Guitar Hero: World Tour (Software Only) Xbox 360
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Released on 07/11/2008
Shortlist game for the GAME Award of 2008
Guitar Hero: World Tour for Xbox 360 (Game only)
Delivering the largest on-disc set list in a music-rhythm game to-date, Guitar Hero: World Tour for Xbox 360 is comprised entirely of master recordings from some of the greatest classic and modern rock bands of all-time including Van Halen, Linkin Park, The Eagles, Sublime and many more. Additionally, Guitar Hero: World Tour for Xbox 360 offers significantly more localised downloadable music than ever before on all of the next-generation consoles. Budding rock stars will also be given creative license to fully customise everything in Guitar Hero: World Tour for Xbox 360, from their characters' appearance and instruments to their band's logo and album covers.
In addition to a newly designed more responsive guitar controller and microphone, Guitar Hero: World Tour for Xbox 360 delivers the most realistic drum experience ever in a videogame with an authentic electronic drum kit. Featuring three drum pads, two raised cymbals and a bass kick pedal, the drum controller for Guitar Hero: World Tour for Xbox 360 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.
Guitar Hero: World Tour for Xbox 360 delivers more ways to play than ever before. Virtual musicians can live out their rock and roll fantasies in Guitar Hero: World Tour for Xbox 360 by playing either a single instrument, or any combination of instruments, in addition to the full band experience. In addition to all of the online gameplay modes from Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, Guitar Hero: World Tour for Xbox 360 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 Guitar Hero: World Touur players can jam together, online or off, as they progress through the game, and in single-player Career Mode, Xbox 360 Guitar Hero: World Tour players can jam on any of the instruments in branching venue progression enabling them to rock out in the order of their choice.
Guitar Hero: World Tour for Xbox 360's innovative new Music Studio lets players express their musical creativity by giving them access to a full compliment of tools to create digital music from scratch, utilising all of the instruments, and then play their compositions in the game. Music creators will also be able to share their Guitar Hero: World Tour Xbox 360 recordings with their friends online through GHTunes where other gamers can download their unique compositions and play them.
Guitar Hero: World Tour for Xbox 360 Features:
- Bon Jovi: Livin' on a Prayer
- Foo Fighters Everlong
- Korn: Freak on a Leash
- Lacuna Coil Our Truth
- Linkin Park What I've Done
- Motorhead - Overkill
- Paramore Misery Business
- Willie Nelson On the road again
- Van Halen Hot for Teacher
- ... and many, many more!
The King of rock 'n' roll?
Rock Band may have ruled the rhythm-action roost for the past few months, but the series that started the trend for peripheral-based music games has returned in a big way. Compatible with all the old Guitar Hero guitars, the game-only version of Guitar Hero World Tour works as a straight-up sequel for those who just want to get their strum on. But it's the big band experience - available via the Band Bundle package - where the amps really get turned up to 11.
Red Octane has always created great guitar controllers but the one provided with Guitar Hero World Tour is comfortably its best to date, with longer strum and whammy bars, an additional Star Power button for the tilt-averse, and a touch-sensitive lower portion of the neck which enables you to slide and tap without strumming, for those pyrotechnic solos.
The tracklist is thrillingly eclectic - eschewing obvious choices in favour of some wild new challenges.
Meanwhile, the Guitar Hero World Tour drumkit is a masterpiece of engineering - a solid, sturdy, six-input set with rubber pads that provide a pleasing bounce when hit. It's also much quieter than Rock Band's offering, while the two raised cymbals make it feel closer to the real thing. The pads are also velocity-sensitive, meaning particularly hefty thwacks during breaks and fills will no doubt have the neighbours complaining. Or coming round to jam!
Budding vocalists will be pleased to hear that they're also catered for in Guitar Hero World Tour, with a USB microphone doing its job more than efficiently and a mechanic that will be familiar to anyone who's played Sony's SingStar. World Tour is more forgiving, but then vocals are likely to be the one part of your game you'll struggle to improve.
The Guitar Hero World Tour tracklist is thrillingly eclectic - eschewing obvious choices in favour of some wild new challenges. You'll find REM and Oasis for the pop kids, while metal heads get to rock out with At The Drive-In and indie lovers can shoegaze to Dinosaur Jr. Though the less familiar songs aren't ideal for the full band experience, discovering new favourite tunes has always been part of the series' appeal.
casual gamers are well-served with the introduction of a Beginner mode which allows you to hit any button or press any pad to succeed.
Newcomers and casual gamers are well-served with the introduction of a Beginner mode which allows you to hit any button or press any pad to succeed: as long as you're in time, you'll pass. That's not to say that the series' hardcore roots have been ignored - the Expert difficulty setting in Guitar Hero World Tour offers a huge challenge, even to seasoned veterans.
The customisation options are plentiful - you can change anything from the facial hair and tattoos on your cartoonish avatar through to the design of your band's logo. And for the dedicated, Guitar Hero World Tour features a Studio mode which enables you to create your own tracks (but no vocals) and share with other players via the GHTunes service. It's dauntingly complex at first, but it's safe to say the feature will likely breed a substantial online community over the coming months.
Perhaps most importantly, the note charts have been significantly improved over those in the disappointing Guitar Hero III - you'll rarely find yourself playing any phantom notes which aren't in the real song this time around. With Rock Band 2 just around the corner, developer Neversoft needed to raise its game, and it has - providing some serious competition to Harmonix in the battle of the bands.
- Well-designed instruments.
- Great tracklist.
- Exciting new modes and options.
- Some may find the song list too eccentric.
- The Studio mode is incredibly daunting.
- Note charts - though improved - aren't quite Rock Band quality.
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