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  • Summary: With Guitar Rock Tour you can perform the guitar and drum tracks of the most popular worldwide hits on your NintendoDS and live the most explosive musical experience on the DS! Targeted for all audiences, Guitar Rock Tour features solo and multiplayer modes where beginners can have loads of fun right from the start and fans of music games can discover plenty of nuances. Without any musical knowledge, learn how to quickly master the basic controls of each instrument by using the Nintendo DS’s Touch Screen or buttons and kick off your career as a rock star. Keep your cool in front of a hyped-up crowd and follow the beat so the guitar (or the drums, depending on your choice of instruments) is synchronized with the other instruments in the band and you’ll get the rush of playing like a rock god. [Ubisoft] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Guitar Rock Tour is a great effort. It's a Guitar Hero beater (just about) but with more songs it would have been pretty special.
  2. If you don't care about the quality of the covers, then you'll get more out of the game, but even the most serious of audiophiles will find some fun rocking their way to headliner status.
  3. It is not that this game is bad, it is just a little harder to justify a purchase when Guitar Hero does so much more.
  4. Save your wrists and steer clear of this in favour of "Guitar Hero." [Jan 2009, p.65]
  5. 55
    While the note-plucking, drum-whacking mechanics of the game are fine, there just aren't enough songs to sustain interest.
  6. There’s also a two-player co-op wireless mode, though the fact that both players need the game make it seem unlikely you’ll use it much. Overall, this isn’t a bad game, but it really does feel like the other half is out there somewhere waiting to be found. If it were $15 or $20, we’d say give it a shot. But at press time, it’s $30, only ten dollars cheaper than the latest Guitar Hero game on DS.
  7. 40
    Guitar Rock Tour is a wannabe Guitar Hero. In a time when music simulation games are going all out with original songs, bonus features and other goodies, Gameloft's bottom of the barrel effort fails to thrill.

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  1. LarryBall
    Nov 30, 2008
    This game is actually a lot of fun, probably the best rhythm game on the DS aside from Elite Beat Agents. Guitar is much more fluid and interesting than they make it out to be in the reviews, personally I think it is refreshing considering how stale Guitar Hero is becoming. Everything they say about the drums is true, they're pretty fun, and a lot like Amplitude which might be my all time favorite game of all time. The songs range from god awful (Nickelback for christ's sake!) to predictable (Smoke of the Water... again) to decent (Walk Idiot Walk, a few others). I had to turn the volume all the way down just to stomach getting through a few songs. With better songs, another button for drums, and a better presentation this would be a solid 8 or 9. If you're looking for a Guitar Hero alternative this is much better than Rock Revolution, that Hannah Montana game, or really any other lame rock-themed game on DS. Expand