quote:

Am I the only one that thinks it's kinda weird that this game is being released on a Sunday?



Yeah, that's weird. Allegedly some stores have it in stock and are selling it already (not gamestop/best buy, think more like Target or Sears). I happened to swing by my local Target this morning but didn't see it.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Ghazban]
      #12634847 - 10/23/07 05:44 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Am I the only one that thinks it's kinda weird that this game is being released on a Sunday?



Yeah, that's weird. Allegedly some stores have it in stock and are selling it already (not gamestop/best buy, think more like Target or Sears). I happened to swing by my local Target this morning but didn't see it.




Local gamespot had boxes full of GH3 just sitting on the sales floor yesterday. They're not going to even think about selling them until Sunday according to the manager.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Edge34]
      #12636171 - 10/23/07 07:05 PM

a Best Buy in MD is selling them tonight at midnight, but it's far away and I have work until midnight

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: MuresanForMVP]
      #12636485 - 10/23/07 07:21 PM

all,

what's the GH III combo look like for 360?


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: kkcountry]
      #12637088 - 10/23/07 08:06 PM

Full video of Through the Fire and The Flames: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThGwxvoMJRY

christ that looks hard


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Edge34]
      #12637566 - 10/23/07 08:44 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Am I the only one that thinks it's kinda weird that this game is being released on a Sunday?



Yeah, that's weird. Allegedly some stores have it in stock and are selling it already (not gamestop/best buy, think more like Target or Sears). I happened to swing by my local Target this morning but didn't see it.




Local gamespot had boxes full of GH3 just sitting on the sales floor yesterday. They're not going to even think about selling them until Sunday according to the manager.




Most stores already have them in stock. Stores like Best Buy and Gamestop know what release dates are and will stick to them. Random non-specialty stores will occasionally put games out earlier just because they have them in stock and don't read/care about the release date.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Ghazban]
      #12638106 - 10/23/07 09:23 PM

Do they have a wireless guitar yet?

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: 4 High]
      #12638189 - 10/23/07 09:29 PM

Quote:

Do they have a wireless guitar yet?




I think non-360 versions do. The 360 one is supposed to come later for some reason.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: DonkeyKongSr]
      #12638951 - 10/23/07 10:20 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Do they have a wireless guitar yet?




I think non-360 versions do. The 360 one is supposed to come later for some reason.



I hadn't heard that, and this article says they're all wireless. I'd be bummed if it wasn't wireless for my 360, but I'd probably get over it.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: gharp]
      #12638989 - 10/23/07 10:23 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Do they have a wireless guitar yet?




I think non-360 versions do. The 360 one is supposed to come later for some reason.



I hadn't heard that, and this article says they're all wireless. I'd be bummed if it wasn't wireless for my 360, but I'd probably get over it.




Nevermind, I just checked Bestbuy.com and it is selling as wireless. Must have been some dumb rumor I picked up along the way.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: DonkeyKongSr]
      #12640427 - 10/24/07 12:01 AM

. . .NO one else has downloaded the demo?!?!? WTF is going on here?

I was skeptical and began playing at hard thinking that these songs would be cakewalk. They weren't. 85-95% each and the demo only lets you play 4 songs before it does its promo thing and i need to stop because of GH tunnel vision.

But seriously, no one?


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: jkamowitz]
      #12641514 - 10/24/07 01:23 AM

Quote:

. . .NO one else has downloaded the demo?!?!? WTF is going on here?

I was skeptical and began playing at hard thinking that these songs would be cakewalk. They weren't. 85-95% each and the demo only lets you play 4 songs before it does its promo thing and i need to stop because of GH tunnel vision.

But seriously, no one?




I had GH 1 and 2 for my PS2, so I don't have a 360 guitar yet. I will be getting GH3, obviously, for 360, and won't need the demo in 4 days. Did it just come out on Live today?


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TheCroShow
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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Edge34]
      #12642635 - 10/24/07 03:24 AM

i LOVE the difficulty of hard now. feels like i'm melting some faces!!!

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: TheCroShow]
      #12643322 - 10/24/07 05:28 AM

I wasn't all that excited about the release of this game until I watched those videos.

Finally some songs that I might not be able to beat!


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T0ne D0wn
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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Dromar]
      #12645174 - 10/24/07 10:43 AM

They need an extra hard option, because it is to easy.

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jkamowitz



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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Edge34]
      #12645543 - 10/24/07 11:19 AM

What do people think of the new controls? The key clicks feel different, I missed a lot of notes where I could've sworn I hit them on time.

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MrBlue
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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: jkamowitz]
      #12645672 - 10/24/07 11:31 AM

Quote:

. . .NO one else has downloaded the demo?!?!? WTF is going on here?

I was skeptical and began playing at hard thinking that these songs would be cakewalk. They weren't. 85-95% each and the demo only lets you play 4 songs before it does its promo thing and i need to stop because of GH tunnel vision.

But seriously, no one?




Thanks for the heads up.

I wasn't sure if I was going to get this along with Rock band but what the hell, might as well. The graphics are much sharper and it seems like the game is more forgiving as to my timing. I gave up on GH2 after my 360 died so never finished expert but GH3 is just as fun as GH2.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: T0ne D0wn]
      #12645754 - 10/24/07 11:37 AM

Quote:

They need an extra hard option, because it is to easy.




qft, 6 fret buttons ftw!!!


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: J-P]
      #12646486 - 10/24/07 12:35 PM

i've been looking forward to play this game for a while, so last night i finally got a chance to try the demo, and for what i got a chance to play, i was pretty impressed with it. i was able to get through 4 of the 5 songs on expert, and if i didn't have to get up for work today, i would have beaten tenacious d's "the metal."

graphically, everything is much more crisp. without having seen the rest of the game, what i played looked great. based on pictures, magazine articles, internet, videos, i was afraid that the notes on the fret board were going to be small/harder to see (and then press), but those fears were washed away, and playability was just as good as gh2.

the HOPO system is awesome. they have improved this a lot. i was able to RIP through some of the [censored] on these songs that i may have had a tough time with earlier (granted, these songs aren't super difficult on expert, just a few tricky spots). after i get my copy at midnight release, i will be able to see how it is with more difficult songs.

i have been trying to get this earlier than the expected shelf date, but it appears that everything i tried will not work. i'm really looking forward to getting this in my hands.


ALSO:
who wants to jam with multiplayer once we get this thing? maybe we can organize a 2p2 tourney sometime in the future.


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Zimmer4141
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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: T0ne D0wn]
      #12646684 - 10/24/07 12:50 PM

Quote:

They need an extra hard option, because it is to easy.




It's called Expert.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Tinga]
      #12647775 - 10/24/07 02:07 PM

Quote:

i've been looking forward to play this game for a while, so last night i finally got a chance to try the demo, and for what i got a chance to play, i was pretty impressed with it. i was able to get through 4 of the 5 songs on expert, and if i didn't have to get up for work today, i would have beaten tenacious d's "the metal."

graphically, everything is much more crisp. without having seen the rest of the game, what i played looked great. based on pictures, magazine articles, internet, videos, i was afraid that the notes on the fret board were going to be small/harder to see (and then press), but those fears were washed away, and playability was just as good as gh2.

the HOPO system is awesome. they have improved this a lot. i was able to RIP through some of the [censored] on these songs that i may have had a tough time with earlier (granted, these songs aren't super difficult on expert, just a few tricky spots). after i get my copy at midnight release, i will be able to see how it is with more difficult songs.

i have been trying to get this earlier than the expected shelf date, but it appears that everything i tried will not work. i'm really looking forward to getting this in my hands.


ALSO:
who wants to jam with multiplayer once we get this thing? maybe we can organize a 2p2 tourney sometime in the future.





Getthere1Time would take it to the house


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: MuresanForMVP]
      #12647846 - 10/24/07 02:12 PM

Quote:

Getthere1Time would take it to the house




heh, yea .. that thought did cross my mind.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: DonkeyKongSr]
      #12648544 - 10/24/07 03:01 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Do they have a wireless guitar yet?




I think non-360 versions do. The 360 one is supposed to come later for some reason.



I hadn't heard that, and this article says they're all wireless. I'd be bummed if it wasn't wireless for my 360, but I'd probably get over it.




Nevermind, I just checked Bestbuy.com and it is selling as wireless. Must have been some dumb rumor I picked up along the way.




You're thinking Rock Band, which is only coming with wireless guitar for PS3.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: mmbt0ne]
      #12649147 - 10/24/07 03:46 PM

I will not rest until I beat GT1T at least once online...

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: chuckleslovakian]
      #12651268 - 10/24/07 05:56 PM

i played the demo.. it's good.

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Ghazban]
      #12653478 - 10/24/07 08:15 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Am I the only one that thinks it's kinda weird that this game is being released on a Sunday?



Yeah, that's weird. Allegedly some stores have it in stock and are selling it already (not gamestop/best buy, think more like Target or Sears). I happened to swing by my local Target this morning but didn't see it.




Local gamespot had boxes full of GH3 just sitting on the sales floor yesterday. They're not going to even think about selling them until Sunday according to the manager.




Most stores already have them in stock. Stores like Best Buy and Gamestop know what release dates are and will stick to them. Random non-specialty stores will occasionally put games out earlier just because they have them in stock and don't read/care about the release date.




My Sears had the copies on the shelves tonight. I asked for the bundle and he checked the back but didn't have any. So if anyone doesn't want the guitar too, check Sears. They had both the Xbox and PS2 versions.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: DukeSucks]
      #12655500 - 10/24/07 10:34 PM

Yeah, the demo is cool. The graphics are much improved over the PS2 GH2. Unfortunately, my Xbox guitar broke and I was forced to play with the regular controller. That's tough, even on Medium. But none of the songs in the demo were even close to being difficult on the medium difficulty setting. Were these all first and second tier songs?

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: DukeSucks]
      #12655507 - 10/24/07 10:35 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

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Am I the only one that thinks it's kinda weird that this game is being released on a Sunday?



Yeah, that's weird. Allegedly some stores have it in stock and are selling it already (not gamestop/best buy, think more like Target or Sears). I happened to swing by my local Target this morning but didn't see it.




Local gamespot had boxes full of GH3 just sitting on the sales floor yesterday. They're not going to even think about selling them until Sunday according to the manager.




Most stores already have them in stock. Stores like Best Buy and Gamestop know what release dates are and will stick to them. Random non-specialty stores will occasionally put games out earlier just because they have them in stock and don't read/care about the release date.




My Sears had the copies on the shelves tonight. I asked for the bundle and he checked the back but didn't have any. So if anyone doesn't want the guitar too, check Sears. They had both the Xbox and PS2 versions.




I would have never thought of Sears to look for video games. Thanx for the info though. I plan on getting this tonight yet.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Dromar]
      #12656499 - 10/24/07 11:52 PM

Played the dmeo for a few hours tonight. Very well done. Notes are clear and the strum/hopo distinction is much easier than with GH2. Models look much better. The voice-matching of the singer models is quite impressive.

Note windows seems significantly relaxed vs. GH2. Probably an extra 50ms or so.

The little flame animation for hitting a note is a bit more intrusive and longer. Makes hitting those quick runs seem more impressive but sometimes gets in the way of fast trills.

Note charts are well-done, particularly in this case for "The Metal" - hella fun song. Fun combo of chords and hopo's. I managed to FC it after about 10 runs and some dinking with the tricky middle section in practice mode. It'll be one of those tier 6 songs that's easier than some of the tier2/tier3 songs to FC.

Can't wait for the full game to come out. Just a few more days...


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: DukeSucks]
      #12658012 - 10/25/07 02:02 AM

Quote:


My Sears had the copies on the shelves tonight. I asked for the bundle and he checked the back but didn't have any. So if anyone doesn't want the guitar too, check Sears. They had both the Xbox and PS2 versions.




So I take it that means the old guitars are compatible with GH3?


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: TimTimSalabim]
      #12660107 - 10/25/07 07:57 AM

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My Sears had the copies on the shelves tonight. I asked for the bundle and he checked the back but didn't have any. So if anyone doesn't want the guitar too, check Sears. They had both the Xbox and PS2 versions.




So I take it that means the old guitars are compatible with GH3?




I'm pretty sure that if the game is sold by itself (which it is), then the old guitars must be compatible. From what I"ve heard, the new guitars just have quieter strummers.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Dromar]
      #12660467 - 10/25/07 08:55 AM

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Quote:

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My Sears had the copies on the shelves tonight. I asked for the bundle and he checked the back but didn't have any. So if anyone doesn't want the guitar too, check Sears. They had both the Xbox and PS2 versions.




So I take it that means the old guitars are compatible with GH3?




I'm pretty sure that if the game is sold by itself (which it is), then the old guitars must be compatible. From what I"ve heard, the new guitars just have quieter strummers.




Yeah they are, but I just got my Xbox about a month ago. I have GH2 on PS2, so don't have any Xbox guitars yet. I'd rather wait a few days instead of buying the game and the xplorer separately.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: DukeSucks]
      #12661285 - 10/25/07 10:24 AM

Anyone else have the full game yet? How the hell do you beat the first boss? I beat the 2nd one but the first one is impossible. (Names left out because of the super nits who would complain of spoilers)

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: B00T]
      #12661671 - 10/25/07 10:58 AM

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Anyone else have the full game yet? How the hell do you beat the first boss? I beat the 2nd one but the first one is impossible. (Names left out because of the super nits who would complain of spoilers)




I checked Sears, Target, Gamestop, and two Wal-Marts, but unfortunately, no game for me.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Dromar]
      #12667751 - 10/25/07 05:29 PM

I downloaded the demo on Marketplace and the mixing of the songs is terrible. Does nobody else here care that the guitar track is often covered up by the drums/singer/rhythm tracks?

As an example: Go to Evenflow and turn the band all the way down. When you play the song with just the guitar track there are times where there is no sound at all.

I really hope this is just an issue with the demo because it's ruining the experience for me.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Dromar]
      #12669051 - 10/25/07 07:00 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Anyone else have the full game yet? How the hell do you beat the first boss? I beat the 2nd one but the first one is impossible. (Names left out because of the super nits who would complain of spoilers)




I checked Sears, Target, Gamestop, and two Wal-Marts, but unfortunately, no game for me.




I checked 3 stores with no luck; guess I'll have to wait until this weekend


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: chuckleslovakian]
      #12670053 - 10/25/07 08:04 PM

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I will not rest until I beat GT1T at least once online...




Just play the easiest song over....and over....and over.

You're bound to get lucky.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: kyro]
      #12673792 - 10/25/07 11:56 PM

Should I get GH3 for PS2 or Wii?

For PS2:
- All my other GH games are on PS2
- I've already got a guitar for PS2 (so it's cheaper, since I won't have to buy a new one)

For Wii:
- A new wireless guitar would be cool
- Although I don't plan to, the ability to download new songs could come in handy.

I searched around the internet and couldn't find much info about differences between the games (like they had different songs in GH2 for Xbox).


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Dromar]
      #12675102 - 10/26/07 02:01 AM

I think the Wii and PS2 both have some sort of robot character and another Elvis impersonator character that aren't on PS3 or 360. The 360 and PS3 are getting the Grim Ripper and probably someone else that won't be on Wii or PS2.

I think the song list is going to be the same on all platforms with the obvious difference that the PS2 won't have downloadable content.

I just FC'd Lay Down on the demo. The note chart reminded me of Woman except without any cool solos.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Dromar]
      #12675332 - 10/26/07 02:21 AM

I'm down for whatever on XBL whenever my game gets here (either sunday or monday.) GT is GetThere1Time. Just send me a message telling me your 2p2 nick. When GH2 360 released I got friend spammed like crazy and missed a lot of invites from people I wanted on my list.

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: GetThere1Time]
      #12677431 - 10/26/07 07:42 AM

the wii comes with guitar for $89

advantages:
wireless(!)
quieter strum bar
speaker in guitar (so when playing multi-player, u'll know it was u that messed up)
vibration in guitar
wii will have d/lable content in near future (but not at launch)
u will likely want to eventually get gh4/5/etc


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Nicholasp27]
      #12678242 - 10/26/07 09:51 AM

Quote:

the wii comes with guitar for $89

advantages:
wireless(!)
quieter strum bar
speaker in guitar (so when playing multi-player, u'll know it was u that messed up)
vibration in guitar
wii will have d/lable content in near future (but not at launch)
u will likely want to eventually get gh4/5/etc




good points. I'll probably pick up the wii version then.

I don't know how much I like the idea of a speaker or vibrator in the guitar, but I'm sure it won't be a problem.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Dromar]
      #12679148 - 10/26/07 11:20 AM

The rumors are that it's region free on the 360. I think I'll order a copy. I can't wait for the EU release on Nov 23rd.

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: fiskebent]
      #12680558 - 10/26/07 01:09 PM

the demo is sick. i cant wait for sunday

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: jonnyd]
      #12684544 - 10/26/07 05:57 PM

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the demo is sick. i cant wait for midnight on Saturday




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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Ghazban]
      #12695157 - 10/27/07 05:08 PM

hmm if I go to a wal mart tonight at midnight will I be able to pick up the game?

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Grue]
      #12695288 - 10/27/07 05:19 PM

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hmm if I go to a wal mart tonight at midnight will I be able to pick up the game?




Maybe, dunno if walmart will be selling them at midnight, worth a shot to call them and ask though. I know most gamestops are opening up at midnight to sell it if you have any of those in the area.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: J-P]
      #12697142 - 10/27/07 08:39 PM

There is a list on the 'net of Gamestops and Best Buys doing the midnight thing; I can't seem to find it though....

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Ghazban]
      #12697173 - 10/27/07 08:42 PM

Should I have huge difficulties locating this game tomorrow? I know that in general, hardware can sell out quickly everywhere, software can usually always be found somewhere. But will the fact this guitar hero includes the guitar affect availability at all? Or should I be able to find it somewhere tomorrow?

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Ghazban]
      #12697223 - 10/27/07 08:46 PM

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There is a list on the 'net of Gamestops and Best Buys doing the midnight thing; I can't seem to find it though....




Gamestop (click on Midnight openings)

Best Buy (link is at bottom of page)


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Sooga]
      #12698793 - 10/27/07 11:48 PM

Quote:

Should I have huge difficulties locating this game tomorrow? I know that in general, hardware can sell out quickly everywhere, software can usually always be found somewhere. But will the fact this guitar hero includes the guitar affect availability at all? Or should I be able to find it somewhere tomorrow?




I talked to a friend at Best Buy today who said the store here in St. Cloud, MN has over 100 copies. That said, they're expecting it to sell out FAST and I will be there at opening.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Edge34]
      #12698868 - 10/27/07 11:58 PM

Hmm... well a block down from where I live are a Wal-Mart and Toys R Us right next to each other. I'll show up early tomorrow, and hopefully I can grab one from 1 of them.

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Sooga]
      #12698951 - 10/28/07 12:09 AM

Quote:

Should I have huge difficulties locating this game tomorrow? I know that in general, hardware can sell out quickly everywhere, software can usually always be found somewhere. But will the fact this guitar hero includes the guitar affect availability at all? Or should I be able to find it somewhere tomorrow?




Kinda worried about this too...anyone? Bueller?


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: vulturesrow]
      #12699032 - 10/28/07 12:21 AM

I've never been to a midnight game release before tonight-- what are the odds I'm the oldest non-parent there? (I'm 31)

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Ghazban]
      #12699530 - 10/28/07 01:31 AM

in hands, off to play for a few hours

xbl: facialpwnage

if you want to battle/jam

Quote:

I've never been to a midnight game release before tonight-- what are the odds I'm the oldest non-parent there? (I'm 31)




there were a few older than that at my midnight release.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Tinga]
      #12699559 - 10/28/07 01:35 AM

curse you and your non-pacific time zone living! I still have an hour and a half to kill.

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Ghazban]
      #12699704 - 10/28/07 01:56 AM

I got the wii version(stupid 360 ring of death), and it feels off, it might be its not hyperspeed that is [censored] with me, the lag calibration seemed fine

but end result I can barely beat the first tier songs on hard


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: bottomset]
      #12699754 - 10/28/07 02:03 AM

I think I'm going to be the only person on the planet playing on a PS3; this should guarantee me the top of the leaderboards despite my not being very good.

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: bottomset]
      #12699804 - 10/28/07 02:12 AM

Quote:

I got the wii version(stupid 360 ring of death), and it feels off, it might be its not hyperspeed that is [censored] with me, the lag calibration seemed fine

but end result I can barely beat the first tier songs on hard



The game will seem off a bit when you first try it but I think it's the new engine. Atleast for me, after I played the game for a while I was nailing HOPOs normally again. Just give it a little time.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: GetThere1Time]
      #12699982 - 10/28/07 02:43 AM

Quote:

Quote:

I got the wii version(stupid 360 ring of death), and it feels off, it might be its not hyperspeed that is [censored] with me, the lag calibration seemed fine

but end result I can barely beat the first tier songs on hard



The game will seem off a bit when you first try it but I think it's the new engine. Atleast for me, after I played the game for a while I was nailing HOPOs normally again. Just give it a little time.




yeah Im getting a little better hang of it, though my whammy isn't working so I can't beat Tom Morello as whammy = instaloss


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: bottomset]
      #12700879 - 10/28/07 05:38 AM

I played down to tier 7 tonight on hard (ps2). In a word - underwhelming. It seems the excellent song selection from gh1 & 2 was not so good this time. The SONGS are good, but many of them are not good rock songs to play in this game. In particular I'm pretty disappointed in Knights of Cydonia. While its a great song to listen to by my favorite band, it is NOT a good GH song, and it really annoys me that (even on hard) they make it intentionally hard by putting in alt-strumming parts where its clear in the original song its not there just because its a pretty simple song. If they were looking for a difficult/fun Muse song they should have gone with New Born or something; this applies to 3's & 7's too. And I'm sorry but Tenacious D is not a rock band, its a couple actors who "made" some songs. Get that s--- out of here.

Also I can't get hyperspeed to work which annoys me greatly.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Grue]
      #12701157 - 10/28/07 06:30 AM

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And I'm sorry but Tenacious D is not a rock band, its a couple actors who "made" some songs. Get that s--- out of here.
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They are the best band EVER PERIOD!

How can you not like the D?



NSFW (audio) http://youtube.com/watch?v=80DtQD5BQ_A


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Synur]
      #12701609 - 10/28/07 07:25 AM

zzz.

Played it some more before bed, couple more comments/bitches:

It seems that there is a lot of "ho/po breaks" i.e. spots where it seems there's an unnecessary note you have to strum which makes zero sense and just is there to annoy you. On the other hand there is some notes that you can ho/po that make no sense to be there! In particular there is an incredibly long (30 second) one in.. I forget, something in tier 4 or 5 that is utterly unrealistic and dumb.

Tier 8 kicked my ass other than the overly-easy cliffs of dover so yeah. Of course I don't find enjoyment in random alt-strumming practice which is like that whole tier minus cod. Blah. They should have put in a bunch of cult of personality-type songs tbh.

Also the remake of anarchy in the u.k. was predictably terrible. But the COP one was terrific.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Grue]
      #12702763 - 10/28/07 11:09 AM

Just picked it up for thw Wii and there is a noticable lag. I must have missed my first 50 notes and then I started trying to play them a full beat earlier and I nailed a 113 note streak.

This sounds like it would be a real problem but I actually got used to just playing the notes a tick early pretty fast.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: bottomset]
      #12703556 - 10/28/07 12:55 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

I got the wii version(stupid 360 ring of death), and it feels off, it might be its not hyperspeed that is [censored] with me, the lag calibration seemed fine

but end result I can barely beat the first tier songs on hard



The game will seem off a bit when you first try it but I think it's the new engine. Atleast for me, after I played the game for a while I was nailing HOPOs normally again. Just give it a little time.




yeah Im getting a little better hang of it, though my whammy isn't working so I can't beat Tom Morello as whammy = instaloss




Same [censored] with me. I'm actually going right now to take mine back, cause Morello kicked my ass cause I couldn't get the whammy bar to work.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Valsuvious]
      #12703711 - 10/28/07 01:11 PM

Never played a GH game until I dloaded the demo last night and played for a few hours with a friend (on the 360 controllers, not guitars) but man I suddenly really want this game, it's just so much fun and so easy to get into.

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: KneeCo]
      #12704215 - 10/28/07 02:09 PM

Couple of quick Qs from someone who has only played the demo:

- If I can get a good price on GH2 should I just get that? Is there a huge diff between II and III other than the new songs?
- If I get both II and III will I then have two guitars so I can play either game 2 players or are the guitars specific to each game?


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Valsuvious]
      #12704255 - 10/28/07 02:13 PM

Man I really hate this new guitar. The fret buttons are so much harder to push/hold down and after playing a couple of songs, I can no longer feel my fingers.

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: J-P]
      #12704519 - 10/28/07 02:36 PM

I got the whammy configured finally, and have played through a little more of the songs, but they have been for the most part underwhelming

set4 is European Invasion but has 3US songs on it lol

Edited by bottomset (10/28/07 02:38 PM)


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: bottomset]
      #12704725 - 10/28/07 02:53 PM

my game won't update...or it's taking super long =/ i've been playing without signing into xbl

thecroshow if you wanna challenge a "hard mode" masta =P


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: KneeCo]
      #12704757 - 10/28/07 02:55 PM

Quote:

Couple of quick Qs from someone who has only played the demo:

- If I can get a good price on GH2 should I just get that? Is there a huge diff between II and III other than the new songs?




The HO/PO's are easier and the timing window is a little longer in III. There's also a battle mode and online play. Battle mode is interesting; but online play is really the deciding factor for me.

Quote:

- If I get both II and III will I then have two guitars




Yes. The GH2 guitar will work for GH3 and vice versa.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Number27]
      #12704799 - 10/28/07 02:57 PM

Holiday in Cambodia can DIAGF

That is all


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: KneeCo]
      #12705193 - 10/28/07 03:23 PM

Quote:

Couple of quick Qs from someone who has only played the demo:

- If I can get a good price on GH2 should I just get that? Is there a huge diff between II and III other than the new songs?
- If I get both II and III will I then have two guitars so I can play either game 2 players or are the guitars specific to each game?




GH2 is on sale at Best Buy in my area for 10 bux less. Get both GH2 and GH3 bundles for 2 guitars and both games.

Edited by MrBlue (10/28/07 03:24 PM)


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: MrBlue]
      #12705532 - 10/28/07 03:47 PM

The fingers on my left hand are numb and I can baerly move them. Also, my right wrist feels broken.

Damn you Knights of Cydonia and One.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: MrBlue]
      #12705545 - 10/28/07 03:48 PM

Went out and traded in the one with the defunct whammy bar and now don't have any problems with it.

Made it through probably half of the songs right now, having fun, although I do agree with an above poster. My fingers are killing me with these new buttons.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Valsuvious]
      #12705641 - 10/28/07 03:54 PM

So, the new guitar sucks? I should just buy the 360 game (I have the GH2 guitar)?

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Poofler]
      #12705813 - 10/28/07 04:06 PM

The GH3 guitar is wireless and takes 2 AA batteries. If that doesn't matter to you much, then just stick with GH2 guitars.

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: MrBlue]
      #12705999 - 10/28/07 04:20 PM

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: J-P]
      #12706189 - 10/28/07 04:33 PM

Walked into the local Toys R Us at 11am today (Sunday) and there were 2 Wii GH3 bundles left on the shelf (maybe more in the back).. there were quite a few 360 bundles and a load of PS2 bundles.

Anyway, having never played any GH's before, I love GH3 (I have the Wii version). My arms/hands are tired right now I'm taking a break, but it's as fun as I thought it would be, and I haven't noticed any lag time that others have mentioned earlier in the thread.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Sooga]
      #12706600 - 10/28/07 05:04 PM

A note about the lag. The game actually lets you calibrate the lag since it says that some TVs have a slight delay of the image.

I was running at 66 milliseconds of lag apparently and now its perfect. As I said before though, even with the tiny delay I was able to adjust and play fine. The sound was always synched up anyway, it was just the image of the notes on the screen that were running a tad behind.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Brocktoon]
      #12706690 - 10/28/07 05:10 PM

BTW.. for any people that have this problem with teh WII version that I had earlier.

If your whammy bar is not working properly, then just restart the system and it should be fine. Basically what I must have done is have the whammy bar pressed in when I was inserting the controller into the guitar, and as a result my bar seemed like it wasn't functioning properly. I took it back and the new one worked fine. Wasn't until I was reading this thread, and the one at GAMEFAQS.com that I realized what was probably happening.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Sooga]
      #12706739 - 10/28/07 05:13 PM

Is there really no way to buy just an extra guitar for the Wii? I can't find them anywhere and the chick at GameStop was saying they really don't plan to package just the guitar by itself until February. That's so ridiculously stupid I can't believe it, but I can't find them anywhere online either. WTF?

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: The Bus Driver]
      #12706776 - 10/28/07 05:16 PM

Also, I'm loving GH3. I've only played for about half an hour so far, but the guitar itself feels really good - much more solid than the PS2 controllers and there are some pretty sweet songs on here. I can't wait to get to 3's & 7's, even with the poor review from Grue. I don't really care for the whole battle BS, though.

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: The Bus Driver]
      #12706958 - 10/28/07 05:30 PM

hit a brickwall at tier 7 on hard mode. this is TOUGH =/

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: J-P]
      #12707015 - 10/28/07 05:35 PM

Quote:

[censored] raining blood omfggggggggg [censored] [censored] [censored] [censored]




No [censored], this song is [censored] retarded. I'm so pissed it's on the game.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: KneeCo]
      #12707219 - 10/28/07 05:50 PM

3's & 7's is a great song but not a great GH song, would have prefered little sister or something. Anyways may have been too harsh as now that I'm playing it today (and am sober) I'm enjoying it more, especially since I found out you need to strum the notes for the hyperspeed code. Not bothering with tier 8 on hard right now though just playing some of the easier ones to try to get the hang of it better.

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Grue]
      #12707389 - 10/28/07 06:04 PM

Does anyone know the hyperspeed code for the wii? Thanks.

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Brocktoon]
      #12707646 - 10/28/07 06:27 PM

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A note about the lag. The game actually lets you calibrate the lag since it says that some TVs have a slight delay of the image.

I was running at 66 milliseconds of lag apparently and now its perfect. As I said before though, even with the tiny delay I was able to adjust and play fine. The sound was always synched up anyway, it was just the image of the notes on the screen that were running a tad behind.




yeah I had lag calibration running at 0ms but it felt off, but got it around 60ms and now its dead on and I'm 5starring songs again


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: bottomset]
      #12707685 - 10/28/07 06:30 PM

afaik all hyperspeed codes is oboyoboy, strumming each note.

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Grue]
      #12707736 - 10/28/07 06:35 PM

Yeah Raining Blood was a [censored] bitch. All I have left to beat now is Dragonforce . Closer might be the easiest FC ever in any guitar hero game. 5*ing everything is going to take a while though

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: chuckleslovakian]
      #12707763 - 10/28/07 06:37 PM

I hit the wall with Cult of Personality-- time to drop down to Hard

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Ghazban]
      #12707840 - 10/28/07 06:41 PM

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I hit the wall with Cult of Personality-- time to drop down to Hard




insanely fun solos in that song


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: J-P]
      #12708119 - 10/28/07 06:58 PM

I just picked up my copy and played a little. It looks like I have to upgrade my Xbox Live account if I just want to view the leaderboards now?

Still, awesome game so far...


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: gharp]
      #12708848 - 10/28/07 07:52 PM

My only major gripe with the game so far is that the HO/POs are very erratic. It's tough because there are some times where you have to strum one note in the end of a sequence or in the middle of a sequence, just takes a little while to get used to.

Edited by Zimmer4141 (10/28/07 07:52 PM)


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: fiskebent]
      #12708899 - 10/28/07 07:56 PM

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The rumors are that it's region free on the 360. I think I'll order a copy. I can't wait for the EU release on Nov 23rd.




can anyone confirm deny?

GH2 is still 70 on 360 -$140, so if I can import me a copy of GH3 then I will prob save money - plus get it earlier.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Zimmer4141]
      #12708956 - 10/28/07 08:00 PM

holy [censored], One kicked the [censored] out of me on Hard =/

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: TheCroShow]
      #12709020 - 10/28/07 08:04 PM

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holy [censored], One kicked the [censored] out of me on Hard =/




You beat Knights of Cydonia before it though? I found that one harder.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Brocktoon]
      #12709091 - 10/28/07 08:10 PM

Only tried one twice and immediately fail on the retarded super-trills part which I always suck at, even with full sp. blah. Hate hate raining blood and number of the beast too. Ugh.

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Brocktoon]
      #12709154 - 10/28/07 08:14 PM

Quote:

Quote:

holy [censored], One kicked the [censored] out of me on Hard =/




You beat Knights of Cydonia before it though? I found that one harder.




the HOs and POs for One kicked my ass =(


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: TheCroShow]
      #12710029 - 10/28/07 09:17 PM

Anyone else having a problem with the Wireless guitar going into star power w/o tilting, or NOT going into star power when you DO tilt? My star power start seems almost totally random.

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: TheCroShow]
      #12710088 - 10/28/07 09:20 PM

Just a general question, for you GH pros.... on the harder levels is it a requirement that you be able to strum up and down? Right now I'm only strumming in one direction, and I think strumming up/down will take some major practice.

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Sooga]
      #12710191 - 10/28/07 09:27 PM

i'm such a newb. i went out and bought this on a whim. playing on easy right now. i average about 3-star reviews.

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Sooga]
      #12710356 - 10/28/07 09:38 PM

Quote:

Just a general question, for you GH pros.... on the harder levels is it a requirement that you be able to strum up and down? Right now I'm only strumming in one direction, and I think strumming up/down will take some major practice.




yes definitely. you can pass most of the songs on hard (i think?) without alt-strumming, but i'm not sure how far you could get on expert. it'll take some time to get used to it, but you'll get the hang of it pretty quickly.

just got the game a little while ago and it's great. do i really have to beat every song on expert (or any level) before i can play through the fire and the flames?


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Sooga]
      #12710366 - 10/28/07 09:39 PM

Quote:

Just a general question, for you GH pros.... on the harder levels is it a requirement that you be able to strum up and down? Right now I'm only strumming in one direction, and I think strumming up/down will take some major practice.




Yeah, you're gonna have to learn it sooner or later because there will be a few harder songs where they are basically impossible to beat without strumming up and down.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: housenuts]
      #12710444 - 10/28/07 09:44 PM

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i'm such a newb. i went out and bought this on a whim. playing on easy right now. i average about 3-star reviews.



I did the same with GH 2, and made myself 5 star all the easys before I went to medium, I think it was helpful.

Mind you, I never got past only beating a handful of songs on hard, but I kinda got bored with it.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Daliman]
      #12710495 - 10/28/07 09:48 PM

Quote:

Anyone else having a problem with the Wireless guitar going into star power w/o tilting, or NOT going into star power when you DO tilt? My star power start seems almost totally random.




This has been a common complaint. I do all right with mine if I play sitting instead of standing. I guess I tend to move the guitar too much while standing and accidentally set off the SP.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Number27]
      #12710570 - 10/28/07 09:55 PM

Beat Lou on expert. Haven't been ttFaF yet, crashed out at 84% in my best run (I'm working on tapping the intro, very very difficult).

Currently nursing a +13 win streak in pro face-off expert online. Wow do most people suck at this game I've only lost a total of 2 songs and I've been doing mostly 7 round matches. I already have the "win 15 songs in a row hosting ranked matches" accomplishment


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Ghazban]
      #12710740 - 10/28/07 10:08 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Anyone else having a problem with the Wireless guitar going into star power w/o tilting, or NOT going into star power when you DO tilt? My star power start seems almost totally random.




This has been a common complaint. I do all right with mine if I play sitting instead of standing. I guess I tend to move the guitar too much while standing and accidentally set off the SP.




Yeah, i mean it happened once inawhile with the wired, but this one does it all the time, and I don't move the guitar much either.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Brocktoon]
      #12711656 - 10/28/07 11:09 PM

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Quote:

holy [censored], One kicked the [censored] out of me on Hard =/




You beat Knights of Cydonia before it though? I found that one harder.




K O C was [censored] nuts. WOW!


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: tedtodd]
      #12712130 - 10/28/07 11:41 PM

Have any of the other expert players here managed tapping the TTFAF intro yet? I'm new to tapping and suck at elbow strumming.

So far I can half-ass it on slower in practice. I could probably 100% it if I clip down the green button; but I don't want to have to break out scotch tape every time I want to play TTFAF.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Number27]
      #12712201 - 10/28/07 11:47 PM

So.... I beat expert... damn the last boss is a bitch.

Yeah, I didn't do much today.

Overall I'm pretty satisfied... having all kinds of problems with the online modes but hopefully that gets cleared up in the next couple days.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: skiier04]
      #12713521 - 10/29/07 01:28 AM

i've lost 3 times now to Lou on easy. i'm not very good at this game

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: housenuts]
      #12713780 - 10/29/07 01:58 AM

anyone have suggestions for beating lou on hard? i beat every song in one try except "one" (lol irony) and have now tried lou for about 3 hours and i feel like i have no chance to beat him at all

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: yeotaJMU]
      #12713886 - 10/29/07 02:09 AM

I played GH2 for a while on Medium and 4 or 5 starred everything, so I started on Hard when I bought GH3 today.
But I failed most songs within seconds on the first try, and after a lot of practice I got to Rock n Roll All Nite and couldn't pass the solo. So I dropped it back down to Medium and I'm rolling through the gale, but I feel like such a n00b.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: waldo027]
      #12715471 - 10/29/07 06:16 AM

I'm so stupid. I spent twenty minutes trying to FC the intro to Cliffs of Dover and was totally stuck on the OBOYOROGOROYOBO until I realized I was trying to hold the orange button down the whole time. DOH!

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Number27]
      #12715608 - 10/29/07 06:38 AM

OMG....just finally beat this thing on Medium. TTFAF is laughable. Seriously. That's just stupid hard.


But Knights of Cydonia and Slayer are the two songs I simply haven't been able to beat on Medium though. Just thrilled I got thru One, finally and beat Lou on my first try


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: SirFelixCat]
      #12716284 - 10/29/07 08:55 AM

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OMG....just finally beat this thing on Medium. TTFAF is laughable. Seriously. That's just stupid hard.


But Knights of Cydonia and Slayer are the two songs I simply haven't been able to beat on Medium though. Just thrilled I got thru One, finally and beat Lou on my first try




That's weird, I crushed every song on medium (except Knights of Cydonia which took me 2 tries) but I've been playing Lou for about an hour and I don't feel like I have the slightest chance of beating him.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Number27]
      #12716540 - 10/29/07 09:32 AM

Quote:

I could probably 100% it if I clip down the green button; but I don't want to have to break out scotch tape every time I want to play TTFAF.




go get a Capo at a guitar store


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Number27]
      #12716649 - 10/29/07 09:47 AM

Quote:

Have any of the other expert players here managed tapping the TTFAF intro yet? I'm new to tapping and suck at elbow strumming.

So far I can half-ass it on slower in practice. I could probably 100% it if I clip down the green button; but I don't want to have to break out scotch tape every time I want to play TTFAF.




Here's what I do: Start by using only your fretting hand and then play the first 4 HOPOs. So concentrate on normally hitting the first R, Y, B, and then R again . After that second R, pick up the tapping with your strumming hand, index finger on yellow, middle on blue, and ring on orange. Takes some practice but the song is a bunch more fun to play when you can reliably get passed the intro.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: GetThere1Time]
      #12717477 - 10/29/07 11:15 AM

To beat Lou it really seems like you need to learn how his song goes, and save your powerups for the most devastating times. For instance, we(friends alternating turns) beat it b/c right before Lou hit a rough solo we did a whammy and then a double-notes as soon as that's up. If you can pick up one more powerup while he's floundering that will pretty much destroy him.

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: housenuts]
      #12717965 - 10/29/07 12:03 PM

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i'm such a newb. i went out and bought this on a whim. playing on easy right now. i average about 3-star reviews.




Me too, but its still a blast!


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: mmbt0ne]
      #12718064 - 10/29/07 12:10 PM

beating Lou is easy

Save up 3 powerups besides the broken fret one

Wait until you are done and he has his final solo,, use them in a chain (use one, when it ends start the 2nd and then the 3rd) and he dies real fast and easy


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: B00T]
      #12718257 - 10/29/07 12:25 PM

I see what all the hype is about now. I didn't think it would be that much fun, but got it for the Wii anyway. Man, what a blast. Still playing through on easy. 3* and 4* most everything, 5* one song but can't remember which one it was. I have no idea how the hell i'm going to pass a song using all 5 buttons. My fingers are killing me today and I maybe played 3 hours yesterday. So fun though.

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: B00T]
      #12718390 - 10/29/07 12:35 PM

i managed to fly through all the songs on expert in career, up until the last tier .. going to give it a better go tonight (when i can actually see straight)

slash took me longer than he should have.

having a hard time with the online function "quick play," but i'm sure it will get better after they get the initial bugs worked out.

i'm not thrilled with star power activating immediately when it's available .. still getting used to this guitar i guess.



GT1T: how long have you and other higher-level players had this game? did a lot of the scorehero guys that toured/tested get advanced copies? seems like a couple of you have burned through most/all of the game already. just wondering.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Daliman]
      #12718582 - 10/29/07 12:50 PM

Quote:

Anyone else having a problem with the Wireless guitar going into star power w/o tilting, or NOT going into star power when you DO tilt? My star power start seems almost totally random.




I began having that problem with my wired PS2 controller so I learned to use the select button and trying to keep the guitar as horizontal as possible.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Tinga]
      #12718623 - 10/29/07 12:53 PM

We didn't get anything special to take home from the trip to Neversoft besides a hat and a tshirt. As for getting the game early, a bunch of stores broke street date for the ps2 version. It was just a matter of tracking down a copy. Finally got my 360 copy today, no thanks to UPS. Cruisin through the game now.

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: A S U]
      #12719080 - 10/29/07 01:30 PM

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I see what all the hype is about now. I didn't think it would be that much fun, but got it for the Wii anyway. Man, what a blast. Still playing through on easy. 3* and 4* most everything, 5* one song but can't remember which one it was. I have no idea how the hell i'm going to pass a song using all 5 buttons. My fingers are killing me today and I maybe played 3 hours yesterday. So fun though.




basically me too. no sunday tourneys or football for me yesterday, lol


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: dmk]
      #12719317 - 10/29/07 01:47 PM

Raining Blood can kiss my ass.

That is all.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Zimmer4141]
      #12719756 - 10/29/07 02:19 PM

Picked the game up at Costco yesterday. I'm in the Daliman group, kind of gave up on passing hard on GH2 after making it about half way through, but I have plenty of fun playing medium.

Medium to me seems harder than medium on GH2. Anyone else think that? A lot more HOPO's than I remember in 2.

Overall I think I like what they did with the game. Not sure if I like the songs as much, I think some people nailed it earlier saying that they have good songs, but not all of them translate into good GH3 songs.

Boss battles are fun, glad they came up with that as a way to break the just-play-song-after-song rut. I also get a kick out of the cartoon animations between the different locations.

Only real gripe is about the guitar itself, I have the XBox wireless guitar. The whammy bar is just a little farther away from where it is on my other guitar, and the bar is longer. I just don't have the feel for it yet, and I feel like I really have to reach to get it.

The other gripe is based on the shape of the guitar, my right forearm kind of rests on it weird and it's uncomfortable. I think I have a slight bruise there today from playing for a while yesterday.

Overall I'm still enjoying it though.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: A S U]
      #12719863 - 10/29/07 02:28 PM

Quote:

I see what all the hype is about now. I didn't think it would be that much fun, but got it for the Wii anyway. Man, what a blast. Still playing through on easy. 3* and 4* most everything, 5* one song but can't remember which one it was. I have no idea how the hell i'm going to pass a song using all 5 buttons. My fingers are killing me today and I maybe played 3 hours yesterday. So fun though.




my sentiments exactly. i beat easy yesterday, i think it took 5 tries on Lou. i haven't done all the songs, just the required 3 per stage. i may warmup today by doing the rest of the songs, and then bash on to medium. i really don't know if i'm going to get my pinky in action. it just seems so useless.

what are some of these advanced techniques people are talking about?

elbow strumming?
tapping?


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: nolanfan34]
      #12719880 - 10/29/07 02:29 PM

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The other gripe is based on the shape of the guitar, my right forearm kind of rests on it weird and it's uncomfortable. I think I have a slight bruise there today from playing for a while yesterday.




I have the same exact problem. About 3-4 inches up from my wrist. It's a little puffy and red and kinda hurts if I touch it.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: B00T]
      #12719993 - 10/29/07 02:37 PM

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beating Lou is easy

Save up 3 powerups besides the broken fret one

Wait until you are done and he has his final solo,, use them in a chain (use one, when it ends start the 2nd and then the 3rd) and he dies real fast and easy




I've tried to save up my powerups but I keep on failing the song before I can get 3. WTF is up with lefty switch.... that [censored] makes me fail everytime!!!


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: PwnedDonk]
      #12720008 - 10/29/07 02:38 PM

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The rumors are that it's region free on the 360. I think I'll order a copy. I can't wait for the EU release on Nov 23rd.




can anyone confirm deny?




I can confirm that it is region free.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Synur]
      #12720137 - 10/29/07 02:46 PM

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beating Lou is easy

Save up 3 powerups besides the broken fret one

Wait until you are done and he has his final solo,, use them in a chain (use one, when it ends start the 2nd and then the 3rd) and he dies real fast and easy




I've tried to save up my powerups but I keep on failing the song before I can get 3. WTF is up with lefty switch.... that [censored] makes me fail everytime!!!




Lefty switch is devastating. Absolutely devastating. I usually just concentrate on two colors at that point and forget about all of the others.

Also, battle mode >>>>>>> any other way of playing against a friend.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Synur]
      #12721199 - 10/29/07 03:55 PM

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beating Lou is easy

Save up 3 powerups besides the broken fret one

Wait until you are done and he has his final solo,, use them in a chain (use one, when it ends start the 2nd and then the 3rd) and he dies real fast and easy




I've tried to save up my powerups but I keep on failing the song before I can get 3. WTF is up with lefty switch.... that [censored] makes me fail everytime!!!




yeah my main problem is that he gets his powerups first and uses them when my powerup runs come... i have been able to get two almost everytime now but its not enough to finish him on hard

someone told me that for expert if you get a whammy on your first powerup and use it on his first string green notes he will fail right there... seemed to be confirmed by most gaming forums


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: housenuts]
      #12721226 - 10/29/07 03:56 PM

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I see what all the hype is about now. I didn't think it would be that much fun, but got it for the Wii anyway. Man, what a blast. Still playing through on easy. 3* and 4* most everything, 5* one song but can't remember which one it was. I have no idea how the hell i'm going to pass a song using all 5 buttons. My fingers are killing me today and I maybe played 3 hours yesterday. So fun though.




my sentiments exactly. i beat easy yesterday, i think it took 5 tries on Lou. i haven't done all the songs, just the required 3 per stage. i may warmup today by doing the rest of the songs, and then bash on to medium. i really don't know if i'm going to get my pinky in action. it just seems so useless.

what are some of these advanced techniques people are talking about?

elbow strumming?
tapping?




Here's a video of someone tapping Jordan in GH2 (starting around 2:19). I'm guessing that elbow strumming is what you have to do when you bring your right hand up to tap. This seems insanely hard to me, but it does look pretty cool.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Valsuvious]
      #12721691 - 10/29/07 04:27 PM

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I got the wii version(stupid 360 ring of death), and it feels off, it might be its not hyperspeed that is [censored] with me, the lag calibration seemed fine

but end result I can barely beat the first tier songs on hard



The game will seem off a bit when you first try it but I think it's the new engine. Atleast for me, after I played the game for a while I was nailing HOPOs normally again. Just give it a little time.




yeah Im getting a little better hang of it, though my whammy isn't working so I can't beat Tom Morello as whammy = instaloss




Same [censored] with me. I'm actually going right now to take mine back, cause Morello kicked my ass cause I couldn't get the whammy bar to work.




I normally only depress the whammy bar about half way when I use it, and it barely registers unless you almost completely depress it for this new guitar (I have Wii version). But it works fine for me otherwise.

As for the lag, I had the same problem, to the point where I could barely play correctly. I calibrated lag to 15ms and it's perfect (for me at least, I have HDTV though).


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: ajohnson16]
      #12721730 - 10/29/07 04:30 PM

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[censored] raining blood omfggggggggg [censored] [censored] [censored] [censored]




No [censored], this song is [censored] retarded. I'm so pissed it's on the game.




It took me a few tries too. I had to calibrate the lag to get it.

To pass the song, you need star power before the rough part, after which it's relatively easy.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Dromar]
      #12722104 - 10/29/07 04:59 PM

to pass raining blood (on hard at least) I just did the freya-trick of just hitting the BYR trills and the chords and ignored the OBY trills.

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Grue]
      #12722717 - 10/29/07 05:39 PM

Hope the boss battles are fun to play. They're miserable to watch. All the sound effects from powerups ruin the song.

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: bogey1]
      #12722876 - 10/29/07 05:50 PM

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Hope the boss battles are fun to play. They're miserable to watch. All the sound effects from powerups ruin the song.




I dunno. From my experience they're over pretty quick one way or the other. Battle mode for multiplayer is pretty fun actually, though I still prefer pro face-off mode.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: bogey1]
      #12723300 - 10/29/07 06:19 PM

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Hope the boss battles are fun to play. They're miserable to watch. All the sound effects from powerups ruin the song.




i have now tried to beat lou for 7 hours on hard and cannot do it. i can assure you it is not fun. on the other hand i can try and fail ttfaf multiple times but it is still fun. also, [censored] lou. i am an average player who can 5* some hard songs and got all the way to lou (with 1 try per song and 2 tries on "one") and i have no chance because i am literally not good/lucky enough. [censored] this im playing madden


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: yeotaJMU]
      #12723711 - 10/29/07 06:47 PM

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Hope the boss battles are fun to play. They're miserable to watch. All the sound effects from powerups ruin the song.




i have now tried to beat lou for 7 hours on hard and cannot do it. i can assure you it is not fun. on the other hand i can try and fail ttfaf multiple times but it is still fun. also, [censored] lou. i am an average player who can 5* some hard songs and got all the way to lou (with 1 try per song and 2 tries on "one") and i have no chance because i am literally not good/lucky enough. [censored] this im playing madden




Can you get to the end where he death drains you or are you failing because of his attacks? If you store three attacks you can fail him pretty easily during his last solo.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Dromar]
      #12723734 - 10/29/07 06:49 PM

Youtube is slowly starting to get GH3 videos.

Here's one showing tapping the TTFAF intro:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtIZ_G3Evag


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: nolanfan34]
      #12723809 - 10/29/07 06:55 PM

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Picked the game up at Costco yesterday. I'm in the Daliman group, kind of gave up on passing hard on GH2 after making it about half way through, but I have plenty of fun playing medium.

Medium to me seems harder than medium on GH2. Anyone else think that? A lot more HOPO's than I remember in 2.

Overall I think I like what they did with the game. Not sure if I like the songs as much, I think some people nailed it earlier saying that they have good songs, but not all of them translate into good GH3 songs.

Boss battles are fun, glad they came up with that as a way to break the just-play-song-after-song rut. I also get a kick out of the cartoon animations between the different locations.

Only real gripe is about the guitar itself, I have the XBox wireless guitar. The whammy bar is just a little farther away from where it is on my other guitar, and the bar is longer. I just don't have the feel for it yet, and I feel like I really have to reach to get it.

The other gripe is based on the shape of the guitar, my right forearm kind of rests on it weird and it's uncomfortable. I think I have a slight bruise there today from playing for a while yesterday.

Overall I'm still enjoying it though.




I'm the same as you right now. Let me know if you want to play sometime, I don't want to get owned by experts dropping down to get the online achievement. It would be much more fun to play someone around my level.

Also, I think it's uncomfortable because of the faceplate. It seems like it's a sharper edge from the GH2 version which was more rounded off around the edges.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: yeotaJMU]
      #12723887 - 10/29/07 07:00 PM

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anyone have suggestions for beating lou on hard? i beat every song in one try except "one" (lol irony) and have now tried lou for about 3 hours and i feel like i have no chance to beat him at all




just learn the songs so you don't fail without his attacks.

Then, don't use your attacks until you have three, until hit him in the second half of the song. When he hits a solo, hit him, wait till it's done, and when he has notes, hit him again, and when that's done, and he has notes, hit him one more time.

Assuming you don't fail during all the scales, he should be in the red, or done. So if you pick up one more attack, it's over.

I lost for a few hours, then switched to this method, and beat him on the third time.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: DukeSucks]
      #12723996 - 10/29/07 07:09 PM

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Picked the game up at Costco yesterday. I'm in the Daliman group, kind of gave up on passing hard on GH2 after making it about half way through, but I have plenty of fun playing medium.

Medium to me seems harder than medium on GH2. Anyone else think that? A lot more HOPO's than I remember in 2.

Overall I think I like what they did with the game. Not sure if I like the songs as much, I think some people nailed it earlier saying that they have good songs, but not all of them translate into good GH3 songs.

Boss battles are fun, glad they came up with that as a way to break the just-play-song-after-song rut. I also get a kick out of the cartoon animations between the different locations.

Only real gripe is about the guitar itself, I have the XBox wireless guitar. The whammy bar is just a little farther away from where it is on my other guitar, and the bar is longer. I just don't have the feel for it yet, and I feel like I really have to reach to get it.

The other gripe is based on the shape of the guitar, my right forearm kind of rests on it weird and it's uncomfortable. I think I have a slight bruise there today from playing for a while yesterday.

Overall I'm still enjoying it though.




I'm the same as you right now. Let me know if you want to play sometime, I don't want to get owned by experts dropping down to get the online achievement. It would be much more fun to play someone around my level.

Also, I think it's uncomfortable because of the faceplate. It seems like it's a sharper edge from the GH2 version which was more rounded off around the edges.




Yes, the faceplate is it exactly, it does seem sharp.

I'd be up for playing sometime, let me know! I'd have to figure out how to make online work, I'll have to try that tonight. (Old guy at age 31 I guess...)


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: TheHip41]
      #12724017 - 10/29/07 07:10 PM

Honestly, I haven't beaten much of any hard mode on any of the games currently, but I owned up medium pretty easy. In fact, I didn't fail a single song, other than Tom and Slash both beat me once each (didn't fail against Lou at all though). Also, I 5 starred every song on medium first time through except for three of them - can't remember the first one, but I 4 starred Stricken (even though I love that song, beginning game me some hassles early on) and I only 3 starred the Slayer song, which I thought was easily the hardest song in there, at least on medium.

Gonna play a bit more medium before I move to hard. I was just in a hurry cause I really wanted to play the metallica song badly.

Oh, yeah, I love the metallica version on this. I think it's dead on.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: TheHip41]
      #12724140 - 10/29/07 07:18 PM

Oh you can save powerups?

Sweet, maybe I'll beat Tom Morello now.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: nolanfan34]
      #12724616 - 10/29/07 07:49 PM

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Picked the game up at Costco yesterday. I'm in the Daliman group, kind of gave up on passing hard on GH2 after making it about half way through, but I have plenty of fun playing medium.

Medium to me seems harder than medium on GH2. Anyone else think that? A lot more HOPO's than I remember in 2.

Overall I think I like what they did with the game. Not sure if I like the songs as much, I think some people nailed it earlier saying that they have good songs, but not all of them translate into good GH3 songs.

Boss battles are fun, glad they came up with that as a way to break the just-play-song-after-song rut. I also get a kick out of the cartoon animations between the different locations.

Only real gripe is about the guitar itself, I have the XBox wireless guitar. The whammy bar is just a little farther away from where it is on my other guitar, and the bar is longer. I just don't have the feel for it yet, and I feel like I really have to reach to get it.

The other gripe is based on the shape of the guitar, my right forearm kind of rests on it weird and it's uncomfortable. I think I have a slight bruise there today from playing for a while yesterday.

Overall I'm still enjoying it though.




I'm the same as you right now. Let me know if you want to play sometime, I don't want to get owned by experts dropping down to get the online achievement. It would be much more fun to play someone around my level.

Also, I think it's uncomfortable because of the faceplate. It seems like it's a sharper edge from the GH2 version which was more rounded off around the edges.




Yes, the faceplate is it exactly, it does seem sharp.

I'd be up for playing sometime, let me know! I'd have to figure out how to make online work, I'll have to try that tonight. (Old guy at age 31 I guess...)




I'm 34, so maybe we can start a senior's league . I've played a random match, not sure yet either how to play against someone you know.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: DukeSucks]
      #12724677 - 10/29/07 07:52 PM

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Picked the game up at Costco yesterday. I'm in the Daliman group, kind of gave up on passing hard on GH2 after making it about half way through, but I have plenty of fun playing medium.

Medium to me seems harder than medium on GH2. Anyone else think that? A lot more HOPO's than I remember in 2.

Overall I think I like what they did with the game. Not sure if I like the songs as much, I think some people nailed it earlier saying that they have good songs, but not all of them translate into good GH3 songs.

Boss battles are fun, glad they came up with that as a way to break the just-play-song-after-song rut. I also get a kick out of the cartoon animations between the different locations.

Only real gripe is about the guitar itself, I have the XBox wireless guitar. The whammy bar is just a little farther away from where it is on my other guitar, and the bar is longer. I just don't have the feel for it yet, and I feel like I really have to reach to get it.

The other gripe is based on the shape of the guitar, my right forearm kind of rests on it weird and it's uncomfortable. I think I have a slight bruise there today from playing for a while yesterday.

Overall I'm still enjoying it though.




I'm the same as you right now. Let me know if you want to play sometime, I don't want to get owned by experts dropping down to get the online achievement. It would be much more fun to play someone around my level.

Also, I think it's uncomfortable because of the faceplate. It seems like it's a sharper edge from the GH2 version which was more rounded off around the edges.




Yes, the faceplate is it exactly, it does seem sharp.

I'd be up for playing sometime, let me know! I'd have to figure out how to make online work, I'll have to try that tonight. (Old guy at age 31 I guess...)




I'm 34, so maybe we can start a senior's league . I've played a random match, not sure yet either how to play against someone you know.




Well Im just as old as NolanFan and I have four kids to boot, which makes you prematurely age. So sign me up for the Senior League.

PS Dont have GHIII yet but I should sometime in the near future.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: vulturesrow]
      #12725063 - 10/29/07 08:19 PM

i got the wii version last night. it's my first time really playing the game (i've played like twice at friend's houses) so i'm working through easy before moving on.

question about the bonus songs: does anyone have any opinions as to what the best bonus songs are (the ones you buy in the shop)? i'm sure i'll buy them all eventually, but i was just wondering what ones i should start with.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: dukemagic]
      #12725615 - 10/29/07 08:57 PM

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question about the bonus songs: does anyone have any opinions as to what the best bonus songs are (the ones you buy in the shop)? i'm sure i'll buy them all eventually, but i was just wondering what ones i should start with.




i'm a newbie at this too. first time playing any GH was yesterday. i got kaiser chiefs - ruby, and only made 2 mistakes. i don't know if it's a good song per se, but if you need a confidence booster, get this one.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Number27]
      #12726577 - 10/29/07 10:08 PM

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Hope the boss battles are fun to play. They're miserable to watch. All the sound effects from powerups ruin the song.




i have now tried to beat lou for 7 hours on hard and cannot do it. i can assure you it is not fun. on the other hand i can try and fail ttfaf multiple times but it is still fun. also, [censored] lou. i am an average player who can 5* some hard songs and got all the way to lou (with 1 try per song and 2 tries on "one") and i have no chance because i am literally not good/lucky enough. [censored] this im playing madden




Can you get to the end where he death drains you or are you failing because of his attacks? If you store three attacks you can fail him pretty easily during his last solo.




his attacks get me + i cant seem to earn attacks when being attacked


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: yeotaJMU]
      #12726853 - 10/29/07 10:31 PM

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Hope the boss battles are fun to play. They're miserable to watch. All the sound effects from powerups ruin the song.




i have now tried to beat lou for 7 hours on hard and cannot do it. i can assure you it is not fun. on the other hand i can try and fail ttfaf multiple times but it is still fun. also, [censored] lou. i am an average player who can 5* some hard songs and got all the way to lou (with 1 try per song and 2 tries on "one") and i have no chance because i am literally not good/lucky enough. [censored] this im playing madden




Can you get to the end where he death drains you or are you failing because of his attacks? If you store three attacks you can fail him pretty easily during his last solo.




his attacks get me + i cant seem to earn attacks when being attacked




Some good tips from Scorehero forums:

1) On broken strings, don't repeatedly press the button that's broken. Just continue to play as normal. The button will fix itself after a few presses in the fast sections and your rock meter will stay up.

2) Memorize the star power phrases and focus in on those. You don't have to worry about keeping a combo because you're not trying to FC this. You're just trying to hit three star power phrases and keep your rock meter up.

3) Lou doesn't seem to fail early in the song (except for the whammy attack on the green stream on expert). It's best to to save your attacks for later.

Other than that you just have to get really good at the song. Good luck.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Number27]
      #12727293 - 10/29/07 11:04 PM

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Hope the boss battles are fun to play. They're miserable to watch. All the sound effects from powerups ruin the song.




i have now tried to beat lou for 7 hours on hard and cannot do it. i can assure you it is not fun. on the other hand i can try and fail ttfaf multiple times but it is still fun. also, [censored] lou. i am an average player who can 5* some hard songs and got all the way to lou (with 1 try per song and 2 tries on "one") and i have no chance because i am literally not good/lucky enough. [censored] this im playing madden




Can you get to the end where he death drains you or are you failing because of his attacks? If you store three attacks you can fail him pretty easily during his last solo.




his attacks get me + i cant seem to earn attacks when being attacked




Some good tips from Scorehero forums:

1) On broken strings, don't repeatedly press the button that's broken. Just continue to play as normal. The button will fix itself after a few presses in the fast sections and your rock meter will stay up.

2) Memorize the star power phrases and focus in on those. You don't have to worry about keeping a combo because you're not trying to FC this. You're just trying to hit three star power phrases and keep your rock meter up.

3) Lou doesn't seem to fail early in the song (except for the whammy attack on the green stream on expert). It's best to to save your attacks for later.

Other than that you just have to get really good at the song. Good luck.




thanks


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: yeotaJMU]
      #12727839 - 10/29/07 11:44 PM

Got a question. I thought I read this earlier in the thread but can't find it now.

I have GH1 for PS2. I want to get GH3 for PS3. Can I use my GH1 wired guitar for GH3 and vice versa?


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: DrNo888]
      #12728117 - 10/30/07 12:04 AM

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Got a question. I thought I read this earlier in the thread but can't find it now.

I have GH1 for PS2. I want to get GH3 for PS3. Can I use my GH1 wired guitar for GH3 and vice versa?




not exactly sure, but I'm going to say no, since the only version of the game that didn't come packaged with a guitar was the PS2 version, and that was simply because you can use the old guitars with it.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Valsuvious]
      #12728714 - 10/30/07 12:50 AM

well you can def use a ps2 GH2 guitar for GH3 on ps2, but I don't think any ps2 controller will work in a ps3 under any circumstance.

Some of the design decisions in this game really annoy me at least for ps2. First off there's a confirm button after starting up the game... why? Also despite the fact it obviously autoloads, it doesn't save your cheats i.e. you have to turn them on every time you start the game. Dumb. Most people use HS anyways. And then not only is there a confirm box for restarting a song which is pointless, but it has to actually reload the song instead of it just immediately starting over a la GH2. Which makes zero sense when you notice that the graphics for this game for ps2 are way worse than the GH2 ones. OK...


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Grue]
      #12729105 - 10/30/07 01:20 AM

I hope none of you guys is ryden40 on XBL, because that fool was getting owned by me tonight in battle mode! Ahhaahhaahaa!! Battle mode is awesome, even co-op is fun on XBL. I guess I see what the hype is about.

Brag: unbeaten in battle mode
Beat: playing medium :-|

Also, good lord, thFaF is impossible for me on medium, I can't imagine trying it at a harder level.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: nolanfan34]
      #12729798 - 10/30/07 02:21 AM

Ok someone help me out here...

What system do I want to buy this for?

I currently have 1 guitar for PS2. Any reason I should switch to a diff one?


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: PatInTheHat]
      #12729851 - 10/30/07 02:25 AM

so is the consensus to get this on Wii instead of xbox if you have both system?

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Allinlife]
      #12730869 - 10/30/07 04:42 AM

Quote:

so is the consensus to get this on Wii instead of xbox if you have both system?




I got it for the wii because my 360 was on red ring of death vacation, it works good after I got the lag fixed

haven't tried online yet

Edited by bottomset (10/30/07 04:44 AM)


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Allinlife]
      #12730940 - 10/30/07 04:56 AM

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so is the consensus to get this on Wii instead of xbox if you have both system?




i would think it would be the opposite because you could buy gh2.


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Strumming [Re: jalapenoguy]
      #12731195 - 10/30/07 05:57 AM

When strumming up and down, what fingers are hitting the bar?

I think I need to change what I am doing.

I hit down with my thumb and up with my forefinger. I sorta have a light grab to the strum bar.

Is a pick worth it?


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Re: Strumming [Re: dreq]
      #12731207 - 10/30/07 06:01 AM

yay managed to beat Lou 2nd try on expert. Whammy on the string of greens FTW. My ranking in career mode is in the 1500s right now. Need to work on that. But that was mostly just playing through career and not caring too much about scores.

Though I did manage a 3rd place score on a bonus song . Squeezefest yay


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Re: Strumming [Re: dreq]
      #12731404 - 10/30/07 06:49 AM

Quote:

When strumming up and down, what fingers are hitting the bar?

I think I need to change what I am doing.

I hit down with my thumb and up with my forefinger. I sorta have a light grab to the strum bar.

Is a pick worth it?




Thumb and forefinger are the way to go. Definitely don't use a pick.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: gusmahler]
      #12732087 - 10/30/07 09:05 AM

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Youtube is slowly starting to get GH3 videos.

Here's one showing tapping the TTFAF intro:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtIZ_G3Evag




Do you not have to strum at all for some reason?


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Brocktoon]
      #12732508 - 10/30/07 10:07 AM

Quote:

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Youtube is slowly starting to get GH3 videos.

Here's one showing tapping the TTFAF intro:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtIZ_G3Evag




Do you not have to strum at all for some reason?




Only the first note, which he does with his elbow. The rest of the phrase is HO/PO. It took me like two hours but I can get 100% on slow using GT1T's tapping method. I suck so bad at elbow strumming that if I miss a note on full speed I can't recover and fail.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Number27]
      #12732772 - 10/30/07 10:35 AM

Sign me up for the senior league. I've never played, but I picked it up at Circuit City yesterday (they are throwing in a free guitar stand). Only drawback is that I have to wait until Christmas to play because it is a gift for the kids

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: 4_2_it]
      #12732782 - 10/30/07 10:36 AM

play now when they aren't around...then give it to them as a Santa gift, which is why it's out of the box...

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: 4_2_it]
      #12732890 - 10/30/07 10:46 AM

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Sign me up for the senior league. I've never played, but I picked it up at Circuit City yesterday (they are throwing in a free guitar stand). Only drawback is that I have to wait until Christmas to play because it is a gift for the kids




You could just slip it in with their candy tomorrow. Trick or treat... or guitar hero...


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: 4_2_it]
      #12733289 - 10/30/07 11:21 AM

Quote:

Sign me up for the senior league. I've never played, but I picked it up at Circuit City yesterday (they are throwing in a free guitar stand). Only drawback is that I have to wait until Christmas to play because it is a gift for the kids




I CHALLENGE YOU SIR. MY KIDS WILL CHEER FOR ME LOUDER THAN YOUR KIDS WILL FOR YOU!


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Nicholasp27]
      #12733300 - 10/30/07 11:22 AM

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play now when they aren't around...then give it to them as a Santa gift, which is why it's out of the box...




I pretty sure will wife will do a pre-emptive wrap today to prevent this inevitable occurrence. I already had the guitar out of the box this morning


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Allinlife]
      #12733303 - 10/30/07 11:22 AM

Quote:

so is the consensus to get this on Wii instead of xbox if you have both system?




I got it for 360 since Xbox live >>>>>>> ps or wii online play.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Allinlife]
      #12733384 - 10/30/07 11:31 AM

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so is the consensus to get this on Wii instead of xbox if you have both system?




it depends...while wii has vibration/speaker, 360 has no friend codes, d/lable content sooner and i assume more customs etc will be available on 360...my friend's bro bought his on wii because all his friend's had the wii version and he wanted to be able to play against them online...so if some of ur friends will be getting the game, see which system they get it for


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: jalexand42]
      #12733931 - 10/30/07 12:18 PM

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Sign me up for the senior league. I've never played, but I picked it up at Circuit City yesterday (they are throwing in a free guitar stand). Only drawback is that I have to wait until Christmas to play because it is a gift for the kids




I CHALLENGE YOU SIR. MY KIDS WILL CHEER FOR ME LOUDER THAN YOUR KIDS WILL FOR YOU!




I'm 33 w/ no kids (yet) and I bought it for Wii on Sunday. I teach 6th grade and about 10 of my students also got it on Sunday. I'm thinking of bringing my Wii to school and having an axe battle during lunchtime. Unfortunately some of these songs are a little school inappropriate. I think I'd be up for 'coolest teacher ever' if I did it though.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: MasterShakeJr]
      #12733966 - 10/30/07 12:22 PM

go for it. what songs are inappropriate?
and you'd only be coolest teacher ever if you totally pwned them


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: housenuts]
      #12734798 - 10/30/07 01:22 PM

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go for it. what songs are inappropriate?
and you'd only be coolest teacher ever if you totally pwned them




yeah they are all edited


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: bottomset]
      #12734828 - 10/30/07 01:24 PM

Yeah, I suppose I could pick and choose. Talk Dirty To Me would probably be out. And the kids would probably do the pwnage at this point, since they've all played earlier versions.

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: MasterShakeJr]
      #12734879 - 10/30/07 01:28 PM

School's out is obvious choice there

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Poofler]
      #12734993 - 10/30/07 01:37 PM

school's out isn't even inappropriate. i'm gonna play now. still trying to figure out that blue button on medium

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: housenuts]
      #12735368 - 10/30/07 02:08 PM

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still trying to figure out that blue button on medium



lol, I was ticked at myself for playing on easy so I switched to medium yesterday. Feeling your pain man. God, I'm a newb.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Nicholasp27]
      #12735906 - 10/30/07 02:49 PM

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while wii has vibration/speaker, 360 has no friend codes, d/lable content sooner and i assume more customs etc will be available on 360




I've seen you mention d/l content on wii a couple times, while everything else I've read says this is not going to happen/is impossible with wii...what are your sources that wii version will have d/l content?


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Wheatsauce]
      #12736008 - 10/30/07 02:55 PM

"Red Octane contacted Joystiq to let us know that what Huang meant to say is there would initially be no downloadable content for the Wii."

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Nicholasp27]
      #12736146 - 10/30/07 03:04 PM

Is that it? I would be pumped if the Wii could get some d/l content, but if this is all there is to suggest it, I won't hold my breath.

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Nicholasp27]
      #12736168 - 10/30/07 03:05 PM

just beat Tom on medium. pretty pleased, then i 4-starred bulls on parade. took about 8 tries to beat tom though. it's all about getting lucky and getting whammy's, they devastate him.

i gotta figure out how to do the hammer-ons and pull-offs. that's not part of my arsenal yet, and i'm still a little shaky with the blue button, but getting better.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: MasterShakeJr]
      #12736281 - 10/30/07 03:13 PM

Quote:

Yeah, I suppose I could pick and choose. Talk Dirty To Me would probably be out. And the kids would probably do the pwnage at this point, since they've all played earlier versions.




I could see some songs being "inappropriate" in the sense that you might get some flak from overprotective (or very religious) parents.

Number of the Beast comes to mind. Also, Cult of Personality has the word cult in it, which could set off some crazies.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Dromar]
      #12736403 - 10/30/07 03:21 PM

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Quote:

Yeah, I suppose I could pick and choose. Talk Dirty To Me would probably be out. And the kids would probably do the pwnage at this point, since they've all played earlier versions.




I could see some songs being "inappropriate" in the sense that you might get some flak from overprotective (or very religious) parents.

Number of the Beast comes to mind. Also, Cult of Personality has the word cult in it, which could set off some crazies.




Exactly. And we have plenty of those around here. Although who really listens to the lyrics when they're playing? I'll sing along to annoy my wife, but generally I'm concentrating pretty hard on the task at hand. What a blast!


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: MasterShakeJr]
      #12736501 - 10/30/07 03:29 PM

ughh, kinda regretting getting this for ps2. we just got a 360 in my house and it sounds like playing against some of you guys would be fun. would it be too degen to have the same game on 2 different systems?

anyway, i'm like 1/2way through GH3 for PS2 on expert


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Gary Stevenson]
      #12736635 - 10/30/07 03:37 PM

If anyone on 360 wants to play coop/pro face-off/battle mode, just hit me up.

GT = XxJ2thaPxX


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: J-P]
      #12736663 - 10/30/07 03:39 PM

sell ps2 one on ebay as slightly used for most of the value back and buy the 360 one

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: J-P]
      #12736729 - 10/30/07 03:44 PM

Quote:

If anyone on 360 wants to play coop/pro face-off/battle mode, just hit me up.

GT = XxJ2thaPxX



Same here: GT = gharp

I tried to do multiplayer a bunch last night and kept getting the 'failed to conenct' message. Finally I managed to get someone to play when I hosted my own match. Seems like they might still be working out the glitches (or everyone's afraid to play me, lol).


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Nicholasp27]
      #12736848 - 10/30/07 03:51 PM

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sell ps2 one on ebay as slightly used for most of the value back and buy the 360 one and then you can kill me at this dumb game




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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: jalexand42]
      #12736900 - 10/30/07 03:55 PM

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sell ps2 one on ebay as slightly used for most of the value back and buy the 360 one and then you can kill me at this dumb game






doesn't arthritis make it difficult to play this game?


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Gary Stevenson]
      #12736995 - 10/30/07 04:02 PM

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sell ps2 one on ebay as slightly used for most of the value back and buy the 360 one and then you can kill me at this dumb game






doesn't arthritis make it difficult to play this game?




You know by my calculations you could have bought like 200 copies of GH3 for xbox with your latest 'play bad, run bad'. :P


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: jalexand42]
      #12737032 - 10/30/07 04:04 PM

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sell ps2 one on ebay as slightly used for most of the value back and buy the 360 one and then you can kill me at this dumb game






doesn't arthritis make it difficult to play this game?




You know by my calculations you could have bought like 200 copies of GH3 for xbox with your latest 'play bad, run bad'. :P



ouch


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Gary Stevenson]
      #12737149 - 10/30/07 04:12 PM

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sell ps2 one on ebay as slightly used for most of the value back and buy the 360 one and then you can kill me at this dumb game






doesn't arthritis make it difficult to play this game?




You know by my calculations you could have bought like 200 copies of GH3 for xbox with your latest 'play bad, run bad'. :P



ouch




that's what my fingers said after i typed that long sentence, arthritis sucks.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: gharp]
      #12737164 - 10/30/07 04:13 PM

Quote:

Quote:

If anyone on 360 wants to play coop/pro face-off/battle mode, just hit me up.

GT = XxJ2thaPxX



Same here: GT = gharp

I tried to do multiplayer a bunch last night and kept getting the 'failed to conenct' message. Finally I managed to get someone to play when I hosted my own match. Seems like they might still be working out the glitches (or everyone's afraid to play me, lol).




I got the fail to connect message a few times last night as well. When I was randomly matched up it worked overall though.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: jalexand42]
      #12737179 - 10/30/07 04:14 PM

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sell ps2 one on ebay as slightly used for most of the value back and buy the 360 one and then you can kill me at this dumb game






doesn't arthritis make it difficult to play this game?




You know by my calculations you could have bought like 200 copies of GH3 for xbox with your latest 'play bad, run bad'. :P



ouch




that's what my fingers said after i typed that long sentence, arthritis sucks.



lol


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: housenuts]
      #12737335 - 10/30/07 04:23 PM

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i gotta figure out how to do the hammer-ons and pull-offs. that's not part of my arsenal yet, and i'm still a little shaky with the blue button, but getting better.




I'm still on medium too, so I'm probably not the best person to ask, but when I started on easy and medium, I started with my index finger on green and just used the next finger for each button so my pinky ended up on blue. I switched so my index finger now starts on red and I slide up for green, so that my ring finger hits blue. It was much easier and my scores went up. Although I guess I'll have to learn how to use my pinky to move up and be good at hard.

Maybe GT1T or another expert player can give us the best starting position for their hand.

Also, my GT= ev3rett if anyone wants to play. I played someone last night and he FC'd two of the three songs, then was mocking me when we were on the recap screen.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: DukeSucks]
      #12737611 - 10/30/07 04:42 PM

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i gotta figure out how to do the hammer-ons and pull-offs. that's not part of my arsenal yet, and i'm still a little shaky with the blue button, but getting better.




I'm still on medium too, so I'm probably not the best person to ask, but when I started on easy and medium, I started with my index finger on green and just used the next finger for each button so my pinky ended up on blue. I switched so my index finger now starts on red and I slide up for green, so that my ring finger hits blue. It was much easier and my scores went up. Although I guess I'll have to learn how to use my pinky to move up and be good at hard.

Maybe GT1T or another expert player can give us the best starting position for their hand.

Also, my GT= ev3rett if anyone wants to play. I played someone last night and he FC'd two of the three songs, then was mocking me when we were on the recap screen.



Force yourself to learn to use your pinky. You will be better for it. Only in rare parts do I purposefully avoid using my pinky


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: jakeduke]
      #12737686 - 10/30/07 04:46 PM

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Just a general question, for you GH pros.... on the harder levels is it a requirement that you be able to strum up and down? Right now I'm only strumming in one direction, and I think strumming up/down will take some major practice.




yes definitely. you can pass most of the songs on hard (i think?) without alt-strumming, but i'm not sure how far you could get on expert. it'll take some time to get used to it, but you'll get the hang of it pretty quickly.




i've never alt strummed and i beat gh2 on expert. i just use my thumb, though i guess i have an abnormally quick thumb or something. i have to use the alt strumming for the super fast notes but that's only for a couple songs


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: chuckleslovakian]
      #12737695 - 10/30/07 04:47 PM

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I'm still on medium too, so I'm probably not the best person to ask, but when I started on easy and medium, I started with my index finger on green and just used the next finger for each button so my pinky ended up on blue. I switched so my index finger now starts on red and I slide up for green, so that my ring finger hits blue. It was much easier and my scores went up. Although I guess I'll have to learn how to use my pinky to move up and be good at hard.




you're on the right track in regards to sliding. you should also be getting used to using that pinky finger. it takes time, but you'll learn to use it eventually. once you hit the later stages of the game, you'll be sliding your hand up and down so fast it will just become a fluid motion. you will figure out different finger combinations that work for different parts of each song. the pinky will be necessary for this.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Gary Stevenson]
      #12737782 - 10/30/07 04:52 PM

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Just a general question, for you GH pros.... on the harder levels is it a requirement that you be able to strum up and down? Right now I'm only strumming in one direction, and I think strumming up/down will take some major practice.




yes definitely. you can pass most of the songs on hard (i think?) without alt-strumming, but i'm not sure how far you could get on expert. it'll take some time to get used to it, but you'll get the hang of it pretty quickly.




i've never alt strummed and i beat gh2 on expert. i just use my thumb, though i guess i have an abnormally quick thumb or something. i have to use the alt strumming for the super fast notes but that's only for a couple songs




i agree with this. i was the same way, but it was only because i couldn't figure out how to alt strum properly until the later stages of all my playing. i have been finding myself using the alt strumming technique more in gh3 than i did with gh2. it's nice to be able to switch back and forth between the two.

also, you're doing a disservice to yourself by not getting it for the 360


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Tinga]
      #12738145 - 10/30/07 05:17 PM

Yay just got my ass kicked by GetThere1Time on live

I tried to gay him by picking Closer. Put I missed in it lol. I can take some comfort though that my 4th place Closer score is beating his 5th place score by 8 points lol. But no comfort in him nearly doubling by score in Take This Life and Pride and Joy


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: chuckleslovakian]
      #12738259 - 10/30/07 05:24 PM

ohmy god I have tried lou on expert like 10000000 times and i can't beat it i am going insane

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: ryguy2fly]
      #12738847 - 10/30/07 06:09 PM

wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

its abotu time


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: ryguy2fly]
      #12738931 - 10/30/07 06:16 PM

hehe. congrats. i'm just 3-starring my way through medium right now. somehow i just 5-starred even flow so i'm happy.

i'm trying to play online for wii but it doesn't seem like there are many players. hard to get a game going?

anyone have wii? post your friend code in the other thread.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: ryguy2fly]
      #12739039 - 10/30/07 06:24 PM

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Maybe GT1T or another expert player can give us the best starting position for their hand.




It's really best to learn how to use your pinky as soon as possible. I personally have stubby fingers so I'm always using my pinky. As you move up in difficulty, its important to have your hand moving as little as possible. It's not necessary. I know a few very good 3 finger guitar heroes but to make that work for you you have to be damn quick and have big hands. Positioning wise, I start my hand with the index on the green and shift up as needed. I hit most all of the YO and BO chords in the game with my middle/pinky and ring/pinky

Getting better at HOPOs are tough at first. The best advice I can give is to remember to hit the buttons you're trying to HOPO on the notes. I know it sounds simple but most people just see a blob of HOPOable notes and move their fingers quickly in that direction and end up going too fast. That's not gonna cut it. Good songs to practice medium/slow HOPOs are Jessica in GH2 and Impulse and The Metal in GH3.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: GetThere1Time]
      #12739407 - 10/30/07 06:51 PM

I think to be a good gh player you have to use your pinky. I'm sure theres a few guys who are just sick sick sick and can do it with like 2 fingers but for 99% of people you're going to have to use your pinky to beat expert. I use a pretty basic hand setup, just 4 fingers, switching pinky to orange when theres a note there, and using index on red. I'll keep my hands in that spot until theres another green note and then i'll shift my hand back up, then back again when theres another orange note etc.

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: ryguy2fly]
      #12739776 - 10/30/07 07:16 PM

I started out on easy and medium and got used to having my hand on G-R-Y-B. When I moved to Hard, I'd move my hand down to hit orange notes. And that works OK on the easier Hard songs where there aren't that many orange notes.

I've started playing Sweet Child O' Mine a lot on Hard and in the start there are single notes all over the place. I've found that it's a lot easier for me if I try to keep my hand on R-Y-B-O and move it up for green notes.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: ryguy2fly]
      #12739788 - 10/30/07 07:16 PM

Definitely start using your pinky as soon as possible; but there are some songs (Sweet Child Of Mine, etc) where my default starting position is Index-R Middle-Y Ring-Blue Pinky-Orange and I slide up to hit the green.

Still if you're not using your pinky you won't be able to hit the orange at all once you move up to Hard and Expert.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Allinlife]
      #12740088 - 10/30/07 07:36 PM

Some questions

1). How do you get TTFAF outside of online play?

2).I got the 360 version and the faceplate wont attach when the neck gets put in? Wtf?

3).Whyd they choose to make the SP phases so much longer in this game? they're like twice as long number of notes wise as #2

4).One thing that's really bothering me is how in certain solos they'll just kind of sneak in strum notes after a long line of white-tops. It seriously puts me on tilt, how they feel the need to randomly toss in these strum notes


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: MuresanForMVP]
      #12740384 - 10/30/07 07:54 PM

heh. Out of boredom of getting trashed by lou on hard I played through medium yesterday and today. I somehow FC'd 5 songs (best was even flow), got 5* on everything other than KOC and raining blood, and yet tom and slash beat me like 5x. And TTFAF is pure gayness even on medium, I really enjoyed the challenge of 5*'ing jordan on hard in GH2, no shot at that in this game.

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Grue]
      #12740646 - 10/30/07 08:16 PM

you get ttfaf once you beat the game on medium hard or expert iirc. I know for sure you get it when you beat expert

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: ryguy2fly]
      #12740728 - 10/30/07 08:21 PM

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you get ttfaf once you beat the game on medium hard or expert iirc. I know for sure you get it when you beat expert





K thanks,


One more thing...I really like the song and I do like the band but the note chart for Before I Forget is a serious abomination. I'm definitely gonna pull a Freya on it, i.e. beat it once then never play it again ( or like 1 once every 2 months)


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: ryguy2fly]
      #12740773 - 10/30/07 08:24 PM

I'm currently trying to beat Lou on Expert with little success. If he gets double notes at any point I'm done.

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Zimmer4141]
      #12740999 - 10/30/07 08:42 PM

theres a trick to beating lou

1) if his first powerup is double notes or switch, restart
2) if you miss your first powerup or its NOT hammer-on, restart
3) if these two happen, throw it on right when you are done the solo right after the powerup and he insta-fails


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: MuresanForMVP]
      #12741007 - 10/30/07 08:43 PM

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you get ttfaf once you beat the game on medium hard or expert iirc. I know for sure you get it when you beat expert





K thanks,


One more thing...I really like the song and I do like the band but the note chart for Before I Forget is a serious abomination. I'm definitely gonna pull a Freya on it, i.e. beat it once then never play it again ( or like 1 once every 2 months)





Too late to edit for me to say: the entire 7th tier in this game is [censored] awful (note chart speaking)


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: housenuts]
      #12741050 - 10/30/07 08:45 PM

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hehe. congrats. i'm just 3-starring my way through medium right now. somehow i just 5-starred even flow so i'm happy.

i'm trying to play online for wii but it doesn't seem like there are many players. hard to get a game going?

anyone have wii? post your friend code in the other thread.




I have Wii, but I have no idea about my friend code. I'll take a look for mine later and get back to you. I wouldn't mind playing with someone I know online. So far the only online I've done is playing against random people with the stranger matches.

Brag: I'm undefeated after like 15 matches.

Beat: It's not fun when it's not challenging.

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Dromar]
      #12741433 - 10/30/07 09:12 PM

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3).Whyd they choose to make the SP phases so much longer in this game? they're like twice as long number of notes wise as #2




I havent noticed this myself but if you notice a lot of difference in charting style, its because a new staff is doing the notework since Neversoft made this game and Harmonix did the last three.

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4).One thing that's really bothering me is how in certain solos they'll just kind of sneak in strum notes after a long line of white-tops. It seriously puts me on tilt, how they feel the need to randomly toss in these strum notes




They put these in to try and better represent how you would play the song on a real guitar. I have mixed feelings about it. It feels better in some songs but in others it's just annoying, particularly the Paranoid solo and Black Magic Woman. The difference in the notes themselves are in the engine. Neversoft built the GH3 engine from the ground up and now note trackers can just program which notes they want to be HOPO and which they want to be strums where as in GH2 the HOPOs were determined by a timing window which was a hair less than an 8th note.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Dromar]
      #12741462 - 10/30/07 09:14 PM

For your Wii Friend code, go online in the game, and click on Show Friend Roster. Your code will be in the top left of the screen.

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: housenuts]
      #12742326 - 10/30/07 10:25 PM

what are the notes that have little white lights on the top of them? are they any different?

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: dukemagic]
      #12742426 - 10/30/07 10:33 PM

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what are the notes that have little white lights on the top of them? are they any different?



Yeah, those are the notes you can play with hammer ons and pull-offs (see the discussion above). Basically, you can play those notes by just pressing the fret button -- you don't have to strum them.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: gharp]
      #12742616 - 10/30/07 10:49 PM

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what are the notes that have little white lights on the top of them? are they any different?



Yeah, those are the notes you can play with hammer ons and pull-offs (see the discussion above). Basically, you can play those notes by just pressing the fret button -- you don't have to strum them.



ah, k thanks. just played a song with them and while i can hit those notes fine, i forget to strum for the note after that...


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: dukemagic]
      #12742832 - 10/30/07 11:07 PM

I'm so frustrated right now. -1 on My Name is Jonas and I can FC Cliffs of Dover except that I always miss one or two notes in the two OBOYOROGOROYOBO sections. Gah!

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: GetThere1Time]
      #12743370 - 10/30/07 11:51 PM

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Neversoft built the GH3 engine from the ground up and now note trackers can just program which notes they want to be HOPO and which they want to be strums where as in GH2 the HOPOs were determined by a timing window which was a hair less than an 8th note.




What about the opening of Free Bird in GHII...isn't there a bunch of HO/POs that are super far apart timing wise.

Also...I gather from some other posts that you were invited to the studio and seemed to do some testing with this game...did you ever post a trip report or anything?


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Wheatsauce]
      #12743562 - 10/31/07 12:08 AM

Who beat through the fire and flames on expert? Second try here

sorry had to brag

Edited by xxrod17xx (10/31/07 12:09 AM)


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Ghazban]
      #12743623 - 10/31/07 12:13 AM

what is the song that they are playing in the commercial?

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: tarheeljks]
      #12743761 - 10/31/07 12:26 AM

I'm here to say that how Neversoft did the whole Battle Mode is completely idiotic, especially Lou on Expert. I really wish Harmonix did this game. I like it a lot and all, it's a ton of fun, but I think Harmonix did a much better job on 1 and 2

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: MuresanForMVP]
      #12744008 - 10/31/07 12:47 AM

I finally got serious about learning alternate strumming, by slumming at medium first, and finally consistently in the 97-100% notes hit range for songs I could 100% just downstrumming

the next trick is incorparating HO/PO to the alt strumming, and getting better at the fast stretches where you don't have to move your hand(I suck at sections were its like 20 of the same notes in a row)


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Zimmer4141]
      #12744132 - 10/31/07 12:59 AM

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Raining Blood can kiss my ass.

That is all.




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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: xxrod17xx]
      #12744149 - 10/31/07 01:00 AM

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Who beat through the fire and flames on expert? Second try here

sorry had to brag




what was your note hitting %?

When i do it in practice i get 75% ish but i always insta fail the start


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Wheatsauce]
      #12744212 - 10/31/07 01:06 AM

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Neversoft built the GH3 engine from the ground up and now note trackers can just program which notes they want to be HOPO and which they want to be strums where as in GH2 the HOPOs were determined by a timing window which was a hair less than an 8th note.




What about the opening of Free Bird in GHII...isn't there a bunch of HO/POs that are super far apart timing wise.

Also...I gather from some other posts that you were invited to the studio and seemed to do some testing with this game...did you ever post a trip report or anything?



The fret board is really big in the beginning (each measure is really far apart) but it gets smaller when the solo starts so I'm guessing those HOPOs still fit within an eighth note.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: pudley4]
      #12744481 - 10/31/07 01:33 AM

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Raining Blood can kiss my ass.

That is all.








I would kinda struggle with this on Expert but decided to give hyper speed a try and beat it on my first effort


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: gharp]
      #12744549 - 10/31/07 01:39 AM

a couple other questions:

1).Are certain songs only playable in Co-op like sabotage, and helicopter? I know you can play them online but not in quickplay?

2). After beating Lou do you get The Devil Went Down to Georgia as a playable track minus the dumbass battle?


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: MuresanForMVP]
      #12744862 - 10/31/07 02:12 AM

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a couple other questions:

1).Are certain songs only playable in Co-op like sabotage, and helicopter? I know you can play them online but not in quickplay?

2). After beating Lou do you get The Devil Went Down to Georgia as a playable track minus the dumbass battle?



1. You can play them in quick play, but you have to unlock them from coop first
2. No. No one wants to play Lou's side anyways


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: MuresanForMVP]
      #12744871 - 10/31/07 02:13 AM

1) Once you unlock them through coop career or through the unlock all code you can play them in quickplay single player

2) unfortunately no and that just sucks


edit: too slow

Edited by GetThere1Time (10/31/07 02:14 AM)


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: GetThere1Time]
      #12745091 - 10/31/07 02:37 AM

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1) Once you unlock them through coop career or through the unlock all code you can play them in quickplay single player

2) unfortunately no and that just sucks


edit: too slow





So you cant play Devil Went Down aside from te final battle?What a MONUMENTAL [censored] UP that is. They coulda put, you know, a LITTLE more effort into merging your part in that song with other ones, or hell just use your part, but getting rid of it altogether is [censored] tragic


edit:I just cant get over how theres no replayable final track. Unless they consider TTFAF as it...but just...no. I'm distraught. "Hey you just played through this game, and one final completely retarded battle against an impossible opponent where you need luck to get a whammy bar to use on the long string of Lou's green, unless you're completely sick good at this game. What do you get? well you can buy or access or whatever another completely impossible song that isnt even much fun to play anyways!" Great. The Devil Went Down would have been awesome to get access to


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: GetThere1Time]
      #12745663 - 10/31/07 04:02 AM

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Getting better at HOPOs are tough at first. The best advice I can give is to remember to hit the buttons you're trying to HOPO on the notes. I know it sounds simple but most people just see a blob of HOPOable notes and move their fingers quickly in that direction and end up going too fast. That's not gonna cut it. Good songs to practice medium/slow HOPOs are Jessica in GH2 and Impulse and The Metal in GH3.




ok, i really need help with this. i don't even really get them. which notes are HOPOable?
right now i've passed Before I Forget in medium, but haven't passed any of the other Live in Japan songs. i haven't tried all that many times, but i figure i may as well start getting good at HOPO before i develop bad habits.
whenever i try it though it doesn't work. how close together do the notes have to be?
do i need to do it for medium or should i be worrying about it later?
i tried Impulse and Metal Heavy Lady ( i assume that's what you meant by Metal) but nothing seems HOPOable. where exactly in the song can you do it?

thanks for any help. i'm such a newb


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: housenuts]
      #12745922 - 10/31/07 04:43 AM

Muresan,

I know. If they made any huge [censored] ups in this game it's that. It's such a great track and really deserves its place as a regular song. There are so many awesome solos later on too that you might not get to see. If you look on your stats screen after you win you'll see the solos go from 'A' all the way through 2/3 of the alphabet.

housenuts,

Any note that's glowing white is HOPOable. Distance determined what was a HOPO in GH2. In GH3, you just have to look for the glowing white notes. It doesn't matter how far apart they are. Likewise, if the notes have a black ring around them you have to strum them, no matter how close together they are. It shouldnt be that important for medium but its not a bad habit to get into. Generally I just downstrum whatever I can and then HOPO or altstrum the faster stuff. I find it much more accurate.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: GetThere1Time]
      #12745983 - 10/31/07 04:55 AM

shamless brag: I 5* ttfaf tonight.

vid linkage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWCi3-whXzE


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: GetThere1Time]
      #12746020 - 10/31/07 05:02 AM

just watched your vid. that's f'n crazy dude. do you know the entire song, or are you able to see the notes and then play them?
i figure you must have most of it committed to memory


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: housenuts]
      #12746107 - 10/31/07 05:18 AM

I have a general idea of what's coming and practice certainly helps but I wouldnt say committed to memory exactly. I'm still reacting to things as they come. It's just a matter of recognizing the notes and getting my fingers to cooperate. That's why I use hyperspeed 3 for the song/ If the notes were any closer together I wouldnt be able to time my fretting accurately because it would look like one huge cluster [censored]. A lot of it is just playing a shitton of guitar hero, knowing my way up and down the frets, and improving my finger speed. The hardest part was learning how to tap the intro.

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: housenuts]
      #12746151 - 10/31/07 05:26 AM

Maybe they will release all the boss battles as quick play DLC. As long as they dont charge anything for the fix I will forgive them for not have DWDTG as a seperate track. Just as long as no one has to play Lous part

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: GetThere1Time]
      #12746154 - 10/31/07 05:26 AM

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I have a general idea of what's coming and practice certainly helps but I wouldnt say committed to memory exactly. I'm still reacting to things as they come. It's just a matter of recognizing the notes and getting my fingers to cooperate. That's why I use hyperspeed 3 for the song/ If the notes were any closer together I wouldnt be able to time my fretting accurately because it would look like one huge cluster [censored]. A lot of it is just playing a shitton of guitar hero, knowing my way up and down the frets, and improving my finger speed. The hardest part was learning how to tap the intro.



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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: GetThere1Time]
      #12746197 - 10/31/07 05:37 AM

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shamless brag: I 5* ttfaf tonight.

vid linkage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWCi3-whXzE



my hero..


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: GetThere1Time]
      #12746230 - 10/31/07 05:46 AM

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shamless brag: I 5* ttfaf tonight.

vid linkage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWCi3-whXzE




sickest thing about this song is how you can miss a note, and 5seconds later be back on 4x

712k 94% is the high score, jesus christ

Edited by bottomset (10/31/07 05:53 AM)


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: bottomset]
      #12746255 - 10/31/07 05:51 AM

Quote:

Quote:

shamless brag: I 5* ttfaf tonight.

vid linkage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWCi3-whXzE




sickest thing about this song is how you can miss a note, and 5seconds later be back on 4x



more like 2.5 seconds later


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: chuckleslovakian]
      #12746459 - 10/31/07 06:42 AM

4 days later and all I can really say is this game is a pretty big let down. Bad song choices, bad design choices, bad chart choices, blah.

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Grue]
      #12747398 - 10/31/07 09:37 AM

what exactly does hyperspeed do?

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: dmk]
      #12747457 - 10/31/07 09:44 AM

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what exactly does hyperspeed do?





Makes you a cheater zomgwtfbbq!1!1 At least thats what you'll gather from reading youtube comments, always from one random douche who thinks so. Hyperspeed makes the notes scroll faster, but spreads them out accordingly making it look faster but easier to read. It's really the only way to play IMO, makes it much more fun and fluid; you just kind of react to the song and go from there. Definitely try it and see if you like it


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: MuresanForMVP]
      #12747635 - 10/31/07 10:03 AM

Somebody give me the secret to superfast picking. I somehow got 5* on Misirlou in GH2 but I break my combo every other bar in Knights of Cydonia and I feel like my arm is going to fall off by the end of One (also breaking my combo every other time in those groups of 7 notes).

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: GetThere1Time]
      #12748040 - 10/31/07 10:43 AM

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shamless brag: I 5* ttfaf tonight.

vid linkage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWCi3-whXzE




I am genetically inferior to you.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: GetThere1Time]
      #12748660 - 10/31/07 11:36 AM

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shamless brag: I 5* ttfaf tonight.

vid linkage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWCi3-whXzE




Very nice. I'll be able to pass it once I get past the intro, but I don't foresee myself 5*ing it for a long time.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Dromar]
      #12749181 - 10/31/07 12:21 PM

Quick question about hammer on/pull offs:

If you decide to strum a Ho/Po able note will the game count it as an extra note and therefore a mis-strum?

It seems like the game does this to me some of the time, but not all of the time. I strum about 99% of the notes I play regardless of whether or not they're Ho/Po able and it seems like its hit or miss.

FWIW I can understand the logic behind counting it as an extra strum, since once I hit the corresponding button the note played and my strum was above and beyond what was needed. I'm just trying to figure out why sometimes this kills my streaks and other times it doesn't.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Brocktoon]
      #12749289 - 10/31/07 12:30 PM

I've never had a strum on a hopo note break combo, as long as I've hit the note.

Strums that don't hit the note or extra strums will break your combo.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Brocktoon]
      #12749406 - 10/31/07 12:39 PM

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Quick question about hammer on/pull offs:

If you decide to strum a Ho/Po able note will the game count it as an extra note and therefore a mis-strum?




It definitely shouldn't. I used to try to strum a lot of the HOPO parts in GH2 because I found it easier to play them (that Butthole Surfers song comes to mind). In GH3 I'm finding I can play the HOPOs a lot better, probably because of the bigger timing window (and maybe b/c I'm getting better).


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: gharp]
      #12749417 - 10/31/07 12:40 PM

Has anyone else messed around with guitarhero.com yet? Seems like it's not really working right yet -- I haven't been able to link my account since Monday and right now the whole site seems to just be down.

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: gharp]
      #12749813 - 10/31/07 01:12 PM

Finally got owned in battle mode online last night. Quick tip for those who play it so they don't suffer the same fate.

I didn't realize it at first, but your powerups carry over into the death drain sudden death. I didn't even notice it the first match I played against this guy, but the second one I realized he was just saving two of them for the sudden death - even if I had the lead on the rock meter, he could use them right off the bat and nail me before I could get the death drain power up.

This was probably obvious to some of you, but I didn't realize it at first, so I thought I'd pass it along.

Also, I'll echo those hating on Raining Blood, that song sucks ass.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Brocktoon]
      #12750191 - 10/31/07 01:40 PM

Quote:

Quick question about hammer on/pull offs:

If you decide to strum a Ho/Po able note will the game count it as an extra note and therefore a mis-strum?




my understanding is that if you hammer-on a note, and strum, it will be a mis-strum because you'll be holding down 2 buttons when you only need one. however if you pull-off a note, and strum, then it should be fine because you'll only be holding the button, and strumming the one you need to. of course if you're going to try to pull-off 3 notes in a row, and strum the second one while you're still holding two, it will be a mis-strum.

i'm certainly no expert in the hopo department but that seems logical to me. if the notes are hopoable, but you choose just to play them regularly and strum each of them, you shouldn't be penalized.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: housenuts]
      #12750359 - 10/31/07 01:49 PM

should never matter if u are holding down 2 buttons when u only need one

as long as the buttons u hold are to the left of the button u need to press, then it doesn't matter, just like in real guitar


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: nolanfan34]
      #12750700 - 10/31/07 02:14 PM

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Also, I'll echo those hating on Raining Blood, that song sucks ass.





Slayer rules

there are a lot worse songs on there than it


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: bottomset]
      #12750912 - 10/31/07 02:30 PM

It's really weird. I find myself listening to the radio and picking out the guitar parts and trying to imagine them with little colored dots coming at me. This game is really changing the way I listen to music.

I have no one to play coop with so I was messing around with practice and didn't realize you could practice the bass parts. Dude, if this game was 'Bass Hero' I would pwn all of you! And BTW,
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Slayer rules





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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: MasterShakeJr]
      #12750998 - 10/31/07 02:36 PM

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It's really weird. I find myself listening to the radio and picking out the guitar parts and trying to imagine them with little colored dots coming at me. This game is really changing the way I listen to music.




soon you will be air-guitar hero'ing .. it's inevitable.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: bottomset]
      #12751125 - 10/31/07 02:47 PM

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Quote:

Also, I'll echo those hating on Raining Blood, that song sucks ass.





Slayer rules

there are a lot worse songs on there than it




I just hate playing it, not the song itself.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: ehafner]
      #12753171 - 10/31/07 04:57 PM

nothing is more frustrating that completing 99% of One on medium on my first try. man i don't feel like doing that again. i was dominating the start then starting get pwned and flustered and just tried to limp through the end

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Tinga]
      #12753990 - 10/31/07 06:00 PM

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Quote:

It's really weird. I find myself listening to the radio and picking out the guitar parts and trying to imagine them with little colored dots coming at me. This game is really changing the way I listen to music.




soon you will be air-guitar hero'ing .. it's inevitable.



super standard. my friend and i talk about what songs would be great for GH whenever we're listening to music


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: dmk]
      #12754212 - 10/31/07 06:16 PM

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what exactly does hyperspeed do?




slows the song down.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: kyro]
      #12754298 - 10/31/07 06:23 PM

yeah!!!!!!!! just beat medium. i doubt i'm anywhere near ready for hard. i 75% every song and barely make it through. i don't know how i beat lou. i thought i was dead, and had no idea he was close to dead cause i only used maybe 3 powerups.
then when i got the finish him part, i thought i'd lose too because i was on the brink. that wouuld have been a major piss off.

lol, 58% of notes hit against lou. 18 note streak was my best
do you always get a 5-star review against lou? somehow i did.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: kyro]
      #12754382 - 10/31/07 06:30 PM

Quote:

Quote:

what exactly does hyperspeed do?



slows the song down.



No it doesn't. It speeds up the notes coming at you so they're further apart, making it easier to time your strums.
The downside is that you can't see as many notes ahead.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: fiskebent]
      #12754881 - 10/31/07 07:05 PM

Getting a little tired of online crashing the game once an hour.

EDIT: Make that every [censored] 30 minutes.

Edited by Poofler (10/31/07 07:19 PM)


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Poofler]
      #12756762 - 10/31/07 09:36 PM

Took down Lou today, now trying to work on that damn intro to TTFAF

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: MuresanForMVP]
      #12756998 - 10/31/07 09:58 PM

word from the scorehero rumormill:

http://www.scorehero.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=34609&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: The Bus Driver]
      #12756999 - 10/31/07 09:58 PM

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Is there really no way to buy just an extra guitar for the Wii? I can't find them anywhere and the chick at GameStop was saying they really don't plan to package just the guitar by itself until February. That's so ridiculously stupid I can't believe it, but I can't find them anywhere online either. WTF?



Anyone? Has anyone seen the Wii controller by itself?


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: MuresanForMVP]
      #12757003 - 10/31/07 09:58 PM

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Took down Lou today, now trying to work on that damn intro to TTFAF




I'm going back and getting 5*'s on everything because TTFAF intro is just pissing me off. That's what I did with Jordan on PS2. I'll get the intro eventually but I'm going to have more fun getting good at the other songs first.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: Number27]
      #12757187 - 10/31/07 10:14 PM

So for a dumb challenge I decided to try to pass Knights of Cydonia with only using the dpad to strum. Actually managed not to need star power at all for the fast parts. I was surprised how fast you can "alt-strum" that dpad. Only managed 3 stars and my index finger on my strumming hand hurt like hell

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: chuckleslovakian]
      #12757381 - 10/31/07 10:32 PM

AD;LKFJDFOIDJFLDJFLDKJFDKF THE SLAYER SONG!!!!!

I'm about to fine someone to beat it for me so i can get to dragonforce


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: The_Taj]
      #12757684 - 10/31/07 10:55 PM

slayer and metallica are bs

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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: holdme]
      #12757754 - 10/31/07 11:02 PM

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slayer and metallica are bs




i am working on One.

I get through the main hard riff, the triplets with full green, then I get to solo A, and hit star power and strum wildly and mash buttons, then I rock solo 2=3, and then I lose on the stupid triplets and the 1,2,3 solo notes.

It's about 92% for me. Going to have to practice up on that section.


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Re: Guitar Hero III [Re: TheHip41]
      #12757784 - 10/31/07 11:05 PM

im not reading the thread. are the classic songs any good on hard/expert?

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