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Guitar Hero 2 Guitar Controller
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The reason this guitar really works is the same reason that newer models of guitar controllers don't: nothing fancy was done. The guitar is hard plastic, single body construction. No detachable neck, overly large whammy bar, long or wide neck, silent strum bar, loose frets, too heavy, and so on.
This and the controller that came with Guitar Hero: Aerosmith (my all time favorite) are both about the same weight, but the GH:A controller was wireless, and when it finally gave out it just became too expensive to keep buying it on its own to justify using it as my primary controller. So since that one isn't economically viable, I have gone to my number two to fill the void, and it does so beautifully.
I think the state of current guitar controller models can be summed up in a short story that took place a couple weeks ago. I had recently purchased the Logitech Xbox 360 Wireless Guitar Controller, and when I showed the couple of friends I frequently play Rock Band with, they were both blown away at its beauty and realism. But over the next few hours (I brought the Logitech and the XPLORER) over which both were handed around and used quite a bit, the unanimous conclusion was that the white XPLORER guitar controller was far superior. And so my conclusion is that if what gamers wanted was the heft and look of a real guitar, they would learn to play a real guitar (or try out the upcoming Pro Mode in Rock Band 3 using a MIDI guitar controller). All the bells and whistles and wirelessness in the world can't compete with results.Read more ›
Short summary, I have done research on every guitar, this is several years after the first game came out. Been playing since GH1 days. Every other guitar has had basic problems such as detachable parts not registering or notes failing. I have never once encountered a problem with this one.
GH2 Wired Xplorer is simply the best for the money!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was really fun at first but then all of a sudden the blue button on the guitar stopped working :( It would have been have 5 stars if they all worked.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
It was rigged. I bought this product for my nephew, he is autistic and super anal about the kinds of "guitars" he gets as presents. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Brenda Withey
Looks good. Works alright. Does not strum down...very important necessity for playing the game. Was not mentioned when reading the review on this item. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Plug did not work in an Xbox 360 and the description says that it would.Published 3 months ago by Todd C.