Review – Guitar Hero: World Tour

20 12 2008

Rockin’ out a new review, this time for Guitar Hero: World Tour.

When you purchase your band in a box edition the first thing you will notice is the size of the box. Its bigger! Why do I hear you ask?! The reason is that Guitar Hero: World Tour has expanded its horizons and now incorporates, a Drum kit and a Microphone.

Following in the footsteps of “Rockband” Guitar Hero: World Tour’s new full four member band playability has been a great success for the instrumental game industry!

The guitar, comes complete with extended strum bar and extended whammy bar both for ease of play. The guitar also now incorporates the Slide bar, which is a touch sensitive strip used for tricky fret tapping solos, this strip can also be tapped to strum rather than using the strum bar, but all of this is explained properly in the in-game tutorials!

The drum kit comes with 3 large round pads for the Green, Red and Blue notes, two symbal pads for the Yellow and Orange notes and a bass pedal for your foot. I have heard there is a force sensor in the pads meaning the harder or lighter you hit them they make a different sound in game, I havent really tested this out though incase I broke the pads! (There have been complaints about broken symbals so be carefull not to hit them to hard!)

You then get a microphone, it is a simple USB plug and play microphone with the GH logo on it, I dont see it having any special use except for its normal singing value!

Im not sure if the pack always comes with a bass guitar, but if you pre-ordered it from GAME you got a free bass guitar. This was however the Guitar from “Guitar hero 2” I think they were trying to get rid of stock to be honest!

ghwt4play(All four instruments in play! Lead Guitar, Drums, Bass Guitar & Microphone [At the top])

There are some nice new game modes within the game, but I will start with the Story mode!

After creating your character (Male or Female, both unlock secret achievements so get creating!) and choosing your instrument you are greeted with a cutscene detailing the “Life and Times” of your characters’ chosen instrument. In game the gigs are split up and listed in advertisement format “Guitarist Wanted” etc. You then play through song by song, difficulty by difficulty earning a maximum of 5 stars per song dependant on your performance. The object of the game is to watch the “Highway” for notes falling towards you on the screen. (Similar to that of a dance mat if you have played one) You must then press the correct colour coded matching button on your fret board to that of the note on the screen and press the strum bar jus as you would whilst playing a real guitar.

Heres a video of someone playing “Paramore – Misery Business” on expert on Guitar!

There are tutorials to play through which I  recommend you doing first!

(Some of the gigs in career mode you will have to pay for, but are not required for the complete career achievements, if you dont want to play them!)

There is the online multiplayer mode in which you play against other instrumentalists / bands in battles, or in faceoffs where you have to better your opponents scores etc.

And a quickplay mode in which you just freely play songs solo or in your band of up to four players!

A new feature to the Guitar Hero series is the song creator. You can make your own songs by playing any instrument then upload it onto the Guitar Hero servers for other players to download and play! You can also download other peoples songs! It is a bit hard to get used to and I recommend you do the tutorials! But once you get the hang of it you will be rockin’ out masterpieces all over the place!!

ghwtsongcreator1(A song in mid creation!)

When it comes to music every body likes different things, and even myself I always say I will listen to anything once, but after completing career with every instrument I found myself getting tired and some times frustrated with the same songs coming up all of the time. There is a very select few songs that I actually like and enjoy playing. Compared to previous Guitar Hero games where most of the set list is good this one failed rather disappointingly for me as I dont like and had never heard of most of the set list! As I said however each to their own so many people may like the songs!

So finally all in all I give Guitar Hero: World Tour – 8 out of 10.

This game is a lot of fun, I have played everyone in the series so far! The addition of new instruments has made the series even better! but due to its semi-disappointing soundtrack, and because there is alot of “4 member band” achievements, I have to mark it down slightly. (I know its a band game, im just pointing out the fact that due to this alot of the achievements are unavailable to people like me who dont have 4 people to play with!)

Peace & Love To All

– Pigeon

There are 50 achievements with a total of 1000 points.

Learning the Ropes 5
Complete a tutorial
One Time Solo Artist 5
Completed a song (Solo)
Stix 5
Perform as a Drummer (Band or Solo)
Yodeler 5
Perform as a Vocalist (Band or Solo)
Pick and Axe 5
Perform as a Guitarist (Band or Solo)
Feeding the Beast 5
Upload a song to GHTunes
Download Junkie 5
Download a few songs from GHTunes
A Pair Beats A Pair 5
Complete an Xbox LIVE 2 v 2 Pro Face-Off match (win or lose)
Survival of the Fittest 5
Complete an Xbox LIVE Battle Mode match win or lose
Mine is Bigger Than Yours 5
Complete an Xbox LIVE Band v Band match (win or lose)
First of Many 10
Complete a gig (Band or Solo)
One Man Band 10
Perform as every instrument at least once (Vocals, Lead, Bass & Drums)
Should We Stick Together? 10
Complete a song in a band (4 player band)
50 Note Posse 15
All band members get a 50 note streak at the same time (4 player band)
Easy There 25
Complete a Career on easy (Band or Solo)
Solo Artist 25
Complete a solo career (any difficulty)
Band on a Mission 25
Complete the majority of the gigs (Band or Solo)
Bling, Bling 30
Earn $1,000,000 in lifetime earnings
Top of the Charts 30
Complete a band career (any difficulty)
Medium Musician 30
Complete a Career on medium (Band or Solo)
Solid Gold Rockstars 30
100% a song as a band (4 player band)
Platinum Rockstars 50
100% a song as a band, hard or expert only (4 player band)
Hardcore 60
Complete a Career on hard (Band or Solo)
Hall of Famer 100
Complete a Career on expert (Band or Solo)
Jack of All Trades 150
Complete all instrument careers – any difficulty (Band or Solo)
Secret Achievements
Stamp Of Approval 5
You created your own band logo
One Of A Kind Axe 5
You created your own custom guitar
Warrior Of Rock 5
You created a male band member
Custom Beats 5
You created your own custom drums
Rock Maiden 5
You created a female band member
Inked 5
You created a custom tattoo
Leading Lady 10
You rocked out as Hayley Williams
The Experience 10
You rocked out as Jimi Hendrix
The Dark Prince 10
You rocked out as Ozzy Osbourne
Pumpkin Smasher 10
You rocked out as Billy Corgan
Bad to the Bone 10
You rocked out as the Skeleton
Wylde Man 10
You rocked out as Zack Wylde
Motorcity Madman 10
You rocked out as Ted Nugent
Don’t Blink 10
You rocked out as Travis Barker
Shiny Metal Thingy 10
You rocked out as the Rockubot
Guitarist’s Coattails 10
Get the highest score in the band as the lead or bass guitar (4 player band)
Vocalist’s Coattails 10
You got the highest score in a band as the vocalist
1.21 Jigowatts?!?! 15
All band members activated star power at the same time
Super Group Unite 15
You earned an 8x multiplier with the rest of the band at the same time
Axe Museum 20
You unlocked all of the guitars
Get Your Boogie On 30
You scored 222,222 or higher on the song Satch Boogie as the Lead guitarist
Muse to My Ears 30
You scored 222,222 or higher on the song Assassin as a Drummer
Mike Checka’ 30
You scored 123,450 or higher on the song Beat It as a Vocalist
Heavy Metall… 35
You scored 444,444 or more on the song Trapped Under Ice
TOOL of Destruction 35
You scored 444,444 or more on the song Schism

(Achievement Information from




2 responses

24 12 2008
the clarkin8tor

Another perfect review buddy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
another game i’m now gonna go and get
Thanks and merry xmas

24 12 2008

Nice One Clarkie My M8

Cheers, It Is Good Fun,

Keep Your Eyes Peeled On Upcoming Content!!

Merry Christmas Dude!!!

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