Summary: Warriors of Rock is, at most, an incremental improvement over 5 , but by most standards, more of a lateral release. If the review seemed wishy-washy at times, that’s merely because so much of the experience is based on the music: if you enjoy the tracks, and especially if you’re new to the series, then the lack of advancement isn’t an issue and the current modes and mechanics are great. Check out the full track list here .
Review: Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock (Microsoft Xbox 360)
6 December 2010
Summary: After really developing a taking to Guitar Hero 5 , I am disappointed to see Neversoft fail to further drive the series forward with Warriors of Rock . This sixth main entry is still a ton of fun to play if you love Guitar Hero , but if you’re looking for innovation, you’re going to find little of it here. The quest mode and powers are certainly interesting distractions at first, but the more one uses them, the more gimmicky and pointless they become.
Summary: " Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock " doesn’t try to take on Rock Band any more, and nor should it. The game does a lot of things right, like the quest mode, on balance, the free imports from previous games, and a more thoughtful soundtrack. However, it is more controversial, and I’m sure some people won’t be interested in what’s on offer. And, some of the additions do feel pretty pointless.
Excerpt: The Guitar Hero franchise has become a household name and a mega-hit for Activision. Guitar Hero games have been around since November 2005 and the franchise is not showing any signs of slowing down. Year after year, Activision keeps pumping out new Guitar Hero games and while many are excited for its yearly release, many (including myself) have become a tad indifferent towards the franchise.
Conclusion: All told, shred-heads will enjoy this game's robust collection of head-banging bands, if not the particular song selections… but even they might groan at the cheesy presentation of "2112" and the presence of some alt-rockers and faux-punk acts. Only the most forgiving music fan will keep a smile on their face through this entire game, but I still recommend a play through to those who enjoy the series and tire of Rock Band's pop leaning and party-game reliance.
Excerpt: Guitar Hero and I have a love/hate relationship. I love the fact they it brought me into the rhythm game genre, though I resisted heavily. I spent hours on Guitar Hero 2 and 3 – only to start to be annoyed by changed made in titles beyond that. With its ever loosening hit detection and kitchen sink approach to the game, I was a little timid going into this one from the onset.
Excerpt: 2009 saw six Guitar Hero releases, none of them selling very well. Flooding the market with games rather than DLC led to oversaturation of the market and such a marked decrease in sales that Activision dissolved Red Octane and then took the franchise away from Neversoft, the developers of the franchise. Before Neversoft was completely done, however, they were tasked with one more game. Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is that game.