Don't know how many people play this with just a regular controller, but you are now required to have the guitar to play. The only thing you can do with the controller is control the microphone. Loaded this game up and never played a single note. Thanks to Activision for dropping a supported Xbox 360 controller as an option for no apparent reason other than to force people to buy peripherals.
The core game delivers on the same "feels like you're making real music while pushing buttons on a plastic guitar" experience that you expect from Guitar Hero. World Tour finally fixes Guitar Hero III's punishingly steep difficulty curve, which went from middlingly easy to roundhouse groin-kick difficulty in the space of a couple of songs. The venues, as always, are superpolished and full of tiny details that make them interesting to watch. Whether it's a massive stadium or a college frat house, I was consistently impressed.
if you like music and can even attempt to play an instrument then it speaks for its self. if you like this game and are an actual musician then punch yourself in the face. heres a comparison: go to a store buy 40 hot pockets eat them once youv'e crapped your brains out look at it guitar hero world tour is just slightly better than that. and if your like me and don't have a gh or rb guitar/drums/microphone/bass then you can't play the game just send it back skip it before you even click on it