Excerpt: If you've ever wanted to play Guitar Hero, but were put off by all those heavy guitar licks and unrecognizable metal, alternative, and classic rock tracks you're in luck. Band Hero brings the Guitar Hero experience to the Taylor Swift loving masses, packed with a pop rock sound track and visuals that replace all those skulls and demons with plenty of pink and purple neon.
Excerpt: Band Hero is the latest release in the Guitar Hero family, continuing the tradition of band-centric rhythm games which include not only singers, but guitarists, drummers and bass players - just like what Rock Band started. However, Band Hero reaches out to a slightly different demographic - the tween/teen set.
Excerpt: When you sell an initial combined one million plus units between your last three titles including Beatles: Rock Band, Guitar Hero 5, and DJ Hero, it absolutely makes sense that Activision would continue its onslaught of the music videogame industry and kick out yet another rendition for the Guitar Hero library entitled "Band Hero.
Excerpt: Following the hot trail of Guitar Hero 5 comes Band Hero , Activision's latest music extravaganza that turns the humble gamer into a fully fledged rock star with personalized band to boot. Although in essence, the game is virtually a slightly different incarnation of Guitar Hero 5 , the biggest different with Band Hero is probably the track listing which features singers and bands such as Taylor Swift and Culture Club which are more poppy than some of the more hardcore...
Summary: Band Hero is a successful outing for Activision's "Hero" franchise to the mainstream popular music genres. Presentation is superb and gameplay is just as entertaining as other titles in the franchise.