Rhythm rocks the drums on Guitar Hero World Tour
26th Sep 2008 | 11:54
The drums are impressive. The rubberised pads are a pleasure to play and it's a very satisfying game when you're on the money with a roll or crash a cymbal at the right time. Our only word of warning to drummers is that, you may be good behind an acoutic kit, but don't expect to nail this game instantly. It's a real test of timing and co-ordination and doesn't always follow a pattern you'd expect. Expert mode is a whole different monster leaving the drummer to play beats without any guidance. Not as easy as it sounds!
The game also includes videos to help beginners nail their first beats, and a recording studio where players can record their own songs and upload them to the Guitar Hero site for others to download. Clever stuff.
You check out a video over at T3.com to see the drums in action!
The Guitar Hero titles have sparked a lot of controversy in the guitar world. Should aspiring guitarists be playing the game when they could be practising on a real guitar? What do you think about bringing drums into the game. Is it a pointless exercise, or do you think it might introduce more budding drummers to our instrument, or expose people to music they may otherwise never have heard? Let us know what you think by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org