HOPOs in this game are great, I think. GH3 allows for any timing with them (well, as long as it's before the note passes), whereas in GH2 you have to hit it at the same time. If you began with this system it's fine, but going back to it is probably really hard. Jordan should give you trouble (as in you probably can't beat it, at least not without some practice first). I love this game as probably my favorite GH, but I started with the first one, I dunno how it will feel after experiencing the other games first.
If you can beat GH3, or at least all of it except RB, you will play this game well and maybe have issues with 1 or 2 songs on the career mode. But you will have major issues, and most likely not able to pass, one certain song that we all know and love called Jordan by Buckethead.
Yup that's how I do. MARLINS 4 LIFE!!!! Metallica is my savior!!! XBL Tag: Shooter 13 30
The general consensus is that the charts are much easier, but the engine is much harder. Personally, I'm much better at GH2 than 3 because while my fingers are too slow for the crazyness of GH3 solos, they are accurate enough for the strictness of GH2 solos.
"Hope this isn't Chris' blood..." I should have more GH2 FC's than I do... >__>