Games Radar has put together a little piece comparing
the difficulty of Guitar Hero
to Rock Band
. Their basic conclusion is that "Guitar Hero III
hard = Guitar Hero II
expert" and "Rock Band
Expert = Guitar Hero II
hard." They say that Guitar Hero
is tough to jump into and Rock Band
may be too easy at the medium level for seasoned vets.
Having had significant time with Rock Band
on a visit to Harmonix on Tuesday
, we can say that when comparing the guitar portion of the game, Rock Band
on hard feels close to Guitar Hero II
on medium -- except you do have to deal with that pesky orange button, so in essence it feels the same. That doesn't mean that there isn't a challenge in there for the average player, it's just a point of reference for jumping in. Now that's just the guitar, we're not even talking about the beasts of drumming and singing, nor the extreme joy the social interaction of the game provides.