It might come as a shock to fans of Guitar Hero that the DS adaptation is actually pretty damn good! In fact, the DS version of Guitar: Hero World Tour – which was recently going for just £8.99 on HMV – was one of the only products I actually bought after writing it up as a deal. Now you can hold of World Tour’s sequel Decades which is going for just £7.99 along with the DS guitar grip.
It really is quite a neat little package and one which would make a great Christmas present (not least because it looks like it should cost a lot more than £7.99!). However rather than being a sequel which offers DS Guitar Hero enthusiasts with anything particularly innovative, Decades is – according to IGN – more of a track pack. The game features various rock tunes which have all been grouped together according to the decade they were released.
The game features 28 songs in total which feature tracks from the likes of Queen, Linkin Park, Fall Out Boy, Weezer, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Blondie, Alien Ant Farm etc etc. In fact, quite a few of these tracks have appeared on previous editions of Guitar Hero, but then again it is nice to have them adapted onto the DS. Probably the best new feature according to IGN is the fact that when a player with a copy of World Tour hosts a multiplayer game, both players are able to select any tracks they want from either Decades or World Tour which is a nice little touch.
Overall however, Guitar Hero on the DS is good fun if you’re a GH fan. Of course it’s not really like playing the guitar, but the grip is easy to use, and the song selection on both World Tour and Decades is fairly decent. The only drawback I found was that it doesn’t sound so good through the DS speakers, so you’re probably better off listening to it through headphones.
Thanks to KingCampo from Hotukdeals.