There was a time in my life when I wished I could be in a rock band, traveling to different venues every night with groupies in tow. Now, my dreams of travel are less frequent and in an SUV rather than a tour bus. Oh, and my groupies call me “mom”. Besides the occasional drum solo on the steering wheel or the belting of a tune I just can’t seem to get out of my head, I am in search of a venue for the inner rock star that lies within me. Thus, the real battle begins. Do I purchase Guitar Hero or Rock Band?
Guitar Hero offers 70+ songs to play along with, allows me to play with other “musicians” through the multiple guitar battle mode, and comes with a Gibson Les Paul guitar controller. And I can customize my “guitar” because of the removable face plate. If I am feeling exceptionally bold, I can even battle with other “musicians” worldwide via an online multi-play mode.
In comparison, Rock Band’s song list for this package is similar in length to Guitar Hero, but also advertises more current hits along with classic rock band hits. However, it does not confine me to just a guitar for my instrument of choice. I can enlist a bassist or drummer or pass the mic to a lead vocalist. Not to mention, I have eliminated the idea of taking turns by adding more instruments.
Either way, I get to go on tour, by never leaving my living room.