Unofficial GH5 Gameplay Thread
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UNLEASH YOUR INNER ROCKSTAR® and jam any way you want with the reveal of 24 more iconic tracks to be featured on Guitar Hero® 5’s massive 85-song on-disc set list. From the scorching solos of Iron Maiden’s intense “2 Minutes To Midnight” to the classic, never before released live recording of “The Spirit of Radio” from progressive rockers Rush; the hard rock sounds of Grand Funk Railroad’s signature hit, “We’re An American Band” to the collision of punk, hip-hop and world beats in No Doubt’s “Ex-Girlfriend,” the game features the widest variety of today’s rock hits and classic tunes from some of the biggest names in music.
Additionally, the Guitar Hero 5 set list will feature the unreleased single “Medicate” off of AFI’s upcoming album Crash Love, available in the game before the album hits retailers, and Public Enemy has joined forces with Zakk Wylde to re-record PE’s famous rap anthem “Bring The Noise 20XX” exclusively for Guitar Hero 5.
Numerous bands are also making their music video game debut, including A Perfect Circle, Brand New, Eagles of Death Metal, Gorillaz, Gov’t Mule, Grand Funk Railroad, King Crimson, Peter Frampton, Spacehog, Sunny Day Real Estate and The Derek Trucks Band.
* 3 Doors Down
* A Perfect Circle
* Arctic Monkeys
* Attack! Attack! UK
* Band Of Horses
* Beastie Boys
* Billy Idol
* Billy Squier
* Bob Dylan
* Bon Jovi
* Brand New
* Children Of Bodom
* Darker My Love
* Darkest Hour
* David Bowie
* Deep Purple
* Dire Straits
* Duran Duran
* Eagles Of Death Metal
* Elliott Smith
* Elton John
* Face To Face
* Gov't Mule
* Grand Funk Railroad
* Iggy Pop
* Iron Maiden
* Jeff Beck
* Jimmy Eat World
* John Mellencamp
* Johnny Cash
* Kaiser Chiefs
* King Crimson
* Kings Of Leon
* Love and Rockets
* Mötley Crüe
* My Morning Jacket
* No Doubt
* Peter Frampton
* Public Enemy Featuring Zakk Wylde
* Queen & David Bowie
* Queens Of The Stone Age
* Rose Hill Drive
* Scars On Broadway
* Screaming Trees
* Smashing Pumpkins
* Sonic Youth
* Stevie Wonder
* Sunny Day Real Estate
* T. Rex
* The Bronx
* The Derek Trucks Band
* The Duke Spirit
* The Killers
* The Police
* The Raconteurs
* The Rolling Stones
* The Sword
* The White Stripes
* Thin Lizzy
* Tom Petty
* Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
* TV On The Radio
* Vampire Weekend
* Wild Cherry
* A-Punk - Vampire Weekend
* All Along The Watchtower - Bob Dylan
* American Girl - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
* Back Round - Wolfmother
* Blue Day - Darker My Love
* Blue Orchid - The White Stripes
* Cigarettes, Wedding Bands - Band Of Horses
* Deadbolt - Thrice
* Demon(s) - Darkest Hour
* Disconnected - Face To Face
* Done With Everything, Die For Nothing - Children Of Bodom
* Du Hast - Rammstein
* Fame - David Bowie
* Gamma Ray - Beck
* Gratitude - Beastie Boys
* Hurts So Good - John Mellencamp
* In My Place - Coldplay
* Incinerate - Sonic Youth
* Jailbreak - Thin Lizzy
* L.A. - Elliott Smith
* Lithium (Live) - Nirvana
* Lonely Is The Night - Billy Squier
* Lust For Life (Live) - Iggy Pop
* Maiden, Mother & Crone - The Sword
* Make It Wit Chu - Queens Of The Stone Age
* Mirror People - Love and Rockets
* Nearly Lost You - Screaming Trees
* Never Miss A Beat - Kaiser Chiefs
* No One To Depend On (Live) - Santana
* One Big Holiday - My Morning Jacket
* Only Happy When It Rains - Garbage
* Runnin' Down A Dream - Tom Petty
* Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting) - Elton John
* Scatterbrain (Live) - Jeff Beck
* Send A Little Love Token - The Duke Spirit
* Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
* Shout It Out Loud - Kiss
* Six Days A Week - The Bronx
* Sneak Out - Rose Hill Drive
* So Lonely - The Police
* Song 2 - Blur
* Sympathy For The Devil - The Rolling Stones
* What I Got - Sublime
* Woman From Tokyo ('99 Remix) - Deep Purple
* You And Me - Attack! Attack! UK
* You Give Love A Bad Name - Bon Jovi
* AFI - “Medicate”
* A Perfect Circle - “Judith”
* Billy Idol - “Dancing With Myself”
* Brand New - “Sowing Season (Yeah)”
* Bush - “Comedown”
* The Derek Trucks Band - “Younk Funk”
* Duran Duran - “Hungry Like The Wolf”
* Eagles Of Death Metal - “Wannabe In L.A.”
* Gorillaz - “Feel Good Inc.”
* Gov't Mule - “Streamline Woman”
* Grand Funk Railroad - “We're An American Band”
* Iron Maiden - “2 Minutes To Midnight”
* King Crimson - “21st Century Schizoid Man”
* No Doubt - “Ex-Girlfriend”
* Peter Frampton - “Do You Feel Like We Do? (Live)”
* Public Enemy Featuring Zakk Wylde - “Bring the Noise 20XX”
* Rush - “The Spirit Of Radio (Live)”
* Scars On Broadway - “They Say”
* Smashing Pumpkins - “Bullet With Butterfly Wings”
* Spacehog - “In The Meantime”
* Sunny Day Real Estate - “Seven”
* T. Rex - “20th Century Boy”
* Weezer - “Why Bother?”
* Wild Cherry - “Play That Funky Music”
Content Download : Yes
Co-op Mode : Yes
Leaderboards : Yes
Number of Online Players : 2-8
Number of Players : 1-4
Online/Multiplayer : Multiplayer Versus
Resolution : HDTV 1080p
Sound : In-game Dolby Digital
Voice : Yes
Guitar Hero 5 Updated Hands-On
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Importing songs from previous games and exploring an easier, deeper music studio are the focus of our latest look at Guitar Hero 5.
August 10, 2009 -- Generally speaking, the last piece of news leading up to the release of a high-profile rhythm game is the announcement of a complete songlist. So when Activision unveiled the last batch of songs from Guitar Hero 5 a couple of weeks ago, you'd be forgiven for thinking there wasn't much left to show in this latest installment of the seminal rhythm franchise. More to the point: You'd be forgiven, but you'd also be wrong. A few days ago, Activision held an event here in San Francisco to show off some of the big new features it has been keeping under wraps these past few months.
The big news of the night was the announcement of forward compatibility with previous Guitar Hero games. If you take a look at your copy of Guitar Hero: World Tour or the more recently released Smash Hits, you'll see an ID code printed on the back of the manual. You can take that code, enter it into the Guitar Hero 5 Import Songs menu, and download an unspecified number of songs from that game after paying what Activision calls a "nominal relicensing fee" (don't get too worked up; Rock Band 2 made users pay $5 to import songs from the original game). So far, only World Tour and Smash Hits are confirmed, but it looks like other games from the Guitar Hero library will probably be supported as well. This feature is said to work the same in Band Hero and Guitar Hero 5.
The compatibility also extends to downloadable content originally released for Guitar Hero: World Tour. Activision says 152 of the 158 World Tour DLC songs will be supported in Guitar Hero 5. What you'll need to do is download a free update, which adds on new features, such as band moments and vocal star power, that weren't present in World Tour. These songs will then be playable in all the major game modes in Guitar Hero 5, including Career mode and the new Party Play mode that we detailed in our last look at the game.
Another big focus for the evening was the unveiling of modifications made to the music studio that debuted in World Tour, which allows players to create their own songs for the first time in the series. It has been heavily revamped in a number of ways, starting with GH Mix 2.0. Neversoft wanted to take the original studio and make it more accessible from a usability and interface standpoint while adding even more depth for advanced users. In terms of making the system easier to use, all major functions (like record) have been mapped to the five colored fret buttons, which means there's a lot less scrolling around to highlight the option you want to select. You can also rewind and fast-forward through your song using the whammy bar, going slowly by pressing lightly or speeding through the song by holding it all the way down. Additionally, you can go into the new Pattern mode to swap around giant chunks of your song, moving entire verses, choruses, and bridges as easily as you would move colored blocks on the screen.
Neversoft has also devoted a lot of attention to making sure the instruments have a more authentic sound when you're recording songs. As an example, guitar work is now velocity sensitive, which means the studio can tell the difference between a light and heavy strum, reflecting that in your ability to record quiet, subdued parts versus louder parts. You can also add note expressions to guitar riffs, such as bends, slides, and vibrato. If you don't like a particular note, you can edit each specific note with a variety of parameters without rerecording that entire riff. Professional instrument samples have been added to every instrument as well, creating a much more realistic tone than the one offered in World Tour.
If GH Mix 2.0 is for advanced users, then GH Jam is for casual ones. In this mode, you can select a musical style, then jump right in and either play with a complete band made up of your friends or by yourself with automated instrument backing parts provided by the game. You can choose from 14 musical styles that influence the sound of the instruments, including punk, classic rock, heavy metal, and even NES-style chip tunes. You'll get a visualizer on the screen that matches your musical style as you play, including psychedelic colors for classic rock and 8-bit sprites for chip tunes.
Some of the other enhancements you'll find in the studio have to do with the way sharing songs work in GH Tunes. The system of ranking and finding songs other users have uploaded works very similarly to how it did in World Tour, but the big difference now is in how much you can share. The song time limit has been extended from three minutes to 10 minutes, while the maximum number of songs you can upload has gone from five to 50. If there's one bit of bad news, it's that you can't edit songs created in World Tour's music studio and use all the new effects and options, but certainly, the improvements look like they should outweigh the bad.
By Shaun McInnis
* Guitar Bundle includes 'Guitar Hero World Tour' compatible software and new improved guitar controller.
* In the all-new Party Play mode, players can now jump in or drop out of gameplay seamlessly, without interrupting their jam session.
* Play with any in-game instrument combination in any game mode - multiple vocalists, guitarists, bassists and drummers.
* Features new in-game artists and rock legends, including Johnny Cash, Carlos Santana and Shirley Mason from Garbage.
* The entire 85 song set list is available from the beginning of the game.
Amazon.com Product Description
Featuring the best variety and biggest rock stars of today combined with classic rock anthems, and a new improved Guitar Hero guitar, the Guitar Hero 5 bundle for PlayStation 3 cranks it up again for video game rockers. For the first time ever, players can customize the make-up of their band by rocking with any combination of instruments in-game: whether it be two guitars and two drums, or three guitars and a microphone, any combination is possible, allowing players to experience music their own way.
'Guitar Hero 5' game logo
Game bundled with improved guitar in 'Guitar Hero 5'
Game bundled with improved guitar.
New modes like RockFest in 'Guitar Hero 5'
New modes like RockFest.
Four drummer jam in 'Guitar Hero 5'
Play any combo of instruments.
Rocker Shirley Manson from 'Guitar Hero 5'
Rock with Shirley Manson of Garbage.
Carlos Santana from 'Guitar Hero 5'
And Carlos Santana.
Classic Guitar Hero action 'Guitar Hero 5'
Classic Guitar Hero action.
Brand new, innovative, easy-to-use gameplay modes like Party Play and RockFest put fun, competition and control at center stage as fans tailor the Guitar Hero experience to match their personal style and interests. For extended hours of entertainment, downloadable content from Guitar Hero World Tour will be compatible with the game and will automatically be updated to include all of the upgrades and enhancements of Guitar Hero 5.
Assemble Your Band and Rock Any Way You Want
Guitar Hero 5 allows fans to play alone, as a full band or, for the first time, with any combination of multiple guitarists, bassists, drummers or vocalists, to customize their musical experience. Players now have the control to rock any way they want whether it is with two guitars and two drummers, four guitarists, or three guitarists and a vocalist, any combination is possible. This freedom is available in all modes of play: online, Party Play, Quickplay, RockFest and even Career.
The Definitive Rock ‘n’ Roll Set List
Experience furious finger fretting, intense drumming, and lyrics that will challenge even the best vocal chops with songs from some of the hottest bands of today to all-time favorite classic anthems including: Tom Petty, Kings of Leon, The White Stripes, Santana, Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan. Featuring 85 master tracks, the breadth of rock-centric styles ensures that every Guitar Hero fan will find their favorite tracks and discover new ones.
Join The Party
It has never been easier to rip it up and rock out with friends than it is in Guitar Hero 5. The brand new Party Play Mode puts players straight into the action with the press of a button and allows them to jump in or drop out, or switch difficulty level at any time without interrupting the jam session.
Become the Best. Shred the Rest
In Guitar Hero 5 players can test their skills against others with four-player local and up to eight-player online battles in the all-new competitive RockFest Mode. Within RockFest Mode, players can choose from various head-to-head gameplay types, including Momentum, Perfectionist, Elimination, Do-or-Die, Streakers, and Pro Face Off.
Guitar Hero 5 delivers hours of endless entertainment, as fans will be able to play Guitar Hero World Tour downloadable content in the game, experiencing all of the upgrades and new features in Guitar Hero 5.
This fall, living room legends will rock any way they want in Guitar Hero 5. The entire set list is at players’ finger tips from the start, featuring genre-defining hits from some of the biggest rock artists and bands of all time, including The Rolling Stones, The White Stripes, Kings of Leon, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Santana and Vampire Weekend. Players take complete control as Guitar Hero 5 allows gamers to personalize and customize how they experience music by being able to play with any in-game instrument combination -- multiple vocalists, guitarists, bassists and drummers, in any game mode. With the game’s all-new Party Play Mode, getting the band back together has never been easier. Players can now jump in or drop out of gameplay seamlessly, without interrupting their jam session. Elevating the Guitar Hero series to new heights with unmatched social gameplay, an enhanced style, new in-game artists and more rock legends, Guitar Hero 5 features new surprises and challenges that will fire-up long-time fret board fanatics and create a new generation of enthusiasts.
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