The latest game in the Guitar Hero franchise is out and reviewers are shredding to it already. Ars Technica says Guitar Hero III hasn’t suffered from Neversoft’s loss of Harmonix, the original developers. In this release, wireless guitars are standard, more rock songs are included, and the career mode of the game includes a ‘battle” sessions with guitar bosses.
Used to be two players played parts of the same song, competing to hit the right lead notes as the video console played the backing tracks. Now strings break and amps overload during battles with guitar kings like Tom Morello and Slash. The reviewer lamented that the mixing could be confusing, making it hard to hear voice tracks.