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While hanging out at Muffin’s house last Tuesday, I finally broke down and tried my hand at Guitar Hero[wiki]. Yes, it was the first edition of the game, but the bigger point is that I’ve tried my hand at this thing that has seemed to grip the gaming nation. I’ve been suckered into the Mario Kart[wiki] realms in the past and watched the disturbing rise of Dance Dance Revolution[wiki].
The Adam and Corinna are big GH fans, and I’ve never mustered up the extreme interest in picking up an axe and trying my hand at the game. The game looks and sounds like fun, but it never stuck me as something I really wanted to try. Stick me in front of a gaming console with a hockey game of some sort and you might have me asking for a try, even though I’ll have no clue how to play.
So, I’ve finally tried it. I had already thought that by knowing how to play bass and a little guitar would cause some conflict, and that was slightly the case. There is something to be said about having rhythm, and then it’s another story when you have to hit the right buttons when the game calls for it. To me, that’s more timing than the groove you kinda get when you are jamming on your guitar or bass. It kinda threw me at first, but I adjusted.
However, did you catch the recent episode of South Park about Guitar Hero? The part where they say something to the effect that it would be amazing what these kids could do if they spent all that time and energy learning how to actually play guitar versus playing a video game where they pretend. Made me laugh pretty hard.
And then Randy where he plays the game in his underwear. That was hilarious, but happened to me on the second time I tried my hand at the game, even on easy level. Of course, I wasn’t nearly naked when I did it, but maybe I should try that and see if I improve. Maybe it will make me man enough to tackle GH two or three now.
3 Replies to “So I’ve finally played Guitar Hero”
“The part where they say something to the effect that it would be amazing what these kids could do if they spent all that time and energy learning how to actually play guitar versus playing a video game where they pretend.”
Exactly. While it seems like it would be totally fun to play, I think I’d be demoralized after spending so much time at it without picking up actual musical ability. I guess I’ll be sticking to games that have absolutely no practical application in real-life or the gaming world. Cheers!
i totally agree with narvey… if i had kids they would so not be playing the amount of hours of games i play…i grew up playing piano, granted i hated it, and IF we had kids, John, you know and i know they’d be playing something and as you know we have two guitars, i look nice holding them 😉 holy you like know a lot about us 😉
the second game has better timing and the third game has a different feel as well because of they were able to use some of the original tracks, i was pretty surprised at how big a difference it made. the 80’s encore is crap. just fyi.
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