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I purchased the world tour edition band bundle from the guitar hero series when it first came out, and unlike a lot of people, I have had a lot of use out of it. As a keen musician I was very interested when a full band version of the game came out. A heft price tag of £129.99 (purchased from play.com) didn't put me off thinking that I would get plenty of use.
The game is highly addictive and unlike a lot of people I had not yet got bored. A fantastic soundtrack allows for plenty of gaming before there is any repetition and the variation of genres allows for the game to be suitable for all music lovers with hundreds of downloadable tracks available.
The wireless drums and guitar mean there are no trailing wires (with the exception of the microphone) allowing for the ability to play the game from different sides of the room with ease. For me the game came into its own when I was at university, and it allowed for a fun night in with friends which for me it paid off the fairly expensive price tag.
Disadvantages of this instalment from guitar hero is that the instruments, the drums in particular, go through batteries like they are going out of fashion!! However this is easily solved by buying some rechargeable batteries, which make it cheaper in the long run!
All in all a good and product which has brought me hours of fun, however the price tag is a bit steep!
I've had my Guitar Hero band bundle for about a year now and it's pretty good. The thing is that it's really only good when you have people over that are interested in playing it, then it's great. But I found that I never play on it by myself which I obviously could. The reason for this is that I think that Gutair Hero is like the wii console, you can only enjoy it with a group of people. I hardly play on Guitar Hero, the only time I do is when I have a group of friends round or the family and then it's really fun! I would recommend buying this only if you have a lot of people coming round all the time or if it's being sold for a really good price that you can't let pass you by. I suggest that if you're a bit of a lone wolf, this isn't the right purchase for you.
If you haven;t heard of Guitar Hero by now where have you been? Since exploding onto the scene in the mid 2000's it has become the one of the biggest selling music game franchises.
This game, the fourth in the series introduced two brand new instruments, drums and vocals, these new features breathe a much needed freshness into the series and add a whole new dimension of challenge.
The setlist is more varied than ever, one minute you can be sredding along to Welsh metal titans Bullet For My Valentine and the next drumming along to pop punk heros Paramore so whatever your music taste there will be something for you. But none of this would matter if the game itself isn't fun, which it is, insanely fun if I might add especially with a bunch of your mates. Sure the graphics could be improved with some of the animations looking a bit canned but honestly who is going to be focussing on the graphics while pretending they are playing to Wembley Stadium?
I am an ardent hotel California fan and bought this game solely for this song. I was so excited to play my favourite song, I started off in the most difficult mode. Although I am not good with the guitar controller, since I
am so much familar with the song, I found it very easy to pick up. Just goes to show how closely the game has been designed to
the actual song.
I am a singer and drummer as well
so could use the additional
controller very well.
After HC, the next song was Nirvana and everlong by foo fighters. Amazing experience to play along with the whole band.
I didn't use the music studio feature. For some reason I didn't find it useful and intuitive although I could see some great contributions by the online community.
Although the songs are great, the difficulty increases and the songs get really difficult to play. I must confess I still haven't completed the game as my guitar skills are still not up to the scratch.
The practice mode is a very good
part of the game. I uaually go through some practise session befor going for the gig.
The touch pad on the guitar control is good for extremely fast solos but for some reason I couldn't manage to master it.
Over all, great addition to the guitar hero list of games.
A brief warning, this is possibly one of the most addicting games in history...
Overall, I found this game to be highly enjoyable, and particulary fun when playing with other people (either in the same room) or round anothers house etc.
I think the variety of songs in GHWT was, on the whole, pretty good, and there is many songs you can buy online as well. A slight disappointment was the lack of, lets say "classic", guitar riffs on this track, with Metallica for example only making one appearance. Many very strange songs also appear on this game, ie "La Bamba", which honestly I believe is just there to fill the gaps.
I've found the Guitar to be pretty reliable (although changing the batteries constantly is a never ending pain). The new slide bar is a tad oversensitive though, often strumming and tapping when you clearly didnt touch it.
Drums were okay, especially as when you get to harder difficulty, it actual vaguely resembles playing real drums.
Bass was a bit of a dissapointment for me, all it seemed to be was a guitar, yet made easier. I thought they could have done more to vary the bass from the guitar play.
Vocals were okay I guess (my voice is pretty terrible anyway) but it's a good laugh if you dont take it too seriously. Besides, there are plenty of other games for that.
Online play was pretty good, with a few different gamemodes chucked in for varieties sake. Matchmaking wasn't too bad, and lag was rarely an issue.
As a newcomer to the Guitar Hero series with GH3 on the Wii, I was very much looking forward to this being released - but was disappointed to find that they did not plan to release a game + drum option for those of us with 2 guitars already. Only recently was the drum available recently and when purchased seperately is even more expensive than the already pricey bundles.
As far as the game itself goes, it is very enjoyable - similar to its predecessors with various improvements in both gameplay and content. Great for anyone new to the series and experts alike.
The only negative I have to mention about this game is the difficulty, even on the hardest setting (expert) its quite easy to clear most of the game (excluding a few exceptionally hard songs - BYOB for example) for anyone with a bit of previous experience on the harder modes in the previous games.
Guitar hero franchise has been very popular among music fans since it has exploded onto the scene back in the year 2005 and is rivaling the successful rock band series, well the new game in the series is guitar hero world tour, in this game a whole variety of instruments are added into the mix as you know the previous game it had the guitar and bass well in this new game they have added vocals so you can sing and also drums so you can drum as part of the band which I feel is a much needed addition to the game.
I really like the song list in guitar hero world tour it is very diverse and no two same tracks sound the same, you get songs from the famous jimmy Hendrix which will really please rock fans of the series I feel. The core game play is still as engaging as it has ever been.
I prefer the wider timing of the last guitar hero games than what you find in rock band, the elusive feel that feels more like playing a real instrument, there are no transcripts and also there are not point accurate sometimes, as there can be extra notes that shouldn't be there and some parts are made artificially harder by inserting cords where there should be single notes, if you are a music purist this might drive you nuts.
There are new additions to the game play the world tour guitars now have built in touch pads that live under the normal buttons, some parts of the song have bluish lines which are connected to the notes so you can play them with the touchpad so you don't have to strum on the guitar. I have had many problems when using the touchpad sometimes it would register that I had tapped on it when in fact I never so I felt it to be too sensitive and I felt it wasn't accurate as the real strummer.
I felt guitar hero band mode was rather inferior to rock band as it had poor presentation issues I felt, like for example you don't have fans, or you don't play special gigs and or don't really have a crew, the way you progress is you play gigs of two songs and once you complete it you move on to another gig which I thought was rather boring and never gave me any incentive to carry on, I also don't like the fact that you don't know if one of your band mates are failing and this has an effect on you because if they fail then the whole band fails that gig which I never liked.
One thing I like is the character customization as you can create your own character and you have lots of options to customize them from clothes etc. I like the music editor where you can edit the playlist but what disappointed me was that the music was disappointing as it sound like ringtone which I very was very poor.
I felt this game was rather a poor imitation of rock band and they had failed in some aspects of the game while they improved something's, I would prefer them to take them in another direction rather than trying to be something its not and i am really agrieved by this game.
The Guitar Hero: World Tour Band Bundle was released along with the fourth full game in the Guitar Hero series in November of last year. Being a huge fan of the series, I bought the game on the day of release, being allured by the addition of drums and a microphone to the already very fun line-up of guitar and bass guitar. They have followed on from the success of the Rock Band games and sought to catch up.
This is a really great set; my new favourite addition is the drums. You have five colour-coded pads that correspond to the colours on the screen, and you have to hit them in time with the notes on the screen. Also, if you get Star Power, you have to do a cymbal crash (hitting both at the same time) to enable it; I do find this a bit temperamental, though, as often you'll lose your note streak as you manically whack the cymbals without them changing to Star Power. Also sometimes Star Power will default to the guitar player for no reason.
The microphone is probably the bit I use least, as frankly I'm a terrible singer, but it is a fun ice-breaker at parties and is a good laugh after a few drinks! It is quite challenging as you have to match the pitch exactly, although this does mean that you end up singing quite robotically, sadly!
The new guitar in the pack is also very good; it has a new padded section that you can run your finger down to play lower down the guitar, which looks quite cool and means you can play some sections without strumming.
On the negative side, the whole bundle was VERY expensive, and I can't imagine many were desperate enough to buy it on launch. It's still quite pricey and although a lot of fun, probably not worth it to many.
When guitar hero was first released, it was an instant success, and appealed to many music or rock music lovers, included me, and persuaded buyers to buy the Guitar Hero bundle.
Guitar Hero is a very imaginative and exciting game which involves you being a rocker, playing an instrument, such as the drums, guitar or singing, and playing in gigs all around the world. Playing this game gives me hours of enjoyment, which is even more fun while playing with friends or with your family.
You get a drum set, guitar, bass and a microphone in the box, along with the game disc, which has 200 awesome preloaded songs. This may seem like a lot of money for some, but if you think about it, it is actually quite good value for money.
Overall, this is a very unique ans interesting game bundle, which I would thoroughly recommend.
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My review is surrounding the topic of the fantastic Guitar Hero on Play Station 3 (PS3), when guitar hero was first brought to the shelves sales rocketed making the game a very popular choice around the world. Guitar Hero is a very imaginative game which involves earning a career and making a living on playing your instruments in gigs all over the world. However even though the name stated guitar that is not the only instrument you can play, you can play guitar, bass, drums and you can ever sing using only a microphone (supplied with the game ) and your vocal talent. You can purchase the guitar on its on for the sale price of $99.99 which is around £50 - £60, for the complete band (with drums and microphone) it will cost you $189 which is around £114 - £115. The Disc that comes with the game is the home to hundreds of songs that you can play, also you can play online with people all over the world.
After playing guitar hero world tour i was disapointed and, after paying for it, had nothing left but my own unhappiness. This game is guitar hero's awful attempt of trying to out do rockband and be renown once more. Of course guitar hero was great, the first three times they did it, but when rockband came out guitar hero became an embarrassment.
In this guitar hero game they tried to regain there dignity by adding the drums and mic, exactly the same as rock band, however to make this game seem better you would at least thing they would have a great playlist. Well as i played through the songs, switching between instruments, they just seemed to get worse and worse and even more unheard of. The other people playing alongside me thought no different. Honestly there is 86 songs on this game and there were only about 20 that i liked and even that is me being generous.
The only small point on this game, which makes it different, is that you can write your own songs. However i wouldnt use this as an excuse to buy it. You can make a song but you can only use about 7 notes to make it because there arent any more buttons on a guitar hero guitar. The same applies for the drums. To add to this, even thought guitar hero: world tour now uses a mic, it wont let you add lyrics to the song. So all you can do is have 7 notes on a guitar with a drum beat. Pointless really!
I understand that there are most likely people with different views towards this game but personally i would advise you to buy rockband 1+2 rather than waste your money on this desperate game and company. You'll be much happier in the end.
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Guitar hero World Tour (GHWT) is a phenomenon, it Is such a fun game, whether you have friends over or if you play it with family. There isn't really a story to the game apart from 4 band members decide to form a band and then turn out to be the best band in the world.
The graphics are really simple, but you don't need good graphics on a game like this. The only thing I can really say is that the picture quality is still really good on a 19inch TV or a 50inch TV. The cut-scenes are quite cool and quite funny. They always include something of your band whether it be messing up or doing good.
The Gameplay is really good, you have a 5 fret board on the screen with 5 different colours, on your guitar you must match up the colours and strum, there is an easy difficulty which includes using only 3 colours. Whereas expert uses all 5 and the notes come down quicker. On the guitar you also have a slide bar which is indicated by a line of notes connected by a rope.
The drums are my favourite instrument , there are three drums (lower), two cymbals (higher) and a bass pedal (lower lower). And its almost the same just bang the matching colour drum. Beginner you don't even have to hit a certain note just hit thee drums. Expert is really hard and you have to be a bit like a professional drummer.
The microphone is really basic and you just have to sing the lyrics (slide up along the top). The next stage is star power, you get SP phrases where you collect star power, then you activate it to get double multiplier double the points, or you can activate it if you are doing a poor performance so the crowd like you more.
The sound quality is really good, there are no cover songs on this game, therefore if you like a song on the game you play the actual thing, not a cover, there are songs which are amazing sound quality that really stand out, reasons for this is because they actually had the song producers in to sing.
In conclusion GHWT is a really good game, and even better to play with friends & family, I would rate it 9.5/10 as it isn't perfect, its generally £100 if you want the guitar and drums but the game solo is £30.
Guitar hero world tour is game built around bringing your family together in one room to participate in having fun together. This game has many classic songs such as "Living on prayer", "Purple haze and personally my favourite "Eye of the tiger". There are also additional songs you can buy on the playstation network such as "We are the champions" by Queen. Since i have got this game i have never put the drum sticks down. Although at first getting the hang of playing the drums you soon enough get used to it and start feeling the vibes whilst playing the drums its like you are playing the drums for real. The only little problem is that a microphone stand does not come with this game i was slightly dissapointed when i wanted to play the guitar and sing at the same time. But that does not matter this game is still the best game in the guitar hero series. All i can say is bring on guitar hero 5. In my opinion i think you should get this game because it brings friends and family together to engage in the fun with eachother.
Guitar hero World Tour is the next step in the music/rhythm game category. Previous Guitar Hero games have only ever utilized a guitar controller, World Tour comes bundled with a guitar, microphone and drum controllers. Getting your friends round or playing with your family can be immense fun.
Yes the band thing has been done before with Rock Band but World Tour has it's advantages over MTV's offering. The World Tour drum controller has two raised symbols, which may not sound like much, but in my opinion adds to the realism of the game. Having two symbols also means that World Tour has an extra drum pad in comparision to rock band which I think adds to the immersion. All of the controllers feel well crafted and the drums specifically feel like they can take a pounding.
As far as the set-list of songs goes, this is why this review gets four stars instead of five. In my opinion the set list is weaker than those of previous games. I believe that this is because the songs were picked on the basis that they should be fun for everyone to play. So in conclusion, Guitar Hero World Tour is best played with friends/family.
Innovative Music Studio - Compose, record, edit and release your own music.Battle of the Bands Mode - Rock out in solo career mode or battle against other four person bands online.