First of all i have played guitar hero since it arived in the uk and it has been greatly improved upon since the orginal game on the ps2 .
You dont need to buy the new equipment , thank god i am starting to build a colection of plastic guitars in my living room .
the game works with the older xbox guitars and the rock band guitar , and the game picks up on which guitar / drum kit you are using .
If using an older guitar like myself it changes the slide button into a darker notes liked up by a purple line , you dont notice it at first but you get used to it.
It also notices if you are playing on the rock band drum kit (like i do) and changes the notes to hit from 5 to 4
The songlist is ok , not great there isnt anything that stands out to you . nothing like freebird or one which spent many hours frustrating thousands of players to get the last achievements.
Seeing a digital version of ozzy and hendrix did make me giggle for a while though
Having played rock band solidly since may , i feel that guitar hero world tour just doesnt match up as they basically took rock band and put guitar hero world tour on the box , its very close to be being the same game but rock band has much better graphics and more personalisable items of clothing.
The music maker tool is ok but it takes a while to use and i only basically used it to get an achievement .
Buy this game if you must , but rock band is cheaper for the bundle of play and rock band 2 comes out in a week ( and rock band has weekly downloadable content)
Activision is now doing with GH what it did with tony hawks games and pushing them out every year for xmas and reducing the quality in the process