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This is the first Guitar Hero that includes more mainstream music, although not a complete move away from rock there is the inclusion of more pop songs like Michael Jackson and R.E.M. World Tour also added a drum set and microphone given the option to sing or play the drums to the sings instead of the guitar or all of them if you get some friends together. The whole kit does work out very expensive though and is probably not worth paying such a large sum unless you are regularly going play with friends, or you really want to play the drums and sing.. The difficulty level has also been lowered to make it more accessible. The lowest level on this eliminates the need to press any coloured buttons, only needing to hit the strum at the right time. Although this is actually really boring it will help newbie's learn the rhythm without getting frustrated meaning less people will give up with it after 10 minutes. With all songs unlocked from the start and the fact that it is easier than previous Guitar Hero games this should appeal to those who have not played these types of game berofre
Guitar Hero World Tour is a great game for the Playstation 3 and is great fun and enjoyable, not least because you can play more than one instrument. It is also pretty challening as you have to play at least three songs in a row to unlock more. For the graphics are better than other guitar hero games in this series and you needn't worry about running out of songs as there is an almost unlimited supply which is fantastic and keeps the replay value on this game very high. One of my favourite aspects of this game is that you can customise everything from your rock start to your band name and band logo and even your instruments and sound. There is also the option to make your own songs which really keeps the interest going. I guess the only drawback with this is that making your own song is quite hard and confusing. This is the latest Guitar Hero game in the series and is really good and in my opinion the best one yet. If offers far more options than the previous Guitar Hero games. All previous Guitar Hero guitars will work with this version and also if you don't want to buy the full band kit or you already have Rock Band, the drums to Rock band will also work with this game. I highly recommend this game as it's great fun and something the whole family can enjoy and the songs are very popular and fun to sing along and play to. Great fun for all concerned and certainly lives up to it's promise.
Just when you thought they may be running out of ideas, Activision goes and surprises it's audience yet again, possibly the best in the franchise yet. I understand how they accumulate the lack of respect in a way, you can see musicians feeling slightly cheated by all these up and coming 'rock stars', feeling as accomplished as any professional multi-bazillion selling artist, but seriously, it is fun... (and now with many more to the franchise just a few months later, I'm gonna say this is probably the last in the series worth getting before they really start milking in what's become one of the industries most profitable cash-cows. That sounded pretty negative I know, it's a love hate relationship I have with this game, it's great fun, a challenge and slightly educational (it sped my fingers up a little bit, useful for real guitar), but with every new release, a new peripheral and a few new songs, few new items in the shop for your character and decorations for your instruments, it really does offend the wallet a bit :/. On the plus side, Word Tour introduces a number of funky new features, an extremely well thought out character customization function, so you can create your own characterized rocker, take them online or smash through the normal tour mode, with a bunch of new songs. Personally I find this the best feature. Another being the create your own song function, highly hyped for a not so amazing outcome, sadly you can't really live the rockstar experiance, with putting a song together being a chore and no ability to add vocals, basically it's good in theory, and i'm sure eventually, by Guitar Hero 83, it will be a perfect industry, music studio experiance. Oh yeah...the obvious first thing to jump to is..it's a band name now, still called Guitar Hero though, I always found this strange but whatever, gotta keep up with the competition (Rockband) somehow, you've got your drums, bass and singer, all well implemented, aswell as your guitar, if you've played Singstar, you know what to expect, your pitch is displayed as a little 'meteor' which you have to keep in the tunnels, Guitar has now been changed again with a new slider bar, along the neck, allowing you to button bash in a different area :p, the strum bar is slightly more responsive too. Drums are the thing to make a fuss about with this release, adding a new challenge to the genre, since they differ in design from Rockbands for a more realistic drumming experiance and the 'hardest' rhythm game peripheral experiance ever. In my opinion, yeah they do provide a challenge, good stuff for those interested in the instrument, but it seems quite a common thing that the sturdiness and quality isn't to a good standard, with lots of them being rocked on to hard. If you've played previous entries, you'll know all about the multiplayer, theres a tonne of options, band vs band, guitar vs guitar , pretty much anything you can think. Also local 4 player coop is always a good laugh.
In the Band modes, up to four players can jam together, online or off, as they progress through the game, and in single-player Career Mode, players can jam on any of the instruments in branching venue progression enabling them to rock out in the order of their choice.