More Like “Raining S%*t”

Having not bought any new games recently I’ve been revisiting older games.  A few weeks ago something made me load up Guitar Hero 3 for the first time in quite a while and I’m currently attempting to finish the career mode on Hard.  I’d previously got as far as the second-to-last gig but just could not get anywhere close to finishing “Before I Forget” by Slipknot or “Knights of Cydonia” by Muse.   While I can get 100% on the former on Medium difficulty it took my many, many attempts to even complete the Muse song on the easier difficulty so I wasn’t confident I’d ever get through it.  However, the hours of playing World Tour seem to have improved my overall ability and I was able to finish Slipknot after a few tries and then the Muse song on only the second or third attempt.  I’ve definitely noticed that difficulty does not scale up uniformally across all songs with some becoming hugely difficult while others only seem to have a slight increase in complexity.

I then went back and beat Slash in the guitar duel, having previously failed dismally, and also upped my ratings on loads of the earlier songs from 3 stars to 4 or 5 stars.  I finally decided I was ready to attempt the final gig and picked “Cliffs of Dover” by Eric Johnston as the first track which turned out to be a good move as I got through it first time.  I then tried “Number Of The Beast” by Iron Maiden and despite several goes where I failed in the first 30 seconds I eventually twigged what I was doing wrong and went on to finish that one too.  Sadly, after a pretty decent second wind, it was at this point I once again hit the wall.  “Raining Blood” is, frankly, ridiculous.  I know I sound like an old man, but once you’re about 30 seconds into the song Slayer dispense with anything resembling a tune and therefore the notes to play and rhythm to play them in seem to have been picked at  random.  I fail about 5 seconds later every single tine.  “One” by Metallica is at least fun to play for the first 5 minutes or so, but once I hit the guitar solo I’m completely stuffed and in some ways that’s more frustrating because by that point I’m about 75% through the song and have to start all the way back from the beginning.

So I reckon a bit more practice is needed before I try either of those again.  The question now is whether or not I go back and try and finish World Tour on Hard in guitar mode (I’ve done it on Bass) or try the easier songs on GH3 on Expert?  Decisions, decisions.

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Published in: on 11/05/2009 at 9:25 am  Leave a Comment  
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“Most Wanted” Games for 2009

Are you looking forward to revisiting Rapture in “Bioshock 2”?  Has “Prototype” got you flexing your thumbs in anticipation?  Or maybe you’re just waiting to bag yourself a Jigglypuff in the new Pokemon game?  Why not let me and everyone else know by posting those games which you’re most looking forward to in 2009.  I’ll add my list in a bit.

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Published in: on 11/05/2009 at 9:11 am  Leave a Comment  
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