Summary: Activision have been criticised for their reliance on existing brands in recent years. One such brand is Guitar Hero, which has experienced a steady increase of titles per year thanks to spin offs.
Excerpt: It's hard to believe that we've seen so many Guitar Hero games released over the past few years, and it would be easy to assume that the latest, the stunningly named Guitar Hero 5, is just another slight variation on the previous entries.
Excerpt: When Guitar Hero: World Tour for the Wii burst onto the scene last year, many Wii gamers embraced the ability to play as if they were in a real live band. With drums, a mic and the staple GH Guitar, World Tour made for a perfect party game and sales figures certainly reflected the popularity of...
Summary: In the scant four years since Harmonix and Redoctane’s quirky, experimental Guitar Hero showed up in the bowels of E3’s Kentia Hall, the franchise has exploded in popularity. Changed hands from its original creators and now in an annual struggle to outdo Harmonix’ graduating effort, Rock Band,...
Excerpt: Compared to World Tour , Guitar Hero 5 blows the doors off Guitar Hero's short history of full band outings. The onscreen band models look excellent and the animations, especially the singers, are unique to the point, it made me wonder if Neversoft programmed each singer individually for each song.
Pros: you hate The Beatles with all your heart, you like at least half of the tracklist, importing songs and DLC from World Tour aren't an issue for you
Cons: you’ve pre-ordered The Beatles Rock Band , you got tired of the rhythm genre 3 years ago, kurt Cobain in a video-game makes your flannel and holey jeans wither and your dirty skin crawl
Conclusion: Guitar Hero 5 more than manages to cultivate and maintain its ‘hero' status. With more tweaks, features and content than most Wii titles ever see, GH5 provides a unique and essential music title that all Wii owners should experience.
Pros: So much content!, DS connectivity is sublime, Online mode is flawless, DLC and HCSD card support, Party play (jump in) is great!
Cons: Tracklist will disappoint, Models starting to look stale on stage