I’ve never been one to spend too much time playing video games. I’m generally not that good at them, with the exception of games that benefit from many buttons being mashed all at once (Soul Caliber, I’m looking at you). That said, we purchased a Wii in December of 2006 and since that I’ve found a lot more games that I’m decent at. I can stomp all over TheBoy when it comes to playing Mario Kart on the virtual console, much to his consternation.
One of the benefits of being at the LAN party last weekend (more on that soon, I came down with a massive case of exhaustion coupled with a large amount of fluid in the ears) was that I got to watch people playing things. Rock Band, for instance, breeds an awful lot of tone deaf singers, singing loudly. Guitar Hero looked complicated beyond belief, but also really really fun. Unfortunately, I didn’t get any time to play myself and Sunday found me whining to TheBoy that I really wanted to play it. His solution? Let’s go buy it. And we did. And after a few frustrating starts (boy, I cannot wait until they make the left-handed guitar for the Wii, so I don’t have a whammy bar in my palm all the time) I managed to beat the game on easy by the end of the evening on Monday.
Since I beat this version, I’ve started back at the beginning in medium level. It’s more challenging to add in that fourth note, plus more chords. Great fun though, I highly recommend it.