Guitar Hero: World Tour - Band Bundle (Xbox 360)
I purchased the band kit when it was first released and Amazon despatched on release date or near enough. I have mainly been using the red octane wireless guitar that came with the band kit, and on first opening it, and playing I was disappointed with it. The quality of workmanship seems a lot worse then the guitar in the previous GH game. The strum button was flimsy and annoying squeeks alot! The guitar and game does have some great new features, including the neck slider, a touch pad on the spine of the guitar next to the standard fret buttons.
From first using the guitar, during a song, the guitar randomly strums when I haven't touched anything, and I am unsure whether this is down to the shoddy strum button, or is a sensitivity issue with the new neck slider. This problem is very annoying, especially when you are looking good for a perfect score on your favourite rock song!!
I have registered this problem with Red Octane under the manufacturer warranty of 3 months. On doing so I was shown a message saying a replacement will be despatched promptly. The fact that they are willing to just send out a replacement without seeing the faulty makes me think that there may be a bigger problem. I am still waiting for said delivery of the replacement.
I have used the drum kit a bit, but not too much, and despite a lot of reviews I haven't noticed any sensitivity issues. I am aware that Activision have released tuning software that you can use with a PC to tune the drum kit and if any problems remain, then new drum parts are despatched.
The game itself, like the other Guitar Hero's is great fun, even with a faulty guitar, and the set list is quite long, with a variety of songs to suit most tastes. Overall great game with some good new features, however I question the quality of the instruments and sometimes wonder if I should have waited for Rock Band 2!