much better than the guitar hero games first of all, the graphics are smooth, and the create-a-character thing that gh games doesnt have is good. its annoying having to pick from crappy character choices lol. this game can bring a lot of fun to several people at a time. the guitar is less challenging than the gh games but the guitar controller is pretty flimsy. the drums are great, once you get used to them. its hard to start on them because the notes are switched around from the guitar. the vocals are sometimes hard to see which can be frustrating, but this game deserves a high rating and is worth spending a lot of money for it.