I got this for xmas. The bass open note mechanic changes things up a bit, at least keeps it from being boring on some songs.
Still, I found myself wholly bored with the game, the lack of atmosphere, and song selection. Add to that some songs not sounding 'right' due to funky mixing going on - crazy drum volume near the end of that Blondie song, some songs have painfully obvious tacked on endings, and certain songs feeling like they're fading out while you're still going - just sloppy. Which also applies to the in game advertising. I'd go wow Jimi Hendrix is in the game but I'm too distracted with the 3G speed cell phone service and KFC buckets everywhere.
Not that they force you to, but certain rewards require grinding the game? With such weak song selection? I did some custom sets and ended up going back to the same 6-7 songs (that's with some dlc bought) and called it a day.
I can't believe Dan Amrich in the end pages of the latest OXM was rallying against the GHWT vs RB fighting. He's a very cool guy, knows his stuff, and is the only good writer for that mag...but it's fairly easy to see one game is fun, has great songs, and is a better investment of your time. World Tour isn't.