Excerpt: : The franchise that brought music-simulating rhythm games to the masses has stepped up to the whole band experience. Now including drums and vocals for the first time, Guitar Hero: World Tour wants to take on games like Rock Band for the title of ultimate band simulator. But does it have the stones to rock that hard? Read on, fellow monkey, and find out.
Pros: Great set list and killer instruments.
Cons: Crappy user interface and under-thought gameplay.
Conclusion: Guitar Hero World Tour doesn’t blow Rock Band out of the water. It does, however, hold its ground against the current leader in music games and introduces a wide array of new features. Anyone interested in music games owes it to themselves to at least try World Tour, if not picking up a copy with its better hardware.
Conclusion: Multiplayer will continue to be a strong part of the game, with the ability to have four players in a band on the same system or online. And there’s the competitive side of it, with online opening up your options even more: You can go head to head against another player or take a whole band against another band. The Career can also be played online with others in your band, which is a great way to hit some of those elusive or band-oriented achievements.
Conclusion: FINALLY. Achievements: 8/10 GH:WT is a great game, fun for all ages, for vets or families, but when playing through it you can't help but feel like it's the exoskeleton of a bigger better game which could have been released. Just a little more polish on the boot would have gone a long way. Overall: 8.5/10 or rounded down to 4 stars.
Excerpt: 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
Conclusion: Guitar Hero: World Tour delivers one of the best
rhythmic ensembles in the gaming business. The
guitar instrument works great and the addition
of a drum set completes the whole concert
experience. With over 80 original songs, there
is enough music to satisfy every inspiring rock
star. Given enough living room space, World Tour
is just an MTV party waiting to happen. Thanks
to downloadable content, your encore
performances will keep the gameplay on the edge.
Conclusion: Overall, Guitar Hero World Tour is every bit as enjoyable and good as the competition. The new guitar has a great feel to it and features the slide strip that is fun to play around with. The drums are very nice looking and worked great during review. The microphone included worked great as well, and actually feels like a real high quality mic not having that “flimsy” look and feel to it.
Pros: The new guitar is bigger and looks/works great. You can download user created content due to the new music studio. The drums look real nice and also work great. It’s great to finally have a full-band supported Guitar Hero. Downloadable content is finally available by a track pack and singles. The boss battles are alot better this ti
Cons: Some of the songs on disc we already played on the other music-based game not very long ago. It’s going to take a while for the music store to build up alot of content. The drum’s bass pedal slid around on me during gameplay. The music studio will demand alot of patience and time.
Excerpt: This may seem a little abrupt but I want to start this review by talking about the instruments you’ll receive with Guitar Hero: World Tour , the fourth instalment in the ever growing music franchise. Their quality won’t come into the final score in any shape or form since they aren’t necessarily required to play the game – if you wanted you could use the Rock Band instruments or any of the guitars from previous Guitar Hero titles – I just figured it was common courtesy...