With the release ofGuitar Hero: Warriors of Rock on September 28th, Acitivision has a tall order when it comes to winning back fans of the once coveted trail blazing rhythm guitar phenomenon.
The franchise has been stagnant as of late, a redundant vessel too busy with its hands on all utters of the cash cow to realize that it has steadily grown light years behind Rock Band. Guitar Hero: Van Halen was an inexcusably lazy mess, so much so that Activision had to bundle it with Guitar Hero 5 to offload its supply. Released on December 22, 2009 and February 2010 internationally, the game would go on to sell less than 250,000 copies and would be the musical equivalent to this year's Ozzfest Main Stage.
“We engaged our fans to find out what they really wanted and then hand-picked over 90 tracks that deliver the ultimate rock experience,” said Tim Riley, Vice President of Music Affairs for Guitar Hero. “From the new guitar controller to the gameplay to the on-disc set list, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is truly a return to rock.”
With a plethora of new features starting with the aforementioned bundled guitar controller (see photo), Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock’s Quest Mode--the franchise’s first ever story-based career mode narrated by Gene Simmons, and unlockable perks (similar to Modern Warfare) with larger multipliers leading way to a 40-star song rating as opposed to the franchise's standard five, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is a summer tour away from winning me back as a fan and inspiring me to go out and purchase a $45 concert t-shirt.
The full track list includes...