Back again but new and improved for the Xbox 360
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Red Octane has brought another stellar performance except this time it is for the Xbox 360. Guitar Hero II is the long awaited release for rock fans that could only get their fill on the Playstation 2 before. This is not a port because it doesn't deserve that kind of name. It has the same mechanics from the Playstation 2 version except revamped for the Xbox 360 with new songs, high definition graphics up to 1080p, and the biggest improvement, downloadable content.
To start, gameplay is the same from the Playstation 2 version where the player is to press the colored button and strum the note on the guitar at the same time, using different combinations of notes to play. As for what is used to play the game, the game comes bundled a different guitar called the X-plorer. If Xbox Live multiplayer is what your looking for, all that is available is leaderboard ranks for each of the songs. However, that can be fixed in the future with a patch.
Next up is the graphics. Nothing much on this front because all that there is to really display is the notes scrolling down the screen along with the guitarist and the rest of his band. For the high definition lovers, the game boasted resolutions up to 1080p. Audio is where this game shines. It boasts a large roster of talent from over 50 bands and around 80 songs including exclusive songs for this version. To add to the 80 songs, Red Octane has announced that downloadable content via Xbox Live. Overall, Guitar Hero II is a solid release for the Xbox 360 made for the hardcore that just want to rock out.