I think we all get the picture now: mash coloured buttons, beat colour coded drum pads, and warble up and down a scale accordingly. Yep, it's another Guitar Hero deal. This time instead of doing the significantly better option like Harmonix and simply creating a 'Best Of' DLC track pack, that man we love to hate at Activision figured he'd squeeze a full-price release out of it.
Thankfully, it's slowly starting to come down in price, and you do get a setlist of 48 awesome songs from the first three games in the series that have been revamped and altered to make playing them a relatively new experience. You can pick up a copy of the standalone version of the game for the Xbox 36o for £17.99 from Amazon at the moment, saving you nearly £7 on the nearest in-stock competitor (ShopTo - £24.85).
Let's be honest, this isn't worth full price at all, and it's a crying shame that Activison decided to be capital thieves about the whole thing, but this is actually a pretty good deal, especially if you haven't touched the first few games. The big difference, of course, is full band support for these songs. The tracks themselves have all benefited from a fretboard revamp which makes for a slightly changed playthrough.
The setlist is, as you'd expect, all killer and no filler, which makes it a perfect introductory game to the series with all of the big hitters from the first three games providing a library significantly better than that of World Tour. You can check it out here.
Thanks to tinodz at HUKD