Conclusion: Concept: Take on Rock Band head-on, with new drum and guitar peripherals, and a brand-new music studio mode
Graphics: While the character creation mode is very complex, sometimes these rockers look a bit uggo, something more a result of art direction than graphical detail
Sound: The soundtrack is...
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is My arms are aching and I can barely feel my fingers. My comrades are trying to keep me going, but I’m completely exhausted. An intense deep throbbing fills my ears and I try hard to focus, to will myself to keep up with the others.
Excerpt: Guitar Hero is back, and this time you can bring more friends along. Guitar Hero: World Tour allows four players to play together as a band, a la Rock Band , but World Tour has that same gritty, cartoon-y, satirical rock-scene look that the previous games of the series have all had.
Excerpt: A brief glance through our past reviews will reveal that we have an enormous amount of love for rhythm games, or any games that feature music prominently. The simple fact is that we adore music, we love videogames, and so when the two intertwine they usually produce something we find extremely...
Excerpt: When you’ve got two games that are pretty much the same, you’ve got to strive to find the differences between them to be able to make a decent comparison. And don’t be fooled – this really is a comparison review.
Excerpt: Last year, at least our eyes, Rock Band won the Battle of the Bands. Don't get us wrong, we were huge fans of Guitar Hero III, and were very impressed with Neversoft's first attempt at the franchise.
Excerpt: Guitar Hero started it all, but Rock Band raised the bar by bringing a drum kit and microphone to the show. A year later Guitar Hero has followed suit, introducing a drum kit of its own and adding support for drum and vocal tracks in Guitar Hero World Tour.
Excerpt: For years now, Guitar Hero has been leading the path for all music games. As the only guitar-controlled rhythm title available, Activision had the market cornered for two years. But after debuting the incredible Rock Band and introducing gamers to more than just a guitar, it was inevitable that...