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post #631 of 12395 Old 12-19-2007, 10:43 AM
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Sounds like DaverJ needs to go buy a real drum set! Your really getting into it huh?

I 2nd your reviews. Most of the songs accept for Roxanne and the metallicas are annoyingly easy and slow on hard.
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Most of the songs accept for Roxanne and the metallicas are annoyingly easy and slow on hard.

The Metallica songs are brutal on drums/Hard... I haven't finished any of the 3. Those are still way beyond my limited skills. Sandman is very fun, yet that ending gets me every time -- damn Lars an his off-beat hits and crashes.

I agree w/ logicalnoise... Joker and Thief is good times too.


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any advice for GG&HT on medium drums...
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any advice for GG&HT on medium drums...

That's the wall for most of us non-drummers.

The obvious one is to practice the ending... it's not hard, just constant. You might want to save Overdrive till you are failing to bring yourself back in. If you are loosing the beat, try focusing on kick and snare to keep you in the song, then work high-hat back in. Lastly, go back and try to get better on any song you've done that are 3 stars or low scores.

Good luck! Once you get past this one, the drums gets a lot of fun again.


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Not sure how or WHY, but I beat GG&HT the first time through it on medium. I was petrified of it from reading about it on here and a blasted right through it.

On a side note, I miss my drums I want a new set back NOW!!! Its killing me not to try the new songs!! AGHHHHH

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Not sure how or WHY, but I beat GG&HT the first time through it on medium. I was petrified of it from reading about it on here and a blasted right through it.

Me too, even 4 starred it my first time thru on hard. Not a complicated beat, just loooong and tiring. The main thing to watch out for is the time changes...that constant beat slows down and speeds up on you, but as long as you realize it quick enough and get back in time you'll make it!
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Quick Question;
A friend gave me software only for 360. I have the GHII Guitar, and I just screwed up (maybe?) and bought a Logitech USB Mic for PS3. Will that mic work on Xbox for Rock Band, or do I need to source a 360 mic?
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Quick Question;
A friend gave me software only for 360. I have the GHII Guitar, and I just screwed up (maybe?) and bought a Logitech USB Mic for PS3. Will that mic work on Xbox for Rock Band, or do I need to source a 360 mic?

Supposedly just about any USB mic will work.
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I have that same mic and it works fine.
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Thanks for the confirmation, guys!
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Quick Question;
A friend gave me software only for 360. I have the GHII Guitar, and I just screwed up (maybe?) and bought a Logitech USB Mic for PS3. Will that mic work on Xbox for Rock Band, or do I need to source a 360 mic?

The mic packaged in Rock Band is actually just a rebranded Logitech mic. Any USB mic should work, however.
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The Metallica songs are brutal on drums/Hard... I haven't finished any of the 3. Those are still way beyond my limited skills. Sandman is very fun, yet that ending gets me every time -- damn Lars an his off-beat hits and crashes.

I agree w/ logicalnoise... Joker and Thief is good times too.

Finally beat Ride the lightning(hard last night. It was the last of the metallica songs I had beaten on hard and if you think GG&HT is tough don't even try ride the lightining.

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any advice for GG&HT on medium drums...

Overall it's not a hard song but it acts as sort fo a gate keeper song. Know the timing first that's the hardest part. Then just work on the beat. If your having trouble seperating your feet from your hands try tapping your other foot on the non BD hit. That way you don't have to concentrate on not tapping your foot for the Red + Yellow hits. Having a overdrive handy will help give your a break. and if you can do the beat decently you can just ignore the fills until the end of tehsection and just get contunual breaks.
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DaverJ's view on a couple of the new DLC on drums:

Buddy Holly: Quite possibly the easiest song in the game. Straight-forward beat with occasional crash, mostly single kick drums. I got through it with 5-stars on Hard at 96% first time through. A great warm-up song. **** (out of 5)

My Iron Lung: Mostly easy beat with unexpected tempo changes. Not my fav Radiohead song, but certainly not the worst and works well in a band setting. *** (out of 5)

Also recommended downloads: I Fought The Law (****), Roxanne (*****), and I HATE to admit it but My Sharona (****) is annoyingly fun to play.

Thanks for the DLC review. Any other opinions on what is generally considered the better of the available DLC (not specific to any instrument, just in general)?
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Thanks for the DLC review. Any other opinions on what is generally considered the better of the available DLC (not specific to any instrument, just in general)?

hmmm... very subjective. Overall, if you dig the song it will probably be fun to play.

I will say that the cover versions so far are reasonable covers, but HeadRusch pointed out in one of the Sabbath downloads the cover/chart on guitar is a little different from the original studio version.

I've bought most of them except the Bowie covers (I might nab Heroes at some point), and there hasn't been any DLC that I thought was were significantly better than the non-DLC songs that come with the game.

...except Roxanne - the best DLC $2 I've spent.


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Hola AVS brethren,

So, who out there has been playing real acoustic drums for a while (I've got 14 years under my belt) and has played this game? I have yet to try it, but have really high hopes... I tapped on one for a sec in BB, and wasn't overly stoked about the feel - is it a problem? or do you get over it after a few sittings? How are the drums in comparison to the real thing in terms of coordination, etc.?

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I'm chalking this up to a bad night and having not played in a few days...to take a break from packing I sat down and picked up where I left off, which put me at Suffragete City on Hard. I'm still stuck on that tier an hour and a half later, so I gave up. I know what the problem is--I have a tendency to just start hitting the yellow (on the Bowie song) or blue (on Maps) pad as quickly as possible which means for every note I hit, I miss at least one, and it makes it impossible to find a rhythm with the kick. So rather than get completely cheesed off and put my sticks through the wall, I'm taking a 24 hour break and recharging.

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Yeah got the mail too, I have skate. which I highly recommend to anyone who doesn't have it so I'm trying to decide between NFS Pro Street and FIFA.

eta looks like those got lousy reviews so now I'm thinking NHL 08 even though I've been a 2k hockey fan for the last 8 years.

Not sure where you are looking but FIFA08 got very respectible ratings check metacritic for an overview. NFS not so much...
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Not sure where you are looking but FIFA08 got very respectible ratings check metacritic for an overview. NFS not so much...

You're right... I did see more favorable reviews for FIFA the more I dug. But I still wound up going with NHL, which received just about universal praise. If it is really as good as the reviews say then I think I'd prefer it to FIFA either way and its been 2 seasons since I played a hockey game - before that I bought 2k just about every year and an EA game once or twice between systems.
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Hola AVS brethren,

So, who out there has been playing real acoustic drums for a while (I've got 14 years under my belt) and has played this game? I have yet to try it, but have really high hopes... I tapped on one for a sec in BB, and wasn't overly stoked about the feel - is it a problem? or do you get over it after a few sittings? How are the drums in comparison to the real thing in terms of coordination, etc.?

Thanks!

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Ive been banging skins (HA HA) for 15 years. Rock Band is THE game for any drummer or wannabe drummer. We actually get to utilize our skills in a video game!! Dont judge the best buy demo kit, it sux! Trust me, you will love this. As far as real life to game comparison, its very close. While only having 4 pads and a kick pedal, the game uses those pads very well and you dont even notice it after a couple of minutes.
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Finally the DLC's are available in Canada
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Amazon.com currently has the bundle in stock for any last minute shoppers who have been having trouble finding it.
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Was out and about today and bundles were everywhere. Walmart were selling them at $150!
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in all my ranked games I only had one person drop

I got 20 wins on both type games and won 90% of the time so I guess I just got lucky
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to those who play this on xbox 360. If you ever need a good drummer look my gamertag up: Rhythm and Funk. I am one of the top drummers out there. I get at least 95% on expert on every song and love to jam online with other people.
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I'd like to see some bush songs and maybe some Lenny Kravitz songs on DLC for the ladies in the near future

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I'd like to see some bush songs and maybe some Lenny Kravitz songs on DLC for the ladies in the near future

the request a song feature is back on official site. Also the site is motly running smoothly now. i was able to login and link my account with my gamertage pretty easily. I'll post my band page when I get a chance.
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I ended up having about 7 or 8 people quit in the middle of a song last night. That's the first time I've ever given people bad feedback, ha.
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HMX said there's indeed DLC coming next weekend and what is is will be annouced eitehr late today or monday and will hit XBL as scheduled. PSN gets it the week after along with the DLC for that week.
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