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Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock!

The latest in the popular GH series of rock-god rhythm games has finally arrived, but will the latest GH bring anything new to the table?

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I Wanna Rock: The first thing you will notice about Guitar Hero III is how oddly familiar the entire game feels. That's the first and only flaw in GH III; it's the same game as last time around.

You will once again play as a rock star, jamming around arenas in a variety of different locales ranging from huge stages to high school gymnasiums. The core gameplay of GH III hasn't change in any degree, and that is both a flaw and a strong point.

If you have the Guitar Hero guitar-controller, the game is a blast to play alone or with a fellow Guitar Hero. As you progress through the game, you will face increasing difficulty as the notes begin to flash by the screen, but you'll never feel overwhelmed.

Strumming The Notes: Guitar Hero III doesn't have much depth, and there isn't anything to do besides hit notes all night long, going from song to song. The GH formula is nearly timeless, but with so many "sequels" that turn out to be carbon copies you will long for some more depth.

Rent vs. Buy: Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is another fantastic addition to the GH series, but there isn't much here to distinguish it from the last installment in the franchise.

The game is merely another moneymaker, milked from the cash cow of the GH name, and isn't worth the chalk in any way.

The total absence of depth takes away a lot of the games potential. Had there been something new to add to the nearly flawless formula, this might've been a worthwhile game.

Report Card

The game is merely another moneymaker, milked from the cash cow of the GH name, and isn't worth the chalk in any way. The total absence of depth takes away a lot of the games potential. Had there been something new to add to the nearly flawless formula, this might've been a worthwhile game. (Krakrabbit.com)

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