So, I've waited to play this due to all the bad reviews, but man was I surprised when I first played it!! THE SONGS ROCK!!!! One of the best selections since Guitar Hero 3, (which is still the best of the series with this one as 2nd) finally returning to the hardcore genre that got this series on the map. It mixes rock, metal, a little screamo and modern rock into one amazing package of music. The later songs are actually hard too! And ignore all the hate towards the story mode, its actually kinda fun. You play as eight characters, each with their own special ability and playlist. The powers are sweet and add some new depth to songs, such as extra songs, streak savers and extra lives if you fail. But sadly these do not transfer over to Quickplay. At the end of each character's set, they transform into their "Guardian of Rock" form. But unfortunately, the makers failed to make some awesome new characters, and almost all of the characters 'Rock' forms are weird and just give you the creeps. They really ruined an awesome idea. Quickplay is awesome as usual, making a playlist is fun and easy, and all the difficulties are good as always. But for those of you dead-set on avoiding the story mode will be out of luck, for the songs on Quickplay have to be unlocked as you finish sets in the story mode, which really does blow. Character customization is good as always, nice clothing choices, but faces are still kinda 2D in depth. Making instruments is still awesome though!
Pros: Amazing song selection, (Bohemian Rhapsody is on here!!!!) story is good enough, character customization is still good, and the powers in story mode are really.
Cons: Character's transformed bodies are a letdown, story has to be finished to unlock all songs, powers don't transfer into Quickplay, graphics haven't improved since Guitar Hero 5.
So, it isn't perfect, but it returns to its hardcore roots and it pays off. Defiantly worth a rent! :)
posted by TWIT4LIFE (SANTA MARIA, CA) Dec 23, 2010
Member since Dec 2010
Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock far surpasses my experience with any other Guitar Hero Game. The song list is epic, including all 7 parts of the Rush rock anthem, 2012.
The game-play itself is unique, as it utilizes power ups that allow the player to achieve the previously impossible, 40 stars per song! The quest format is unique amongst music games and it paid off. The journey through each characters domain allowed us to learn more about each character and to watch them "evolve" in really awesome and epic ways.
The songs are interspersed with videos and battles that add flavor to the music and makes the experience more worthwhile. For the first time in a guitar hero game, the music serves a purpose: Our ultimate goal, to free the Demi-God of Rock!
I guess what I'm trying to say is, there is only one word to describe this game: EPIC!
I'm used to using the PlayStation controller in order to play the Guitar Hero series (I have rather short fingers making it difficult for me to use the guitar controller, besides I only have the wireless guitar for the PS2, not the PS3) yet whenever I attempt to play any songs it automatically puts me on vocals, I mean come on the game is called ~GUITAR~ Hero, not Singing Hero.