Excerpt: The PS2 is growing old, indeed. Never has it been more evident than when I played Guitar Hero: World Tour The difference in the graphics between the PS2 version and the PS3 version is like night and day, as would be expected, but even the user interface in the PS2 version looks blurry, and is much more simplistic. If you're interested in getting Guitar Hero: World Tour and you're considering purchasing a PS3, this may be the game to get a PS3 for.
Excerpt: Delivering the largest on-disc set list in a music-rhythm game to-date, Guitar Hero World Tour 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, the game will offer significantly more localized downloadable music than ever before on all of the next-generation consoles.
Excerpt: Just after the end of Dream Theater's "Pull Me Under", a friend asked: in what world does the song's last line make any sense? I turned to her with a straight face and answered: "It's the world where our band has Sting on bass and Zakk Wylde on guitar, and we're rocking out on a viking ship flying through the sky being pulled by magical gryphons.
Excerpt: For years now, Guitar Hero has been leading the path for all music games. As the only guitar-controlled rhythm title available, Activision had the market cornered for two years. But after debuting the incredible Rock Band and introducing gamers to more than just a guitar, it was inevitable that Activision would change the direction of the Guitar Hero franchise to compete with its new found rival.
Excerpt: In a turnaround akin to Russell Brand being made a Freeman of Torquay, Activision has eschewed (gesundheit) last year’s inter-game peripheral wars with Harmonix, and embraced the Rock Band drum kit to such an extent that Guitar Hero World Tour not only supports the rival instrument, but even changes the number of gameplay lanes from five to four to accommodate it. The Rock Band guitar is also compatible. Let’s put this front and centre – it’s a really welcome move.
Conclusion: It’s a good list. It’s a solid list. It’s a … well… it’s a bland radio list if you ask me. They have the radio stuff but are missing the deep cuts. They have Hotel California but . . . well, they do have Hotel California. Such a lovely place. Plenty of room I hear. Any time of year.