Friday, October 19, 2007

Guitar Hero III Demo

A Guitar Hero III demo came out recently for the Xbox 360 in the December issue of OXM. And if you only get yours news from us(you must hate gaming news), you may not yet be aware that you can get this demo for free.

Someone ripped the demo and put it out there on the internet. You can download it and burn the ISO to a CD or DVD then put it in your 360 and find the demo under Demos in the dashboard. It's fully playable, and nobody has raised a fuss about it(meaning it shouldn't get you banned).

There are five songs available on the demo:

* "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" - Pat Benatar
* "Lay Down" - Priestess
* "Even Flow" - Pearl Jam
* "Rock You Like A Hurricane" - Scorpions
* "The Metal" - Tenacious D

I burned it tonight and played it. If you liked Guitar Hero II, you'll like Guitar Hero III. The demo seemed to load very slowly, but I'm hoping that won't be true in the real game.

The graphics are improved and a little bit more realistic in Guitar Hero III. The guitar part of the screen seems even bigger.

A few improvements are that once you start getting a good note streak going, it starts showing the count in the lower left hand corner. It also flashes across the screen every 50 note in your note streak. In the lower right hand corner, you can see how well you are rocking, just like in GH2.


Falthorn said...

That Megaupload site is kinda lame. I had it die on me 90% and above twice, and it wants you to wait like 400 minutes in between attempts.
<3 for torrents:

I wanted to hate GH3 in reverence for Rock Band, but it's a pretty good sequel. Neversoft did a really good job continuing the look and feel, and it's got a savage song list. Epic by Faith No More. Oh yes.

Jester013 said...

Yeah, Megaupload was really slow for me.

Jester013 said...

We were playing with the Multiplayer battle mode today on the demo and it's pretty interesting. Instead of star power, you earn attacks you can unleash on the other player.

Some of the attacks include:
* Lefty
* Difficulty Up
* Whammy
* Steal Attack
* Double Notes
* Broken String

(Those names might not be 100% accurate, but they're close.)

E-goD said...

Playing it Andy's for a few minutes the other day, I was pretty impressed. I'll definitely pick it up. A few differences I noticed from the last one are that when you miss a note, you really notice it. The mess-up sound is almost distracting enough to make you screw up another note. But the screen doesn't seem to shake violently when you use the star power which is nice, because before it seemed too easy to mess up doing something that ultimately should help you in the game.