Thursday, November 06, 2008

I'm a (Guitar) Hero

Guitar Hero IIImage by smwood71 via FlickrMike LOVES video games. Me, not so much.
I'm not opposed to them or anything. I just have no hand/eye coordination and find them extremely frustrating. Matt has a V-Smile and I find even that frustrating.
So, when Mike got an XBox 360 last year I was happy for him, but not super excited. I mean, yay for him and all, but wow.
It's not like I was about to play.
But then ... Then he went to a friend's house and played Guitar Hero. He couldn't stop talking about it, so I said he should buy it. And he did a couple of days ago.
Last night I was curious and asked him to show me the game. I mean, what's the big deal?
I LOVED IT!
Maybe it's the fact that I have a background in music, so I could actually follow the game, but I was totally hooked.
I did the tutorial. I did the trial, and then I went to town.
Okay, I'm only playing the easy level, and it's not like I'm perfect. But, I'm GOOD! I totally understand the game, I can follow along with the beat, and I'm totally understanding how to do this.
Amazing.
It's only taken me 30 years to find a video game I enjoy.
Mike's so excited that he wants to get me my own guitar. I think he has visions of us jamming after the kids are in bed.
The next thing we're debating ... a wii.
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3 comments:

SciFi Dad said...

Guitar Hero is one of those games that prevents us from getting a console (I have a PSP handheld) because MTM knows she'd be addicted to it too, and then she couldn't act all sanctimonious when I play video games. :)

AndreAnna said...

Coming from someone who has every video game console known to man, the Wii is AWESOME. Get it.

Jack said...

I want the game in a bad way, but have been afraid to break down and get it. I have so little time as it is.