Adequate gameplay, a nice presentation, and an awesome soundtrack are worth considering
May 15, 2009
I've been playing Rock Band 2 for the past month and trying to write a review without comparing the two is impossible. I will try to keep the comparisons to a minimum and review the Guitar Hero as I experienced it.
Guitar Hero lets four friends rock out to some of the best songs in rock history using drums, lead, bass, and vocals. All the instruments do an adequate job with only a few glitches...the most annoying being the star power deployment. The guitar is basically the same from the previous games with a touch pad being the main difference. The bass is similar to the guitar with an additional note. The drums have cymbals, two toms, a snare, and a base pedal. Deployment of the star power on the drums can be the most annoying of all. The game does make an attempt to allow the drummer some leeway so streaks can continue...but this is hit and miss...and if one instrument fails, the whole group fails. The soundtrack is very good and if you've played any of the previous titles you'll recognize quite a few songs...which should give you an edge.
The two biggest and most talked about features of the game are the character creator which allows you almost unlimited customization of your characters...if you can dream it you can create it...the only downside is that the graphics aren't as crisp as one might expect on a next gen system. The other feature and the most talked about addition is the music creator. This allows the user to create and share their own songs...there is a lot to navigate here and a lot to learn before you'll produce any quality songs...but it is fun and makes uploading and downloading songs a breeze. So with all that said, how does Guitar Hero World Tour compare with Rock Band 2? It doesn't. GHWT does make an effort at competing with Rock Band 2...but if you can only get one...Rock Band 2 is the one you want.
This is actually the first Guitar Hero game I have ever played, so I can't compare the game to the previous versions. As far as the hardware, the wireless guitar that comes with this kit works well and I've never had it mess up on me yet. It seems very responsive and is built well enough that I can jam on it without thinking it will break. As for the game itself... it's really addictive and has some great songs that are done really well. What I mean is, the button fret combinations are really fun … more
Until a couple weeks ago I'd never played any of the Guitar Hero games. It's true! Somehow they'd completely passed me by. Well, a couple weeks ago one of my friends lent me one of the games and a controller, and since then I've learned the glory of the game! So much so that I bought Guitar Hero - World Tour and have been enjoying the heck out of it! You know how the game works. You get a guitar-shaped controller and use it to play notes in time to what's displayed on the … more
"Guitar Hero World Tour" is my first foray into the "Guitar Hero" world. I must admit that I was a bit nervous in the beginning, but after playing just the intro to a few songs, I began to feel very comfortable with the guitar in my hands. "Guitar Hero" allows you to practice, start out in a garage band and then work your way to the top. You can also battle it out with guitar gods like Ted Nugent. As you get better and play more songs, you get cash for gigs and unlock rockers like Billy Corgan of … more
My name is Justyn Richardson but I go by the name Shoyu - after joining the on-line gaming site, Pogo, I have reverted back to my childhood nickname of Tasteless Joe. I first acquired the name when I … more
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Guitar Hero World tour is a music video game and is the fourth in the Guitar Hero series, launched October 2008 for PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii. Just like the predecessors in the Guitar Hero series, World Tour also utilizes a guitar-shaped controller to simulate musical playing. The major difference that World Tour encompasses the entire band experience, including a microphone and drum controllers for the vocal and percussive elements of the game. The Music Studio of the mode allows for sharing and uploading with the GHTunes service.