Excerpt: There's a war going on out there, and it's being fought with wireless battery-operated guitars: it's a battle for the hearts of wannabe rock stars. Earlier this year Harmonix's Rock Band took the upper hand, surpassing the Guitar Hero series with some sleek and sexy presentation, a more forgiving learning curve and a killer set of peripherals.
Excerpt: Guitar Hero World Tour is Activision’s attempt to counter the changes that Rock Band brought to the music genre. Instead of only including guitar and bass gameplay, players will now be able to form a complete band and sing, play drums, rock out on guitar, and strum away on the bass. To further distinguish themselves from the competition, Developer Neversoft has updated the visuals, added a touch sensor to the bottom of the fret bar, on the guitar, and created their own...
Conclusion: Guitar Hero World Tour is a huge leap forward for the Guitar Hero franchise. It's a blast to play with friends, the setlist is top-notch, and the music studio is a nice--albeit extremely complicated--addition. Although it's a great game, as well as a vast improvement over previous series entries, it doesn't do a whole lot that Rock Band and its sequel haven't already done (and in some cases, done better).
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.
Cons: Some new additions don't enhance experience, Doesn't do much that other, similar games haven't done.
Conclusion: Visually I have to say that I am satisfied with World Tour but I can’t say it goes out of its way to impress. Once again we have gotten to the point where we have this standard for music video games and Guitar Hero: World Tour doesn’t do much different from its predecessors. The game gets a great feel of the band experience, it captures vocal solos, guitar solos, and even some great drum lines very nicely.
Summary: As a game on it's own to be used with your existing equipment World Tour offers plenty of new features and a robust track list but when paired with it's new guitars and drum kit it becomes much more. I was sold the very first time I played the drums and that alone is worth the price of admission for me. Guitar Hero is back at the top of my list and I'm a very happy rock bunny.