posted by lownbreezy (MISSOURI CITY, TX) Oct 31, 2008
Member since Apr 2006
gamers (38%) found this review helpful
The overall look of these games seems to be a hot topic in these games and I dont understand why. These games are about the music and honestly I cant remember ever looking in the background to check out the stage characters instead of looking to see what notes people are getting. There isnt much doubt that rock band is visually better than this game but my main issue is about the music. Before you buy this game compare the setlists. It seems as if rock band has most of the songs this game has included. Dont get me wrong there are some songs that are exclusive to guitar hero and 3 TOOL songs being a few of them are the only reasons I am gonna play this. Look thru the setlist of this game and unless you are a huge fan of a certain song that is not on rock band do yourself a favor and just stick with rock band cause the guitar hero franchise has a ways to go to catch up.
Rock Band 2 has a great track list, but so does Guitar Hero WT.
RB2 has the solo guitar buttons, but GTWT has the slider.
RB2 has a great new drum set, but GHWT has the cymbals.
Bottom line is GHWT has overtaken RB2 with a huge serge of innovation... The slider is sweet, and it can be used for slap notes on the bass! The cymbals are super cool, although they are a little louder than I'd like, and they do have a pretty "plasticky" sound to them.
Bottom line is most of us thought GH was out for the count when RB came out, and now we have all been proven wrong. Difference is, I am willing to admit it.
First off, the positives. The soundtrack is exceptional, the graphics are well done, and the game has the potential to provide for hours of fun. Now for the negative stuff. There have been countless numbers of times that I have clicked the strum bar and absolutely nothing happens (no noise to signify that I missed the note and nothing to signify that I hit the note). It has actually caused me to fail the song. I thought at first that it was the guitar (I have heard that they are actually not the most reliable pieces of equipment) so I bought a different guitar and the same thing began happening again. It is not a lag problem, it is a technical problem with the game. It happens on both Guitar Hero III and on Guitar Hero World Tour. I would recomend a rent before you buy. If you can live with it, you can have a lot of fun with the game. I, on the other hand, personally feel that if you fork out $100 for a game, there should be no glitches.