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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Guitar Hero

I guess I should admit, we’re a family of gamers! Not hardcore gamers or anything but we do love our Nintendo both the DS we have and our Wii. They both get used on a daily basis, and the Nintendo DS’s that we have are a big help when we’re traveling.

One game we all love is Guitar Hero. Although it’s a little much for the girls, me and hubby really enjoy playing. The girls try their hardest and do tend to get frustrated at times but they still have a load of fun. When I heard about the Guitar Hero games available for the Nintendo DS systems I was pretty excited to try them out.

We received the Guitar Hero on Tour – Modern Hits and the Guitar Hero on Tour – Decades games for the Nintendo DS. When they arrived the girls were so excited and anxious to try them out, but we had to pack up and head to Canada, so they had to wait just a little while so I could inspect them first.

The first person to try out the games happened to be my brother when we got to my parents house. I don’t know who was more excited to try them, him or the girls. He’s got an X-Box 360 and constantly is playing Guitar Hero, so he was the perfect person to try them out with me.

First thing we noticed was the music; I don’t listen to a lot of Rock but knew some of the songs which always make Guitar Hero easier for me, each game includes 28 songs and the best part is for parents that worry about ‘kid-friendly’ music, the songs are all radio-edit versions so no need to worry.

I was a bit skeptical about how easy this game was going to be on the Nintendo DS, I mean I didn’t have a guitar in my hands to play but the worry was over after I played the first game.
The color coded buttons you’d find on the guitar are easily attached to the DS and also comes with a strap to keep your hand in place, if you’re used to Guitar Hero already it was a smooth ride to play the game out. I also loved the guitar pick stylus that came along with the games.

Just like the other games on other consoles you can choose your band name, guitarist/player, outfit and guitar. As you play the game you earn cash so that you can purchase new clothing and more guitars along the way.

The other fun part to this game is the multiplayer mode. If you have 2 Nintendo DS consoles and 2 games you can play head to head with a friend, as well as stream your songs from console to console so you can share your music library via the wireless function in the Nintendo DS system.

Some key features include:

Rock out to today’s hottest tracks – Shred along to 28 master tracks, all modern rock hits from some of the hottest bands including Coldplay, Fall Out Boy, Tenacious D, Weezer, The Strokes and more. Players will tour through five all-new venues that are as extreme as the tunes played in them.

Choose your path to stardom – For the first time ever, players can choose how they take their band from the underground music scene to worldwide rock stardom with the exciting non-linear gameplay progression in Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits.

Do it for the fans – Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits delivers an all-new gameplay experience with Fan Requests. By completing Fan Requests players build their fan base and open up new challenges to rock-out like never before including jamming to an entire song in Hyperspeed, battling it out in a Guitar Duel with active Bomb Notes or whammying every single hold note in a song.

Rock out anytime, anywhere – Fans can take the Guitar Hero experience wherever they go with Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits. The Guitar Hero™ Guitar Grip™ mimics a guitar fret board and fits seamlessly in people’s hands to deliver the same core gameplay that defines Guitar Hero.

The party never stops – Song streaming features allow players of Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits and its predecessors, Guitar Hero: On Tour and Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades, to share songs via local wireless connectivity. Players can rock out together in multiplayer modes, jamming to tracks from all three versions of the game.

Guitar Hero on the DS was a lot of fun and really surprised me, my girls are still finding it a bit difficult but they’re young, we adults are having a BLAST playing, and it was great for the trip back home from Canada to keep myself entertained.

Guitar Hero retails for $49.99 and is rated E 10+ you can visit for more information.

Thanks To: Mom Central

1 comment:

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Heh heh Het. I'm watching my gang play Guitar Hero: Metallica. I'm about to take over...