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  • Summary: Guitar Hero World Tour marries Guitar Hero's guitar gameplay, with a cooperative band experience that combines the most advanced wireless instruments with revolutionary new online and offline gameplay modes. The game features a slick newly redesigned guitar, a genuine electronic drum kit andGuitar Hero World Tour marries Guitar Hero's guitar gameplay, with a cooperative band experience that combines the most advanced wireless instruments with revolutionary new online and offline gameplay modes. The game features a slick newly redesigned guitar, a genuine electronic drum kit and a microphone, as well as an innovative Music Studio music creator that lets players compose, record, edit and share their own rock and roll anthems, along with online Band Career and 8-player "Battle of the Bands." Guitar Hero World Tour is comprised entirely of master recordings from some of the greatest classic and modern rock bands of all-time including Ozzy Osbourne, Van Halen, Linkin Park, The Eagles, Sublime and many more. Additionally, the game offers significantly more localized downloadable music than ever before on all of the next-generation consoles. Budding rock stars are also given creative license to fully customize everything from their characters’ appearance and instruments to their band’s logo and album covers. Featuring three drum pads, two raised cymbals and a bass kick pedal, the drum controller combines larger and quieter, velocity-sensitive drum heads with soft rubber construction to deliver authentic bounce back and is easy to set up, move, break down and store. Virtual musicians can live out their rock and roll fantasies by playing either a single instrument, or any combination of instruments, in addition to the full band experience. Guitar Hero World Tour introduces Battle of the Bands mode which allows eight players to join online and challenge each other band-to-band to determine who is the best of the best. 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. The game's Music Studio lets players express their musical creativity by giving them access to a full compliment of tools to create digital music from scratch, utilizing all of the instruments, and then play their compositions in the game. Music creators can share their recordings with their friends online through GHTunes where other gamers can download their unique compositions and play them. [Activision] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. Ultimately, all of Guitar Hero World Tour’s components come together extremely well.
  2. The music creator itself could end up being worth the $60 price tag alone, but the core experience is just as fun here as it's been in previous Guitar Hero titles, and the small gameplay additions and changes are all welcomed.
  3. A huge leap forward in co-operative play, Guitar Hero World Tour is a worthy addition to the franchise and will offer hours of fun for anyone willing to pick up an instrument and invest some time. An awesome effort, although not without its flaws.
  4. Overall though, World Tour is a nice evolutionary step for the Guitar Hero franchise, and it's safe to say that if you're a fan of the series you'll enjoy World Tour.
  5. World Tour's primary failure is presentation. The menus lack elegance, and the career mode is a simple progression through the song list. Onscreen displays such as score multipliers are hard to read. Even good efforts, like the unique arena for playing Tool's songs, feel quickly done and clunky.
  6. That's one giant leap for a franchise; one small step for a genre.
  7. Guitar Hero used to be a pitch perfect game. Neversoft has not been able to replicate the level of critical success as Harmonix has, however, and World Tour is another disappointment.

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Score distribution:
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  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. MichaelS
    Sep 12, 2008
    10
    I was lucky enough to play WORLD TOUR on the PS3 and 360 at multiple game shows and all I can say it wow. The instument peripherals are the I was lucky enough to play WORLD TOUR on the PS3 and 360 at multiple game shows and all I can say it wow. The instument peripherals are the best and most durable ever asemble, and the setlist of songs is easily the greatest compilation of tunes ever to hit a game console. The custom song creator is a revolution for the genre. This is what sequels are all about folks. Turning an already stellar formula up to 100, while at the same time redefining a genre. I was absoluted enthralled by GUITAR HERO WORLD TOUR (note: I wasn't able to play it in The Playstation 2 or Nintendo WII). Expand
  2. MikeY.
    Oct 28, 2008
    10
    I just bought GH WT and in my opinion its the best music game out there now. The new drums are really fun to play and the game feels crisp. I just bought GH WT and in my opinion its the best music game out there now. The new drums are really fun to play and the game feels crisp. Once they fix the few units that some people had problems with this game will be a huge hit. Expand
  3. RobertvanT.
    Dec 29, 2008
    10
    Great game. Fun to play alone, even better with a group. The song list is better than III in my opinion, and the game works the same as Great game. Fun to play alone, even better with a group. The song list is better than III in my opinion, and the game works the same as before, that is to say mostly flawlessly and without difficulties. I do not have the mic or the drumset, so I can only speak for the guitars, and they work great. Expand
  4. AnthonyO.
    Oct 28, 2008
    9
    This game kicks a lot of butt for several reasons, none of which excludes Rock Band 2 from the celebration. Both are great games, and in my This game kicks a lot of butt for several reasons, none of which excludes Rock Band 2 from the celebration. Both are great games, and in my opinion, this is not exactly a PC versus Mac kind of battle. In reality, most people will own both games. The instruments are essentially built to your taste. If you prefer gameplay-based drumming, go with the competitor. If you prefer a more realistic drumming experience, go with Guitar Hero: World Tour. The new difficulty level of beginner on GHWT features only strumming, no button pressing. This is great for my 6-year old, who is not a hardcore gamer and small enough that the guitar controller is a little hard to manipulate. With this feature (which is exclusive to GHWT), she can learn the strumming part first and then progress to the notes buttons. This is a big difference in my opinion since the only other possibility is to go into practice mode, which just doesn't feel like the real game. All in all, I'd give this a 10 if not for the missing cross-compatibility with Rock Band. I really wish these two companies would get their crap together and just live in our world instead of trying to make us all live in their marketing budgets. Expand
  5. Feb 3, 2014
    8
    Songs: 8 out of 10, Graphics: 8 out of 10, Fun: 8 out of 10, Controls: 8 out of 10, Ease to Learn: 7 out of 10, Length: 8 out of 10, Re-play:Songs: 8 out of 10, Graphics: 8 out of 10, Fun: 8 out of 10, Controls: 8 out of 10, Ease to Learn: 7 out of 10, Length: 8 out of 10, Re-play: 8 out of 10, Value: 8 out of 10 Expand
  6. NickTuso
    Feb 3, 2009
    7
    To be honest, the customization is ok, but the actual gameplay needs some improvement. Sometimes, the snare won't register no matter howTo be honest, the customization is ok, but the actual gameplay needs some improvement. Sometimes, the snare won't register no matter how hard I hit it and the multiplier will reset for no reason if I play the drums. The vocals are actually good, but one should beware any foreign language songs. The guitar I got is broken (won't sync up) and I doubt the new one I will get will be any better. Sorry, GH fans, but all I got was disappointment. Expand
  7. Jayck
    Oct 27, 2008
    4
    There is no reason to buy this game if creating your own music isn't "that" big of a deal for you. Here is my point: i bought Guitar There is no reason to buy this game if creating your own music isn't "that" big of a deal for you. Here is my point: i bought Guitar hero III for PS3 when it originally came out, i also bought another Guitar-hero branded guitar. Well, this new iteration, World Tour, takes 16 of the already used games from Rock Band 2 and steals em' over to this. It is a smarter purchase to just buy Rock Band 2 (which supports guitar hero 3 guitars), because of the greater collection of available (and far superior) music DLC...and MOST importantly you have the ability to import ALL but 2 songs from Rock Band 1 into your Rock Band 2 game...(OVER 500 songs). So if you know a friend who has the game, great, you can have tons of new FREE songs...or if you don't, well just get it used cheap somewhere. It'd be dumb not to purchase Rockband 2 instead, unless World Tour's new music creator appeals so greatly to you. NOTE: i don't know how good or crappy their music creator is, i'm not rating that. Expand

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