Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock (with guitar) Wii
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Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock (with guitar) Product Details
Released on 24/09/2010
Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock breathes new life into gamers' current Guitar Hero music libraries providing literally hundreds of hours of replayability with the introduction of Quickplay+, which features 13 totally unique gameplay challenges for every on-disc track as well as most downloadable and importable songs from Guitar Hero World Tour forward. Gamers will complete challenges such as Band Streak, High Score and Power Challenge, which allows players to choose any two warrior powers they have unlocked to try and earn ridiculously high scores, to rank up and unlock more rewards and content than ever before. All-new Challenge Leaderboards have been created in order to capture the outrageous scores that are capable with Quickplay+.
Delivering the largest on-disc rock music set list to-date, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock features more than 90 tracks that include guitar shredding hits from bands such as Black Sabbath, Megadeth and Slipknot and larger than life anthems from Queen, Muse and KISS. Additionally, Dave Mustaine of Megadeth wrote and recorded "Sudden Death," an original track for the game, which was inspired by Quest Mode's storyline. Along with original songs, the set list also includes special re-records by famous artists and tracks from bands that are making their music video game debut. The first songs off of Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock's set list to be revealed are:
- AFI - "Dancing Through Sunday"
- Anthrax - "Indians"
- Avenged Sevenfold - "Bat Country"
- Black Sabbath - "Children Of The Grave"
- Buzzcocks - "What Do I Get?"
- Children Of Bodom - "If You Want Peace... Prepare For War"
- The Cure - "Fascination Street"
- Def Leppard - "Pour Some Sugar On Me (Live)"
- Dethklok - "Bloodlines"
- Dire Straits - "Money For Nothing"
- DragonForce - "Fury of the Storm"
- Drowning Pool - "Bodies"
- Fall Out Boy - "Dance, Dance"
- Foo Fighters - "No Way Back"
- Foreigner - "Feels Like The First Time"
- The Hives - "Tick Tick Boom"
- Jane's Addiction - "Been Caught Stealing"
- Jethro Tull - "Aqualung"
- KISS - "Love Gun"
- Linkin Park - "Bleed It Out"
- Megadeth - "Sudden Death"
- Metallica & Ozzy Osbourne - "Paranoid (Live)"
- Muse - "Uprising"
- My Chemical Romance - "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)
- Night Ranger - " (You Can Still) Rock In America"
- Nine Inch Nails - "Wish"
- The Offspring - "Self Esteem"
- Queen - "Bohemian Rhapsody"
- Rammstein - "Waidmanns Heil"
- The Rolling Stones - "Stray Cat Blues"
- Silversun Pickups - "There's No Secrets This Year"
- Slayer - "Chemical Warfare"
- Slipknot - "Psychosocial"
- Stone Temple Pilots - "Interstate Love Song"
- ZZ Top - "Sharp Dressed Man (Live)"
According to Eurogamer, Activision HQ has finally slapped a date on Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. And guess what? Us European types are getting it four days before the US is!
The latest instalment in the massive rhythm action franchise - apparently, over 40 million Guitar Hero games have been sold so far - will be hitting shelves on 24th September in Blighty, with our friends across the pond waiting until the 28th.
Warriors of Rock will be the only Guitar Hero game released this year. After a number of decent add ons and off-shoots, it looks like Activision is getting back to its roots with one big stellar game at a time. The latest certainly looks interesting, introducing a lavish story mode for the first time, as a gang of Guitar Heroes set off on an epic quest to save a legendary guitar and slay an enormous beast, and organising its songs into themed playlists, such as a CBGB level which sees you tackling a gaggle of punk songs.
With over 90 songs on the disk and a brand new guitar, which ditches reality entirely in favour of some bizarre stylings, Warriors of Rock looks to be just what the music doctor ordered. The game will be available for the Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii.
"Their early stuff was way better."
Fans of rock, punk and metal may have felt left in the cold by the last few additions to the Guitar Hero series, which featured more Janet Jackson than Judas Priest. For many, Guitar Hero III remains the best addition to the series, with its heady blend of pure guitar-driven rawk. So just in case the subtitle didn't make it clear, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is a return to the hard rockin' roots of the series, which favours Slayer over the Spice Girls.
Gameplay is immediately familiar to Guitar Hero veterans; the coloured notes scroll down the screen and you have to hit the corresponding coloured button on your plastic instrument of choice when they get to the bottom in time with the music. Said plastic instruments comprise guitar, bass, drums and microphone - for those who have overcome their personal inhibitions and aren't afraid to embarrass themselves when their voice inevitably cracks trying to reach those glass-shatteringly high notes.
The usual procedure with these games is that you start a band and struggle to the top of the heap over several increasingly difficult set-lists, culminating with your band being crowned Best Band in the Universe Ever. Or something. The problem with this formula is that you have to start again when the next game comes out. So either you're forming a new band, or the entire world has suffered an amnesia inducing knock to the head and they've forgotten all about how awesome your band were in the last game.
"It used to be about the music, man!"
Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock attempts to shake things up a bit in this respect. So you're not trying to start a band and desperately claw your way out of the local pub circuit. Instead, there's a gloriously ridiculous story involving the Demigod of Rock who has been imprisoned after a titanic battle with The Beast, a soulless automaton (probably piloted by Simon Cowell). Your mission is to rally the titular Warriors of Rock to your cause, form the ultimate band of face-melting shreddiness and defeat The Beast once and for all, freeing the Demigod of Rock in the process.
Taking centre stage in Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock are the Warriors of Rock themselves. Series favourites such as Judy Nails and Axel Steel return alongside some new faces, each with a unique power that will aid you in the final battle. Lars Umlaut, for instance, allows up to a 5x multiplier instead of the usual 4x, while Echo Tesla awards a small amount of Star Power with every 10-note streak. Complete the character's set-list and they'll transform into their warrior form, making their powers more potent.n the final battle, these powers can be combined in any combination you desire as you assemble two separate bands and do battle with The Beast to an apocalyptic trio of Megadeth songs.
Along the way, you'll find the Demigod of Rock's guitar, and by paying tribute to the spirit of rock by performing Rush's 2112, it will be yours to take with you to the final battle.
"Dude, you guys rock!"
It all adds up to a refreshing change of pace for the music-game genre and gives you some context and a real goal to work towards rather than simply playing through a series of set-lists and being told that your band is bigger as a result.
For many, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is an undiluted and unashamed champion of the heavier elements of the rock spectrum, and for that it's more focussed and rewarding than its predecessors. Sure, the story line is difficult to swallow at times and the difficulty needs some fine tuning in places, but all in all the gameplay is as solid as you'd expect from the series and the music selection successfully caters to the core Guitar Hero gamer.
Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is the strongest Guitar Hero game for some time and is a worthy addition to any living room full of plastic instruments, and a great starting point for any rock fans new to the series.
+ Great track-list for fans of rock, punk and metal.
+ Campaign mode is a refreshing change.
+ Warrior powers add a new twist to gameplay.
- Cut scenes can get in the way of the action
- Story can be overbearing and difficult to swallow.
- Difficulty misjudged on some set lists.
Activision dates Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock…
Fans of rock, punk and metal may have felt left in the cold by the last few additions to the Guitar Hero series, which featured more Janet Jackson than Judas Priest.…
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