Wednesday, December 26, 2007

HUMILIATION LURKED AT BESTBUY: How to fail at Guitar Hero III


Madam, you're a better girl than I.

Guitar Hero III and Rock Band are totally unavoidable in shopping trips to consumer electronics stores. As a guitar player for 40 years, I view the in-store demos of the games as primarily exercises in pitiless annoyance. What could be more embarrassing than people holding plastic toy guitars in public while trying to mime along to classic rock hits played by cartoons on a TV screen?

But one can gripe and grump for only so long before curiosity becomes irresistible. While playing a computer game with attached guitar controller can't possibly be like playing an actual guitar, here are some comparisons after I stood in line to play Guitar Hero III.

DD finally bit the bullet, exposing himself to ridicule and impatient people at BestBuy. And you can read about my encounter with Guitar Hero III here at el Reg.

Should I have cut my losses and been satisfied with the made-by-Chinese-slave-labor guitar instead? You decide.



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Appealing to the pathetic and annoying.

The windmill.

Slave labor guitar or Eddie van Halen relic?

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