10This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. To those of you who were complaining about the powerups in the story mode, you obviously didn't play the game and are just Rock Band fans who are hating on this game. Now, on to the review.This is the most fun I've had in Guitar Hero since GH3, except I'm having more fun. Let's start with the Engine. It uses the same engine as Guitar Hero 5, which is good because the hit detection is much better than that of earlier Guitar Heros', and the notes are much easier to see. I haven't experienced any framerate issues. Now, as for the setlist, it;s rather good. It comes with 90+ songs which is more than any other music game at the time, including Rock Band 3, and most of them aren't monotonous or repetetive, which was a problem with World Tour and 5. They are energetic, challenging, and just overall fun to play. As for glitches and bugs, I've experienced quite a few crashes, and when playing online sometimes the game thinks I am a drummer when I only have my Guitar controller connected, but this probably would've been fixed if Guitar Hero wasn't discontinued. As for the story, it's about the Demigod of Rock (Voiced b Gene Simmons) fighting an electronic beast who needs help from the characters you know and love, to recover a legendary guitar, found in the Temple of Syrinx (Yes, the one from 2112). The chapters have music that suit the style of the characters, and there is also one that is the entire 2112 song, with a story narrated by the members of Rush. After you complete the story, you can re-play it to unlock the Spirit Forms of the characters, and some additional items for the Create a Rocker.
Overall, this is the best Guitar Hero in a very long time, and I'd recommend it to anyone who has ever been a fan of Guitar Hero.… Expand
8This is guitar hero. U get a guitar, u press the buttons and u strum. Ok, now for how Warriors of Rock compares to the rest. The track list is a very good track list with songs from of course people you know (and some from bands i of course NEVER heard of) there is alot of tracks hear, granted, but only is your more of a fan of classic rock and poppy/punk classics. This series feels like it is slowly dieing cause of the lack of quality in songs, but I can't deny that playing through career mode (except for austins set) is fun...but what makes this game is the RUSH 2112 seven song quest for the sword!!!… Expand
5Well, it's another fall season around here, so I guess it's time for another Guitar Hero. This year we have Warriors of Rock. It's not very good. It's the last installment of Neversoft's efforts and the final product shows, what with such little thought put into this game.
Let's start with the core of this game, the story mode. Yes, I'm as suprised as you are that this even has a story, but let's just go with it. Gene Simmons gets his butt kicked by "The Beast" and has to get his magic guitar of ultimate destiny to defeat it. If this sounds familiar, then you've played BrÃ¼tal Legend. All this really turns out to be is a flashy career mode. Sadly, though, the ability to continue the career (oh, excuse me, Story) is to keep playing in a single venue until you get the super-power. Before, you could move on without playing every song, but now they made it very restricted and uncontrollable. Honestly, there wouldn't be any real point to playing Story mode if there wasn't any songs to unlock because it's just dull and boring.
You may recall that I mentioned superpowers in the last paragraph. Yes, the characters turn into X-Men rip-offs and give you some flashy powers. It's disappointing, though, that 6 of 8 powers are exactly the same (play exceptionally well and earn more stars). Once again, the point of it all is lacking.
I shouldn't even have to talk about the gameplay. Guitar Hero has been out since 2005. I'm sure if you're looking at a review, you alreadly have at least a faint idea of what to do. I will at least say that nothing has really affected the major gameplay of it all.
Finally, you can't have a music game without music. Warriors of Rock decides to go that metal route, which means that if you're not that great of a plastic guitar player, then you get to eat dirt because this game wanted to appeal to the weirdos who can 5-star Raining Blood on Expert. The game has also reflected the metal sound into it's universe (characters, venues) which makes it all the more stranger when non-metal songs get played. I love Bohemian Rhapsody, and I'm sure you do too, but good God is it a bad song for this game. I love it, but it and many other songs just don't mix well with this theme, especially when four demons from Hell start getting in your face asking if this is the real life.
Still, it's Guitar Hero. It's still an okay game. GH5 was pretty good, and nothing really changed since that one. If you're just looking for another pack of songs, then go for it, but if you're looking for some steps to try to make this game seem fresh and new again, then I'd wait for Rock Band 3, a much better looking game. It actually saddens me that this'll be Neversoft's last Hoo-Rah, because their replacements are even worse.… Expand
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. A last whimper from the once great studio known as Neversoft. It is obvious they knew they were fired when they started this project, but some contract obligation required them to put out this half hearted addition. The power ups that affect gameplay in a music game is a bad idea. It reeks of desperation and lack of ideas. These games should be about the music and not about some bad take off of Brutal Legend. They also did a terrible job of charting for everything except the guitar. I see no reason to play anything besides guitar even when playing with 4 people. Vocals are still horrendously bad and the song studio has not improved. I give it a 1 because the game should not have come out.… Expand