Rockband or Guitar Hero
September 18, 2008

As some of you may know, I like the guitar music games, and currently have GH on my Wii. That is no secret. I may not be all that good (real instrument playing ability does not transfer well), but it is fun. But now, especially that I own a 360, I am faced with a decision in the near future. Rockband 2 or Guitar Hero World Tour?

As far as Guitar Hero goes, the hamhanded treatment of the wii for 3 has left a bit of a sour taste in my mouth. Plus, for World Tour, it seems as if they're doing a bit of copycatting, by adding the other instruments, to stay afloat. Plus the creation of all the additional games, rather than expansion packs or downloadable content, is a bit shitty. Yeah, I'll pay $60 for a game that has one third the normal amount of songs! Pffht. I mean, Activision is saying they want three times the number of guitar hero games by 2010. As is they have Guitar Hero 1, 2, 3 and Aerosmith. Add in world tour, and thats 5 games. Even if you leave out WT, they're wanting 12 games total in about a year. Already on tap is Metallica and possibly Hendrix. They're whoring themselves out. But, WT does offer some cool things, such as custom song creation, and the drumset looks cool with the cymbals.

One reason to go the Rockband route, is the amount of DLC. All the songs from RB1 (with the exception of 3 songs for legal reasons), both on the disk, and DLC, are available in 2. That's a huge reason in my book. I know I hated that in GH, where there were a handful of songs I wanted in other versions, but oh, not available to me unless I wanted to get everything for a different system. Not to mention, it is by Harmonix, who created Guitar Hero, and have been doing music games for years now. They know what they're doing.

I dunno, I'll probably go the Rock Band route, unless some really bad ass songs appear on Guitar Hero.

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