I agree with the reviewer mostly but I disagree with him on 2 different subjects. First of all I think GH2 has many more memorable and better songs than GH (that's just imo though). Secondly he seems to dislike how hard GH2 is and how big the skip from Medium to Hard brings forth (and 3 chord notes). Personally I think the transition is perfect if you use practice mode. After beating the career on medium you can go to practice mode and play full sngs through on hard (on slow) until you can hit about 75-80% then you're ready to start your career on hard. Also I like 3 note chords... it just adds that much more for the ppl who could already say 4 star all Expert songs in the original GH. And of course why not make the game harder? Some ppl will not be able to beat it on Expert... but that's why there's different difficulties. It's like someone complaining that Very Hard is too hard on a mortal kombat game. Just play hard then or medium... On another note the reviewer failed to mention the improved hammer-ons and pull-offs. I didn't own this game but I played it lots at my friends house and I remember the excitement of beating Freebird and Jordan on hard =). I agree with pipeargentina this is best in series (better than RB and RB2 also) but I'd put it tied with GH3 for first place.
Too bad my game is kind of scratchy, so it just pauses in the middle of the song quite frequently, which messes up the synchronization between the notes and the music. Hopefully Guitar Hero I won't have that problem.