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Platform

Playstation 3

 

Genre

Music & Rhythm

 

Publisher

Activision

 

Developer

Neversoft

 

ESRB

T (Teen)

 

Released

June 29, 2009

 

 

- If you like Aerosmith, this one's for you!

 

 

- If you don't like Aerosmith, keep on moving

 

 

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Guitar Hero: Aerosmith

Score: 8.0 / 10

 

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This review is probably the easiest one I've had to write in the last two years because Guitar Hero Aerosmith is essentially a stand-alone expansion pack for Guitar Hero III. So, rather than writing a review that tells players the ins and the outs of the basic mechanics and how the game works, it essentially boils down to 

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a subjective review of the song list, which, predictably, includes a lot of Aerosmith tracks across the three decades of the bands' existence.

 

The list includes the "Walk This Way" (both the regular and the Run DMC versions), "Love in an Elevator", "Dream On", "Combination", "Draw the Line", "Rag Doll", "Toys in the 

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Attic", "Rag Doll" and "Livin' on the Edge." A few of the remaining songs are associated with Joe Perry, but then there are tracks like "Dream Police" by Cheap Trick, "I Hate Myself for Loving You" by Joan Jett, "She Sells Sanctuary" by The Cult, and "Hard to Handle" by The Black Crowes. All but a very small handful of the tracks are original or re-mastered versions from the original artists and unless you have a real ear for music you likely wouldn't know that some of the songs are covers.

 

It's a good sampling of music and I can actually make no complaints about the song list because it hits the popular Aerosmith ones as well as a few of their lesser known hits, complemented with music from other artists that doesn't feel out of place. All told, there are slightly more than 40 tracks to challenge players.

To further heighten the Aerosmith branding, many of the purchasable items in the Vault are of the Aerosmith variety - from extra songs to quick interviews with band members. (Big fans probably won't learn anything they don't already know.)

 

The only thing running against Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is the price. For about the same price as the game - $50US - consumers can download these tracks online to their PC for less. But listening to music doesn't present the same kind of intense challenge that Guitar Hero: Aerosmith affords. Played on Hard or Expert, this game will tax your reflexes and hand-eye coordination.

 

- Omni

(July 13, 2008)

 

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