[Review] Guitar Rock Tour [Review] - rmc08

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  1. rmc08

    rmc08 Well-Known Member

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    Alright, this is my first review, so bear with me.

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    Guitar Rock Tour

    Intro: Guitar Rock Tour is one of the greatest AppStore games I've seen so far. It is a great replica of the well known game Guitar Hero, and you use your fingers to strum.

    Features: 17 great songs with great sound quality each with 3 difficulties of Easy, Medium, and Hard. "Hammer ons and pull offs" by dragging your finger when notes are close, and great 3D animations of people playing like in the real Guitar Hero. 3 different creatable profiles with ability to sign signature. You can also get awards in-game, sort of like Xbox Achievements. Also ability to Quick Play after you beat the songs in tour mode! Last but not least, "Star Power" is enabled!

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    Gameplay: When you start up the game, you will be given this loading screen, which takes about 30 seconds to finish.

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    Loading... (Above)

    You will then be taken to the main image (top of page) and then, of course, to song select.

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    Song Select (Above)

    You may choose which mode you would like to play. Tour mode, or quick play. But, you cannot play any songs in Quick Play if you haven't unlocked them in Tour first.

    Now, when you enter Tour mode, you will be prompted to choose a profile. If you don't have one yet, you get to sign your name! Cool, eh?

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    Profile Selection (Above)

    After you choose your name, you will get a whole bunch of pointless dialogue. Then you will be taken to location selection, in which you choose where you want to play.

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    Location Selection (Above)

    Once you select one, you will be given 2 or 3 songs to choose from. The bad part is, they repeat at least one song each location. Still, it is still fun to play songs over, depending on which song.

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    Song Choose in Tour Mode (Above)

    Now it's time to review actual gameplay! Now, I have to say, the timing/delay on the audio/video can suffer a bit, but it's definitely playable and still very fun. You can do hammer-ons and pull-offs by sliding your finger to the other notes when they are faster and closer (In the tutorial). The bar with the skull on the left controls how good you're doing. The higher it is, the better you're doing. The lower it is, you're not doing to great... The only thing I'm really complaining about is the star power. Why did they have to put the lever so far away?

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    Star-Power Activated Notes, Lever On Top Right (Above)

    So, I have to stop for a second, and lose my note streak, just to reach the lever. Hmm... Couldn't they have just made it accelerometer compatible? By the way, to achieve star power, just hit a sequence of orange notes without missing one and the bar on the right will go up. Note: It has to go up half way!

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    Score Multiplier x4 (Above)

    Anyway, when you beat a song, it shows the Difficulty, Percentage of Notes Hit, Your Longest Note Streak, and of course your final Score.

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    Lastly, I think this is a very good game, especially for the price. Graphics are great, and gameplay is fantastic. There is some lag from audio and video, but it's really no big deal. I think this game is great, but does have some minor flaws.

    Price: $5.99 (Was $9.99)

    Rating:

    Presentation: 8.5
    Graphics: 9.0
    Sound: 10.0
    Gameplay: 8.5
    Lasting Appeal: 8.0

    Overall: 8.8

    Please consider buying this game, it's very fun!
  2. nclaxmiddy11

    nclaxmiddy11 Active Member

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    Good review. I liked the game but it was slow on my phone.
  3. himynameisjuan

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    Don't the notes "burn" temporarily when you unleash star power?
    and you might want to mention all the songs are covers.

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  4. rmc08

    rmc08 Well-Known Member

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  5. BroadStBullies

    BroadStBullies Well-Known Member

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    Good review I'll consider buying it when I get the chance.
  6. Functional Disorder

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    Good detailed review but:
    Only 2 reasons needed not to purchase this game are noted above.
    Why support a game that is slow and laggy?
  7. murphmanny

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    Good review, I might buy this one now.
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    -Kerrigan- New Member

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    This game is really fun, and the options of guitar or drums and the tour mode gives you hours of fun. I haven't got bored of this game yet, and I've had it for a while.
  9. SurgeV1

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    Isn't Tap Tap Revenge pretty much the same thing though? And it has the real versions of songs. I mean, who doesn't want to play The Offspring on there?
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    I really don't like all the Tap Tap songs though :/

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