Some good deals have cropped up these last few months featuring the DS version of Guitar Hero on Tour. Play.com were selling copies along with the guitar grip peripheral for £6.99 around the beginning of March. However their price has now shot back up to around £10 making ASDA’s £5 deal by far the best offer, and one which undercuts the competition by a fairly substantial £4.93.
The only thing that’s unclear from the product description is whether or not this deal actually includes the guitar grip. It says ‘utilizing a revolutionary guitar grip’ and ‘rock out with the revolutionary guitar grip’ which leads you to assume it’s included, but they aren’t exactly specific (which is slightly rubbish).
As far as the reviews go however, Guitar Hero on Tour has had a mixed bag. IGN appeared to absolutely love the whole system (awarding it a 9.0) and described how the guitar grip peripheral really ‘enhanced the experience’. Most of all they seemed relieved that the developers (Vicarious Visions) didn’t just opt for some sloppy, half arsed adaptation, and actually went out their way to produce something credible. Gamespot on the other hand felt the opposite. They described the grip as cumbersome, awkward and uncomfortable and reckoned that the music lacked fidelity and the songs were too few in number.
It’s true that the guitar grip does take a bit of getting used, but even so, pulling off tricky combos is still satisfying even in the absence of a plastic guitar. No doubt some will find the whole experience flawed, but essentially, all the Guitar Hero franchise offers you is a bit of fun interaction while you listen to the tunes you love. And in this sense Guitar Hero: On Tour certainly succeeds, and as long as you like track list, you’ll undoubtedly enjoy the gameplay.
Thanks to Andi Keane from Hotukdeals.