“Guitar Hero: World Tour” adds more instruments; KISS bassist gets controller
“Guitar Hero: World Tour” takes the next step for the franchise, as, following in the footsteps of “Rock Band,” the game now allows gamers to play all the parts of a rock n’ roll band.
In addition to guitar, “World Tour” opens up the microphone, bass and drums for a four-player game, or as many as eight can play head-to-head.
Another cool new feature is the music studio, in which gamers can create their own music, although unfortunately there’s no way to add lyrics.
Even if you don’t make your own music, there’s a great set list, with about 80 songs including Michael Jackson’s “Beat It,” R.E.M.’s “The One I Love,” Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train” and Korn’s “Freak on a Leash.”
There are some problems with the included controllers – the drums, especially, seem to have issues – but as a positive, “World Tour” is compatible with previously released “Rock Band” peripherals.
And, if you want a guitar that will intimidate the neighbors, Hip Street Online has just the thing for you.
The “Gene Simmons Axe” is an axe-shaped guitar controller compatible with PlayStation 2 and 3 Guitar Hero and Rock Band. The guitar is a three-quarter size replica of the bass guitar used by the KISS bassist and vocalist, allowing gamers to rock and roll all night.
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