Electronic Theatre In-depth Review: Guitar Hero: On Tour

The Guitar Hero franchise has gone from strength-to-strength on the home consoles. Downloadable Content, three full editions and the recently released Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, as well as Guitar Hero: Rock the 80's on the PlayStation2 and the forthcoming Guitar Hero: World Tour. With this kind of success, many had predicted Activision would find a way to bring the series to the NintendoDS. Rumours ranging from full-sized attachments to miniature Guitar Controllers, to simply using the NintendoDS Face Buttons had been rumoured until the official announcement came in March.

The gameplay premise is exactly the same as that seen in the home console versions. The NintendoDS is held sideways, similarly to with the Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training series, and coloured dots scroll down the left screen. These dots correspond to one of the four Fret Buttons on the included Guitar Grip. The player must hold the correct Fret Button detailed on-screen whilst stroking the Touch Screen to simulate strumming. The Easy setting only requires use of three of the Fret Buttons, whilst Medium, Hard and Expert difficulties require all four and get progressively closer to playing along with every note in the guitar part of each chose track...

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mathsman3766d ago

I wasn't sure whether or not to buy this, but I think I'll give it a go. It can't have less content than Aerosmtih!

mgirl3766d ago

The review's interesting, but I'm still not sure. It's onyl got 25 traks.

altredeemer3760d ago

25 tracks?! What a rip-off...

kevco333766d ago

There aren't many Guitar Hero on tour reviews here, but based on this one I'm gonna give it a go. I'll be picking it up later today.

kevco333757d ago

It's ok, pretty much as the review said, but I can't ebleive some of the ridculously high scores it's getting on some sites!