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Guitar Hero: Van Halen Unreleased Feature
Posted on Sunday, November 1 2009 @ 11:39:08 Eastern

Aw screw it, let’s just Jump!
 
Welcome to Guitar Hero: Van Halen, you’re now going to be rocking out to another legend of rock n roll. Not only are you going to be playing the 25 epic Van Halen’s tracks, you’re going to be playing couple of Eddie’s signature solos such as “Eruption" and "Cathedral.” Other than the list of Van Halen’s songs being able to play, you’re option to play 19 other artists such as Queen, Billy Idol, Judas Priest, and so on. So let’s “Jump” into the excitement shall we.
After playing Guitar Hero: Van Halen, you begin to realize what has changed? What has happen to the special features? All of these are a mystery. This mystery makes you so controversial to what make have actually been added to the game series. My god haven’t they add the option to video record so you can upload your own special video to their website? The only new feature I saw was lamer than Andy Dick’s comedy and this feature is “Eddie’s Guitar Soundboard.” This feature allows you to fool around with some of the chords Eddie has played through out the years. Nothing too proud of have been added to the game This is like having a prostitute sleep with you; no matter how much you paid for the pleasure, you’re still shameful you paid for it. I do apologize, but it’s difficult to explain how nothing was featured without using a sense of humor
  Now this little feature I created wasn’t just to give the short information upon the game itself, this feature also provides you the source of how upsetting receiving the game in the mail was. Receiving the unreleased bologna couple weeks ago was a path to see how cheap and pathetic Activision is.

First they didn’t give me a decent case. They just stuck the game into cardboard “For promotion only not for resale” piece of crap that can easily be destroyed. So I didn’t lose or have my game destroyed from having it stay in this crap case. I had to create my own cover and use one of my old Xbox game case. Oh it doesn’t stop getting comical there. I was searching for my game manual. I searched package of the shipment. I looked inside that crap case, I yet to find my manual. I then looked to see if would inform me about my manual on the back of the case and sure enough I found the information. Not only do they give you a crap case, you must find a source of the internet to download the manual. Now they’re too cheap to print out a manual for you too? That’s pretty low. Sure the production of the creating of advertisements and art has to be made still, but come on you’re not going to ship me out a manual either?
 
Instead of playing just the melody of the songs in Guitar Hero 5, they manage to fix that situation so you can play the guitarist parts with your controller. Also whenever you hit the wrong note, you can recover faster. In the previous games (if you played on expert or hard), you recover fast, but when you hit the wrong note, you ended up skipping more notes. That part to me a great improvement for the audience behind you. They don’t have to listen to the “song screwing up” effect (I know you can lower the audio) and get disgusted.
I feel this game would be great for the Van Halen fans out there. I wouldn’t recommend buying this game unless they added more. Until then, this is the same exact setup like Guitar Hero: Metallica. Just let Jamie cry and you may come out a survivor. Get ready to rock again December 22nd, 2009
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