Evolution of the Guitar Hero Controller
One of the best things about the upcoming Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is the new guitar controller. Solid with quick response, it feels well made. It becomes even more impressive when you compare it to the original controller.
Man, that original guitar looks like a cheap piece of crap when next to the its newest descendant. Just a quick look and you know which one you want, but the differences are more than skin deep.
First off, corded guitars are a thing of the past. A true rock god is not tethered and must fly free while rocking. At parties, a wireless controller is much easier to pass around. For Xbox users, the instruments going wireless also meant that we no longer need a USB hub when the whole band is in the room.
Overall build quality has improved drastically. The newest guitars are heavier and slightly larger that the original. Small details are enhanced, such as the fret bars, markers and integrated dpad/jewel.The original guitar couldn’t even fit a headset without a little plastic adapter.
Customization options of your guitar have improved too. Whereas the original came with a set of stickers (like my psycho bear) to customize the look of your axe, the new one has customizable wings. The removable sides can be replaces with any number of designs, and I’m sure we’ll see some interesting variants in stores both from Activision and from third party controller makers. Even more impressive will be to see what the crazy fans do.
If you are still rocking with the original guitars, you may want to think of picking up the latest guitar bundle with Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. The difference in feel and quality is worth spending the extra dough, especially if you love to rock.