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Salamander
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I have spent a fairly large number of hours playing GH2 since I opened it on Christmas morning... and it truly rocks!!

They took what was already a great product and refined it that much further. The multiplayer aspect is simply awesome! Because I play it so much, I was usually banned from the multiplayer GH1 at parties because I found the Easy setting... well... too easy. Now that each player can pick their difficulty level I get to play multiplayer again [Big Grin]

Anyone else playing GH2?

(I'd written more stuff in praise of the game but it was starting to sound like a paid endorsement)

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My brother got it for my husband for Christmas. Got him the wireless guitar.

He LOVES it - is playing it while I type this up. I think the only reason he quit playing last night was because his wrist and fingers got tired. [Razz]

If I can pull him away long enough, I'll let you know what he thinks of it. [Wink]

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STF
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I got GH2 for Christmas as well. I never played the first one. The game is awesome. I'm terrible at Medium level right now, but I'm progressing nicely on Easy. Hopefully by the time I finish Career mode on Easy I'll be prepared for Medium mode.

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Salamander
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The medium career mode shows you just how much work they've put into making GH2 better than GH1. The easy career mode between GH1 and GH2 is almost identical -- finish the songs in one set and move onto the next. Going to medium highlights the differences, namely a wider range of unlockable content (in addition to the "usual" stuff from GH1 you get costumes, more guitars and 3 characters). Plus there is a super cool feature once you've completed the 3 out of 4 songs needed to progess.

Finishing the game in medium also unlocks another multi-player game, I'm assuming finishing in hard & expert will also unlock other content as well.

Now I'm just hoping they find a way to combine the next GH game with something like SingStar.

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Fujicakes
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My housemate has the game. I can't get past medium yet, but I love the it. It's so addicting! I'm a big fan of Crazy on You.
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The Amazing Rando
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My friend got it for Christmas, and I spent this evening hopping between stores to find it, but everywhere I looked was out of stock. I guess I'll have to buy it online or wait until next Tuesday.
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Echinodermata Q. Taft
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Gave it to one of my housemates for Christmas, but he hasn't broken it out yet. He generally likes music-oriented games and enjoyed GH1.

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STF
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Songs I like:

Crazy On You

Heart Shaped Box

Mother

Can't You Hear Me Knocking?

Cherry Pie

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KaiTheInvader
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my dad got guitar hero 2 for christmas, and since we spent the night at his house, that meant I got to play it as well. I'd really only wanted the game just to play the hidden Dethklok (Metalocalypse) song "Thunderhorse".

So I spent about 6 hours straight unlocking every single thing in that game I could (seriously, my fingers started locking in weird positions for days after)....until I realized that you could just buy the song from the store.

But man, that song was completely worth it, I also loved playing the Butthole Surfers song "Who Was In My Room Last Night?"

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Midgard_Dragon
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I got the game before Christmas, when it came out, and I love it as well. I loved the first one and the second one is everything it was and more, although I think I preferred the song selection a teeny tiny bit more in the first one. Here're my favorite songs from GH2:

Cheap Trick - Surrender

Heart-Shaped Box - Nirvana

Message in a Bottle - The Police

Carry On My Wayward Son - Kansas

Monkey Wrench - Foo Fighters

Them Bones - Alice In Chains

Tattooed Love Boys - The Pretenders

War Pigs - Black Sabbath

Cherry Pie - Warrant

Girlfriend - Matthew Sweet

Sweet Child O'Mine - Guns N' Roses

Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine

John the Fisherman - Primus

Crazy On You - Heart

Trippin' On a Hole In a Paper Heart - Stone Temple Pilots

Rock This Town - Stray Cats

Jessica - The Allman Brothers Band

Stop - Jane's Addiction

Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Thunderhorse - Deathklok

Trogdor - Strongbad

Playing Freebird = one of the greatest video game moments ever. Especially in the setting they chose with all of the lighters. ^^

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The Amazing Rando
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My only major problem with it is the lack of quality of some of the vocal covers. They do a good job on Guns n' Roses, but Black Sabbath, Megadeth, Kansas, and especially Cheap Trick are fairly poorly sung. The rest of the instruments, however, are pretty spot-on, and the game itself is amazingly addicting.
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Midgard_Dragon
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I can see why some might think Black Sabbath's cover isn't up to quality, but Kansas and Cheap Trick? Those are two of the best covers on the soundtrack, IMO.

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Fujicakes
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While I played career mode, I had the hugest grin when

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the drummer exploded. I almost cried from joy.

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Miles Invictus
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Great game, and pretty easy to pick up on, too. So far, I've got five stars on all Easy mode songs. Soon, I'll have Medium finished, too. [Smile]

Hard is a huge pain, though. It's difficult trying to learn to shift the hand around to hit those extreme notes.

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Midgard_Dragon
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Just wait until you get to Expert. Three button chords and super-fast-head-exploding fun. :x

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