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Ivan’s “Guitar Hero World Tour” Review

The new “Guitar Hero: World Tour” by Neversoft and Activision came out last month. It’s been a while since its release, but I finally got a lot of time to play it during this short little vacation from school.

Some of the new features of this music-playing based game include a larger guitar controller, the ability to open-strum the guitar, new drum equipment and tracks, and a mic track for vocals. A new feature in the game for playing the guitar is the ability to play notes while holding and maintaining another note. A feature for playing bass tracks include a straight line that appears on the screen indicating that the player should strum the controller without hitting any fret buttons.

Also, what I think is the greatest feature in the game is the new “Music Studio” in which one can create his or her own custom music tracks. Some people, for example my roommate J., work hard and practice countless hours learning to read and play instruments. With the “Music Studio” one can easily just make their own song. You can create custom tracks for lead guitar, rhythm guitar, bass guitar and drums. Then you can upload your tracks and share them with others. I am still trying to figure this one out myself, and if I can seriously get good at the “Music Studio” thing then maybe I will come out with my own album myself. So be on the look out for that!

Now to the game’s soundtrack. The game includes many great songs to play. Since I am not going to list off every song, I am only going to name a few bands that I personally like to play: At theDrive-In, Billy Idol, Blink 182, The Doors, Interpol, Jimi Hendrix, Modest Mouse, Motorhead, Muse, No Doubt, Steve Miller Band, System of a Down, and many more.

Overall this game is great! I’ve also started playing multiplayer with my friends Danny Sullivan and (Matt) Minski, so I gotten a chance to play the bass, as well as the guitar, and they are both extremely fun.

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