This game has some good points in relation to old guitar hero's but also some rather big bad points.
I'll start with the good ones. There appears to be a lot more options to accomodate for multiplayer and internet game play. As many people have said before me, you can all play with the same instrument if no one wants to sing or be stuck on bass.
It's also nice that there are so many songs and that you can play them all from the start. The graphics are the best I've seen and the gameplay is very good.
However, the song selection in my opinion is dreadful. For about the first 5 venues you play I'm bored to the point of just giving up. Because the game is now directed at band play some of the songs selected have hardly any decent guitar in at all. So if you just want to play the guitar and dont have the band you're abit nakered. I wouldnt mind but I had the full band set and 2 out of the 3 instruments were faulty.
Sympathy for the Devil has hardly any discernable guitar in it, yet they leave it on there and instead they for some reason map out the piano section for your guitar. The same with Superstition, the main part is played by an accordian not a guitar.
The songs, half of which I've never heard of and I have quite a broad taste mainly focusing on rock music, are so dull that if you fail them you just cant be bothered to have another go. Especially now as there is hardly any point.
Instead of having to complete all the songs to move on like pre World Tour games, you just have to get enough total stars. But because the songs are so easy you can complete half of the early stages on expert first go at about 98%.
So after about 5 Venues or so you only need to complete one of the songs in each Venue to open up the next one because you have so many 5 stars from the early stages.
It's lucky they did make it so you can play all the songs at once because I seriously can't be bothered to play through the career mode and thats usually the only bit I do bother with.
Of the song list the only songs I really get into are You Give Love a Bad Name, Two Minutes to Midnight, Sultains of Swing and They Say.
The rest of them could be good but for some reason they have made them far too easy even on expert.
Couple this with the fact that, like most others, I have received the old guitar which, due to its stupid tap pad, keeps going off at random and ruining my game with a failed note every now and then.Have reverted back to my Guitar Hero 2 wired guitar because this problem is so annoying.
To some up. The guitar hero game seems to be going down the line of becoming for the band instruments. And when you by the band instruments and they dont work properly its majorly off putting. You're basically being forced into buying something you know probably will break after a fortnight. NONE OF THIS MIGHT I ADD IS PLAYS FAULT they were good as usualy with delivery and what not.
As I was saying if you have a working band set then buy the solus of this game only if you like the songs. If you have a previous guitar Hero and aren't sure about the songs then steer well clear of this because unfortunately they are not catering for us axe men any more.