Product Type: Activision game controllers
Newest Review: ... is the game for you. The drum kit came in parts so you had to assemble it yourself but it was very easy to put together. Be aware though ... more
Member Name: CaptainScarlet
Guitar Hero: World Tour Wireless Drum Kit (PS2 / PS3)
Advantages: great fun
The guitar hero series of games is great fun to play and I got the drum kit as part of the range of controllers you can by to go with it. Its great fun but you need to go a bit easy on it if you want it to last.
The set comes in a well made box that protects it in transit and you get all the bits you need to have great fun with the kit. I didn't think it was hard for me to set up and I liked that.
The set I got had 5 drum pads and they are sensitive to how hard or soft you hit and use them. I was a bit rough with them to begin with and had to try to play a bit less energetically to make sure I didn't break them. One of my friends ended up having problems with their kit and had it replaced but mine didn't have that problem.
The set also comes with a hi hat and a cymbal to make it feel more realistic and I liked the way it was when it was all set up for me to use. The kit looks good when set up but it does take up a bit of space if you want to leave it out.
The kick pedal on my kit was well attached but I had to get used to being a bit less heavy footed when I used it because my instinct was to jam my foot down hard and that wasn't doing the kit any favours.
The stand is ok of a medium quality but I wouldn't call it heavy duty. It works and can be set up or put away easily enough when you get used to it. I didn't knock mine over even though I did play a bit too heavy on it at first.
You get proper wooden drum sticks with the set and that makes you think you are really drumming when using the kit in time to the music. I think thats a good touch.
The kit is a lot of fun when you get used to it and at first it takes a bit of time to get up to the rights speed to play a lot of the harder tracks. I was banging and crashing all over the place at first but I soon got used to it and picked up a bit more speed and skill.
The tutorials can be a good help when you are getting used to the kit. You do end up thinking you are playing on a proper kit not a game controller. When you get into the zone with this its a good laugh.
I liked the kit and would recommend it if you can pick it up cheap. I think the kit is selling for close to £55 / £60 and that is about right but you could get it for less if you are lucky.
Summary: good bit of kit