Activision Guitar Hero: Aerosmith
Strap on your axe
- Familiar and fun Guitar Hero gameplay, character models look great and are well animated
- Less content, limited appeal, tries nothing new
Unless you're a diehard Aerosmith fan, there might not be much here for you.
Price$ 89.95 (AUD)
Three years ago, when Harmonix first put those small plastic guitars in gamers' sweaty hands, the novelty of the controller coupled with the unique gameplay was enough to hold people's attention.
However, as more sequels were cranked out, the game's once novel gameplay is no longer capable of completely carrying the title, and more and more of the game's quality is decided by the caliber of its track list. So what does that say about Guitar Hero: Aerosmith? Well, unless you're a diehard Aerosmith fan, much of this game's appeal may be lost on you.
For the fervent Guitar Hero fan, you'll find an incredibly well-synched guitar simulation featuring a large number of master recordings, and decent graphics toting a motion captured Steven Tyler (which may in fact be seen as a drawback to some). Like the previous Guitar Heroes, the rhythm game mechanic feels as fun and precise as ever, providing most people with the closest re-creation of playing rock n' roll music possible.
However, if you happen to be one of the many individuals who find Steven Tyler's maw frightening, or you aren't up to date on Aerosmith's body of work from the '70s, this will undoubtedly be your least favourite iteration of Guitar Hero. The large majority of the Aerosmith songs included in this title aren't as recognisable as previous Guitar Hero track lists, whose golden rock oldies were performed by a litany of well-known groups, ultimately making those games more diverse and more fun to play. In fact, the total track list in general is much shorter than in the previous titles (31 songs in the main set list and 11 bonus songs) and, for the experienced plastic-axe-man, the game will fly by pretty quickly. The game's toned-down difficulty only adds to the feeling that this edition is not as deep as previous Guitar Hero efforts.
In the end, what you're left with is a familiar game that has less content, less unanimous appeal, easier difficulty, and probably the least amount of innovation offered from a Guitar Hero title yet. Meaning, only the most ardent Guitar Hero or Aerosmith fans should strap on their five-button axes for this rock sim.
Join the newsletter!
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Hisense takes the fight to home entertainment heavyweights with flagship Series 8 and 9 ULED TVs
- 2 Sony's latest Ultra HD OLED debuts in Australia
- 3 Panasonic Ultra HD OLED TV Review
- 4 D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD DSH-C310 review
- 5 Oppo A77 smartphone: Full in-depth review
Latest News Articles
- VR fairytale game Luna due for Oct 17 release
- Event schedule announced for PAX Aus 2017
- Hand of Fate 2 set for Nov. 7 launch, will support 4K HD on Xbox
- Cygames bringing “2016’s standout digital CCG” to PAX AUS
- Win the ultimate life-size Star Wars figure with Star Wars: Battlefront II on PlayStation Store
PCW Evaluation Team
Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.
The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.
The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.
The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic
I rate the printer as a 5 out of 5 stars as it has been able to fit seamlessly into my busy and mobile lifestyle.
It’s perfect for mobile workers. Just take it out — it’s small enough to sit anywhere — turn it on, load a sheet of paper, and start printing.
- iPhone 8
- Canon 6D MK II: Full, in-depth review
- Panasonic’s EX600U UHD HDR TV + HTB688 soundbar:
- Which flagship TV is best? Sony 4K HDR Bravia 2016 versus LG 4K HDR OLED 2016
- 10 Blu-ray movies / Best looking Blu-ray movies
- FTCorporate ReceptionistOther
- CC.Net DeveloperACT
- FTSolutions DesignerNSW
- CCOracle Identity and Access Management AdministratorNSW
- FTSenior Project Manager- Infrastructure & ApplicationsOther
- FTChange ManagerOther
- FTOffice 365 Technical SpecialistOther
- FTBusiness AnalystACT
- CCSystems Engineers / Infrastructure EngineersNSW
- FTProject CoordinatorACT
- FTAccount ManagerACT
- FTDevops EngineerVIC
- TPProject ManagerQLD
- FTApplication Support AnalystNSW
- FTScrum Master, MarketingOther
- FTPractice Manager - SecurityVIC
- FTSales / Account ManagerOther
- CCSenior Service Delivery ManagerVIC
- CCICT Desktop Support OfficerACT
- FT.NET DeveloperWA
- CCWindows 10 Deployment Team LeadVIC
- FTDigital Copywriter/ Content ProducerOther
- FTNetwork Solution ArchitectOther
- TPRelease CoordinatorNSW
- CCIT Project SchedulerQLD