Guitar Hero: On Tour Decades
Activision's latest Guitar Hero lets you swap songs like people swap spit. Is that our gum or yours?
Guitar Hero: On Tour was more of a curiosity than a must buy, and it wasn't long before our hands cramped up using the cool looking but uncomfortable peripheral. But enough about our old man fingers; Activision sold several hundred thousand copies of Vicarious Visions' DS game, and with Guitar Hero success comes Guitar Hero sequels. Thus, we have On Tour Decades, a follow up that boasts more songs, venues and a neat game sharing feature, so pick up your axe and take the stage.
On Tour Decades takes you through various moments in music history, where each of the decades contain five songs. In the Modern decade, for example, you'll jam to The Smashing Pumpkins' "Tarantula", Paramore's "crushcrushcrush", Foo Fighters' "The Pretender" and Fall Out Boy's "The Take Over, The Break's Over". Meanwhile, the 2000 decade includes Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Can't Stop", Jimmy Eat World's "The Middle", Seether's "Remedy", Linkin Park's "One Step Closer" and The Darkness' "I Believe in a Thing Called Love". No word yet on the other decades and songs, but we hope Activision picks good stuff from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
In addition to the music, you'll also select new characters and venues, as well as embark upon a new career mode that features some tweaks over its predecessor. This time, you can choose between lead guitar, guitar duel or bass and rhythm. And instead of forcing you to beat the game on hard (if that's what you chose), you have the option of switching to easy or medium if one particular song gives you a rough time.
Its most impressive feature, however, comes in the form of Wi-Fi music sharing. If you own the original On Tour, for example, you can link up with someone that owns On Tour Decades and wirelessly transfer songs. On Tour users won't be able to access the new characters and locations, and they can't keep these songs once they shut off their systems or the other person walks out of range, but this still doubles the soundtrack for either game and makes the Duel Mode much more enjoyable.
Despite this new content, however, On Tour Decades is little more than a track pack. But considering Guitar Hero's immense popularity, we doubt that'll stop millions of wannabe rockers from buying it, and yes, that includes us. And just so you know, we love it when women throw their panties at us while we play.