I have a confession. As a music style, heavy metal has completely passed me by. I don't understand it. I'm not even sure I want to. "Bring your daughter to the slaughter," bellows Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson. Why would I want to do that? Why would I want to listen to anyone even suggesting I do that?
As with the original game, "Guitar Hero II" is played with a guitar-shaped controller that plugs into the console. You can buy one with the game as a bundle for $79.99 (which now includes a "classic red" Gibson SG controller) if you don't already own an older one. The stand-alone game costs $49.99.