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Who would have thought that Guitar Hero would be available for the palm-sized Nintendo DS gaming system? Well, friends, Guitar Hero: On Tour is indeed available and Nintendo/Activision have produced a very strange video proving this to the consumer. Says Engadget of the video:
If [this commercial] doesn't make you want to impale yourself on the nearest sharp object, nothing will.To which I say (quoting actual lyrics from the commercial):
Wiggle it like a madman!
Fair enough. I have found that I have more fun with the game after a few drinks. I should also point out that some of the videos of kids playing the really really difficult settings for some of the speed metal songs are very impressive.
I've often wondered how they would fair at actually playing the songs on a guitar, b/c at that level they've really accomplished the most difficult parts of playing the quicker more staccato stuff.
I'm definitely not professional, but I still know my way around the guitar, but I'm not as critical while playing the game. I guess I've always just seen it as a timing thing and focused more on the colors i'm supposed to hit.
I say the very thing you don't like about guitar hero all the time. I have played guitar for over 19 years. I play professionally in 2 touring projects and as a studio musician... and my experience is that guitar hero is harder for me than for people who don't actually play guitar. Here's why I think it is:
As a real musician, I anticipate playing all of the notes of a song. Guitar Hero, especially on the lower level, gives you a very low % of the actual notes to play. So instead of playing the real notes... I have to figure out which ones Guitar Hero wants me to play. It's much like knowing a dance routine and then being asked on the fly to perform only selected parts of that routine.
The game is enjoyable enough, I guess... but I really only do well on the harder settings. Just thought I would add my take on why people who play guitar may complain about guitar hero.