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...
Summary: The Guitar Hero series has been a very popular one over the past few years and I've played it since the very first one came out on the PS2. Last year it was Neversoft’s first try at continuing the series and they didn’t do too bad.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.