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.
Summary: As soon as Rock Band let you play guitar, bass, drums, and sing to your favorite music, it was clear the bar had been raised in the music-game genre. It wasn't long before Activision announced that the Guitar Hero series would follow suit. The result is a very entertaining game that doesn't break a whole lot of new ground.
Pros: Great setlist with more than 80 songs, You can now sing and play bass, guitar, drums, Lets you create, share, and download original music, Mii Freestyle mode is kind of fun
Cons: Some new additions don't enhance experience, Doesn't do much that other, similar games haven't done, Requires four instruments and four Wii Remotes for a full band
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.