I don't understand all the love for this series. I played through about half of the first game and had to stop. While the settings are great, that godawful judgement ring completely ruined the game for me. To leave everything up to chance button presses just completely turned me off. I can see using such a mechanism for bonus type stuff, but not for the whole game. UGH.
its not chance it's skill or technique if you will if you got good at hitting the red spots like i did you were rewarded greatly. there was even accessories that increased the size of the hit zones. plus im pretty sure part 2 had an auto mode but using it removed the red areas from the circle.