Platforms: 360 (Also PS3, Wii, PS2)
ESRB Rating: T
Review by: Bill Jones
Since Guitar Hero went full band with Guitar Hero: World Tour, the series has been coasting on spinoff titles. Guitar Hero: Metallica actually kicked things into high gear, marking a high point in the entire series, while Guitar Hero: Smash Hits felt more like a rehash of World Tour, recycling old songs with a format that still carried with it many of the problems of the series.
Guitar Hero 5 is the next numbered title, which usually signifies a bigger leap for the series. And while GH5 does bring with it the most changes the series has seen since World Tour, most don’t majorly change the way gamers play the instrument-peripheral rhythm game, and the series finds itself falling back on old bad habits again. (more…)