Not any better than Guitar hero legends of rock. the graphics are a bit more enhanced but the track listing compared to the first is sub par. It does allow for mic and drum usage on a more positive note but The better feature is that you can create your own tracks but even this isn't a perfected feature... I say to just keeping playing regular guitar hero and just wait for GH:4 or play rock band
First thing, let me say that I like this game, despite all of it's flaws, but I feel that there are so many holes in that game it is just not worthy of a good rating. I like the drums on this game so much more than Rock Band, mostly because of the raised cymbals, but you also get one extra pad compared to Rock Band. Both of these factors add so much to the drumming experience, giving it a boost in the realism category. As long as the guitar works and looks decent, it doesn't matter what the style or paint scheme looks like, or if it's a Gibson. They all do the same thing. Those tap buttons rarely get use from me, except for the 'wah' effect which is actually more of a flanger than a wah. When it comes time for the 'tapping' part, I find myself simply not strumming and just pressing the fret buttons. The soundtrack on this game is horrendous. There are no covers on this game, which is cool, except for the fact that they traded out all of the lackluster covers of good songs for original recordings of bad songs - most of which I've never even heard OF, let alone actually heard before. For the first band game by the original music game franchise, there are very few talented bands on this game. No Guns N' Roses, no AC/DC, no Led Zeppelin, no Black Sabbath, no Chili Peppers, no Pantera, no Motley Crue, no Godsmack, no Alice Cooper, no ZZ Top, no Primus, there are too many to even mention. Metallica, Van Halen, S.o.a.D., Allman Bro's, Sublime, Steve Miller, Jimi Hendrix, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lenny Kravitz, and a few others are welcome here, even if we could've had a cooler Metallica song and a less played-out Skynyrd song. Overall the soundtrack is sub-par, even for a Guitar Hero game. We get almost as large of a selection on any EA Sports game that isn't centered around music. When I spend $50 for the game alone, and I could've gotten the RockBand2 pack for $50 less, I just expect so much more. Where did my $$ go? WHERE IS MY GUNS N' ROSES? What the F Guitar Hero?!