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"Guitar Hero 5 Deal: Worth It?"
Posted on Wednesday, September 16 2009 @ 02:08:27 PST

So I bought my "Guitar Hero 5" a couple weeks ago (since my other versions have been destroyed by bumping into my Xbox 360) and I already have heard about, “If you buy Guitar Hero 5, you will receive the unreleased Guitar Hero: Van Halen!” I knew there was a catch to it; I thought maybe you would receive a DLC for the entire track list of Guitar Hero: Van Halen. With a surprise, I was wrong. But, instead I received much more objectives to complete before receiving my “unreleased game”


As soon as I came home from buying my 2 for 1 deal, I quickly ran to my lair to see what I need to do. I looked at the package and peeled the sticker I had to peel off, “Go to this website and to redeem the code” Um what code are they talking about? I went to the website and found out there was a code on the back of Guitar Hero 5 Manual. So I filled out the required information. It then mentioned I need these 3 items; The Sticker that I had to peel off of the package, my receipt, and a barcode of the information I just typed in. First off, I had to dig around the trash for the receipt. They could have mentioned before hand, but I guess that maybe common sense I don’t have. This barcode that I had to print out was a pain in the arse. I had no ink whatsoever and so I had to drive back to Staples for a black ink cartridge that made me lose 43 dollars. So after completing all these tasks, I now had to put these in an envelope (who does this now?) and send the information to their company. They then told me, “Once we received the information, it will take 4-6 weeks to process.” Oh my god, I’m finished now I have to waste time while waiting.


When I bought Guitar Hero 5, I wasn’t just buying the game for another game for free. I wanted a game that will allow me to enjoy myself for a while. I just recently played “Batman: Arkham Asylum” and I must say the effects and creativity of the game was definitely well done. It was well enough for me to write a review about it. Nonetheless I needed a game that will satisfy my cravings before “Halo 3: ODST” comes out. When I bought Guitar Hero 5, I thought I was getting a better version since the last one I play (Guitar Hero: World Tour). Instead I get a game that doesn’t even have that much guitar rocking solos. How can you call the game “Guitar Hero” if there aren’t that many guitar songs/parts of songs. Elton John doesn’t play the guitar does he? No, he plays his sound-soothing piano. I completely agree on pod cast 77 when Blake complained the fact “Guitar Hero,” isn’t really “Guitar Hero” anymore. The game I thought would be pleasant turns out they only improved the graphics in the background (you’re not supposed to pay attention to anyways or you lose notes) and the ability to create an avatar or even use your XBL avatar, other than that it’s a terrible version of the Guitar Hero series.


So was it worth buying the 2 for 1 deal? I don’t think so. All the hassle I have done I won’t received my game until early November or late November!? What grinds my gears are the game releases December 22nd and it isn’t that far away when I do receive it. So yes, this deal isn’t worth it because I’m positive their going to end up with a Guitar Hero 5/ Guitar Hero: Van Halen bundle.

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