We took a real gamble on this game, and it paid off!!! The magazines really slated this game saying it was a poor rip off of guitar hero and rockband. But in fact the game is very good in all honesty, all songs may be covers but the quality is outstanding!!
I am a massive guitar hero and rockband fan and this game is a must for any fan. The main reason for the poor reviews i think is the drum layout. Basically the bass drum is set out differently to previous music games. It isnt a line through all the other notes like before, its set out as another button in the line, obviously everyone learns differently so i shall use my own learning curve as an example. I only play the drums on expert but the different control layout took me ten minutes approx to get used too!!
The songs are great, this game is worth buying just for "Walk" by pantera not to mention "am i evil" by metallica! All songs are available from the off so there is no need to unlock any, plus there are some good challenges in the career mode. For instance playing a song while the difficulty increases along the way, plus a "poison note" mode where you have to avoid playing the fake notes, its genius!!!! another great idea is learning a section of a song, then playing it from memory!!! very very challenging
The other bad points to consider are there is no multiplayer career mode and you can only do the career mode on drums or guitar, otherwise a great game at a bargain price!!!
This game shouldnt be considered as a rival to the more popular titles, but more a companion to a great series of games titles, did i mention its ony £18 on here!!!