What is the best version of Guitar Hero to buy?

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by Kitanode, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. Kitanode

    Kitanode Advanced Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    Irvine, Scotland
    I want to buy Guitar Hero for my son's christmas (who is 8) and i want to know what you think is the best version to play.

    We have a XBox360, a Wii, a PC and a DSi.

    Obviously the Xbox one is probably the best for graphics and online but i'm more interested in overall enjoyment, playability, features, controls and the what is the actual best guitar to hold and play.

    I want hear everybody's opinion but those people who have played it on more than one console are the one's i'm most interested in.

    If there are any other guitar type games that you want to recommend then please do.

  2. Bunie

    Bunie #1 Princess

    Aug 19, 2010
    United States
    Pleasureville, KY
    Personally, i preferred Guitar Hero 3, it was the last Guitar Hero to allow you to play with the controller. I just love me some button'mashin'. [​IMG]
  3. Law

    Law rip ninjacat that zarcon made me

    Aug 14, 2007
    1 or 2 (2 if you have a 360 I guess)

    probably had some of the best tracks until 3 came along with Activision/Neversoft leading the helm and things went downhill.
  4. clonesniper666

    clonesniper666 KRII LUN AUS

    Jul 31, 2007
    United States
    The Great Underworld Warzone
    I would personally say gh3 on 360 is my favorite or the metallica version, but I am a huge metallica fan so yeah. Just avoid the wireless controler that came with gh3 on 360
  5. Kitanode

    Kitanode Advanced Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    Irvine, Scotland
    Do you mean a specific wireless controller that was released with the game or the normal 360 joypad?

    If you mean one that came with the game, what was wrong with it?

    Was there a guitar controller released with gh3? Can you use an older/different guitar with gh3?

    What type of controller is the best for gh3?
  6. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
    I'll go with GH5 as it appeals more to my indie tastes.
  7. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]

    Jan 6, 2008
    United States
    aerosmith was actually the last game to support it

    everything after GH4 (World Tour) see's the controller as a mic and ignores inputs from it

    loved playing with the regular controller
    but I guess with game piracy and such they want to make sure you buy the game and controllers
  8. injected11

    injected11 Crescent Fresh™

    Jul 17, 2009
    United States
    All of the guitars released with GH3 (the Les Pauls) have a 'detachable neck' for 'easy portability and storage'. The neck being detachable means it isn't one solid piece, and can (and most likely will) suffer from some sort of pin-contact issues causing problems ranging for minor button delay to straight up game-ruining stuff. You can open it up and fix it to make it work decently well, but you're better off just getting another guitar.

    As far as which version you should get, I would recommend one of the PC versions that has a customizer tool released. My bro uses PC GH3 and a program called Guitar Hero 3 Control Panel (GHTCP) to add custom songs to his song list, as well as guitar charts ripped from the more current GH games. This is by far the best value, but I don't think PC online play works well if at all.
  9. Desendos

    Desendos Newbie

    Oct 5, 2010
    Near Manchester

    Just always been my favorite, maybe cause it got me into those games. Probably cheap now too. [​IMG]

    ACDCGAMER GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 11, 2010
    United States
    I hear Guitar Hero 5 for the Wii is awesome. I'd go for Rock Band 2 or Rock Band 3 though, for any of the systems.
  11. nando

    nando GBAtemp Addict

    Jan 1, 2008
    United States
    i prefer gh5 because i liked the tracks better than the other heroes and i liked having kurt, shirley and santana as my band members.

    the theme in gh6 is horrid imo.
  12. mightymuffy

    mightymuffy fatbaldpieeater

    Nov 6, 2002
    United Kingdom
    Wigan, land of the Pies
    His son is 8 peeps, and having 2 lads myself that are a little bit older, I'd say the first few GH's aren't gonna appeal that much....
    You're on here, so maybe you've got a modded Wii? There's your answer...... for the games it can depend on his taste in music: GH5 is most likely the best choice out of all the Guitar Hero games..... Band Hero could be another good bet..... Rock Band 2 or 3 are even better though like has been said, and Lego Rock Band isn't too bad (and pretty cheap too!)
    Actual guitars... for your lads I'd say use the GH ones.... I've got both, and whilst I prefer the RB one, my lads will always plump for the GH one - more spaced out, easier to feel buttons for them...

    Wii is certainly your best bet if you want to try them all out, although accessories are usually harder to find for it than the 360.... but if you want more eye candy when playing, then it's a no brainer (although the Wii versions do the job fine there tbh)