Let’s rock

A few days ago the useless TNT-Express delivered a 10kg parcel of Guitar Hero:World Tour-awesomeness.

Delivering the largest on-disc set list in a music-rhythm game to-date, Guitar Hero World Tour is comprised entirely of master recordings from some of the greatest classic and modern rock bands of all-time including Van Halen, Linkin Park, The Eagles, Sublime and many more. Additionally, the game offers significantly more localized downloadable (NOT IF YOU LIVE IN SOUTH AFRICA) music than ever before.

In addition to a newly designed more responsive guitar controller and microphone, Guitar Hero World Tour will deliver the most realistic drum experience ever in a video game with an authentic electronic drum kit. Featuring three drum pads, two raised cymbals and a bass kick pedal, the drum controller combines larger and quieter, velocity-sensitive drum heads with soft rubber construction to deliver authentic bounce back and is easy to set up, move, break down and store.

The guitar interface remains relatively unchanged in World Tour. As with previous Guitar Hero titles, the guitar and bass player must hold down the correct fret button(s) on the controller while also strumming in time with the notes as they scroll on-screen. A minor addition to the the guitar gameplay is the ability to play notes while holding a sustain note on a separate “slider bar”.

The bass guitar player encounters note tracks that include a straight line across the on-screen fret, indicating an open E string, and is played by strumming the controller without hitting any fret buttons.

The drum interface is similar to the guitar, with each on-screen note track equivalent to a colored drum head on the controller, with the bass drum indicated by a line across the note track. The drum player only needs to hit the correct drum pads in time to the note gems to successfully play their track. The drum career feature sections of a song during which the player may play a drum solo, emphasized by in-game choreography that focuses on the drummer.

GH:WT is not widely distributed in South Africa, and you might have to import it from ShopTo.Net instead.