Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is one of the latest games in the Guitar Hero franchise, and it certainly lives up to the hype that it's received. If you're a classic rock fan, there is now more to choose from than just Beatles Rock Band- Warriors of Rock does have songs from groups that have withstood the test of time, including seven songs by Rush. Also featured are KISS, Blue Oyster Cult, Black Sabbath, Queen, Jethro Tull, The Ramones, ZZ Top and Creedence Clearwater Revival among the many newer acts like Soundgarden, Nine Inch Nails and Stone Temple Pilots.
The game itself is easy to learn if you aren't familiar with Guitar Hero and related games. There is a beginner level that allows you to play a number of great songs and to learn the specifics of the game at a slower pace. Most of the classic rock songs are in the intermediate and advanced levels, but a new player should be able to get there quickly after a few sessions of trying out practice songs.
I was given a review copy of the game to see what it was like, and it was quite different from what I expected. I had seen video of Beatles Rock Band and assumed that the graphics would be the bands themselves on screen. While that would be a fun way to play along with the greats, the game actually allows you to create your own character and to play as that rock warrior. Once you create a character and get attached to it, you may find that you enjoy that more than seeing the different bands play various songs. It makes the game a little more cohesive, and it allows you to indulge your creativity a bit.
With the variety of music available to "play" through the game, classic rock fans should find something that will enjoy about Warriors of Rock.