Guitar Hero Metallica Trophy Guide. Difficulty: ***** A music rhythm game and part of the Guitar Hero series focusing on the Metallica music band. The Platinum is not only time consuming, but demands some serious skills.
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Guitar Hero: Metallica
Guitar Hero: Metallica is a music rhythm game, and the second in the Guitar Hero series to focus on the career and songs of a specific band, followed by Guitar Hero: Aerosmith. The game includes 49 tracks, 28 of which are by Metallica, which the remaining 21 are by bands which Metallica states are their personal favorites.
The game follows a similar style to Guitar Hero World Tour, in which players simulate the playing of rock music using an instrument controller, as a lead guitar, bass guitar, drums, or vocals. Players succeed by correctly playing the notes which scroll across the screen. The game includes online multiplayer, both competitive and co-operative, as well as a new "Expert+" difficulty for drums which allows the use of a second drum pedal to match Lars Ulrich's drumming style.
Guitar Hero: Metallica received positive reviews, with an average score of 85%, praised for its polish and effort dedicated to the fans, being more challenging than previous titles, and described as the best Guitar Hero title in the series since Neversoft took over the franchise.
This whopping 5-star rating is for anyone new to the Guitar Hero (or even Rock Band) series. However, the difficulty for this Platinum depends entirely on your skills.
Aside from having to play through the career 4 times, each with a different instrument, and aside from trying to unlock the 8 online trophies on a game which few are playing multiplayer, there are trophies which require you to reach certain scores on certain songs with a particular instrument. These said trophies are the ones which bring this game's difficulty from a 3 to a 5-star.
The time required to obtain the platinum is difficult to calculate, as it depends entirely on your skills. On expert player may take around 200 hours, but expect to put in far more. Our music rhythm game expert at Trophy Hunter clocked in at 289 hours.
NOTE: Owning each of the instruments - guitar, drum set, mic - is required for the Platinum.
There are a few trophies you can unlock near the beginning, such as The More I See for completing the tutorials, and a few for customizing characters.
From this point on, you'll want to work through the Career with each of the four instruments. While any level of difficulty is available, it's highly recommended you continuously make your way from Easy, to Medium, to Hard, to finally Expert, to hone your skills and prepare for the more challenging trophies ahead. By the time you finish your four Career playthroughs, you should by now have a good chuck of the trophies.
Next, there are 8 online trophies to worry about. The main problem you'll experience here, is finding people to play. Given the age of the game, there are few people in multiplayer. We recommend; if you find someone, send them a friend invite. Otherwise, check out the boosting forums under our Links tab.
Also, there are a number of trophies related to having a band of four players. These can also be done online, or simply invite three friends over. Keep in mind though, your friend will need to possess fairly good skills to unlock these trophies, such as Ride The Lightning, and 2 X 4.
Last, comes the most difficult trophies of all, which are the reason behind the 5-star rating. These trophies require you to earn a certain score on particular songs, with specific instruments. For the most part, you will need to play them on Expert, and need to play them well, in order to achieve the necessary score. Creeping Death is considered the most difficult, though all of them will certainly give you a run for your money.
Here's a great Trophy Guide, by FARAZ_1994:
And a great Trophy Guide here, by NFPM:
And SandeProElite has a Trophy Guide, here:
Here's a useful Trophy Guide by Anthony Severino:
For those online and band trophies, here is a Boosting Forum on PlaystationTrophies:
And a Boosting Forum on PS3Trophies:
Lastly, here's a basic Trophy List: