I had a band for several years in the 70's, and no longer play as much, except at home. When I first saw this game i thought it was going to be a real cheesy pretend game, but when i played it on a Demo Machine at a Wal-Mart in Eugene, Oregon, i totally got hooked on it right away, and played every Demo i saw in every store we went to. Then my wife bought it for me for Christmas, along with several other music Disks, and i have not stopped playing it since, (except to do other things that have to be done). It is very realistic music wise, and the instruments actually interact with the music, as well as with the special effects slider bar and wha wha lever. It is a fun game, and it is also a good teaching tool for music. I love the guitar and the drums, plus i can sing along with it, or someone else can join in on the drums or the mic. I have an OLD PS-2 i was worried about (if it would work with it or not), but have had NOT HAD ANY PROBLEMS WITH ANYTHING, and everything has worked great from the moment i loaded it. I highly recommend the complete "Guitar Hero World Tour Band Kit" PS-2 to anyone who enjoys music and gaming, as it is a beautiful marriage of the two. As a footnote, i would add that GHWT might be a better buy for ages 12 and up, or for those who have some experience with music. Those who are younger, or more inexperienced with music may want to consider a simpler game like Rock Band, as it is rated for younger ages and is easier to use. Also know what you want before you buy, as some may only want the Guitar, some may want Two Guitars, while others may want the Complete Kit like i did with the Guitar & Strap, (4) Drums-with (2) Cymbals and complete stand, (unlike Rock Band-with no Cymbals), and a Microphone. Easy to assemble, and fairly durable, (and like with any real musical instruments, just don't abuse it, and you'll have no problems). GHWT REALLY ROCKS!!! One Happy Rocker Here!!!