posted by nezeffx (WEST PALM BEACH, FL) Oct 5, 2010
Member since Oct 2009
gamers (40%) found this review helpful
I have to admit I am an avid Rock Band player. Mainly playing drums more than 90% of the time. I have played all Guitar Hero games since the first game however. I gotta tell ya that Warriors of Rock is a blast to play on any instrument.
First off before I purchase any DLC or music game I usually go on youtube and check out the charts to see if they would be fun to play. I am more of a " metal head" and growing up with alot of the bands on this game I had to rent to check it out. My fav band being Megadeth I was very excited to see THREE tunes from them on the disk. Also having Anthrax, Slayer, and some other old school metal bands in the mix I was happy overall with the setlist. Though some songs I would have subsituted for other like Slayer's "Chemical Warfare" is a good song, but maybe "Angel Of Death" or "Dead Skin Mask" would have been my choices. But like I said overall its a good choice of songs.
The new Quest mode is very fun to play, as your character grows into some sort of beast or demon like creature as you progress. It really is a cool story line as each song is perfectly introduced to you at the proper time.
Also in quickplay mode there are alot of challenges in each song to keep you busy for quite some time.
Like I said, I am a Rock Band player, I did not like GH5 at all, for some reason. I think I like this game alot as is it seems like they went back thier old gameplay style. It just feels like I am playing Warriors of Rock while at the same time having the GH2 and GH3 gameplay. It could be me mentally, but it seems alot better than last year.
For a person thats loves Rock Band, take it from me, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is defiently a great game and very fun to play with your friends. With better gameplay and modes, and a great metal/rock setlist this game is worth the rent, and possibly buy.
This latest incarnation is further proof that the Guitar Hero franchise is floundering and lost. I don't want to have to endure a terrible series of cut scenes and endless sub-par songs to get to the songs I want to play. If you are a fan of this series, rent it before you buy it. It seems like it is geared towards a tween audience, so it might be great for kids. Otherwise, Rock Band is still the king of the hill when it comes to rhythm games.
gamers (36%) found this review helpful
I used to love playing GH, I've been playing since GH3. But this game along with GH5 set the standard for mediocre GH games. The biggest and most frustrating aspect for me and the last 2 GH games is the way they set up the lag calibration. I (as well as some of my friends) can't for the life of me figure out how it works. A lot of good having a rhythm game when you can't stay in tune with it cause of lag. Look here people, I have a 37' 1080p LCD, and it along with every other HDTV I've ever had lags (you only notice it in games like GH). And GH5 and WoR are unplayable on it. That plus the game looks to childish now, sure you have an awesome setlist, but it kinda ruins it looking at the "pretty colors" and awful storyline. GH:Metallica was and still is the best GH game to date. It had the best setlist ever in a GH game, along with a good looking highway and gems to boot. All in all, I'll stick to Rock Band (they have better DLC songs anyways) and GH:Metallica. My advice, steer clear of GH:WoR if you have a TV that lags, and if you do decide to play it anyways, may God have mercy on you.