Conclusion: PS. Guitar Hero 6 is inevitible, DJ Hero 2 is coming... but please god don't let Band Hero 2 come to be. I'm probably one of the only people on the planet who still supports the Guitar Hero franchise over Rock Band. (Green Day Rock Band killed that series for me ) Just... don't do it.
Excerpt: In the unending battle of the rhythm games, a frequent opinion against Neversoft and Activision’s venerable Guitar Hero franchise is an unpopular set list. The answer to this arrives with Band Hero, a Guitar Hero 5 port that looks more like American Idol or Dick Clark’s American Bandstand than...
Excerpt: Band Hero might as well be called Guitar Hero 5: Pop Edition. That's not a slight on the game Activision has put together, seeing as what you get in Band Hero is a polished rhythm action game; just don't expect anything more than Guitar Hero 5 with different music.
Excerpt: Overshadowed by the recent releases of DJ Hero and Guitar Hero 5, Band Hero arrives on the scene with little hoopla. Some gamers might have been looking forward to this latest music game, but I have to be honest, Band Hero was nowhere near on my fall/winter release radar.
Summary: With Band Hero, you can come together with family and friends to ascend the virtual stage and rise to fame, bringing you a new genre of music focused on today's hottest top-40 hits and classic anthems that everyone will know.
Excerpt: Through the course of 2009, we’ve seen the Guitar Hero franchise multiply like rabbits and with Van Halen on the horizon, you can at least count on one more release in the series to hit consoles this year.
Excerpt: If you feel like you just haven't gotten enough Guitar Hero this year, Activision has got you covered. After half a dozen games on multiple platforms, they've now branched the Hero franchise into three paths - the new ones are DJ Hero , which involves a pretty new style of gameplay with an entirely...
Summary: 2009 has brought us a number of different "Hero" games, from the standard Guitar Hero 5 to DJ Hero to the portable Guitar Hero On Tour to the band-specific titles that keep popping up on the Nintendo DS. Clearly Guitar Hero has created a monster.
Conclusion: Overall: 8.1 Band Hero is a really great game, fans of the pop genre will love every song that was included in it. The only issue is that it is practically a clone of Guitar Hero 5 that was released two months ago with no real differences other than the songs included.