Yes, folks, it’s true. I do NOT have what it takes to be a Guitar Hero. As much as I enjoy the game, and can pluck out a little of a song, I cannot sit long enough to actually make anything of it. Seriously. The whole thing makes my tendonitis act up, too. That is not a good thing. Numb hands are not a guitar controller’s friend.
That and I do lack the basic coordination needed to play it. It makes me feel…well…inadequate. Plain and simple. I can mold clay, paint fine lines and draw, but, this it too much for me. I turn into someone who is coordination-ally impaired. My fingers fumble for the fret buttons like a Ticonderoga police officer fumbles with an under aged girls bra fasteners.
My sister bought the “Guitar Hero World Tour” band-in-a-box set. It’s got another guitar (I say ‘another’ as we already have one of the older models from “Guitar Hero: Legends of Rock”), a multicolored drum set, and a microphone.
Upon seeing these things I figured I would be able to pick up, at least, one of the new items and play along. Wrong-O! The drums are awkward, especially the “purple button” that is the foot pedal. I wound up looking stupider playing the drums than I did playing the guitar.
The mic is a pretty cool addition to the game. It’s fun to play around with, but, my singing voice leaves a lot to be desired. And some of the songs I didn’t even know. It’s not that the words don’t show up for you. They do! But, you need a magnifying glass to read some of them. I suppose if we had a bigger TV…
I do, in all honesty, like the game. I just don’t play it well. It’s hoot to pick it up, on occasion (read when alone) and pluck at it. I also like watching others play it. Maybe I am just fascinated by all the pretty colors?
There really hasn’t been much for me to play, lately. There are many games I want to try (“Star Wars: The Force Unleashed”) or know that I can play (“Lego Indiana Jones), but, money is tight. Even for rentals. My mom is buying me “Animal Crossing: City Folk” for my birthday. That is a pretty hands-off kind of game. I guess I’ll just have to wait for that. And cheer everyone on as they are crowned “Guitar Heroes!”