X360, PS3 Monday, March 16, 2009 | 4:10 PM

GH: Metallica images and video

GH: Metallica images and video

Activision released this new batch Guitar Hero: Metallica images, along with a video showing a few songs. Looks like they worked quite a bit more than usual on the choregraphy.


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Commented on 2009-03-16 16:24:35
I'm not all that much in to GH any more but this freaking game ha a song by the sword so i feel tempted. Christ, i'm such a consumer whore.
Commented on 2009-03-16 16:27:59
JUST CALL MY NAME AND I'LL HEAR YOU SCREAM!
MASTER! MASTER!

Man I know this game is mainly nickle and dimeing the consumer but I AM a Metallica whore, it gets me pumped up just watching this trailer.

I also heard a feature where the song plays without the drum track and you can improvise freestyle so that should be awesome (although I don't have a GH drum kit yet...I'm hoping to buy one soon).

Definite buy.
The ONLY thing that is kind of disappointing is I wish GH had more of a 'mature' feel like RockBand....It's a bit too cartoonish.....But whatever, Metallica is Metallica.
Commented on 2009-03-16 16:38:07
I'm tempted as well, even though i don't find any of the guitar stuff fun anymore.
Commented on 2009-03-16 16:41:01 In reply to masteratt
Posted by masteratt
I also heard a feature where the song plays without the drum track and you can improvise freestyle so that should be awesome (although I don't have a GH drum kit yet...I'm hoping to buy one soon).
Don't get too excited about this. I have a feeling it'd suffer the same problem as the Rock Band 2 drum trainer that lets you freestyle: there's a VERY noticeable delay between hitting the drum pad and the sound registering. I've noticed this in GH:WT tour while trying to do drum fills as well. It's quite frustrating really.
Commented on 2009-03-16 16:48:22 In reply to Ronsauce
Posted by Ronsauce
Don't get too excited about this. I have a feeling it'd suffer the same problem as the Rock Band 2 drum trainer that lets you freestyle: there's a VERY noticeable delay between hitting the drum pad and the sound registering. I've noticed this in GH:WT tour while trying to do drum fills as well. It's quite frustrating really.
I noticed that when I first got Rock Band. This is simply because your game is not in sync. I used the calibration tool and now the sound is created as soon as I hit the pad. So the freestyle drum thing is actually a lot of fun.
Commented on 2009-03-16 17:06:22 In reply to Ronsauce
Posted by Ronsauce
Don't get too excited about this. I have a feeling it'd suffer the same problem as the Rock Band 2 drum trainer that lets you freestyle: there's a VERY noticeable delay between hitting the drum pad and the sound registering. I've noticed this in GH:WT tour while trying to do drum fills as well. It's quite frustrating really.
You're most likely experiencing video processing lag on your HDTV. It's pretty common, which is why Rock Band has a calibration tool to balance things out.
Commented on 2009-03-16 17:40:59
Right now it's calibrated properly for playing the songs in the game though. I hit when the note crosses the line and/or when it sounds like I should. That's kind of a hassle if I have to recalibrate just to do the freestyle mode.
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Commented on 2009-03-17 16:23:01 In reply to Ronsauce
It's be
Posted by Ronsauce
Don't get too excited about this. I have a feeling it'd suffer the same problem as the Rock Band 2 drum trainer that lets you freestyle: there's a VERY noticeable delay between hitting the drum pad and the sound registering. I've noticed this in GH:WT tour while trying to do drum fills as well. It's quite frustrating really.
The reason is because of the way your sound is processed post console through your tv or home theatre system. If you plug the audio output of your console directly to some pc speakers or a sound system that has no lag then there will be no delay. The calibration can do nothing to fix this.
Commented on 2009-03-18 13:10:04 In reply to Ronsauce
Posted by Ronsauce
Right now it's calibrated properly for playing the songs in the game though. I hit when the note crosses the line and/or when it sounds like I should. That's kind of a hassle if I have to recalibrate just to do the freestyle mode.
Just sayin'. I ran through the calibration tool and now its set up perfectly for gameplay and there is no delay with the fills etc.

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