Being a fan of all the other Guitar Hero games, I was a little weary on this one. The main reason being the tracklist.
So when it came out I gave it a rent, and man am I glad I just rented it. Compared to the other games, this one just seemed to let me down. Sure you can play drums bass and sing now, woo hoo. I could already do that in rockband. Seems like the tracklist suffered because of all the new additions. Don't get me wrong tho, there are some good songs, just not as many as I would have hoped.
The stages for the most part are improved over all the others in the series, but the characters are all pretty lame. The create a character was very disapointing to me.
I suppose the highlights of the game were the Tool songs (and stage) which Im typically not a fan of, but the presentation was just amazing to me.
Among the Guitar Hero games, this one ranks under GH Rocks the 80s for me. Definate renter, and if the next game is as bad or worse than this one, then just count me out.