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- Game only - Guitar Hero controllers sold separately
- Includes over 90 tracks in a rock-centric set list featuring Queen, Black Sabbath, KISS and many more, the biggest on-disc selection of rock music ever in a Guitar Hero game
- In all-new Quest Mode, embark on an epic rock journey as eight Guitar Hero characters transform into rock warriors who must join together to use their unique, game-changing powers to help the Demi-God of Rock save rock n' roll.
- Use any two unlockable warrior powers in the new Quickplay feature to earn high scores, new unlockables and rewards in 13 totally unique gameplay challenges.
- Play any combination of guitar, bass, drums and vocals in fan-favorite modes like jump-in/jump-out Party Play, various competitive modes and more for a complete interactive rock experience
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In Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, join with friends on an epic rock journey to save rock n’ roll. Featuring an impressive 90+ track set list and a host of all-new gameplay features, living room legends and their friends can strum, drum and wail in the most immersive music videogame experience to date. Delivering the quintessential rock music collection that focuses on guitar shredding hits from bands such as Black Sabbath, Slipknot and Megadeth and larger-than-life band anthems from Queen, Muse and KISS, players can unleash their inner rock warriors with more rewards and unlockable content than ever before in Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock’s Quest Mode, the franchise’s first ever story-based mode, and Quickplay+, which invites challenge-starved fanatics to test their rock skills. Running on the powerful Guitar Hero engine that has been expanded and refined and with encores from the addictive, award-winning gameplay features that made Guitar Hero one of the most popular franchises of all time, including Party Play, a host of Competitive modes and any combination of up to four instruments, the game offers a complete interactive and connected experience bringing friends and foes to the stage in the ultimate rock music experience.
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In Guitar Hero®: Warriors of Rock, join with friends on an epic rock journey to save rock n’ roll. Featuring an impressive 90+ track set list, a totally redesigned rock-inspired guitar controller and a host of all-new gameplay features, living room legends and their friends can strum, drum and wail in the most immersive music videogame experience to date. Delivering the quintessential rock music collection that focuses on guitar shredding hits from bands such as Black Sabbath, Slipknot and Megadeth and larger-than-life band anthems from Queen, Muse and KISS, players can unleash more rewards and unlockable content than ever before in Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock’s Quest Mode, the franchise’s first ever story-based mode, and Quickplay+, which invites challenge-starved fanatics to test their rock skills. Running on the powerful Guitar Hero engine that has been expanded and refined and with encores from the addictive, award-winning gameplay features that made Guitar Hero one of the most popular franchises of all-time – such as Party Play, Competitive modes and any combination of up to four instruments –the game offers a complete interactive and connected experience bringing friends and foes to the stage in the ultimate rock music experience.
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All New Finger Fretting, Rock Inspired Wireless Guitar Controller
- Save Rock n’ Roll – With Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock’s all-new, story-driven Quest Mode, narrated by notorious KISS front man Gene Simmons and featuring an original song by Dave Mustaine of Megadeth, players will journey from the infamous stage of CBGBs to the molten lava fields of rock treachery where players will be transformed into rock warriors that must join together to use their unique, game-changing powers to help the Demi-God of Rock take down “The Beast” and save rock n’ roll.
- Shred with Your Friends, Rock Your Enemies, Challenge Everyone – Quickplay+ pushes fans to the limit with 13 totally unique gameplay challenges for each on-disc track and most songs in their Guitar Hero® music library, providing literally hundreds of hours of replayability. From High Score on a single instrument, Band Streak and Star Power Relay with a full band and Power Challenges, which allow players to choose any two warrior powers they have unlocked to try to earn ridiculously high scores, completing any of these challenges will earn gamers extra stars, which unlock tons of bonus content such as accessories, instruments and videos. The current leaderboards and all-new Challenge Leaderboards will never be the same.
- Rock Music At Its Best – Featuring over 90 master tracks, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock delivers a one-of-a-kind music experience through a quintessential set list focused on challenging, hard-hitting rock songs that are fun for furious finger fretters, hard-hitting drummers and fearless frontmen alike. Along with some of the biggest names in rock, such as KISS, Slipknot, Megadeth, Queen and Black Sabbath, the game is comprised of original tracks written and composed by AAA talent, special re-records by famous artists, and bands that are making their music video game debut.
- Join The Party or Compete to Rock It – Guitar Hero 5’s critically-acclaimed gameplay features make an encore in Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, allowing players to jump in and rock out with friends right from the start with Party Play mode or prove who can rock the hardest with Competitive mode, the four-player local and up to eight-player online competitive battle mode that includes unique gameplay challenges like Streakers, Momentum+ and Do or Die.
- The Definitive Rock Library – In addition to the over 90 on-disc tracks, players can bolster their set list with music from the Guitar Hero Music Library, which will offer more than 300 downloadable songs at launch. For those looking for even more great music, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock also allows players to import select songs from Guitar Hero World Tour, Guitar Hero Smash Hits, Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero. Gamers will be able to experience all of their music with Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock’s innovative new features, such as all 13 Quickplay+ challenges, which will add hours of challenging replayability and breathe new life into older Guitar Hero songs.
- Forget the Rest, Shred on the Best – Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock delivers the next evolution in finger-fretting, show-stopping axes with the all-new, rock-inspired guitar controller born from the unique art style of the game and made for shredding. Hosting all electronic parts within the neck of the controller allows gamers the chance to express themselves and tailor the guitar to their own unique style.
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- Wii Are Going To Be Roadies – Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock for Wii features an expanded Roadie Battle mode that lets Nintendo DS owners team up with living room rockers to interact with their music and friends like never before. No longer limited to a Wii guitarist roadie, Roadie Battle allows handheld players to also assist the bassist, drummer and vocalist. While the Wii players rock out on stage, the DS players must frantically navigate their virtual roadie from one side of the stage to the other trying to sabotage their opponent’s equipment while repairing any damage to their own.
Top Customer Reviews
GH Warriors of Rock (GHWR) is much better than its predecessors. The main choices in the game are the Story (formally known as Career) or Quickplay+ (see below for other options of play). I recommend that you start with the Story because you will earn various "powers" through the story that you can use in Quickplay+ to boost your scores. In Story, you are in charge of recruiting rock warriors with various powers to release the ultimate Axe and then release the rock god from his prison by defeating the rock beast. Each rocker has it's own set of requirements for you to unlock their powers. Note that you cannot use your own created character for the story. Whatever rocker you are trying to recruit will be your character for that particular set. You have the flexibility to choose which songs you want to play in a particular set as long as you get the required number of stars (which look like suns) to release the warrior. I loved the use of Rush's 2112 for the release of the ultimate axe. When you get to the "boss battle" with the beast, it gets quite difficult here, but it gets interesting. You have to choose 2 bands made up of the warriors - strategy comes into play as you decide which grouping would work best for each of 2 songs. And let me tell you, they are DIFFICULT (Megadeth is a hint). Once you defeat the rock beast (50% of the story), you then unlock another level to the game. But here, you go back through each warrior's set list and strive to get a perfect score on each song. You have to get 400 out of 400 stars by the time you get to the rock god.
GHWR's Quickplay+ enables you to pick the songs you want to play and choose which goal you want to accomplish. Based on your progress in the Story, you can choose from various "warriors" to increase your score (i.e. super star power, extra multipliers, etc). After you choose your goal (of which there are many and similar to those in GH5), your score will be posted and compared to other players. You play as your created character or one of the preloaded characters.
GHWR also includes the familiar Party Play option where you can just jump in and out of songs. You can also play competitively online: Pro Face-Off, Momentum (compete for highest score and your skill level is changed automatically), Momentum+ (Momentum plus ability to attack your competitors with Star Power knocking down their skill level), Streakers (get the longest streak of notes), Do or Die (outlive your opponent by hitting all notes in a section), Elimination (compete to stay alive in each section - lowest score loses), Perfectionist (compete for perfection in each section), RockFest (players vote on which game mode to compete against), Band vs. Band (face off against a competitor band for high score).
GWHR includes the Rocker Creator, GH Studio, GH Jam (1-4 players pick any style of music and jam on any instrument), GH Mix 2.0 (create your own music), GH Tracks (download the latest user-created music).
As one who started with GH and then preferred RB, I can say that I am very impressed with GHWR. They've turned the band game into more of a competitive "sport" and increased the fun component. Song selection is decent, but is weighted on the heavy/metal end (which is fine by me), and graphics blow the previous GHs away. I find that these characters actually act more like rock stars with their antics than the characters in RB.
A word of caution to parents who are considering purchasing this game to play with younger children: the warrior characters may be scary to younger children (i.e. under 10)and there are more heavy/metal tunes in this one. A lot of us like to play these games with the family, but I suggest parents consider the age and maturity of younger children for the story. An example: Judy Nails turns into some sort of demonized goddess with hooves, a wing, white eyes, Joker-type mouth .... Obviously this doesn't bother me, but I could see my child having nightmares. (yes, I know the rating is T for teen)
I gave this game 5 out of 5 stars.... now we wait for the RB3 release to see how it compares....
Can you play this game with an older model controller?
Yes. I have the GH: 3 controllers and is easily playable (as well as if you bought the World Tour set)
What range of music is in this round?
Pop, rock, metal, classic rock, emo, punk, etc. You have 'Bat Country' by Avenged Sevenfold, 'Children of the Grave' by Black Sabbath, 'I'm Not Okay' by My Chemical Romance, 'Waidmanns Heil' by Rammstein, to name a few highlights as well as Rush 2112's album.
How long will it take to beat the game?
You could play the bare minimum of tracks in the beginning to speed things along, but when you get halfway the game encourages you to go back and play all tracks as well as get perfect stars (i do not know what will happen after you master all tracks since I am still working on it). I would have to say over 10 or so hours to get a big dent into the game depending on how well you are.
What are the difficulties?
You have beginner which is strumming, easy which leans a bit to medium later on, medium which I had a hard time on near the end of the game, hard that can merge into very hard, and expert I can't even imagine how insane that could be on tracks by Megadeth (there is three total and they are the final tracks).
Instead of the standard 5 stars you have each character has a story (and tracks) and special powers such as a multiplier, extended star power, or note streak bonus (such as if you missed a note with this ability it won't count against you). Later in the game you can pick what band members you want and combine their powers to maximize your score/stars.