Guitar Hero: On Tour (DS) Review

Since its release, the Guitar Hero franchise from Activision has singlehandedly become one of the most popular games of the new millenium. Guitar Hero: On Tour for the Nintedo DS is no exception. In the past while visiting friends, I've watched them play the Playstation 2 and Xbox versions, and have failed horribly when trying to participate in the action. However, after recently purchasing the DS version, I've found it somewhat easier to learn to play and the added use of the pick stylus makes the experience all the better. The DS version stays faithfully true to the original, offering a slightly smaller, but nonetheless awesome cabinet of rock tracks, a career mode, and much more. Holding the DS while trying to use the guitar grip can be slightly uncomfortable if you play for a long period of time, and it can be a little confusing trying to focus on the 2 separate screens (although the only thing you have to worry about on the lower screen is checking your star power meter), but that's the biggest problem I could find with it. It also includes a wireless multiplayer mode allowing you to have guitar duels with friends. While this doesn't have the same crowd pleasing abilities as watching 2 people face off on the big screen, it's still plenty of fun and great for a quick Guitar Hero fix when you're away from home. Also, you can't beat the $50 price tag, making it cost only half as much as the console versions and only slightly cheaper than a regular DS game.

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