Am I the only person who hates Guitar Hero?
Am I the only person who doesn’t like Guitar Hero? Seriously, what is the attraction of pretending that you’re a rock star whilst wielding a colour-coded plastic guitar in front of the television? Whatever happened to learning how to play a real instrument?
When I was a kid, it was all about computer games such as Streets of Rage, Golden Axe and Rainbow Island and for the budding rock stars, a tennis racket and your dad’s Queen records were more than sufficient. But that’s not really the most serious issue at hand; the reason we have so many exciting and creative musicians around today is because they learnt the hard way and they are imaginative. The future is bleak if kids stop taking an interest in learning to play real instruments and instead concentrate their efforts on plastic ones.
This dreaded game is not available in many different versions and doesn’t even come close to the feeling of playing a real instrument. The Guitar Hero defenders among you will probably argue that it’s “just a bit of fun”, but so are a lot of other, more interesting things you could be doing. You’ll never get to stand on a stage and play in front of 100,000 people with a plastic guitar, I promise you that.
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