Excerpt: The Guitar Hero franchise has become a household name and a mega-hit for Activision. I was a little late to the party as I never caught Guitar Hero mania until I played the third instalment of the franchise. I had my doubts at first, but after a few songs and a bit of a learning curve I was addicted. One year after the successful release of Guitar Hero III, Activision has released Guitar Hero World Tour.
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a sequel in the mega-popular Guitar Hero series. Some of the lyrics might raise an eyebrow as being sexually suggestive. Also, some of the female musicians that aren't wearing much clothes onstage.
Excerpt: Title: Guitar Hero: World Tour Format: Wii Price: RRP £39.99 - £149.99 Wi-Fi: YES Players: 4 Guitar Hero has swiftly become a household name with each new game racking up tons of sales with each release. But does the new ‘Band’ version continue what has been one of the most successful gaming franchises to date? In a word. Yes.
Excerpt: As much as we loathe Activision driving the Guitar Hero franchise into the ground (air guitar belt buckles! Stupid plastic figurines! Band-focused updates!), you've got to admire the effort it puts into the 'main' sequels.
Summary: "I wish that I could play guitar," little Timmy thought to himself one day. "Oh but you can," the God of Rock replied, and came forth from his perch atop Mount Olympus to give Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock to the world.
Conclusion: Guitar Hero World Tour rockt! Zwar ist die Grafik auf der Wii-Version verständlicherweise ein wenig abgespeckt und explodiert nicht gerade mit Effekten, doch man hat eh keine Zeit, sich auf solche Kleinigkeiten zu konzentrieren. Im Vordergrund steht der klasse Soundtrack - auch wenn er im Vergleich zu Rock Band eher gering ausfällt.
Pros: Slide-Bar..., coole und abwechslungsreiche Songliste, umfangreicher Songcreator..., Download-Content (auch für Wii), Freestyle-Modus (Wii only), Band gegen Band-Modus, Charakter-Editor, gute Verarbeitung der Instrumente
Cons: ...die aber spielerisch keine Bedeutung hat, Wii-Grafik etwas detailarm, ...der sehr viel Einarbeitungszeit benötigt, weitaus geringere Songauswahl als bei Rock Band