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  • Summary: Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades allows gamers to unleash their inner rockstar anytime, anywhere and for the first time ever share their music with friends as they embark on a tour through the decades of rock. Compatible with Guitar Hero: On Tour, the game leverages the technology of itsGuitar Hero On Tour: Decades allows gamers to unleash their inner rockstar anytime, anywhere and for the first time ever share their music with friends as they embark on a tour through the decades of rock. Compatible with Guitar Hero: On Tour, the game leverages the technology of its predecessor and expands the experience with a new progression taking players on a musical journey from the classics of the 1970’s through today’s greatest hits. With a new library of music, characters and venues, the game delivers a portable way for gamers to unleash their inner rockstar while playing through the history of rock ’n’ roll. [Activision] Expand
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  2. Negative: 1 out of 40
  1. Guitar Hero: On Tour Decades is a great expansion of the series on the DS.
  2. Guitar Hero: On Tour – Decades gives more enjoyment out of the portable version of Guitar Hero.
  3. 80
    Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades is a solid follow-up to an impressive first effort on a handheld system. While it feels more like an expansion set the addition of wireless streaming is more than worth the price of admission.
  4. The main sales argument of Decades is the ability to play against a friend with a copy of the game, or it's predecessor On Tour, anywhere via wireless networking. This game is a whole lot of fun playing with a friend, and it works for solo sessions as well, but unfortunately the grip around the keys will be straining for your hands during longer sessions of play. The presentation could also have been given a fresher coat of paint and a more rock like aesthetics. This is a good supplement to the more mature siblings on the stationary consoles.
  5. I generally like what Vicarious Visions has done to bring the Guitar Hero experience to the portable market, but I’d prefer to see them focus on amending the functionality of the game rather than expanding the song list of a still flawed product.
  6. But it still doesn’t quite play like Guitar Hero. The touch detection is too spotty, the custom controller is too uncomfortable and that intoxicating illusion that you’re actually playing an instrument still isn’t there. But, if you need a portable way to get your rock on, this is remains the best way to go.
  7. This is just a song pack, really - one that carries an RRP of GBP 29.99 (or GBP 39.99 if you need the guitar grip too). That's too much to ask for a sequel which barely does anything its predecessor didn't do, and doesn't even fix any of the problems with it.

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  1. ShaneS.
    Nov 17, 2008
    9
    I bought the game the day it came out because I thought the first Guitar Hero on Tour was really fun; yes it was shorter than the bigger I bought the game the day it came out because I thought the first Guitar Hero on Tour was really fun; yes it was shorter than the bigger systems like xbox, playstation and the wii, but hey it's a DS game. With that in consideration I really thought the sequal would be equally as revolutionary as it predecessor; I started playing the day I got it and I wasn't let down. The graphics looked a bit better (remember it's a DS game, it only gets so good) and it seemed like it picked up on my strokes easier than on tour. I haven't tried out its multiplayer mode yet but i'm sure that will be as good as the first one's. All in all Decades is almost the same as on Tour, just a bit more time seems to have been spent on its appearance this go-round (the black figures that were supposed to be the crowd in on tour return, but with pigments of color this time, hooray). More songs equals more fun, same grip is used (so maybe not as revolutionary), bit better graphics, 2 new characters, if you enjoyed on tour there's no reason to like Decades a little bit more. Expand