I’ve long teased those of you who play Guitar Hero and Rock Band, so this video was a long time in coming. However, I had never played either of them. So, I decided it was high time to try it out for myself. Are you prepared for the awesomeness that is me?
Even just unboxing the game was overwhelming for me. Keep in mind, I’ve never played something like this – I’m normally a casual gamer! Also, I just don’t have a musical bone in my body. Thank goodness I had a few hundred people hanging out in my chat room, giving me tips and pointers as to how to set this whole thing up. I’d have never made it!
If you’ve been following the game’s progress, you’ll already know how impressive the set list is. From Van Halen to Jimi Hendrix to Joe Satriani to Tool, the lineup of included tracks is mighty impressive. There are even a couple surprises on there, such as Willie Nelson’s live rendition of “On the Road Again”, which actually turned out to be one of the most fun tracks on the disc.
One pretty interesting bit about the track listing is that Activision and Neversoft managed to sign on Tool to contribute three songs. Fans of the band (including myself) are obviously pleased by this, but what’s really worth noting here is that Neversoft worked with the band to create something unique and different than the other content from the game. The songs are originally played in a Tool-specific venue that blends art and content from some of the band’s more recent album work and videos. You don’t even see any band members — it’s just the pulsing, undulating and flowing artwork and the note highways. It’s very cool to see that Neversoft was capable of working with the band so closely and that it was able to portray the art and mood so well.
Now that everything is set up and ready to go – it’s time to play! I already know I can’t sing my way out of a wet paper bag, so I guess I’ll get to that first. What’s your favorite part of Guitar Hero World Tour? Are you a singer? Do you whale on the drums? Or are you a future guitarist?
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